Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

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Congratulations on your acceptance to UC Berkeley!

Berkeley International Office is excited to welcome you at Graduate Student Orientation! In order to best serve the incoming class in terms of safety and accessibility, Fall 2020 International Student Orientation will be fully virtual.

Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

7 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PDT


Time Activity
7 a.m. Small group discussions
7:30 a.m. Welcome & introductions
7:40 a.m. Who Is BIO & Navigating Campus [pdf]
8:00 a.m. Academic Success Panel
9:00 a.m. Break
9:15 a.m. Immigration Essentials [pdf]
10:00 a.m. Wellness & Safety [pdf]
10:45 a.m. Overview of Taxes and GLACIER [pdf]

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Watch the Fall 2020 International Graduate Student Orientation recording

Check out the YouTube playlist below to watch individual sessions from BIO's Fall 2020 International Graduate Student Orientation.

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