How to register

UC Berkeley’s New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) will take 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. 

Virtual Workshops are all listed below, or can also be found by date:

In-Person EventsBrowse and register for all in-person events happening on August 23

Virtual Workshops - August 16-18, 2022

Aug 16

Welcome Session

Welcome session featuring a message from Chancellor Christ; remarks from Professor Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, and…

August 16th

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 16

Accommodations in Grad School

The Disabled Students’ Program promotes an inclusive environment for students with disabilities. Students who will need or interested in learning…

August 16th

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 16

Basic Needs Center Overview

Come learn about the Basic Needs Center! We act as a virtual and physical hub to support students in their…

August 16th

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 16

Graduate Peer Support Providers

We will provide an overview of the Graduate Peer Support Provider (PSP) Program. PSPs meet one-on-one with graduate students at…

August 16th

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 17

Funding Your Graduate Education

Learn about the different funding resources available to assist you in financing your graduate degree.   Register for this session.

August 17th

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 17

Native@Cal

Attend this session for an overview of the American Indian Graduate Program’s (AIGP) Fall programming for incoming graduate students. This…

August 17th

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 17

Graduate Student Wellness and Mental Health

This presentation will address a number of issues particularly relevant to graduate and professional students including: transitioning into Cal, wellness,…

August 17th

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 18

Academic Writing

Develop the academic and professional skills necessary for the successful completion of graduate programs: academic, grant, dissertation, and professional writing,…

August 18th

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 18

Getting the Mentoring You Need

Gain insight into establishing and working within the context of mentoring relationships with faculty. Learn strategies and skills for mentoring…

August 18th

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 18

Resources for Student Parents

Approximately 1 in 10 graduate and professional students are parents or caregivers. Come learn about resources and options for student…

August 18th

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Online via Zoom

Aug 18

University Health Services Overview

Did you know? All currently-enrolled UC Berkeley students can use UHS medical services just as they would their regular doctor’s…

August 18th

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Online via Zoom

In-Person Workshops - August 23

Aug 23

UAW 2865 Orientation

Our union represents all academic student employees when they work as graduate student instructors, readers, and tutors. Come to this…

August 23rd

10:00am – 11:00am

155 Dwinelle Hall

Aug 23

Grad CalFresh Clinic

Grad school can be expensive! Come learn how CalFresh can help you stretch your budget by providing money for groceries.…

August 23rd

1:00pm – 2:00pm

155 Dwinelle Hall