<< August 2018 >>

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Discovery Station: Carnivorous Plants

Tour/Open House | August 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can eat insects. Get up close with the amazing leaf adaptations as you learn more about them. Free with Garden admission.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one 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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

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 2, 2018

CHLA Summer Board Meeting

Meeting | August 2 |  Berkeley Way West

 Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Five Tables of Animals, Wild and Fantastic

Special Event | August 2 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, study center

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Snakes and elephants and dragons, oh my. On view this session, good luck snakes twine and multiply in Mithila artist Baua Devi’s drawings; elephants abound in Indian playing cards and miniatures, as well as a 1979 Joel Sternfeld color photograph; dragons twist and coil in an atmospheric fan painting by Zhou Xun and a sixteenth-century woodcut of St. George by Giuseppe Scolari; tigers prowl...   More >

Friday, August 3, 2018

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Sacramento Chapter: Incoming Students and Parents Summer Send-Off

Social Event | August 4 | 1-3 p.m. |  Peet's Coffee

 1749 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Sacramento

Summer Send-Off for INCOMING CAL STUDENTS and PARENTS in the Greater Sacramento area: WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!

Cal students will soon be heading to Berkeley and the Cal Alumni Club of Sacramento is organizing a Summer Send-Off Party. Let's grab some coffee, share stories of what it means to be a Golden Bear, and welcome the newest members because the next great chapter in their lives is just...   More >

 Indicate if you are planning on coming by marking the "going" button on the Facebook event page. RSVP online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Sunday, August 5, 2018

SoCal Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association Summer Welcome Party: CLAA SoCal

Social Event | August 5 |  Varies, click here or on Map below for more information

 Map

 Cal Alumni Association, Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association SoCal

CAA’s Alumni Chapters across the country organize Summer Welcome Parties for incoming Cal students in their area. These alumni-organized parties are a great way for incoming students to meet with their local Alumni Chapters and share some Blue and Gold spirit.

Different locations, dates and times are listed here:...   More >

  RSVP online

NorCal Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association Summer Welcome Party: CLAA NorCal

Social Event | August 5 |  Varies, click here or on Map below for more information

 Map

 Cal Alumni Association, Chicanx Latinx Alumni Assocation NorCal

CAA’s Alumni Chapters across the country organize Summer Welcome Parties for incoming Cal students in their area. These alumni-organized parties are a great way for incoming students to meet with their local Alumni Chapters and share some Blue and Gold spirit.

Different dates, times, and locations are listed here:...   More >

  RSVP online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Cal Club of San Joaquin County's Summer Welcome Party

Social Event | August 5 | 2-4:30 p.m. |  Stockton Golf & Country Club

 3800 West Country Club Blvd, Stockton, CA 95204

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Club of San Joaquin County

CAA’s Alumni Chapters across the country organize Summer Welcome Parties for incoming Cal students in their area. These alumni-organized parties are a great way for incoming students to meet with their local Alumni Chapters and share some Blue and Gold spirit.

  RSVP online

Monday, August 6, 2018

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | August 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations 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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | August 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration

Information Session | August 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 207 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

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 9, 2018

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 9 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | August 9 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date: August 9th, 2018
Time: 6- 8 pm
We look forward to seeing you...   More >

Friday, August 10, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Summer Welcome Party

Social Event | August 11 | 4-7 p.m. | Hearst Gymnasium, Cal Veterans Resource Center

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Veterans and Military Affiliated Alumni

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Monday, August 13, 2018

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | August 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 613 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Undergraduate International Student Orientation

Orientation | August 14 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. |  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, meet new friends, learn how to be academically successful, and provide opportunities to get your questions answered.

Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | August 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.

  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.

EAP Exchange International Student Orientation

Orientation | August 14 | 1-5 p.m. |  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, meet new friends, and give you many opportunities to get answers to your questions.

Transfer International Student Orientation

Orientation | August 14 | 1-5 p.m. |  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, meet new friends, and give you many opportunities to get answers to your questions.

Twilight Tuesdays: Chocolate

Special Event | August 14 | 5-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Twilight Tuesday is your opportunity to explore the Garden during its most magical time of day. Enjoy a picnic dinner with family, take a stroll at sunset with friends or bring a date!

During our final Twilight Tuesday event of the summer, come discover more about chocolate!

This event is free to members and UCBG staff, faculty and students. Admission is half off ticket pricing for the public.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Graduate International Student Orientation

Orientation | August 15 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office is excited for you to join us! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to UCB 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.

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.

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design

Information Session | August 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon and Jacquelynn Baas in Conversation

Special Event | August 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon talks about her new Art Wall with former BAMPFA director Jacquelynn Baas, who curated the project. They will address the artist’s long and innovative career and her retrospective assessment of Supergraphics, which she essentially created by mixing Swiss graphic design principles with West Coast Pop stylings, and in so doing shaped the history of design.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Friday, August 17, 2018

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Information Session | August 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Webinar

 College of Environmental Design

Please join the UC Berkeley Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D) Admissions Office for an online information session.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Black Life: Brontez Purnell

Special Event | August 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us for a performance by renowned Oakland dancer, musician, and author Brontez Purnell. Purnell has been publishing, performing, and curating in the Bay Area for over ten years.

Columbia Venture Community and Bay Area Young Cal Alumni Summer Mixer

Social Event | August 17 | 6:30 p.m. |  Zeitgeist

 199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Cal Alumni Association, Bay Area Young Cal Alumni, Columbia Venture Community

The Columbia Venture Community and Bay Area Young Cal Alumni (BAYCA, formerly known as South Bay Young Blues) are proud to co-host a summer mixer at Zeitgeist in San Francisco. Join us for an evening of drinks, networking, and fun.

Questions? Contact:
CVC-SF Board Member: Soya Seo (soyaseo31@gmail.com)
Bay Area Young Cal Alumni President: Vika Nevmyvakova...   More >

  RSVP online

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Career Connections Alumni Mixer: Golden Bear Orientation

Social Event | August 19 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Monday, August 20, 2018

New Graduate Student Orientation: Orientation for incoming Public Health Graduate Students

Orientation | August 20 |  Berkeley City Club

 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Public Health, School of

For the student handouts, please download: http://sph.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/SPH_New_Student_Orientation_Handouts.pdf

ESPM- New Student Orientation

Orientation | August 20 | 9 a.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Bianca Victorica

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

URAP Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | August 20 | 10-10:30 a.m. | 100 Lewis Hall

 Hannah Thorner, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research; Emma Bianco, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

Chancellor’s New Student Convocation

Special Event | August 20 | 4-5 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Division of Student Affairs

The New Student Convocation will formally welcome 8,500 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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Orientation for New Graduate Students (NGSO)

Orientation | August 21 | 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Ellen Gobler

 Graduate Division

Orientation for NEW graduate students includes informative speakers and workshops on relevant topics. This event, sponsored by the Graduate Division, will take place at Dwinelle Hall. Check-In from 8:30-9am. Event begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:45pm. Lunch served to first 900. Visit website for more information.

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2019 application deadline, Sept. 20, 2018

Information Session | August 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 2 LeConte Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and research in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

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.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Milk and Cookies: Department of History Welcome and Orientation for New and Continuing Students

Orientation | August 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Flanagan, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of History

 Department of History

Are you a Berkeley undergrad who's interested in studying history? If so, join us on August 21 for "Milk & Cookies," our welcome and orientation for all students!

After hearing from History faculty about what we do here (and why), we'll introduce staff, new peer advisors, our library liaison, and our student group leaders. There will be plenty of time for snacks, questions, and...   More >

URAP Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | August 21 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Hannah Thorner, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research; Emma Bianco, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

GradFest!: The Graduate student campus life and resource fair.

Special Event | August 21 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Katelyn Nomura-Weingrow

 Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center

We'll be welcoming new graduate and professional students at GradFest: an event that allows you to connect to various aspects of campus life and resources. GradFest takes place at Dwinelle Plaza, immediately following New Graduate Student Orientation. Get your special wristband at GradFest then join us for social meet-ups at local pubs!

BCNM Fall 2018 Open House

Reception | August 21 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, 340

 Center for New Media

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house!

Open to students, faculty, and staff, we invite you to visit us at the BCNM Commons to check out some of the exciting new media research taking place on campus. We'll have demonstrations from Eric Paulos' Hybrid Ecologies Lab, video screenings from Asma Kazmi, tangible interfaces from Kimiko Ryokai, and more!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | August 22 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 22 | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A warm welcome to all new and returning students! Make sure you check out the first Coffee Break event of the new school year, and start off the new semester with a fresh cup of coffee and a new friend!

What is Coffee Break? Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee,...   More >

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session | August 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Ready to launch your career at the #1 Company on Fortune’s 100 Best Company on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list? Join Salesforce for an info session with Amit Das, Principal Database Architect, from our Kernel and Productivity team. He will be talking about connecting the basic system metrics with Machine Learning to predict the best optimized infrastructure, which provides the...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | August 22 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date: August 22nd, 2018
Time: 6- 8 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

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 23, 2018

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Professional Program in Health Informatics Online Information Session

Information Session | August 23 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D. M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn about this fully online program that prepares you to launch a new career in health informatics or advance in your current position. Geared for both clinical and nonclinical professionals, this program provides you with the understanding of both the technology and the health care best practices so that you can succeed.

$0

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Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Accenture Info-Session

Information Session | August 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Accenture

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet us for a casual Q&A dinner session!

Accenture Labs incubates and prototypes new concepts through applied R&D projects that are expected to have a significant strategic impact on Accenture and its clients. Our dedicated team of technologists and researchers work with leaders across the company and business partners to invest in, incubate, and deliver breakthrough ideas and solutions that...   More >

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Information Session | August 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 206

 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.

  Make reservations online

Friday, August 24, 2018

SOLD OUT - Summer Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Tour/Open House | August 24 | 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, $18 UCBG members

 SOLD OUT.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 24 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Micron Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | August 24 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Soda-Etcheverry Breezeway

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Redefine What's Possible
Spark Your Career at Micron

Fueling Innovation

At Micron, we are developing memory and storage solutions that transform what's possible. From mobile phones to connected cars and homes - our innovative technology is changing how the world works, plays, communicates and connects.
Micron began in 1978 as a four-person semiconductor design company in the basement of...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

URAP Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | August 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Hannah Thorner, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research; Emma Bianco, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

Botanical Gardens Meetup

Social Event | August 24 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take a break and get out in nature for a little bit with this short hike through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a sunny Friday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!

We will meet outside of Evans Hall (by memorial glade) at 4 PM to take a bus up to the gardens.

Micron Info-Session

Information Session | August 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about the vital importance of memory in the artificial intelligence age! Hosted by Micron and Senior Fellow Mark Helm.

Bring your curiosity and initiative. We'll bring the food.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Garden Closed for Apples and Hops Event - Join us!

Miscellaneous | August 25 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Garden closed all day Saturday, August 25, for benefit fundraiser. Buy a ticket and join us for Apples & Hops Garden Festival!

Apples and Hops Festival + After Party Concert with Rogue Wave

Special Event | August 25 | 2-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us a fun filled afternoon in the Garden celebrating two favorite plants: apples and hops! Stay for the special after party concert with Rogue Wave in our Redwood Grove.

$125 Festival + Concert ticket / $75 Festival ticket only / $25 Youth (5- 17) Festival ticket only / Kids 5 and under free

 ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSED - Call the kiosk to purchase tickets 510-642-7082. Limited number available at the door. Buy tickets by calling 510-664-7606

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Big C Full Moon Hike

Social Event | August 26 | 9-10 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Event registration has been closed due to reaching maximum capacity! Thank you for your interest, and please check out some of our other BIO Bear Meetups happening this month!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Airbnb Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | August 27 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Stop by and get to know our team of engineers and hear what they love about Airbnb! We'll also tell you more about our Software Engineering New Grad and Internship opportunities.

Bring a resume to receive our awesome prizes and swag. We hope to see you there :)

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Global Urban Humanities Open House

Tour/Open House | August 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery (1st floor)

 Global Urban Humanities

The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Come celebrate the start of the sixth year of our activities. Learn about an exciting interdisciplinary research studio on Lagos, Nigeria, an undergraduate studio on...   More >

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Arista Info-Session

Information Session | August 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We're hosting an info session / Q&A panel, featuring multiple Arista engineers who graduated from Cal. We’ll each talk about what we work on at Arista, then transition into Q&A. Feel free to ask us about the technologies we work with, life and culture at Arista, or anything else you can think of.

About Us:
Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and...   More >

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

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.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

Free with Garden Admission

Career Connections: Consulting

Social Event | August 28 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of consulting roles such as management, operations, financial advisory, HR, IT and more! This event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your personal experiences and knowledge of the industry through casual conversations