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 19, 2021

8 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PDT

Schedule

TimeActivity
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. Navigating Campus [PDF slides]
8:30 a.m. Health & Safety [PDF slides]
9:00 a.m. Academic Success Panel
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Immigration Essentials [PDF slides]
11:10 a.m. Working in the U.S. [PDF slides]
11:40 a.m. Overview of Taxes and GLACIER [PDF slides]

Fall 2021 BIO Graduate Student Orientation recording

Fall 2021 BIO Graduate Student Orientation

Whether you will be here in person or attending remotely, this orientation, recorded on August 19, 2021, includes information and resources that will help set you up for success at Cal.

If you would like to navigate to a specific section of the orientation, please use the links below:

0:10 Welcome from BIO Director

5:23 Navigating Campus

26:49 Wellness & Safety

59:38 Academic Success Panel

1:59:01 Immigration Essentials

2:55:03 Working in the U.S.

3:28:34 Overview of Taxes and GLACIER

If you require captioning to access a pre-recorded event on our website, please contact Berkeley International Office at internationaloffice@berkeley.edu. Please expect 7-10 days for captioning to be provided.