UC Berkeley’s New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) is an additional orientation designed to supplement orientations that are held by your department, school, or program. NGSO takes place virtually from August 16-18, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. consisting of a series of virtual workshops, and in-person events on August 23. 

We’re partnering with offices and organizations all over campus (for example: the libraries, Basic Needs Center, University Health Services, the Office for Graduate Diversity) to help provide information to ease your transition into graduate school, introduce you to campus services and opportunities to get involved, and help you get connected with graduate student communities.

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Registration is open!

Review descriptions and register for individual virtual and in-person events.  

Registration is required and will stay open until August 22.


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When and Where

Dates and times: August 16-18, 2022, from 1-4 p.m. PDT

Location: Virtual workshops via via Zoom (activate your free Zoom account)

We will have a series of virtual workshops August 16-18, with in-person events concluding NGSO on August 23. 

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Getting started at Berkeley

Orientation isn’t until August, but we’ve created a list of a few essential tasks to get you started.

Get started

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