May 4, 2020

Dean Bob Jacobsen, L&S Undergraduate Studies, interviews four students on the impact of COVID 19 on Cal Undergraduates. This open and frank discussion covers virtual learning, grading, technology challenges, advice for incoming students, and more.

June 6, 2016

Cal Student Orientation season has officially started. The first CalSO session for the newest class of incoming Bears contained 74 computer science intended majors, 59 intended to major in molecular & cell biology, 40 students for Haas School of Business, 36 intended for economics, and 19 for mathematics, making up seventy percent of the incoming 326 students. Among smaller groups, there was one intended history major, one intended film major, one student for anthropology, and six wisely intending to major in physics.  

May 28, 2016

The Student Informations Systems (SIS) project is planning to give advisors access to high school records, including transcripts, in June. CalCentral will now feature a link to ImageNow for access to the new SIS feature. 

May 25, 2016

The Coordination Board for Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment Management writes that the "target self-help value" for undergrad in-state financial aid rose from $450 to $8400. UC Berkeley is still on the good side of the numbers compared to the UC average. The increase is mostly due to increases in expected student expenses. The board is looking to house about fifty students at Mills College in the fall of this year, perhaps in concert with some Bio 1A/1B-style courses. Other joint programs are being considered as well.

May 21, 2016

Construction on Wheeler Hall is starting up. For more information, please see the following links of Berkeley websites covering the project: and Wheeler Hall will be closed until May 2017.

May 4, 2016

bCourses implemented a new content retention policy which states that each bCourses site concludes two to three weeks after the end of each term. Site content will be deleted after six years, but users will receive a notification before any content is deleted, in addition to being given the possibility of exception. Student content, such as files and assignments, will be kept so long as the student still has a CalNet ID. 

May 2, 2016

The cognitive science program is considering a change that would require Math 55 as a prerequisite for the major. Currently, Math 55 is part of the post-declaration major program. There will be more to follow as the possible change develops.

April 17, 2016

April 12, 2016

2016 is the first year that UC Berkeley, or any United States institution, has been invited by the Yenching Academy of Peking to nominate students for the Yenching Scholars Program. UC Berkeley student Alicia Hayes (Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships) works as Berkeley's campus representative for the Yenching Academy.