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The Berkeley International Office would like to share some modified end-of-semester reminders, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions regarding current or prospective international students. BIO staff have been working closely with Graduate Student Affairs Officers to communicate ongoing updates and information.

For one-on-one advising with a BIO advisor, sign in to BIO’s virtual waiting room. For non-urgent issues, email [email protected].

  • Virtual Advising Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
    Join the waiting room between 10-11 a.m. for morning advising and 1-3 p.m. for afternoon advising.
    (Note: although the Zoom meeting may appear “open” after these cutoff times, we can only guarantee that an advisor will meet with you if you entered the waiting room by the posted cutoff time. Students entering the waiting room after the cutoff times may be seen if advisor availability allows.)
  • Access Instructions:
    • Web access: Join Zoom meeting using this link
    • OR Phone access: call +1 669-900-6833
      And enter Meeting ID code: 767-091-341 #
      When asked for your Participant ID, select #

Visit BIOs COVID-19 Updates and FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions.

F-1/J-1 visa rules are still in effect (with some special accommodations for remote instruction). Students can review their Top 10 Rules for Maintaining Status as well as the F-1/J-1 section of the FAQ page.