Welcome back and looking forward!

Dear Graduate Student Community, Happy New Year and welcome back! Amidst the challenges and uncertainty we’ve been steeped in this winter, I…

Town Hall Recap and a Reminder to Rest, Recharge and Reconnect

Congratulations on making it through this fall semester! We recognize it’s been a tremendous challenge to resume in-person instruction and I want to thank you for your patience and resilience as we’ve all navigated the ups and downs over these past months. But I hope that,  like me, you’ve also experienced the joys of being back in community.

Over 3000 Prospective Students Attend Second Annual Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair

The virtual UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair returned for the second year to a broader, more diverse audience of prospective graduate students. The weeklong event, which took place October 18 - 22, 2021, supports the UC Berkeley’s Office for Graduate Diversity’s goal to significantly increase diversity recruitment and create a belonging culture where students from all backgrounds feel supported, encouraged and welcomed as they prepare to apply to graduate programs.

Support Resources to Keep You Centered

Dear Graduate Student Community, First, I want to say how encouraged and inspired I’ve been witnessing your resilience during all the uncertainties…

Apply to Live at International House

One of the first challenges facing new Cal students is finding a place to call home, whether on- or off-campus. Cal Housing has some tips and suggestions that can help with your search.

Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair

Share this fair with your friends or colleagues who may be considering graduate study at UC Berkeley! The University of California, Berkeley…

UC Berkeley eliminates GRE test requirement for vast majority of graduate programs

Only 13 of UC Berkeley’s more than 125 graduate programs have elected to require the GRE for this year’s admission cycle. While most departments eliminated GRE requirements last year due to concerns about access in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Berkeley’s departments again chose to forgo requiring GRE as part of a broader movement recognizing the GRE as a weak predictor of graduate student success.

New Seminar for Graduate Students

UC Berkeley’s Humility, Unity, and Growth initiative is launching a UC Berkeley course titled “Demystify Masculinity in the Latinx Community” The course code is 21229. This course is being offered through the Department of Ethnic Studies.