graduate division dean speaking with a graduate student

Congratulations – you made it!

Dear Graduate Student Community, What a year it has been!  As I write this, commencement ceremonies are happening all over campus. It…

Lisa welcoming guests

Full of Anticipation

Dear Graduate Student Community, I hope 2024 and your Spring semester are off to a strong start. I know it can be…

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Take Action on SHIP – December

Want to waive SHIP? The Spring 2024 waiver period is December 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024. All waivers received between January…

Lisa Garcia Bedolla standing on the steps of Sproul Hall

Continuing to support our community

Welcome to the start of a new academic year! To our continuing students, we can’t wait to see what inspires you this year. For our new graduate students, I want to extend a very warm welcome.

Martha Chavez

Greetings from the Office for Graduate Diversity

I hope you are having a fantastic start to the new academic year! I’d like to introduce myself as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity in the Graduate Division. My team and I manage all of the initiatives within the Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD), including programs now in spaces like the Inclusive Excellence Hub. I’ve been at Berkeley for 16 years, but this is my first Fall semester with the OGD. I am thrilled to be working with an amazing team. 

Lisa Garcia Bedolla standing on the steps of Sproul Hall

Congratulations – you made it!

What a year it has been!
The end of the academic year is a time for celebration as well as reflection. As I write this, commencement ceremonies are happening all over campus; the excitement is palpable.

students playing jenga

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

In recognition of the important contributions, impact, and value of our 13,000+ academic and professional graduate students at UC Berkeley, we are pleased to celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week April 5-11, 2023.  

group of graduate students cheering

Kicking off a new academic year

Dear Graduate Student Community, I wanted to extend a very warm welcome to our incoming cohort of graduate and professional students. We…

Lisa García Bedolla

You have made this an amazing year

You did it! Another academic year has come to a close and, as I have said many times in past messages, I and all of us in the Graduate Division applaud your resilience and enthusiastic spirit! As the world around us struggles with so many crises –

Exterior of the future home of the Inclusive Excellence Hub will be located at 2515 Channing Way.

A new space for grad students: The Inclusive Excellence Hub

After tireless efforts we are excited to announce that we have officially signed an MOU with the Division of Equity & Inclusion to make this dream a reality! The Inclusive Excellence Hub will be located in a unique 2-story building at 2515 Channing Way. Built in 1920, the space will be re-envisioned as the first campus-wide community hub exclusively dedicated to increasing excellence through diversity and belonging among Berkeley’s graduate students.