Crowd on Sproul steps - Photo by Keegan Hauser

New International Student Orientation

Welcome to Cal! Berkeley International Office is excited to welcome you to campus. BIO hosts numerous orientations and welcome activities during the start of each semester to help new international students adjust to the US, learn how to navigate the campus and to make new connections with one another. 

See below for upcoming orientation session dates and click the link for more specific schedules and information.

Fall Orientation

All new student orientations will be held in Dwinelle Hall


First-Year Students Monday, August 14  8:00am-12pm
Transfer Students Monday, August 14 1:00-5pm
EAP Students Monday, August 14  1:00-5pm
Graduate Students Wednesday, August 16 8:00am-12pm

Additional Orientations

All new undergraduate students (first year, transfer and EAP students) are required to attend Golden Bear Orientation.

Graduate students have many orientation programs available to them from academic departments - be sure to check in with your department advisor to learn more. The Graduate Division also hosts an optional orientation on Tuesday, August 22nd. More information is available here.

Three Cal students with confetti at Sproul

Local Resources

Check out this list of Bay Area resources that work with the Berkeley International Office in supporting our orientation and programming efforts.

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