Berkeley GradNews
August 2019

Message from the Vice Provost and Dean

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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. More »


New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation — Arrive, Orient, and Go

New to Berkeley? The New Graduate Student Orientation on August 27 will help you find answers to your questions and help you jump-start your academic year. More »

Graduate Student Town Hall – 9/26/19

Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, invites all UC Berkeley graduate students for a town hall discussion. More »

My Goals for Serving the American Indian Graduate Community at Cal

Read about  AIGP Director Patrick Naranjo's journey to Berkeley, and what he hopes to achieve in the coming years. More »

Reception for New Professional and Master’s Students at the Chancellor’s Residence

Connect with fellow students and meet Chancellor Christ and Vice Provost García Bedolla on Friday, Nov. 1 from 4-6 p.m. More »

Important Dates

File Thesis or Dissertation (Summer 2021 Deadline)
Friday, August 13, 2021

Apply for In Absentia or Filing Fee (for the Fall semester)
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Apply for Candidacy (Fall NRST reduction only)
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

File Thesis or Dissertation (Fall 2021 Deadline)
Friday, December 17, 2021

Professional Development

Paid Graduate Division Internship: Professional Liaisons (8/18/2019)

The Graduate Division is hiring up to three Professional Development Liaisons to assist in strengthening professional development resources and opportunities for graduate students on the Berkeley campus. More »

Your Ph.D. Can Open Doors. Learn How to Leverage Your Degree Beyond Academia.

What the data says about Ph.D.s’ satisfaction in careers beyond the professoriate More »

Stamp Your ‘Passport to Professional Development’ to Win Prizes this Fall!

Attend six campus events to kick-start your professional development this semester. The start of the semester always presents a dizzying array of opportunities. How do you figure out where to begin with all of these resources? The Passport to Professional … Continued More »

Master These Six Skills for your Success at Berkeley and Beyond

Use the Professional Development Guide to identify transferable skills, register for events, and access opportunities. More »

Student Life

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New Students: Important Things to Do When You Get to Campus

New on campus? Use this to-do list to jumpstart your time at Berkeley. More »

Bring Home an Original Piece of Art – for Free!

Want to spruce up your office or liven up your living room with an original piece of art, but don’t have the cash to spend? No problem. More »

Apply for a GROW Grant!

Apply for funds to host team-building activities and skill-building workshops focused on wellness and promoting a culture of well-being. More »

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