Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Newly arrived postdocs, professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Your final immigration document review will be completed at the beginning of the meeting, so please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting start time.

Bring the following:


All meetings will be held at the International House. Please check the front desk upon arrival for room location, as it is subject to change without notice.

Schedule Spring 2017

Please note: The University and the Berkeley International Office will be closed for the winter break from Saturday, December 24, 2016-Monday, January 2, 2017. The Berkeley International Office will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Please attend the first scheduled meeting after your arrival in Berkeley. The meeting will last approximately 2 hours. You only need to attend ONE of the following meetings:


Tuesday, February 14th
Wednesday, February 22nd 2pm
Tuesday, February 28th 2pm
*SIM dates are updated every month*