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Join us for our Grad Student Welcome Event!

To kick off the new academic year, we’d like to invite all UC Berkeley graduate students — master’s, professional, and doctoral, both new and continuing to attend our Grad Student welcome event – Grad-stravaganza on Thursday August 25 from 5-7 p.m. Grad-stravaganza is an outdoor gathering on the steps of Sproul Hall and Upper Sproul Plaza. This will be our 2nd annual event with a goal of gathering graduate students of all backgrounds, and areas of study to simply – have some fun.

Graduate Division staff standing on the steps of Sproul Hall

We have resources!

The Graduate Division will be hosting a resource fair so that you can meet our friendly Graduate Division staff who support you through:

  • Student Services (admissions, degrees, academic appointments, funding, and student life) 
  • Professional Development, our GSI Teaching and Resource Center
  • Office for Graduate Diversity 
  • Meet our dean and associate deans

We’ve also invited other campus resources like Housing, Cal 1 Card, Public Service Center and more. 

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Did you say fun?

Yes. Grad-stravaganza will feature music, free food, giveaways, family friendly activities and opportunities to meet fellow graduate students outside of your program. This is a family-friendly event and children are welcome to attend. 


Registration for this event will be required so we can plan for your attendance and keep you updated on event details. More details, including how to register are coming soon. 

We will be following campus protocols regarding COVID safety and may readjust this event as necessary depending on state, local, and campus guidance.