<< August 2019 >>

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

 Information, School of

A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

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 2, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

 Information, School of

A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 2 | 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 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

Big C Hike

Social Event | August 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Want to learn what Stanford did to the Big C in 1961? Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisors on this exhilarating hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. It might be a little dirty. The hike and back takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps....   More >

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

 Information, School of

A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

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 >

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

Exhibition: Refugees of the British Empire: The 1947 Partition Archive

Special Event | August 3 | 2-4 p.m. | The 1947 Partition Archive Berkeley HQ, Suite 1

 1840 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Our new South Berkeley office is transforming into a ten-day pop-up exhibit. Learn about the little known history of the world's largest mass refugee crisis that unfolded as the British Empire came to an end.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

 Information, School of

A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

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

Black Engineering and Science (BESAC): Summer Welcome Party

Social Event | August 4 | 3-6 p.m. |  Live Oak Park

 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Cal Alumni Association, Black Engineering and Science Alumni Club

The Black Engineering and Science Alumni Club and the Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students of UC Berkeley in coordination with the Cal Alumni Association are hosting a Summer Welcome Party for Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students

  RSVP online

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on 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 >

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 7, 2019

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Discovery Station: Young Docents

Special Event | August 7 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover some of the fascinating plants and animals in the UC Botanical Garden collection through the lens of our young budding botanists.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

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 8, 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

Friday, August 9, 2019

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | August 9 | 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.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

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

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | August 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768 | Note change in date

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

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 10, 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

Sunday, August 11, 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 12, 2019

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | August 12 | 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 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.

  Register online

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

MEng Class of 2020 Orientation

Orientation | August 13 | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The UC Berkeley Master of Engineering Class of 2020 will gather for their orientation to kick off their Fall bootcamp and academic year.

 Only open to Berkeley MEng Class of 2020.

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.

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

Information Session | August 13 | 12:15-12:45 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

FULL: Intoxicating Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | August 13 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Garden to learn about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring about pleasure, celebrate the sacred, and symbolize faith. Cultures from around the world will be represented.

Free with Garden admission, no pre-registration required.

Free with Garden Admission

 THIS CLASS IS FULL. Register online

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

MSW Admissions Information Session

Information Session | August 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

This group admissions advising session is designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program.

The MSW Admissions Information Session will be held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5) on the north side of the Berkeley campus.

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 15, 2019

Transfer to Excellence REU Research Poster Session

Miscellaneous | August 15 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 300 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs provides California community college students with nine-weeks of hands-on research experience in the laboratories of UC Berkeley professors. On August 15th, the 2019 cohort will be presenting their research posters to all interested parties. Research topics range across STEM fields.

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

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

Friday, August 16, 2019

Certificate Program in Writing Online Information Session

Information Session | August 16 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how our writing program can formalize your training, prime your work for publication or prepare for graduate study in writing. The curriculum has been developed with directors of several San Francisco Bay Area M.F.A. programs and approved by UC Berkeley's English Department.

  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

Saturday, August 17, 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 >

Sunday, August 25, 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

Chinese Chapter: Fireside Chat with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

Social Event | August 25 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Peony Seafood Restaurant #288

 388 9th St., Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Alumni Association, Chinese Chapter

Born in Ithaca, New York, Dean Liu joined UC Berkeley as a faculty member in the EECS Department in 1996 and, in 2018, became the first woman in the history of UC Berkeley to serve as Dean of the College of Engineering. Being a Chinese-American and leading one of the foremost technology institutions in the world, Dean Liu is in a unique position to witness as well as influence America's...   More >

  Buy tickets online

Monday, August 26, 2019

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | August 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Orientation for New Graduate Students (NGSO)

Orientation | August 27 | 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 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 Registered. Visit website for more information.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/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.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/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.

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) Undergraduate Welcome

Information Session | August 27 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Are you an undergraduate student interested in learning more about Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies? Whether you’re an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or a continuing student, you’re invited to the TDPS Undergraduate Welcome!

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 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.

Texas Instruments Tabling Event: TI Chip Day

Miscellaneous | August 28 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for interactive demos featuring TI technology, refreshments, giveaways and more!

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 28 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 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

Berkeley La Raza Law Journal Board Meeting

Meeting | August 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 115 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal

Berkeley La Raza Law Journal Board Meeting

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | August 28 | 1-1:30 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

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 28 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/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 28 – September 3, 2019 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 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's 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, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Citizen Clinic Information Session

Special Event | August 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B Hearst Field Annex

 Information, School of

Learn how Berkeley students are defending civil society organizations from cyberattacks, disinformation, and online abuse.

  RSVP online

Arista Info-Session

Information Session | August 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We're Cal alumni currently working as software engineers at Arista. We're hosting an info session where we'll talk about the kinds of engineering work we do at Arista, how Arista fits into the tech industry, and what it's like to work at Arista.

About us:
Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and high-performance computing environments. Arista’s core...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | August 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  Matiki Island BBQ & Brew (prev. Daily Pint)

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.

We'll be inside at one of the long tables. Look for signs! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. We...   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 29, 2019

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 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.

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

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

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 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.

Affirm Tech Talk

Information Session | August 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Affirm for a tech talk by Cal Alum, Steven Ho!

Affirm is bringing transparency to consumer credit. Started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Affirm offers financial services that are actually on your side. We give you the flexibility to buy now and make simple payments for big purchases. By letting you pay over time, Affirm is empowering consumers to advance their financial well-being....   More >

Friday, August 30, 2019

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 30 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/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 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 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.

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2020 application deadline, September 19, 2019

Information Session | August 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant 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 take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

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

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 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.

Big C Hike

Social Event | August 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisors on this exhilarating hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. It might be a little dirty. The hike and back takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps....   More >

BIO Bears BAMPFA Art Lovers Meetup

Social Event | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join fellow art lovers to explore the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive right next to campus. Admission is free for Cal students!

We will meet right outside of the BAMPFA at 2 p.m. on August 30th, and spend about an hour viewing the exhibits. Come see amazing art and meet new friends--what's not to like?

Please RSVP here. Space is...   More >