Fall 2014 International Orientation

August 17-22, 2014

View your detailed orientation schedule at these links:

Orientation Events for All

Tour of the Recreational Sports Facility | at the RSF

Tuesday, August 19 ~or~ Friday, August 22 @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.

Workshop: Exploring Majors & Career Options

Tuesday, August 19 | 4-5:30pm | International House, Auditorium
Study what you love and 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?

Doe Library Tours

-Tuesday, Aug. 19 | 1-2pm |  Meet at North Entry of Doe Library 
-Thursday, Aug. 21 |  10am-11am  | 
Meet at North Entry of Doe Library
Tour the Doe, Moffitt and Main Stacks libraries and learn how the campus libraries can help you succeed!

International Resource Fair

Wednesday, August 20 | 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.

Berkeley Student Store International Discount Event

-Thursday, August 21 | 11am-1pm | 2470 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA AND
-Wednesday, August 27 | 5-7pm | 2470 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
Get set with all your school supplies and Cal gear. 20% off clothing, gifts, and school supplies. May not be combined with any other offer. Valid in store and on selected items only. Excludes textbooks, gift cards,diploma frames, clearance items, promotional items, previous and online purchases, calculators, computer hardware, supplies, and software. Photo ID is required.

International Students: Let's Partner Together to Reach Your Career Goals

Thursday, August 21 | 11am-12pm | International House, Sproul Rooms
Discover how the Career Center can support your career goals through services, resources, and programs specifically for international students. The Career Counselor for International Students will share practical tips to build skills, grow your network, and gain experience during your time at Cal.

Sustainability at Cal: Blue, Gold and Green!

Thursday, August 21 | 12:30pm-1:30pm | International House, Sproul Rooms
Interested in being more “green”? Hear from the ASUC Sustainability Team about what it means to be environmentally friendly in Berkeley and how to get more involved in campus sustainability groups.

Berkeley's Free Speech Movement and Its Legacies

Thursday, August 21 | 2-3 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
This year's entering class will be reading Freedom's Orator, by Robert Cohen, chosen to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement (FSM). Attend this interactive multi-media workshop led by Carlos Muñoz, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies. New students attending the session who have not already received a copy of the book will be given a free copy of Freedom's Orator at the session.

Ice Cream Social!

Friday, August 22 | 4:30-6pm | International House, Auditorium
Enjoy American-style ice cream with new friends!

Social Events!

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The events listed below are organized by current UCB student volunteers! Have fun, share tips, and ask questions.

Sunday, August 17

3-5pm | Hike to the UCB Botanical Garden
3-5pm | Ultimate Frisbee Game
6-8pm | Dinner in Oakland!

Monday, August 18

6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Tuesday, August 19

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

Wednesday, August 20

10-11am | The "Big C" Hike
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Thursday, August 21

10-11am | Run to Berkeley Marina
10am-2pm | Shopping/Lunch @Asian Market
2-3pm | Campus Tour
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Friday, August 22

1-3pm | IKEA & Target Shopping Trip
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Saturday, August 23

10-6pm | Trip to San Francisco
6-8pm | Dinner in Berkeley

Sunday, August 24

9-11am | Berkeley's Best Coffee