Fall 2016 International Orientation

August 14-20, 2016

View your detailed orientation schedule at these links:


Don't miss these events...

Freshman & Transfer Welcome Pizza Party

Sunday, August 14th | 1-3pm | @International House
Meet Berkeley International Office staff and other international students to kick off orientation week. Fun activities and pizza!

Immunization clinic

-Tuesday, August 16 | 1-5pm | @Tang Center
-Thursday, August 18 | 9-11:30am | @Tang Center
Get your immunization shots and vaccines to comply with the UC Immunization Requirement. Please call 510-643-7177 to make your appointments 1-2 days in advance.

International Resource Fair

Wednesday, August 17 | 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

-Tuesday, August 16 | 1-3pm | Meet at North Entrance of Doe Library
-Thursday, August 18 | 1-3pm | 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!

Ice Cream Social!

Friday, August 19 | 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 18 | 9am-6pm | @Cal Student Store
-Monday, August 22 | 8am-8pm | @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 23 | 1-2pm | @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.

Social Events!

Organized by UCB student volunteers!

You can RSVP for the individual events on Facebook via the links below or you can go directly to our Facebook Page and sign up for them all !

Sunday, August 14

2-4pm | Campus Tour
2-5pm | Botanical Garden Hike
3:30-5:30pm | Ultimate Frisbee
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Monday, August 15

10am-12pm | Hike to the Big C
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Tuesday, August 16

9-11am | Berkeley's Best Coffee Tour
2-4pm | Campus Tour
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Wednesday, August 17

10am-2pm | Asian Market Shopping & Lunch
2-4pm | Berkeley's Best Ice Cream Tour
4-5:30pm | Soccer @ Maxwell Field
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley
9-11pm | Big C Night Hike

Thursday, August 18

9-11am | Berkeley's Best Coffee Tour
12-1pm | Lunch in Berkeley
1-3pm | Shopping at Berkeley Bowl
2-4pm | Campus Tour
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Friday, August 19

10am-2pm | Asian market Shopping & Lunch
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley
9-11pm | Big C Night Hike

Saturday, August 20

9-11am | Berkeley's Best Coffee Tour
10am-5pm | Trip to San Francisco with ISAB
11am-1pm | Brunch in Berkeley
2-4pm | Campus Tour
3:30-5:30pm | Ultimate Frisbee
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Sunday, August 21

11-1pm | Brunch in Berkeley
2-5pm | Botanical Garden Hike
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley