UndocuGrads Wellness Circle

This circle aims to hold space for vulnerable and authentic connection around the challenges of being an Undocumented graduate student. This could include status-related stressors, personal relationships, financial stress, faculty/staff relationships, and the role of white supremacy culture within academia, … Continued

Renew or Return Library Books by February 17

Renew or return library books by February 17! After multiple due date extensions because of the pandemic, starting Feb. 1, 2021, all materials checked out from the UC Berkeley Library have regular due dates. Patrons with materials checked out before Sept. … Continued

Beyond Academia Conference 2021

Our annual flagship conference is a two-day event with around 100 Ph.D. speakers who successfully transitioned to non-academic careers in a variety of fields including STEM as well as humanities and social sciences. As part of our conference we’ll have … Continued

Event for All Grad Students: Reframing 2020 — 2/1/21

If you’d like to renew your energy for 2021, the Office for Graduate Diversity and Graduate Assembly are hosting , where speakers will highlight the hope that still exists for graduate student academic and career trajectories and … Continued

Graduate Assembly’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

The Graduate Assembly’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund provides grants for campus groups and affiliates starting or continuing efforts to further diversity, equity, and inclusion in the campus community. The first review was Jan. 20, though applications will be … Continued

Spring ’21 Calapalooza For Graduate Students

Calapalooza, the bi-annual student organization/group recruitment drive is back for Spring 2021! As campus continues to offer virtual events, welcoming students from all over the world, student organizations are ready to recruit new members for the 2021 academic semester.  Spring … Continued

Opportunity to Serve on the Committee on Student Conduct

The Committee on Student Conduct is currently recruiting students to serve on the Committee for the 2021-22 academic year, with a February 19, 2021 to submit the application form linked here. Membership criteria and expectations: Membership is limited to enrolled … Continued

Free Design and Digital Photography Classes with the Berkeley Art Studio

Thanks to the Berkeley Student Technology Fund, the Berkeley Art Studio can offer free virtual design and digital photography classes to low-income UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students. Interested graduate students should fill out this application to apply. Spots fill on a first-come, first-served … Continued

The Program in Critical Theory Virtual Open House

Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory on Tuesday, February 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. All UC Berkeley Ph.D. students interested in applying to the DE … Continued

In Conversation with Tarana Burke

To commemorate 150 years of women (150W) being accepted to the University of California, join UC Berkeley’s Gender Equity Resource Center and friends on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4-5:30 p.m. PST for In Conversation with Tarana Burke, founder of … Continued

The Library’s Spring 2021 Workshop Calendar is now available!

The Library’s Spring 2021 Workshop Calendar is now available! Browse upcoming workshops and register online Learn Zotero (bibliographic citation management), Python (data analysis), or NumPy (data manipulation); explore resources from the East Asian Library, or take an embroidering or knitting … Continued

Graduate Womxn’s Project (GWP) Skill Share

The Graduate Womxn’s Project is delighted to host the Skill Share Series this semester! Each month, a handful of our peers will be sharing their hobbies. Registration is open for our January sessions – see below: Thursday, Jan 14: Origami … Continued

Mourning the Loss of Scholar and Activist Joseph A. Myers

Dear campus community, I am mourning the loss, both personally and on behalf of our Berkeley community, of Joseph A. Myers, a leader, advocate, attorney, faculty member, and mentor who advanced Indian American advocacy, legal education, and justice initiatives nationally, … Continued

Cal Housing is Available for Graduate Students

Currently, there is limited availability in all single student graduate apartment locations, but not every apartment type is available. For more information, students can visit the main Cal Housing web page at https://housing.berkeley.edu/overview and click on the appropriate links for descriptive … Continued

CalPerformances At Home Holiday Events

Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol  (Cal Performances Co-Commission) LIVESTREAMED EVENT Thursday, December 17, 5pm (PST) Friday, December 18, 7pm (PST) Saturday, December 19, 1pm (PST) Program:  Manual Cinema broadcasts holiday spirit with this livestreamed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless A Christmas Carol. Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol is … Continued

Enrollment in MBA electives for non-MBA Graduate Students

If you are interested in requesting enrollment in an MBA elective course, please read the information below carefully. If you have any questions or issues with the platform, please email the FTMBA Academics Team at ftacademics@haas.berkeley.edu. Who is eligible?  You … Continued

Fung Fellowship – Spring 2021

The Fung Fellowship is hiring advanced graduate students to join our team as Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) starting Spring 2021 for 25% positions for two upper level undergraduate student courses: (1) Health + Tech and (2) Conservation +Tech Health+Tech: Fellows … Continued

The Diverse Academy: Decolonizing the Syllabus – Dec. 3

Graduate students across campus have advocated for and taken on the work of producing systemic change within their departments, from syllabus (re)design, to student and faculty recruitment and retention. The Diverse Academy is a series of events and workshops intended … Continued

Library News, November 2020

Below are various library updates that pertain to graduate students. The Library now provides a contactless pickup service at Moffitt Library for all borrowers who have current Cal 1 or UC Berkeley Library cards. Fourteen libraries are participating in Oski … Continued

Meet the GradPro Team

The GradPro team is here to assist you in all matters related to professional development. Whether you are curious about resources at Berkeley that are available to help you develop your skills, want to learn about different career paths, or … Continued

1,500 Attend Inaugural Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair

UC Berkeley’s graduate programs have, historically, operated siloed recruitment initiatives within each of Cal’s 14 schools and colleges. As part of a new and unified approach to diversity recruitment and in recognition of the multidisciplinary interests of many applicants, UC … Continued

Focus Groups for Proposed Graduate Housing Project

UC Berkeley Capital Strategies, in partnership with American Campus Communities, is seeking program input on a potential graduate housing project in the greater Berkeley area. Current graduate students living in the Berkeley area are invited to sign-up to participate in … Continued

GROW Grants Have Gone Virtual!

Graduates Optimizing Wellness (GROW) Grants is a grant program where graduate student groups and departments may apply for funds to host team-building activities and skill-building workshops focused on wellness and promoting a … Continued

Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation Fellowship – 11/01/2020

The Switzer Fellowship offers one-year fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The fellowship includes a $15,000 cash … Continued

Career Prep Tips for Graduate Students

Whether you’re finishing up your program or just starting out at Berkeley, there’s no wrong time to think about preparing for success in your career. The Career Center is here to help you explore and prepare for any career paths … Continued

Berkeley Science Review

Write for the Berkeley Science Review

Are you interested in learning more about the science writing process and improving your science communication skills? The Berkeley Science Review is a science publication created by UC Berkeley graduate students for a general audience. We publish a semesterly magazine and an … Continued

Falltopia Mega Movie Night

The Berkeley Student Union & Cal Esports are hosting the FallFest Movie Night presented by Xfinity on Saturday, October 24th at 6 p.m. We’ll be watching Addams Family Values which will be followed by a short quiz that includes the following prizes: iPads, AirPods, … Continued

IBM Masters Fellowship Award Program — 10/23/2020

About the program Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The IBM Masters Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional Masters students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies, … Continued

Cal ESports FIFA20 & NBA2K21 Tournament

Cal Esports & Cal IMs are hosting a FIFA 20 tournament on Saturday, October 3rd for both XBOX1 & PS4. Registration is free and prizes include: 1st place – Cal IMs championship T-shirt & $100 Amazon Gift Card 2nd Place – $50 … Continued

Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award – 12/15/2020

The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievment during graduate studies in the biological sciences. Fred Hutch established this annual award to honor the bold, creative, pioneering spirit embodied by Hal Weintraub. Weintraub also earned deep respect and … Continued

Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award – 11/15/2020

Established in 1996 by the Graham Foundation, the Carter Manny Award supports the completion of outstanding doctoral dissertations on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The only pre-doctoral award dedicated exclusively to architectural scholarship, the Carter … Continued

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program — 11/1/2020

The Program The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty … Continued

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships — 11/15/2020

For nearly 60 years, the American Institute of Indian Studies has provided funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India. The AIIS fellowship competition is not restricted to those from its member institutions. Non-U.S. citizens … Continued

WriteNow Access – Fall Session Beta program

The Graduate Division will be providing funding for 150 graduate students to participate in the WriteNow Access – Fall Session Beta program offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). This online program will take place from … Continued

Addressing GSI Concerns: Fall 2020 Instruction FAQ

We appreciate that fall GSIs are experiencing a great deal of uncertainty about the rules and parameters surrounding their fall teaching. Your department chair, GSAO, and Faculty Advisor for GSI Affairs are the people best able to answer your instructional … Continued

Keeping International Grad Students Informed

We’re pleased to report that on July 14th, facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration rescinded the July 6 rule that would bar international students who only take online courses from staying in the … Continued

ASE Length of Service Extension

On June 19, 2020, the UC Provost granted a seventh year (two semester) extension to the total length of service performed by Academic Student Employees including Readers and Tutors on annual stipends, and Graduate Student Instructors. The full text of … Continued

Student Technology Equity Program

If you are a Berkeley student without the resources you need to engage in the online environment this Fall semester, apply now for a free loan of hardware from the Student Technology Equity Program (STEP). Hardware, including a free loaner … Continued

2020 Faculty Mentor Awards

The UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award (FMA) honors members of the Berkeley faculty and teaching staff who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting graduate students. A committee of delegates composed of graduate students … Continued

Insurance After Graduation: Options and Assistance

Whether you are graduating or leaving the university for a period of time, it is important to think about your health insurance options. If you are on Berkeley’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), your coverage is effective through July 31, … Continued

Cal Performances Invites Audiences on Virtual Journeys

As we all spend our time around fewer people in real life, Cal Performances invites audiences on virtual journeys via Now, More Than Ever, a series of performing arts videos for a time of physical distancing. Curated by Cal Performances … Continued

Gardner Seminar for Research on Higher Education — 6/21/20

The Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley is inviting doctoral students from UC campuses conducting research on higher education to apply for the yearlong David P. Gardner Seminar. In the 2020-2021 academic year, the seminar participants will … Continued

New Journal Collaboration: Rapid Reviews COVID-19

UC Berkeley is currently recruiting students to support Rapid Reviews COVID-19 (RR:C19), a newly funded initiative of the MIT Press and Berkeley that will develop and launch an open access, rapid-review overlay journal for the accelerated curation and peer review … Continued

Graduate Student Instructors Honored for Exemplary Teaching

This year, 374 Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) were recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award, and were recognized for their exemplary teaching by the Graduate Division’s GSI Teaching & Resource Center. Due to the cancellation of the annual … Continued

Policies/Procedures for Summer and Fall Course Reserves

Here’s how to access course reserves in summer and fall: Send your course reserve requests as soon as possible to ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu. E-reserves only: We are not accepting print materials or DVDs for course reserves for either Summer or Fall 2020. … Continued

Temporary Access to Millions of Digitized Library Volumes

Need a book from the UC Berkeley Library? The library is able to provide temporary access to digitized versions of millions of volumes held by UC libraries through the Hathi Trust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). Things to know: Start … Continued

Check Out Issue 38 of Berkeley Science Review

Issue 38 of the Berkeley Science Review (BSR) is here!  The BSR is a science magazine run by graduate students that covers the groundbreaking research happening at Berkeley in a way that is accessible to everyone.  Some highlights from this … Continued

Zoom Trainings and Tools for Remote Instruction

To support instructors preparing for summer’s remote instruction, Digital Learning Services (DLS) in collaboration with Center for Teaching and Learning, have developed the following resources also available on this summer sessions webpage. Remote Instruction Guide Developed specifically for summer sessions … Continued

Free Digital Access to Nature Research Journal and Online Courses

UC Berkeley’s Visiting Researcher Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) program is proud to offer our affiliates and UC Berkeley graduate students access to a Nature Masterclasses subscription, which will allow you access to an online course in scientific writing and publishing, … Continued

CARES Act and Emergency Funding for Graduate Students

Dear Graduate Student Community, This message is to inform you about financial resources available from the CARES Act and campus relief funds to assist eligible students with additional expenses experienced during this period of social distancing and online learning. The … Continued

Recognizing Exceptional Graduate Student Mentors

The Graduate Division and Graduate Assembly are thrilled to announce the 2020 recipients of the Graduate Division’s Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards and the Graduate Assembly’s Faculty Mentor Awards. Excellent faculty mentorship has an indelible impact on … Continued

Cal Esports Virtual Open House — 4/18/20

Hang with the Cal Esports community and participate in open play, tournaments, virtual board games Cal Esports is hosting a lightly structured open house for current and prospective students, as well as staff, faculty, alumni and guests on Saturday, April … Continued

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Updates

Given the unique situation that continues to evolve around COVID-19, the following changes are now in place until further notice to help make using your insurance and getting care easier wherever you may be: No referrals from University Health Services … Continued

Introducing Our Graduate Writing Consultants

Thanks to generous funding provided by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees and Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Lisa García Bedolla, the Graduate Writing Center is pleased to announce that it has expanded its staff to include … Continued

Expanding What It Means To Be A Historian

Expanding Definitions of Being a Historian: The UC Berkeley Department of History’s Career Diversity Program Are you considering a non-professorial career, but feel that this would be a failure of your Ph.D., or a loss of your identity as an … Continued

Join Us For Our First-Ever Virtual Grad Slam! — postponed

Cheer on our ten graduate student Grad Slam semi-finalists as they present their three-minute research talks in our first-ever virtual Grad Slam championship! This year’s event will be live-streamed, and we want you to join our virtual audience. Wednesday, April … Continued

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Cal Youth Camps: Sign up for Berkeley Summer Fun

This summer, learn what makes Cal Youth Camps one of the most unique programs on campus. If you’re a graduate student with children, or a Graduate Division staff or faculty member with children, explore our award-winning camps for your family’s … Continued

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Career Center Updates + April Career Fair – CANCELLED

The Career Center remains open and will continue to serve graduate students during the remote learning period, now through March 29. Career Counseling: The Career Center offers confidential individual consultations with the option of telephone, as well as in-person appointments. … Continued

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) available to students 

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is a digital library of thousands of self-paced, high-quality courses and video tutorials from industry and subject experts on topics ranging from data science to graphic design to nailing your next interview. UC Berkeley students, staff … Continued

Virtual Spring Visits – Coronavirus Update

In order to ensure equity across all prospective graduate students’ experience and to anticipate travel concerns relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19), campus administration strongly recommends that departments replace all 2020 in-person graduate student spring visits with virtual experiences. Please visit … Continued

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Workshops: How to Get Published in International Journals

Free 3-Part Workshop Series VSPA is always proud to sponsor the 3-part series, How to Get Published in International Journals: Writing Strategies for Non-Native English-Speaking Scholars. The lecture series presents specific approaches to help the writer recognize and work with linguistic … Continued