First-Year Orientation

First-Year Orientation

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Keegan Houser

Congratulations on your acceptance to UC Berkeley!

Berkeley International Office is excited to welcome you at First-Year Orientation! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to campus, help you meet new friends and learn how to be academically successful, as well as provide opportunities to get your questions answered.

First-Year Orientation

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
8 a.m.12 p.m.

Missed orientation or just want to review the presentations? Check out the links below.


Time Activity
8 a.m. Breakfast and check-in
8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:40 a.m. Who is BIO & Overview
9 a.m. Life at Cal (Academics and Adjustment)
10 a.m. Team Builders
10:55 a.m. Wellness & Safety
11:15 a.m. Immigration Essentials
11:45 a.m. Next Steps

Registration is closed.

Bring to Orientation:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Note-taking devices
  • Water bottle
  • Light backpack (for free stuff!)
  • Lunch money
  • Questions for staff or students
  • Your "Go Bears!" spirit