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)
|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|
|11:00 a.m.||Campus Tour|
Stay informed and check out the resources below:
- Dining Suggestions in the Area
- UC Berkeley Academic Calendar
- Cal Parents
- The Arrival Guide for New Students
- Homecoming: Parents Weekend
- Housing: Parent page
- The Daily Cal: campus newspaper
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.