Experience Diversity 2022

For newly admitted graduate students, we invite you to experience the heartbeat of diversity at UC Berkeley by attending a series of virtual webinars.

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Experience Diversity 2022

Experience Diversity 2022 is a 2-week long series of live-streamed and on-demand webinars we hope will orient you to the Berkeley Experience and will help you make the best and most informed decision about which program is right for you. Though designed with graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in mind, Experience Diversity 2022 webinars are open to any admitted graduate student.

At Experience Diversity 2022, you’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • Hear from current students from historically underrepresented backgrounds about graduate student realities
  • Learn about housing options and navigating the best resources
  • Gain insights about financial aid/funding opportunities
  • Discover essential campus services and resources
  • Get a taste for the phenomenal scholarship of our faculty members
  • Win some cool Cal swag

Experience Diversity Webinars


Topic Description
Diversity @ Cal An introduction to the Office for Graduate Diversity and resources. Recording
Choosing a Graduate Program The mechanics of choosing the right program for you.
The Minoritized Graduate Student Experience @ Cal A cross-disciplinary student panel of the experience as a graduate student underrepresented in the academy. Recording
Undocumented @ Cal An introduction to resources and demystifying the graduate experience for undocumented graduate students. Recording
Native @ Cal An introduction to the American Indian Graduate Program and panel. Recording
Diversity in STEM @ Cal A student panel facilitated by STEM*FYI on resources, support, and navigating STEM fields. Recording
FGLI (First Gen/Low-income) @ Cal A student panel facilitated by graduate student founder, Yakira Mirabito on navigating the FGLI experience as a Cal graduate student. Recording
Graduate Student Wellness Dr. Honigman and the graduate Peer Support Providers will introduce resources and tips for maintaining holistic wellness throughout the graduate experience. Recording
Funding 101: Master’s Edition The Fellowships office will provide an overview of funding offers and opportunities for Master’s and professional students. Recording
Funding 101: PhD Edition The Fellowships office will provide an overview of funding offers and opportunities for PhD students. Recording
Meet our Faculty of Color Insights from faculty across the disciplines demystifying the journey through graduate school at Berkeley and engaging faculty relationships from the faculty perspective. Recording
Community Connections The Public Service Center discusses opportunities for and value in  connecting and growing beyond the Berkeley campus.


If you have any questions about accessing these events, or if you require special accommodations in order to fully participate, please reach out to us at grad.diversity@berkeley.edu.