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  • Welcome to Berkeley!


    The campus is planning activities just for new spring admits! Check back here in January 2015 for more information.


  • Welcome to Berkeley!


    The campus is planning activities just for new spring admits! Check back here in January 2015 for more information.



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  • Welcome | Spring 2015


    Wednesday, January 14

    Residence Hall Move-In Day
    Students residing in the residence halls for spring 2015 will receive an email in late December with spring move-in details.  Students may move into the residence halls beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

    Thursday, January 15

    Makeup CalSO 8AM-5PM | Crossroads Plaza
    This is a special one-day orientation program for first-year and transfer students, and their parents and guests, who are not able to attend a program in November. CalSO is the best introduction to UC Berkeley for new students. At CalSO, students will begin to navigate their new campus, meet fellow new students and current student CalSO Leaders, learn about important UC Berkeley requirements, traditions, campus resources, and culture. Pre-register at calso.berkeley.edu.

    Friday, January 16

    New Student Convocation 10AM-11AM | Wheeler Auditorium
    The official university welcome by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele and other esteemed speakers. All new undergraduate students are encouraged to come celebrate the beginning of a new journey at UC Berkeley.

    Lunch 12PM-1PM | Crossroads
    Mix and mingle with fellow new students and CalSO leaders. All students must pick up their meal ticket at New Student Convocation prior to lunch.

    Bear Pact (Mandatory) 1:30PM-3PM | Wheeler Auditorium
    This mandatory presentation will teach you about important issues faced by college students: sexual assault and harassment, mental health, and alcohol use. Learn about the many ways you can maintain a balanced lifestyle and the resources on campus that can help you in this pursuit. You will also gain strategies to take care of friends, classmates, and roommates. The Bear Pact presentation supports students in meeting the Violence Prevention Education Requirement. Students must bring their Cal 1 Card and a pen.


    Saturday, January 17

    Fiat Lux New Student Retreat 10AM-4PM | Anna Head Alumnae Hall
    Make your UC Berkeley experience shine brightly!
    Sign up to attend the Fiat Lux New Student Retreat!  Fiat Lux is the University's motto and it translates to "Let there be light."  This retreat is designed to welcome you to UC Berkeley and connect you with other students - in essence, to help you make your UC Berkeley experience shine brightly!   At the retreat, you'll have the chance to connect with other Spring Admits, get to know some first year and transfer students, and figure out what is your leadership color (are you blue, green, orange, or gold).  All this because you attended the Fiat Lux New Student Retreat so sign up today.

    Sign up here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiat-lux-new-student-retreat-tickets-14971679697
    Lunch is provided. Attend all day and you'll get your $10 back.  At the end of the day, we will check attendance and we will refund the $10 to you!

    Sunday, January 18

    Alactraz Tour 10AM-5PM | Downtown Berkeley BART
    Take a trip to San Francisco’s most popular tourist attraction. Join other new students and some current students in a tour of the infamous Alcatraz. Tour tickets and transportation are provided for free. Participants should bring money for food. Space for this trip is limited, register now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alcatraz-trip-tickets-14971807078

    Tuesday, January 20

    First Day of Classes

    Thursday, January 22

    Calapalooza 10AM-6:00PM |Sproul Plaza
    All students are invited to this activity fair where you'll have the opportunity to meet representatives from various student organizations. Learn more about ways to get involved and see many performances by student groups.

    Welcome | Fall 2015

    Students: check back here in mid-August for events information.

    Campus Partners: check back here in late June to find out about submitting an event for the calendar.