Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

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Keegan Houser

Congratulations on your acceptance to UC Berkeley!

BIO is excited to welcome you into the UC Berkeley international graduate student community no matter where you are in the world! We look forward to helping you start the semester off strong! Whether you will be here in person or attending remotely, we will share information, resources, and support that will help set you up for success at Cal. In order to best serve the incoming class in terms of safety and accessibility, Fall 2021 Orientation will be fully virtual. 

Throughout the day, you will have an opportunity to meet and connect with other new international graduate students, learn from informative sessions focusing on the unique concerns of international students, and gain an understanding of how to navigate campus.

Please know that BIO's orientation is geared towards international students and will differ from orientation events offered by academic units, so we encourage you to attend!

Graduate Orientation

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

8 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PDT


8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. Navigating Campus
8:30 a.m. Wellness & Safety
9:00 a.m. Academic Success Panel
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Maintaining Your Immigration Status
11:10 a.m. Working in the U.S.
11:40 a.m. Overview of Taxes and GLACIER