Keeping Connected During COVID Times

Since social distancing and shelter-in-place has kept us all confined to own spaces, it can be a challenge to keep connected to that Berkeley vibe. Fellow students, staff, and faculty are dispersed far and wide, and the casual campus encounters … Continued

MSSE Students Kickoff with a Little Swag

This fall, Berkeley’s Master of Molecular Science and Software Engineering (MSSE) program is thrilled to welcome its inaugural cohort. Offered by the College of Chemistry in collaboration with the College of Engineering, the unique online professional degree provides students with … Continued

WriteNow Access – Fall Session Beta program

The Graduate Division will be providing funding for 150 graduate students to participate in the WriteNow Access – Fall Session Beta program offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). This online program will take place from … Continued

Operation Lollipop

Spring semester had ended and the Grad Division’s Twitter timeline was filled with tweets like these: Begun many decades ago, it has been a tradition to ceremoniously bestow a sweet commemorative lollipop with the coveted PhinisheD or Mastered It! labels … Continued

Addressing GSI Concerns: Fall 2020 Instruction FAQ

We appreciate that fall GSIs are experiencing a great deal of uncertainty about the rules and parameters surrounding their fall teaching. Your department chair, GSAO, and Faculty Advisor for GSI Affairs are the people best able to answer your instructional … Continued

Keeping International Grad Students Informed

We’re pleased to report that on July 14th, facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration rescinded the July 6 rule that would bar international students who only take online courses from staying in the … Continued

ASE Length of Service Extension

On June 19, 2020, the UC Provost granted a seventh year (two semester) extension to the total length of service performed by Academic Student Employees including Readers and Tutors on annual stipends, and Graduate Student Instructors. The full text of … Continued

Student Technology Equity Program

If you are a Berkeley student without the resources you need to engage in the online environment this Fall semester, apply now for a free loan of hardware from the Student Technology Equity Program (STEP). Hardware, including a free loaner … Continued