Contact Us

Please email us with your specific questions as follows:

General Inquiries
NIF Questions
J-1 Visiting Scholars
H-1B UCB Employees
Tax Filing (General Questions Only)

To learn about becoming a UC Berkeley student, contact the Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Admissions offices.

Student Advising Hours (no advising on Wednesdays):

Drop-In Advising

Summer Schedule (June 3-Aug 2, 2024):
Virtual drop-in advising available Monday and Friday 1 - 4 p.m.
In-person drop-in advising available Tuesday and Thursday 1 - 4 p.m.

Virtual Advising Appointments

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Please see our Student Services webpage for full details.

Advising for J-1 Visiting Scholars, Professors, Researchers and Student Researchers, or H-1B UCB Employees

Due to the complex nature of scholar cases, we encourage you to email questions and/or request an appointment by emailing If you are an H-1B UCB employee, please make an appointment by emailing

Holiday Closure Dates 2023-2024 Academic Year

Holiday Date
Labor Day

Monday, September 4

Veteran's Day

Friday, November 10


Wednesday, November 22: Virtual services only (BIO physical office closed)

Thursday, November 23 - Friday, November 24: Closed

Winter Break 2023-24

Tuesday, December 19 - Friday, December 22: Virtual services only (BIO physical office closed)

Monday, December 25 - Tuesday, January 2: Closed

Wednesday, January 3 - Friday, January 5: Virtual services only (BIO physical office closed)

Monday, January 8: Open for all normal in-person services

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 15
President's Day Monday, February 19
Cesar Chavez Day Friday, March 29
Memorial Day Monday, May 27
Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19
Independence Day

Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3: Virtual services only (BIO physical office closed)

Thursday, July 4 & Friday, 5: Closed


Berkeley International Office

2150 Shattuck Avenue

Suite 500

Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours:

Monday–Friday  |  9 a.m.12 p.m. and 14 p.m.*

*Except the holiday closure dates noted below on this page.

In-person document pick-up and drop-off is available during BIO's open hours with no appointment necessary.

Advising services with BIO staff:

Tel: 1-510-642-2818  |  Fax: 1-510-643-7289