Freshman Orientation

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Keegan Houser

Congratulations on your acceptance to UC Berkeley!

Berkeley International Office is excited to welcome you at Freshman Orientation! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to the campus, meet new friends, learn how to be academically successful, and provide opportunities to get your questions answered.

Freshman Orientation

Monday, August 15, 2016
@155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
8:00am-5:00pm

We are putting together an awesome orientation schedule for you! Check back here often for the latest updates and more details. Please register and let us know you are coming!

8:00am-8:45am Breakfast (provided) & Check In
8:45am-9:00am Welcome & Intros: Who are We/Who are You?
9:00am-9:30am Navigating Campus
9:30am-10:30am Team Builders: Get to Know Your Fellow Students
10:30am-11:30am Academic Success Panel
11:30am-12:30pm Wellness, Inclusion & Safety Tips
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (provided)
1:45pm-2:30pm Nobody Ever Told Me About That!
2:30pm-3:30pm Team Building: Get to Know Your Fellow Students
3:30pm-5pm Parents & Families of Students' Orientation (see below)
3:30pm-5:00pm Top Campus Resources Hunt
5:00pm Snack Time!

Orientation for Parents & Family of Students

Monday, August 15 | 1:30-5:15pm

Campus Tours (optional)
1:30pm-2:45pm | Meet at Sather Gate
Parents and family are invited to join tours of campus led by our international student volunteers!

Orientation Program
2:45-5:15pm | 155 Dwinelle Hall
Parents and families of incoming international freshman are welcome to attend this special orientation program just for them! The program will include information from staff and a Student Panel. Prizes will be raffled and refreshments provided.

For more resources, see our web page for Parents of International Students.

Bring to Orientation:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Note-taking devices
  • Water bottle
  • Light backpack (for free stuff!)
  • Lunch money
  • Questions for staff or students
  • Your "Go Bears!" spirit