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African American Student Development Office
247 César Chavez Student Center, #2440
(510) 642-0096
 

African American Student Development (AASD) creates programs and activities that facilitate retention and graduation, encourages matriculation to graduate and professional school, and enhances undergraduate experiences. Activities include scholarly, social-cultural and leadership engagement.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Appointments and walk-ins welcome
  • Academic & Educational Justice Programs:
    • 1st Year Residential African American Theme
    • Program focused on retention
    • Freshman Research Symposium
    • Mentoring Program
    • Student academic presentations & workshops at national conferences
    • Annual orientation & academic resource fair
    • HBCU Exchange Programs
  • Community Engagement Programs:
    • Community Dialogues:
      • Spring Annual Community Forum
      • Soul Food Chats
    • Black History Month Festival
    • Let’s Talk About It – Multicultural Engagement
    • Leadership:
      • Women’s Leadership Intensive Conference
      • Leadership Institutes
    • Alumni relations
Social Media

 

Asian Pacific American Student Development
Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement
249 Cesar Chavez Student Center
(510) 643-5497
apasdoffice@gmail.com

Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD) serves the diverse and changing needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities at the University of California, Berkeley. APASD provides accessible and relevant programming and resources, promotes cross-cultural community building, and advocates civil rights and social justice through education and empowerment.

  • Hours: Monday- Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Some of our offerings include:
    • Asian Pacific Islander Issues Conference
    • Asian Pacific American Theme House
    • Asian Pacific Islander Connect: Mental health and wellness workshops, drop-in counseling hours
    • Community Advocacy Program
    • Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Welcome
    • Study and computer space
    • Volunteer opportunities<
    • And more!
    • We are also on social media:

    To find out more and/or to meet with us, email apasdoffice@gmail.com

Bears for Financial Success
211 Sproul Hall
bffs@berkeley.edu
BFS Facebook

 

 

Bears for Financial Success is a peer-to-peer financial wellness program housed in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at UC Berkeley. We offer workshops and one-on-one appointments to help students manage their personal finances in college and beyond. Check out the BFS website to request a presentation or for walk-in appointment hours. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.

Berkeley Summer Sessions & Study Abroad
1995 University Ave, Suite 130
(510) 642-5611

summer@berkeley.edu
globaledge@berkeley.edu

Global Edge gives newly admitted Berkeley freshman the Berkeley experience with a global perspective! Spend your summer at Berkeley then fall semester abroad in London! $2,000 scholarships available to the first 50 students to register. Registration begins March 30.

Freshman Edge is Berkeley’s summer program for students who have been admitted for the coming fall. Benefit from an early start on your Berkeley experience by taking required courses during the summer. Get to know the campus before fall rush and connect with peers at special events and activities. Registration begins March 30.

Learn more about Global Edge and Freshman Edge at Cal Day! Check the Cal Day website for information session times and locations. Visit the Berkeley Summer Sessions and Berkeley Study Abroad booths for freebies and information on opportunities to enhance your Berkeley experience.

We offer drop-in advising on Tuesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

 

bridges Multicultural Resource Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
(4th floor)
(510) 642-3913
executivebridges@gmail.com

bridges Multicultural Resource Center seeks to make higher education accessible for historically underrepresented, low- income, and first generation college students. We share our experiences with the goal to empower and encourage students of our communities to create their path towards higher education.

We host and facilitate campus visits with guided tours, student panels, and academic & resource workshops with help of the multicultural coalition of recruitment and retention centers on campus (whichever the visitor chooses to identify with)

  • BRRC – Black Retention and Recruitment Center
  • MENA (formally known as the Arab Recruitment and Retention Center) - Middle Eastern North African Recruitment and Retention Center
  • MSU – Mixed Student Union
  • NARRC – Native American Recruitment and Retention Center
  • PASS – Pilipinx Academic Student Services
  • Raíces (formally known as Raza) – Chicanx/Latinx Recruitment and Retention Center
  • REACH! – Asian and Pacific Islander Recruitment and Retention Center

Cal Alumni Association
1 Alumni House

Kendall Williams
kendall.williams@alumni.berkeley.edu

 

Join the Cal Alumni Association on Cal Day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. as Alumni House transforms into Cal Café! Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks, peruse your class yearbook, and receive awesome CAA giveaways! Alumni House will also feature three lectures throughout the day.

 

 

Cal Housing
2610 Channing Way
(510) 642-4108
reshall@berkeley.edu

  • Residence Hall tours offered Monday-Friday at 12 p.m. (February 21-March 30) and Monday-Friday at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. (April 3-28).
  • Tours provide an excellent opportunity to see a residence hall room and get more information about living in university housing.
  • Reservations must be made in advance. For same-day tour inquiries, contact Cal Housing to determine availability.
  • Make your Residence Hall tour reservation online.
  • Tours will also be offered on Cal Day!

Cal Parents
(510) 642-7147
calparents@berkeley.edu

The University of California, Berkeley’s Cal Parents program helps parents, guardians and supporters of enrolled Berkeley students engage with the campus and support the University.

Cal Parents’ four primary objectives:

  • Serve as the central resource for connecting undergraduate parents and families to Berkeley

  • Empower parents to help their students successfully navigate their Berkeley experience

  • Invite parents to support the University through philanthropic donations

  • Offer volunteer opportunities for parents to serve as Cal Parents Ambassadors and connect with the Berkeley community

Cal Student Central and Financial Aid & Scholarships
120 Sproul Hall
(510) 664-9181

  • Students can use the website to open a case online to have specific questions answered.
  • Cal Student Central is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Appointments are not required.
  • Cal Student Central and Financial Aid and Scholarships will be open on Cal Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CalTeach
Evans Hall, 4th Floor
(510) 642-4024 calteach.berkeley.edu

Are you interested in a science, technology, engineering, or math major? Are you thinking of exploring a career in education? Why not do both? With CalTeach, in just four years you can: complete your STEM major, minor in Science and Math Education, and earn a California Teaching Credential.  Sign up for our introductory CalTeach course — UGIS 82: K-8 Teaching and Inquiry-based Design in the Science and Mathematics Classroom (two units) to get started!

  • Check out the CalTeach website to learn more about the program and schedule an advising appointment.

  • Feel free to visit  our Student Resource Center (located at 30 Evans) to speak with one of our peer advisors.

Chicanx Latinx Student Development Center
245 Cesar Chavez Student Center
(510) 642-1802
 

Chicanx Latinx Student Development (CLSD) is a student run, staff lead and community supported. Our mission is three fold: to advocate for the retention and graduation of Chicanx Latinx students; to empower students to become scholars, leaders and profesional; and create community between Chicanx Latinx space on and off campus.  And we use a bi-cultural/bi-lingual, family/generational model to deliver all our services.   

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (walk-ins welcome)
  • To schedule an appointment, email Director Lupe Gallegos-Diaz or Program Coordinator Evelyn Rojo.
  • Educational Justice Programs (partial list):
    • From Day One – Femtoring and mentoring program
    • Casa Magdalena Mora – First-year community living theme program
    • Casa Sin Fronteras - Housing living/learning for undocumented students
  • Community Engagement Programs:
    • César Chávez y Dolores Huerta Commemoration – Recognition of our national leaders

    • Entre Muxeres - Berkeley High School femtorship program

    • Ventanilla de Educacion – Internship with the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco and other Bay Area nonprofit groups

    • Raza Community Graduation – Celebration of our undergraduate and graduate students' accomplishments

College of Chemistry
Undergraduate Advising Center
121 Gilman Hall
(510) 643-0550

College of Engineering & Engineering Student Services
230 Bechtel Engineering Center
(510) 642-7594

  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Berkeley Engineering Information Sessions are offered every Monday and Friday in April. Registration and location information available on our website. 
  • If you are unable to attend a Berkeley Engineering Information Session, you may pick up a prospective student folder of college materials at Engineering Student Services. Peer Advisers will be available to answer questions during regular hours or email esspeeradivsers@berkeley.edu.

College of Environment Design
Office of Undergraduate Advising
250 Wurster Hall
(510) 642-4943

College of Letters and Science
Office of Undergraduate Advising
206 Evans Hall
(510) 642-1483

College of Natural Resources
CNR Student Resource Center
260 Mulford Hall
(510) 642-0542
cnrteaching@berkeley.edu

  • CNR Peer Advisors are available daily to assist newly admitted students with questions in the CNR Student Resource Center (Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4 p.m., 260 Mulford Hall).
  • Contact your CNR major advisor with questions or to schedule an appointment. 
  • Check out our CNR Cal Day events.
  • The College of Natural Resources is welcoming students every Friday in April 2 p.m. for lab tours and exploration of our classrooms and student resources. Student leaders will guide you and your family while answering questions about transitioning to life at UC Berkeley. Tours depart from 241 Mulford Hall. RVSP  to reserve a space in the CNR tour. 

Disabled Students’ Program
260 Cesar Chavez Student Center
(510) 642-0518 (Voice)
(510) 642-6376 (TTY)
dsp@berkeley.edu

The Disabled Students' Program promotes an inclusive environment for students with disabilities. We equip students with appropriate accommodations and services to achieve their individual academic goals. We are dedicated to supporting students and collaborating with the campus community to remove barriers to educational access and embrace the University’s values of equity and inclusion. We believe that an accessible environment universally benefits everyone.

Services: Academic accommodations, alternative formats, TRIO program, career counseling.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Appointments and walk-ins (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) welcome.
  • Admitted students may apply for Disabled Students' Program services. After application, please submit documentation and schedule an intake appointment.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
119 Cesar Chavez Student Center
(510) 642-7224

For over 40 years, the Educational Opportunity Program at Cal has provided first generation and low-income college students with the guidance and resources necessary to succeed at the best public university in the world.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Drop-in counseling is available every day or visit to make an appointment with a counselor.
  • EOP academic counselors and student staff work alongside amazing students who, despite their unique responsibilities and challenges, transform their lives through academic achievement and personal growth. EOP’s individualized academic counseling, support services, and extensive campus referral network help students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the university while empowering them to achieve.
  • Check out EOP Facebook page!
  • Learn more and register for our upcoming EOP events!

Fall Program for Freshmen
2515 Hillegass Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
fpf@berkeley.edu
(510) 643-0379 

Ready to get more out of Berkeley? Spend your first semester in the Fall Program for Freshmen! FPF is a small, collaborative learning community where students take classes with other first-years, build strong connections with instructors, and are mentored by academic advisors. We will have an informational session and table in the Information Marketplace at Cal Day. All students admitted to the College of Letters and Science are eligible and encouraged to find out more about Fall Program for Freshmen

Gender Equity Resource Center
202 Cesar Chavez Student Center
(510) 642-4786
geneq@berkeley.edu

The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) provides programs and services to the campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Women’s communities. It is also the campus location for advocacy and education on sexual harassment and sexual violence as well as bias/hate incidents.

Students connect with us for events, support, education and for off campus community resources. We are committed to fostering an inclusive Cal experience for all.

Through our many programs and services we strive to:

  • Provide a space for respectful dialogue about sexuality and gender
  • Illuminate the interrelationship of sexism, homophobia, transphobia, gender bias & violence
  • Create a campus free of violence and hate
  • Provide leadership opportunities
  • Support survivors of sexual, hate, dating and gender violence
  • Foster a community of women and LGBTQ+ leaders
  • Be a portal to campus and community resources on LGBTQ+, Women, and the many intersections of identity (eg race, class, ability, etc...)

GenEq is a member of the Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement, which is a collaborative within the Division of Equity & Inclusion at University of California, Berkeley.

Native American Student Development
241 Cesar Chavez Student Center
(510) 642-2842
nasd@berkeley.edu

The Native American Student Development Office (NASD) exists to support students at UC Berkeley with the transitions to the campus and navigating the many resources and opportunities provided on campus. We offer aid in fostering community connections, and developing leadership skills that help students be successful at Berkeley.

We offer:

  • Academic support through programs
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Mentoring programs
  • Connections to student organizations,
  • Support in navigating the university
  • Community building opportunities
  • Advocacy for Native students and issues affecting the Native community
NASD is a member of the Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement, diversity.berkley.edu/ejce which is a collaborative within the Division of Equity & Inclusion at University of California, Berkeley.

New Student Services
(510) 642-7733
nss@berkeley.edu

New Student Services empowers undergraduates to succeed and facilitates their transition to life at UC Berkeley. We do this through teaching new students and their support networks about academic success, campus resources, traditions and Cal culture, and by helping them build community. These goals are achieved when students participate in the Golden Bear Experience: Golden Bear Advising, Golden Bear Prep, Golden Bear Orientation and Getting Your Bearings.

Learn about each component at orientation.berkeley.edu and meet our Orientation Mentors on the Sproul Steps during Cal Day! 

Stiles Hall
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Basement, Suite 61 (enter from Lower Sproul)
(510) 841-6010

For 132 years, Stiles Hall has provided first-generation and low-income college students of color a home base and “extended family.”

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • We hire work-study students to help middle school, high school and community college students get to Cal.
  • Students can volunteer as mentors and tutors for units.
  • Houses basic needs security programs through:
    • Underground Scholars Initiative: supports students impacted by mass incarceration
    • Wellness Apparel Project: five items of active clothing per month for students (Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.)
    • Food Pantry: emergency food relief, five items twice a month

UC Berkeley Libraries

UC Berkeley Libraries provide key tools and materials for study and research. They are a home for academic inquiry and generally open to the public. Visit our website for library hours. All are encouraged to come see this integral part of campus life.

  • Library tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main Stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday from 3-4 p.m. in April. Tours start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You are encouraged to sign up online as space is limited.
  • Staff at the entrance to Doe Library can also provide a visitor's guide for those wishing to pursue self-guided exploration of this central campus library.

Visitor Services
Koret Visitor Center at California Memorial Stadium 
2227 Piedmont Avenue

Campus Visitor Map

General Information:
(510) 642-5215
visitorinfo@berkeley.edu

Tour Information:
(510) 642-5216
tour@berkeley.edu

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Weekends, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Campus tours for admitted students and their families will be offered seven days a week, April 1-30, at 11:30 a.m. leaving from the Visitor Center.
  • Visit the new admit page of the Visitor Services website for details and reservations.
  • Tour reservations are preferred, but all newly admitted students and their families will be able to join the tour of their choice even without a reservation.

 

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