Navigating the Housing Search

With serene nature, a bustling atmosphere, and close proximity to the Bay, Berkeley is a lively and beautiful city with much to offer residents. However, finding housing in such a high-demand environment can be tricky – without the proper resources or knowledge, the search becomes quite an uphill battle.

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Congratulations – you made it!

Dear Graduate Student Community, What a year it has been!  As I write this, commencement ceremonies are happening all over campus. It…

2024 Leadership in Graduate Diversity Award Recipients

Launched in 2022, The UC Berkeley Leadership in Graduate Diversity Awards aims to shed light on and award graduate students who have demonstrated stellar contributions to advancing the graduate and professional underrepresented minority (URM) student community.

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Essential Summer Reading for Graduate Students

For many graduate students, the summer months are an important time for self-directed reading and other tasks that have taken a backseat over the fall and spring semesters. Regardless of your stage in your graduate program, consider adding one or two books to your summer reading list this year that will help advance your professional development goals.

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2024 Graduate Mentoring Awards

Mentorship is a vital tool for many students at UC Berkeley, often offering transformative effects on the academic success, well-being, and overall student experience.

Marianne Brasil

Operation Lollipop

As the academic year comes to a close, thesis and dissertation filings start flowing in and our staff begins mailing the infamous…

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.

rendering of exterior of new graduate housing community.

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!