Tips for Finding Housing in Berkeley

One of the first challenges facing new Cal students is finding a place to call home, whether on- or off-campus. Cal Housing has some tips and suggestions that can help with your search.

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La Selva

Featured Student Essay: Summer 2016 – La Selva

My research brought me to a mysterious, tropical environment in Peru — la selva — to learn more about Peru’s jungle gastronomy, which is unmatched by any other place in the world.

New Graduate Student Orientation

Arrive, Orient, and Go

New Graduate Student? Come to the New Graduate Student Orientation on August 23rd to find answers to your questions and learn everything you need to know to get your life as a graduate student up and running.


Arrival Guide for New International Graduate Students

As the fall semester approaches, many international students are preparing for their journey ahead. We have compiled a resource list in conjunction with Berkeley International Office to help smooth the transition.

Bay Hills

Summer Fun in the Bay Area!

You worked hard last semester; now it’s time to relax and explore the exciting activities in and around the Bay Area. Whether you’re looking for festivals, hiking, or family-oriented fun, the summer offers myriad possibilities!

Ausfahl Family

The Ausfahl Family Gives Back

Bill Ausfahl established the Ausfahl Chair in Philosophy, which provides a stable, predictable source of funding for a professor to apply to research and to supporting top graduate students.

Catherine Albiston, professor of Law and Sociology and winner of the 2016 Carol D. Soc Award for Senior Faculty, celebrates with family and colleagues at the Graduate Mentoring Awards on April 13, 2016 at Anna Head Alumnae Hall.

Faculty Recognized by Mentorship Awards

On April 13, 2016, five faculty members were honored with the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award and Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award.