Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair

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October 30 - November 3, 2023

Thinking about getting a graduate degree? Attend our 4th annual virtual Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair on Monday, October 30 – Friday, November 3. This event is uniquely designed for underrepresented minority students considering graduate school at Berkeley, though it is open to all prospective students.

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What to expect

The Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair is a virtual event spanning the course of five days. The fair will consist of sessions offered from over 50 UC Berkeley graduate programs. You can expect one hour sessions and discussion groups. 

Leave sessions with:
  • Greater knowledge about how to apply to graduate programs.
  • Deeper understanding of Berkeley’s culture and resources available.
  • Insight into degree programs, research and career opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Step 1 –  Register for the fair.
  • Step 2  – After registering, explore the sessions offered throughout the week and sign up for each session separately.
  • Check your confirmation email for your unique link to your schedule, and session access links.
  • Add more sessions to your schedule at any time.
  • Tune in Live! Don’t forget to add your schedule to your calendar.

Yes! After you register for the fair and customize your schedule, your confirmation email will include a unique link to your fair schedule. Your schedule will contain links to each session, and you can watch the live session by clicking “Access Webinar.” Then, click “Connect.”   

Please make sure you have an active Zoom account to watch the webinars.

How to create a free Zoom account:

To sign up for your own free account, visit and enter your email address. You will receive an email from Zoom ( In this email, click Activate Account.

You can sign in to your Zoom account on the web at any time, at Once you’re logged in, use the panel on the left side to navigate the Zoom web portal. You can update your profile, schedule a meeting, edit your settings, and more.

From your schedule link in your confirmation email, click on the “Add more sessions” button to add to your schedule. Once you’ve added sessions, click on the “My Schedule” button to see your updated schedule. 

All sessions will be live, in PST time, so please mark your calendars.

No, you will not be able to add a session once the start time has passed. Instead, we recommend that you sign up for all sessions you are interested in beforehand.

From your schedule link, please click “Cancel Registration” for the session you are no longer able to attend. 

We are planning to provide live transcription and American Sign Language interpretation for all our plenary sessions. For other disability-related accommodations for department or plenary sessions, please email with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

While we have more than 50 departments participating in this fair, this is not inclusive of all of UC Berkeley’s graduate programs. If your program of interest is not listed, please join us for our daily plenary sessions or a closely related department session.

For a complete list of our departments and programs, with departmental contact information, please visit our Graduate Programs & Deadlines website and contact your program of interest directly.