Keeping International Grad Students Informed

On July 6, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security released their temporary procedural adaptation guidance for schools regarding F-1 international student enrollment for the Fall 2020 semester. We understand these new requirements are creating tremendous anxiety and stress for our … 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

Welcome to the Graduate Division, Dr. Denzil Streete

I am extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Denzil Streete to the Graduate Division as our new Chief of Staff & Assistant Dean for Diversity, beginning July 27th. Denzil joins Berkeley from Yale University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where … 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

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

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

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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

Submit an Image or Story: Recognizing Women at Cal

UC Berkeley’s 150W Committee is collecting stories and photos in commemoration of UC Berkeley’s decision to admit women “on equal terms in all respects with young men.” The goal of the history project is to record the history of women … Continued

Library workshops, exhibits and events

Whether you’re making it, fixing it, or making it last, the Library has you covered!  Upcoming Library workshops include Making Digital Projects last, Introduction to 3D Modeling, and Clothing Repair! Current exhibits include a rare chance to see the campus’ … Continued

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Know your CalFresh Rights through the Food Justice Project

The Food Justice Project serves UC Berkeley students who have been denied CalFresh benefits. With the understanding that hunger on college campuses is a serious and preventable problem, Berkeley Law students launched the Food Justice Project (FJP) to assist students … Continued

Discussion Group: After the Wildfires: Where Should We Live?

Monday, November 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Anthony Hall (RSVP) Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for the first event of the Science Meets Science series, bringing together social and STEM scientists to discuss timely science policy issues. … Continued

Call for Researchers: Fire Research Working Group

Tarek Zohdi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of the Fung Institute, launched the Fire Research Working Group to develop and implement more effective engineering solutions for uncontrolled wildfires. The Fire Research Group consists of researchers at UC … Continued

Craft Beer Co-Creation Event

Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, creatives, marketers, foodies, graphic designers, organic farmers, craft beer lovers, storytellers and social good influencers. UC Berkeley Events and Conferences and the Calicraft Brewing Company would like to invite all to a new experiential learning and … Continued

Update on Elsevier Journal Access

Elsevier has suspended access. Now what? Members of the UC community no longer have direct access to Elsevier journal articles published in 2019. We continue to have direct access to most articles published before 2019 in most Elsevier journals (covering … Continued

Panel Discussion on the 2nd Amendment — 9/16/19

Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs presents a panel discussion in honor of Constitution Day: The 2nd Amendment: American Society’s Interpretation Across Time The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the … Continued

Digital Publishing Workshop Series

Whether you are looking to create a digital book, a companion website for a book, a scholarly portfolio, or a full-scale digital project, this workshop series is designed to get you up and running with the skills and tools you … Continued

National Voter Registration Day – 9/24/2019

National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday, first observed in 2012, and held on the fourth Tuesday of September. If you have not yet registered to vote, now is a good time to do it! You can be a … Continued

Community Advisory: Government Impersonation Telephone Scam

From UCPD Community Advisory: Please be aware of a common government impersonation telephone scam that has targeted members of the campus community. Reporting these types of scams to authorities may help direct resources to combating the problem, but you should … Continued

Consider Making a Cal Dining Meal Plan Your Meal Plan

When life gets busy and something has to give, it doesn’t have to be eating healthy, fresh food. While you’re doing the hard work, let Cal Dining do the cooking (and the planning, shopping, prepping, and cleaning). It’s as easy … Continued

Largest Publisher of UC Journal Articles Halts Access

Elsevier is the largest scholarly publisher in the world, disseminating about 18 percent of journal articles produced by UC faculty. As of July 10, UC’s direct access to new Elsevier articles has been discontinued. Members of the UC community no … Continued

I School Launches Certificate in Applied Data Science

Beginning in Fall 2019, UC Berkeley graduate students may apply to earn a Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science from the UC Berkeley School of Information. The certificate requires three 3-unit courses and is designed to complement a student’s regular degree program. Upon graduation, … Continued

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Carpool Permit Holders Must Now Use Berkeley Moves!

Effective July 1, 2019, all carpool permit holders must utilize Berkeley Moves! by logging all carpool trips into the platform’s online calendar at least twice a week. Details are available on the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation website. About Berkeley … Continued

Essential Information for International Graduate Students

The Berkeley International Office (BIO) would like to remind international graduate students of the following enrollment, employment and degree information: Maintaining Proper F–1/J–1 Visa Status There are a number of different criteria you must be aware of to maintain your … Continued

Fall 2019 Student Health Insurance Plan Information

Plan benefits for the 2019-2020 year The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) offers major medical, mental health, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage. Berkeley SHIP continues to offer comprehensive benefits including: 90% coverage for in-network services  $15 mental health visits (no … Continued

Beware of Student Phone and Email Scam

The Berkeley International Office has learned that some UC Berkeley students have received threatening phone calls from individuals pretending to work at U.S. government agencies such as the Social Security Office or Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Each year, scammers who … Continued

Summer Classes are Starting at the Berkeley Art Studio!

The Berkeley Art Studio offers classes in ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, design, and printmaking. Classes are taught by professional artists who will help you gain a better understanding of a particular medium and realize your artistic vision. We welcome students of all skill levels. … Continued

Check Out Issue 36 of the Berkeley Science Review!

The Berkeley Science Review is a graduate student-run magazine that aims to highlight the groundbreaking research occurring at UC Berkeley in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, from biology to physics to computer science. Founded in 2001 by a dedicated … Continued

Cal Performances: Upcoming Events

Los Angeles Master Chorale May 17, 8 pm Zellerbach Hall Director Peter Sellars returns to Cal Performances with the Bay Area Premiere of an a cappella work by one of the Renaissance’s most revered composers. Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di … Continued

2019 MFA Graduates Present New Work at BAMPFA

MFA Exhibition Showcases Emerging Artistic Talents On view May 17 – June 16, 2019 The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) highlights the work of five exceptional graduate students from UC Berkeley’s Department of Art … Continued

Cool Campus Challenge — 4/1 – 4/26/2019

Berkeley students, staff, and faculty are taking action at home and around the globe to reduce our own carbon footprint and find real and lasting solutions to climate disruption. Our collective actions — saving energy, walking and riding bikes, choosing … Continued

Infocamp 2019 — 3/16/2019

InfoCamp, in its 10th year, is a premier student-run event for the information community. Held on the UC Berkeley campus at the School of Information. InfoCamp is a day-long event that aims to educate, inform, and inspire new ways of … Continued

The Earth Action Initiative Conference — 3/23/2019

The Earth Action Initiative conference is a community driven and collaborative approach to addressing the multidimensional, intersectional, and complex nature of climate change. The conference is March 23rd in Pauley Ballroom at UC Berkeley to include workshops, art, food, drink, and direct action toward tackling climate change! Check … Continued

Berkeley Center for New Media: Video Games Have Always Been Queer

Bonnie Ruberg, University of California Irvine March 18 | 12:30 PM — 2:00 PM | BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley While popular discussions about queerness in video games often focus on big-name, mainstream games that feature LGBTQ characters, like Mass Effect … Continued

Cal 1 Card Office Moving to Sproul Hall

The Cal 1 Card office is moving up and forward, from 180 Cesar Chavez Center to 212 Sproul Hall. The move will take place during spring break, and the Cal 1 Card office will be closed during that time, March … Continued

DataEDGE Conference — 4/23/2019

Are you and your organization taking advantage of the opportunities created by today’s flood of new data? Do you know about the latest tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data? Have you considered the … Continued

“Spring into Fitness” with UC Berkeley

Who’s ready to spring into fitness this year!? UC Berkeley is challenging the campus to a remix workout – the UC Berkeley — Under Armour fitness challenge – from January 25 to February 23, 2019. Complete each challenge tier and you … Continued

Graduate Student Inclusivity Certificate Program — 2/1/2019

Graduate students in all departments are invited to apply for the Multicultural Education Program (MEP) and Restorative Justice (RJ) Graduate Student Inclusivity Certificate Program. Graduate students with successful applications will be invited to participate in a 20-hour training over the course … Continued

New Graduate Certificate in Food Systems

The Berkeley Food Institute, the School of Public Health, and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley have launched a new Graduate Certificate in Food Systems. The certificate responds to an escalating need to empower new leaders with … Continued

Call for Nominations: Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service

The Office of the Chancellor has announced the call for nominations for the annual Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, recognizing students, staff, and faculty for their individual and collective efforts to benefit others locally and globally. Nominations are due by … Continued

Berkeley Labor Studies Spring Courses

Introduction to Labor Studies: Race, Class, Gender and Economic Justice Public Policy 190-005: Special topics Course number: 18009 Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 to 2 pm 155 Kroeber Hall This course provides a broad, interdisciplinary overview of the U.S. labor movement … Continued

UC Berkeley Bose Challenge — 10/16/2018

Berkeley Fung Institute’s 2018 Bose Design Challenge focuses on sound-based augmented reality and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. Join industry mentors from Bose in this 12-day challenge to design augmented reality experiences that improve … Continued

Womxn’s Community Concert — 9/20/2018

Save the Date! Concert and Community Dinner Thursday, September 20, 2018 Multicultural Community Center (MCC) 220 Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Come join Wonder Womxn Weekly as we celebrate the start to the school year with good vibes from our … Continued

National Voter Registration Day — 9/25/2018

In 2018, our generation will be the largest and most diverse group of potential voters in the country, with our own values and ideas. We can choose to let other people make decisions that impact … Continued

Sign up for CalNet 2-Step Verification — 9/24/2018

Protect your CalNet with 2-Step verification!  2-Step verification helps ensure that you’re the only one who can access your account, even if bad guys steal your password. All you need is your phone to enroll. Need instructions? No phone? Get … Continued

The City and its People, Fall 2018 Colloquium

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative announced its The City and its People, Fall 2018 Colloquium on global and US cities, people, public art, urban history, urban literature and more. Students are welcome to attend whether you are looking to register in … Continued

Graduate Housing Available — Apply Now!

Cal Housing announces available graduate student housing: Shattuck Studios is a small, newly constructed building on Shattuck Avenue at Derby Street opening very soon. It has studio units and is single occupancy. Panoramic San Francisco is a building on Mission Street in … Continued

Arts Research Center 2018–2019 Program

The Arts Research Center’s 2018–2019 program will have a special focus on the critical potential of arts from the Global South. The events organized around this question are the result of collaboration between the Arts Research Center’s Interim Director Natalia Brizuela, Anneka … Continued

Salsa Dancing for Graduate Students!

Interested in dancing Salsa or Bachata? Looking to connect with fellow graduate students? Check out our Facebook page, Salsa at Cal-Graduate Division, a new group for Cal Graduate students and alumni interested in learning Latin social dances. All levels are … Continued

Receive Funds Faster: Sign Up for EFT Now!

What’s the fastest way to receive your stipend or financial aid refund? By direct deposit to your bank account! If you are expecting a stipend or financial aid refund and have not signed up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to receive … Continued

Littlest Bear 5K Run/Walk — 7/26/2018

This summer, Berkeley I School is taking exercise virtual with the “Littlest Bear” Virtual 5K Run/Walk for the I School community. Anyone can participate and when you register for the 5K you will … Continued

Cal Dining Meal Plans Make Eating on Campus Easy

Fall 2018 brings new meal plan options for graduate students.  Meal plans will look different this fall, thanks to Cal Dining efforts to give the campus community more flexible options for eating on campus. Graduate students living off campus, in … Continued

Write for the Berkeley Science Review

Would you like to work on your science writing skills without making a big commitment? We are looking for a few writers for a faculty profile, from the field, and labscopes. Faculty profiles are 1,000 word Q&A’s with UC Berkeley … Continued

Self Defense for Self Determination — 6/25/2018

Monday, June 25, 2018 4 –  6 p.m. Multicultural Community Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union 2495 Bancroft Way, Suite #220 UC Berkeley Please sign-up to hold a spot. Space is limited! Self Defense for Self Determination: Intro to self … Continued