<< Week of August 23 >>

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Monday, August 19, 2019

Los Angeles: Golden Bear Express Send-Off

Social Event | August 19 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni of Los Angeles

*Must officially register at this link: http://bit.ly/GBXVolunteer

Join us in welcoming incoming Cal students to Berkeley!

The Golden Bear Express is a program that covers transportation from Southern California to Berkeley on Move-In Day for students who are beginning their studies at Cal in the fall. Each year, we ask alumni volunteers in both SoCal and NorCal to join us at select...   More >

  Register online

Specialized Program in Professional Writing Online Information Session

Information Session | August 19 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how our program can help you write effectively and persuasively so that you are able to get your message across and understood. For your work to be effective in any discipline, you'll need to be writing at a very high level. If your audience doesn't understand what you're writing about, or the words you're using, your message won't be received and the connection you're trying to make...   More >

  Register online

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

First-Year International Student Orientation

Orientation | August 20 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office is excited to welcome you at First-Year Orientation! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to the campus, help you meet new friends, learn how to be academically successful, and provide opportunities to get your questions answered.

Orientation for Parents and Families of International Students

Orientation | August 20 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

International Parent & Family Orientation will introduce you to UC Berkeley and share tools and resources to help you support your student as they start their journey at Cal. With a Q&A panel and student-led tour, you will have the chance to have any questions answered by current UC Berkeley students and staff. If you are dropping off a student for the International Student First-Year...   More >

Summer Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Tour/Open House | August 20 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come check in on our summer visitors such as warblers, orioles, and hummingbirds, and be on the lookout for fledglings recently hatched in the garden. Quarterly bird walks are led by our Research Affiliate and former Associate Director of Collections and Horticulture, Chris Carmichael.

$20 / $17 UCBG Member Ticket price includes admission to the Garden, a $15 value

  Register online

Professional Sequence in Technical Communication Online Information Session

Information Session | August 20 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Technical communication plays a vital role in bridging the gap between those who create new ideas or products and those who must understand how to put those products or ideas to use. Learn about the expanding need for technical communication professionals and how our program will prepare you for a career in this exciting field, or enable you to advance in your current position.

  Register online

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Transfer/EAP Exchange International Student Orientation

Orientation | August 20 | 1-5 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office is excited to welcome you! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to the campus, help you meet new friends, and give you many opportunities to get answers to your questions.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | August 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 206 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Graduate International Student Orientation

Orientation | August 21 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office is excited for you to join us! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to UC Berkeley, including time to meet new friends and many opportunities to get your questions answered. We'll also have several additional workshops and fun events for you to participate in the rest of the week.

Chancellor's New Student Convocation

Special Event | August 21 | 1-2 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 University Development and Alumni Relations

The New Student Convocation will formally welcome 9,000 new undergraduate students to the university. The convocation ceremony is an opportunity for the incoming students to gather together as a class and hear from campus administration, student leaders, and faculty.

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration

Information Session | August 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 206 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Sigrid Mueller, Program Director, Education, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

Information Sessions about Student Affairs and Higher Education Administration Certificate Program

Information Session | August 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Sigrid Mueller

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Professional Sequence in Editing Online Information Session

Information Session | August 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Liz McDonough, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Turn your editorial sensibilities into marketable skills for a rewarding editing or publishing career. Learn to fine-tune the written word. Our courses are taught by working professionals with years of experience, both online and in the classroom.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | August 22 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Friday, August 23, 2019

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | August 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Berkeley La Raza Law Journal Welcome Back BBQ

Social Event | August 24 | 3-7 p.m. |  Member's House

 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal

This is an event for current and prospective members to meet and get to know each other.

2019 Golden Bear Orientation: Alumni-Student Mixer

Miscellaneous | August 24 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and the Career Center are hosting an alumni mixer for 3,000 transfer students during Golden Bear Orientation. Help us provide incoming transfer students with their first opportunity to network with alumni and explore various career paths through exposure to a variety of industries and expertise. The first 100 alums to register and attend will be entered into a...   More >