Fall 2015 International Orientation

August 17-21, 2015

View your detailed orientation schedule at these links:

Orientation Events for All International Students

International Resource Fair

Wednesday, August 19 | 3-5pm | @International House
Talk to representatives and gather information from campus and community organizations, businesses and services! Guests include cell phone companies, banks, campus services, student organizations, and other resources you will need to get settled into life at UC Berkeley.

Doe & Moffitt Library Tour

Thursday, August 20 | 11am-12pm | Meet at North Entrance of Doe Library
Tour the Doe, Moffitt and Main Stacks libraries and learn how the campus libraries can help you succeed!

Take Action! Make the Most of Cal Recreation

Thursday, August 20 | 1-2:30pm | @Recreation Sports Facility (RSF)
The department of Recreational Sports is where Cal Students play, workout, have fun, and de-stress to have strong body and mind. By attending this workshop you'll learn what is available to you including free group exercises classes, gyms, pools, courts, classes, outdoor trips and so much more!

Tour of the Recreational Sports Facility | at the RSF

Friday, August 21 | 10-11am
Find out how to stay in shape, join sports teams, and play! Bring your Cal1Card for entry and $10 for the membership fee if you would like to join.

Ice Cream Social!

Friday, August 21 | 4:30-6pm | @International House, Auditorium
Enjoy American-style ice cream with new friends at this closing event for International Student Orientation week. All new international students are welcome.

Discount Event at the Cal Student Store

-Thursday, August 20 | 11am-1pm | @Cal Student Store
-Wednesday, August 26 | 5-7pm | @Cal Student Store

The Cal Student Store is happy to support international students & scholars! This special discount event is for you to get the best Cal gear around and all the necessary supplies for school. Get a 20% discount on all general merchandise and 10% off used textbooks! Present coupon at time of checkout (Coupons distributed by Berkeley International Office at orientation).

Pronunciation Tips

Tuesday, August 25 | 11am-12pm | @International House | RSVP HERE
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn practical tools for improving your American-English pronunciation. This workshop will be taught by a professional ESL instructor from the English Studies Institute.

LEAD Center Overview

Tuesday, August 25 | 1:30-2pm | @International House
The LEAD Center is UC Berkeley’s hub for leadership development. Learn how to get involved in campus leadership and community service opportunities to make the most out of your time at Cal.

American Football 101 for International Students!

Saturday, August 29 | 12-1:30pm | @Kabam Field, Memorial Stadium | RSVP HERE
Join Cal Athletics for an afternoon of American football fun! Take part in drills on the field and get to meet some of the Golden Bear players. Every student who registers will get a free Cal T-Shirt and a ticket in the student section to the Cal Football home opener on Saturday, September 5th. We will also have free pizza following the on field drills. Report to Gate 2 at the Stadium entrance and be sure to wear athletic clothes!

What's Up with That? American Culture Workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 2-3pm | @International House
As you begin your semester, course work is not the only challenge: navigating and understanding U.S. and Berkeley culture can be difficult. What is U.S. culture? What is "Culture Shock?" BIO Advisors will share their tips to help you plan your strategy for adjusting to life in the U.S.

College of Natural Resources (CNR) Open House

Wednesday, September 9 | 2-4pm | @Mulford Hall East Courtyard
Interested in Biology, Environmental Economics, Ecology, Environmental Issues or Pre-Med/Pre-Health? CNR may be the place for you. Learn more about the variety of majors and minors that CNR has to offer at our open house and talk to the Peer Advisors and Major Advisors. All students interested in CNR are welcome to attend.

Social Events!

Organized by UCB student volunteers!

RSVP and details at the links below.
Or, see our Facebook Events

Sunday, August 16

2-3pm | Campus Tour
3-5pm | Botanical Garden Hike
3-5pm | Ultimate Frisbee @Memorial Glade
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Monday, August 17

10am-12pm | Hike to the Big C
1-3pm | Shopping at Berkeley Bowl
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Tuesday, August 18

9-11am | Berkeley's Best Coffee Tour
2-3pm | Campus Tour
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Wednesday, August 19

2-4pm | Berkeley's Best Ice Cream
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Thursday, August 20

9-11am | Berkeley's Best Coffee Tour
10am-2pm | Asian Market Shopping & Lunch
12-1pm | Lunch in Berkeley
1-3pm | Shopping at Berkeley Bowl
2-3pm | Campus Tour
4:30-6pm | Berkeley's Best Ice Cream
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Friday, August 21

2-4pm | Berkeley's Best Ice Cream
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley
9-11pm | Big C Night Hike

Saturday, August 22

9-11am | Berkeley's Best Coffee Tour
10am-5pm | Trip to San Francisco with ISAB
12-1pm | Lunch in Berkeley
2-3pm | Campus Tour
3-5pm | Ultimate Frisbee @Memorial Glade
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Sunday, August 23

12-1pm | Lunch in Berkeley
2-4pm | Berkeley's Best Ice Cream
3-5pm | Botanical Gardens Hike
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley