Fall 2015 International Orientation

August 17-21, 2015

View your detailed orientation schedule at these links:

Orientation Events for All International Students

Tour of the Recreational Sports Facility | at the RSF

-Tuesday, August 18 | 10-11am
-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.

Major Panel: Applying to Haas School of Business and/or Economics

Tuesday, August 18 | 11am-12pm | Tan Hall, Room 180
Undergraduate international students are invited to meet with Advisors from the College of Letters & Science to ask questions about your schedule and major prerequisites.

Major Panel: Preparing for Majors in Biological Sciences

Tuesday, August 18 | 1-2pm | 102 Moffitt Library
Undergraduate international students are invited to meet with Advisors from the College of Letters & Science to ask questions about your schedule and major prerequisites.

Workshop: Exploring Majors & Career Options

Tuesday, August 18 | 4-5:30pm | International House, Auditorium
Study what you love & still get your dream job! Does an international student REALLY need to major in what is viewed as a “practical” major in order to gain employment in their home country? L&S and BIO Advisors will lead the discussion.

Major Panel: Exploring Physical Science Majors & Computer Science

Wednesday, August 19 | 11am-12pm | 180 Tan Hall
Undergraduate international students are invited to meet with Advisors from the College of Letters & Science to ask questions about your schedule and major prerequisites.

ITIN Drop Off Event

Wednesday, August 19 | 12pm-12:30pm | International House

Monday, August 31 | 10am-12pm | International House
Complete your ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 international students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving a cash award from UC Berkeley.

Major Panel: Preparing for a L&S Major in the Social Sciences

Wednesday, August 19 | 1-2pm | 180 Tan Hall
Undergraduate international students are invited to meet with Advisors from the College of Letters & Science to ask questions about your schedule and major prerequisites.

International Resource Fair

Wednesday, August 19 | 3-5pm | International House, Auditorium
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.

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!

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).

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!

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

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

9-11 am | Berkeley's Best Coffee Tour
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