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Building a Welcoming Community in Your Department

So much of graduate students’ experience at UC Berkeley comes down to the day-to-day — the faculty, staff, and student interactions that can both lift you up and bring you down. While my staff, myself and university leaders are collaborating … Continued

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Reflections on the Fall Semester

As the fall semester winds down, I want to thank the Berkeley graduate community for being so welcoming to me as I stepped into this new role and for working with and alongside me to amplify support and communication around … Continued

Message from the Dean and Vice Provost

Dear Cal Supporters and Alumni, Berkeley has long been a place of innovation, an institution that has produced knowledge that has, literally, changed the world. Thanks to your generous support, our community continues to help launch bright and promising students … Continued

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Resources for Self-Care and Graduate Student Support

As we approach the end of November, semester deadlines and holidays can add additional stress and take us out of our usual routines. I urge you to do whatever it takes to help yourself manage your stress — take breaks, … Continued

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Welcome New and Continuing Students

If you are arriving at Cal as a new graduate student, my message to you is simple: you belong here and we are lucky to have you.