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Overture is Peabody’s New Student Orientation program focused on facilitating a smooth and successful transition for all first-year undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students.

This program is uniquely designed to introduce our newest students and their families to meaningful resources and opportunities within the Peabody, Johns Hopkins, and Baltimore communities. Students should be prepared to attend mandatory educational sessions, complete placement testing, register for classes, and begin building personal and professional connections.

Orientation Objectives

Excellence: Develop a cohesive understanding of the university’s mission, values, and scholarship.

Interdisciplinary: Introduce university resources and services designed to support students in achieving excellence academically, personally, and professionally at Peabody and beyond.

Innovation: Define concrete and attainable goals to inspire students to become leaders within the conservatory as well as their local and global communities.

Community Connectivity: Build a network of faculty, staff, and peers to provide support and mentorship, while challenging students to grow academically, personally, and professionally.

Educational Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop a cohesive understanding of the university’s honor code, the conservatory’s academic expectations, and their degree requirements.
  • Students will be introduced to campus and university resources that emphasize their holistic development as they define attainable goals and strive to achieve excellence.
  • Students will begin to build a network of faculty, staff, advisors, and peers who challenge and mentor each student to grow academically and as leaders within their communities.
  • Students will understand the course registration process and successfully enroll in academic courses for the fall semester.

Online Orientation

Prior to arriving to campus, students are required to complete a series of assimilation steps and educational modules. The online orientation portal provides incoming students with detailed instructions and information to complete each requisite.

A comprehensive list of the next steps and online sessions will be available on June 15th and must be completed by July 31st. Please understand some assignments are due prior to July 31st and may require action to be taken by outside entities.

To access the online orientation portal, click here.

Family Orientation

Parents and guardians of first year, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in the family orientation program. This 2 day program introduces resources and ways to support your student throughout their time at Peabody.

Students should register their guests through the online orientation portal by July 31st.

To view the Family Orientation schedule, download the MyPeabody app by searching for “Peabody Institute” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Schedule

The 2018 Overture schedule is now available via the MyPeabody App. To access the most up-to-date schedule, download the MyPeabody app by searching for “Peabody Institute” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Attendance is required for all first year undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students. This includes current Peabody students who are enrolling in a new degree program.

Orientation Dates

Sunday, August 19thPeabody’s orientation program begins for all first year (undergraduate and graduate) international students

Monday, August 20thPeabody’s orientation program begins for all first year (undergraduate and graduate) students

Monday, August 20th & Tuesday, August 21stFamily Orientation for first year Peabody families

Saturday, August 25thOffice of International Services’ mandatory orientation for all first year (undergraduate and graduate) international students

Saturday, August 25th through Wednesday, August 29th: Orientation for double degree students enrolled in an additional degree at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering

Sunday, August 26th: Peabody’s orientation program concludes for all first year (undergraduate and graduate) students