Parents and Families of International Students

Welcome and Thank You to Parents & Families of International Students!

When international students embark on their journey to UC Berkeley, they rarely do so alone. Parents, family, and friends play a big role  even from a distance  in offering support throughout a student's university career. Berkeley International Office appreciates the role you play in supporting your student!

The 2019-2020 International Parent & Family Calendar highlights key dates for new UC Berkeley students and suggestions for how families can offer support throughout the academic year year. 

Orientation for Parents & Families of International Students

International Parent & Family Orientation will introduce you to UC Berkeley and share tools and resources to help you support your student as they start their journey at Cal. With a Q&A panel and student-led tour, you will have the chance to have any questions answered by current UC Berkeley students and staff. If you are dropping off a student for the International Student First-Year Orientation, you can meet at Dwinelle Plaza at 8:30 AM and we will walk together to the orientation location of Valley Life Sciences Building room 2050.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

2050 Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB)


Time Activity
8:30 a.m. Walk to VLSB
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. Agenda/Overview of the Day
9:20 a.m. Navigating Campus
9:45 a.m. Cultural Adjustment and Supporting Your Student
10:00 a.m. Student & BIO Adviser Panel
10:45 a.m. Conclusion
11:00 a.m. Campus Tour

More ResourcesParent and Family Transition Calendar cover

Stay informed and check out the resources below:

Are You a Student Coming to UC Berkeley with Dependents?

See the Family Matters section of our website for links to resources for students with accompanying family.