Graduate Student Orientation
Congratulations on your acceptance to UC Berkeley!
BIO is excited to welcome you into the UC Berkeley international student community! We look forward to helping you start the semester off strong.
This year's orientation will be in a hybrid format, with both virtual informational sessions and an in-person Welcome Day with a variety events and activities. Our virtual sessions will share information, resources, and support that will help set you up for success at Cal.
During the in-person Welcome Day, you will have an opportunity to meet and connect with other new international graduate students, participate in Q&A's with current students, and make new friends!
Virtual Orientation Sessions
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST
Location: Zoom (register for Zoom link here)
|8:40 a.m.||Navigating Campus|
|9:10 a.m.||Immigration Essentials: Maintaining Your Status|
|10:00 a.m.||Health & Safety in the U.S.|
|10:30 a.m.||Working in the U.S.|
|10:45 a.m.||Student & Staff Q&A|
|11:15 a.m.||Overview of Taxes and GLACIER|
In-Person Welcome Day
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. PST
Location: Wheeler Auditorium and Dwinelle Plaza
|2:00 p.m.||Student & Staff Q&A|
|2:45 p.m.||Grad Student Coffee Break|
|3:45 p.m.||International Student Mixer|