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Join us for our Graduate 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 Grad-stravaganza our Graduate Student welcome event on Wednesday, September 6 from 5-7 p.m. Grad-stravaganza is an outdoor gathering on the Savio 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


Registration for this event will be required so we can plan for your attendance and keep you updated on event details. Registration is not open yet. 

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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. 

Come meet and greet different campus departments at our resource fair featuring:

  • Graduate Division staff and services
  • Campus partners like University Health Services, Basic Needs Center, Graduate Assembly, Parking and Transportation, and more
  • Graduate Student Organizations
  • Campus leadership

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

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.