Spring 2014 Orientation & Document Check

Thursday, January 15, 2015  |  Genetics & Plant Biology building, Room 100

We hope you can join us for this day-long event. Get helpful information
and network with other new students like yourself!

8-9am | Document Check & Breakfast

Berkeley International Office will treat you to a continental breakfast while we complete the required visa document review. Please bring the following to the Document Check:

  1. Passport
  2. Passport admission stamp or I-94
  3. Form I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1)
  4. Arrival Form [doc](fill out in advance)

9am-5pm | Orientation Program

9am Welcome & Introductions
We’ll introduce the BIO staff who are here to help you.
9:15am Campus Road Map
We'll look ahead at what to expect in your academic and social life at Cal during this entertaining presentation.
9:45am Team Builders
Get to you know your fellow classmates through some fun activities led by current UC Berkeley students.
10:15am Academic Advising
Academic Advisors will cover basic requirements for your program and answer your questions.
11:15am Student Success Resource Fair
Staff from University Health Services, Student Learning Center, UC Police Department, and the Career Center will share their perspectives on the U.S. classroom, how to access their services, and academic culture and integrity in this mini-resource fair.
12:30pm Lunch (provided)
1:30pm Nobody Ever Told Me About That
Common mistakes students make and how to keep your most critical business in order.
2pm Make the Most of your UC Berkeley experience!
Learn about all that Berkeley has to offer and how to take advantage of it all from the experts - current students.
3pm Top Campus Resource Hunt
Find resources and learn about Berkeley traditions! Team up with new friends to solve puzzles and complete your mission! Return to Dwinelle for refreshment and an exciting conclusion.
4:30pm Closing
5pm Dinner
Celebrate the start of the semester and enjoy dinner around Berkeley with your new friends.