Public Health Changemaker: Q&A with Forbes 30 Under 30, Iemaan Rana

Iemaan Rana, a Public Health Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, is one of this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Achievement for Science recipients. Iemaan is the first person ever to simultaneously pursue an M.D. (at the University of Illinois) and Ph.D. at two different institutions, and her research focuses on carcinogenic exposures.

Office for Graduate Diversity Hosts Annual Weekend Visit

On March 16 and 17, 136 admitted graduate students visited UC Berkeley’s campus as a part of the University’s Diversity Days. The Diversity Days experience is hosted by the Office for Graduate Diversity and reserved for first-generation and low-income admits as well as admits who’ve graduated from an HBCU, TCU, or HSI.

Apply for Fall 2024 New Graduate Student Housing

We are pleased to announce the grand opening in fall 2024 of Albany Village Graduate Student Apartments, new community-oriented housing with fully furnished units. Applications are now open through the Cal Housing portal!

Berkeley’s Grad Slam 2023 first-place winner, Madison Browne

Develop Your Presentation Skills through Grad Slam!

Last spring, Madison Browne, now a fifth-year Ph.D. student in psychology became Berkeley's 2023 Grad Slam Champion for her presentation, "Shedding Light on Alzheimer's Disease." Madison went on to compete against the nine other campus champions across the UC system. 

UC Berkeley’s Mace: A Commencement Ceremony Icon

The afternoon of Saturday December 16 saw Haas Pavilion filled with almost 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students alongside over 6,000 friends and family members to celebrate the commencement of the Class of 2023.

Student waving Cal flag

Mentoring Course for Graduate Students

With the variety of courses being offered in the Spring 2024 semester, it can be overwhelming to figure out which to take. We encourage you to enroll in GSPDP 301, Effective Mentoring in Higher Education. This seminar will help guide graduate students as they mentor undergraduates at Berkeley, work in the context of a mentoring relationship with their graduate advisers, and prepare for the mentoring they will do in future academic and non-academic careers.

Path to the Professoriate: Advancing Diversity in Academia

Since Fall 2020, the Office for Graduate Diversity’s (OGD) Path to the Professoriate (P2P) program has hosted four cohorts and more than 300 underrepresented doctoral students. P2P is designed to prepare first-year doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds for assistant professorships and academic publication.

20 Years in the Making: Berkeley Space Center

In an exciting development announced on Monday October 16th, UC Berkeley will be partnering with NASA Ames to construct a novel 36-acre research and innovation hub at Moffett Field in Silicon Valley, just 45 miles south of Berkeley’s campus.

UC Berkeley Ranked #1 Public University in the Country

In a report released by US News on September 17th, UC Berkeley has yet again ranked #1 amongst national public universities, tying with UCLA. UC Berkeley has also been ranked #15 in all national universities; notably moving up from last year’s #20 ranking.