Congratulations and welcome to Berkeley!

The deans and staff of the Graduate Division are your central campus resource to help you throughout your graduate career, often behind the scenes in concert with your faculty and departmental staff, and sometimes face-to-face. We will assist you in your search for financial support, in arranging research and teaching appointments, with building academic and professional skills, with well-being and life balance issues, and more — from the time you are admitted until you’ve earned your degree.

These links will guide you to essential information about your life as a new graduate student at Berkeley. Read the Graduate Student Handbook (PDF) for more details.

We encourage you to attend the New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. There will be opportunities to complete the Mandatory Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment Prevention training.

The schedule of new student events will be available at the beginning of August, on the Graduate Division website. Please check back at the end of the summer for the full calendar of welcome activities.