Current Students - Undergraduates

One-of-a-kind Basic Needs Center a new hub for student help

February 22, 2019

Six years in the making, UC Berkeley’s new Basic Needs Center, a one-stop shop for students with food, housing and financial insecurity, opens Monday, Feb. 25, on the lower level of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. The novel, nearly 3,000-square-foot facility is considered the first of its kind in the UC system and nationwide.

Uranus and Neptune are more interesting than we thought, new images show

February 7, 2019

UC Berkeley researchers, both faculty and students, are jumping in to interpret new images of the planet Uranus and Neptune recently released by NASA. The images reveal clues to the planets' weather, including massive year-long storms.

Giving to L&S

The College of Letters and Science (L&S), one of the largest and most prestigious teaching and research entities in the nation, stands at the heart of Berkeley’s intellectual preeminence and comprehensive excellence.

Our continued leadership in education, research, and public service depends on private philanthropy from our alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations. Gifts to Berkeley play an essential role both in sustaining fundamental traditions of excellence and in moving the university forward decisively.

UC Berkeley in 2018: The year in photos

December 21, 2018

Take a look back at 2018 at UC Berkeley, featuring highlights from several L&S departments.

Finals stress? Chancellor Carol Christ has cookies

December 11, 2018

Chancellor Carol Christ took a few minutes on Monday and again on Friday to deliver chocolate, sugar, raisin and red velvet cookies to students at Moffitt Library as they wrapped up semester-long research projects and crammed for big tests. “Cookies don’t finish papers," the Chancellor said, "but they help.”

Advice for graduates: Don’t forget your civic life

December 15, 2018

Chancellor Carol Christ had a clear message for the 600 UC Berkeley graduates at Saturday’s commencement ceremony: Think beyond yourself and attend to your civic life just as you do a personal and professional life.

The llamas were here! The llamas were here!

December 3, 2018

In what’s becoming a ritual of stressful times on campus, llamas returned to Memorial Glade to help soothe the students’ pre-finals nerves and bring smiles all around. The gentle animals offered themselves up for petting, feeding, grooming and hundreds of selfies in the return of Llamapalooza.

I’m a Berkeleyan: Teddy Lake

November 20, 2018

Third-year political science major Teddy Lake serves on the ASUC Senate, where she is proud to help raise the voice of UC Berkeley’s queer and trans community.

Take a bow, freshman improv grads: You slayed it

November 8, 2018

Undergrads, if you’re willing to set aside your mobile devices, embarrass yourself in front of strangers and take one for the team – personal glory be damned – here’s a class for you. Psych 24 is a one-unit, pass/no pass UC Berkeley freshman seminar that uses madcap improvisational theater to teach about the science of the human mind.

A letter to my students: I still have hope because of you — now vote

November 2, 2018

Martha Olney, a teaching professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Economics, sent this letter to her students earlier this week.