Divisions & Units - Undergraduate Studies

Hamilton soundtrack gets new students on the same page

August 22, 2017

Hamilton — the hit Broadway show that blends hip-hop, pop, R&B and history to tell a diverse new generation the story of the country’s founding — is bringing together incoming students as the heart of this year’s On the Same Page program at UC Berkeley.

From Broadway to Berkeley: 'Hamilton' hits the classroom

August 18, 2017

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before the smash Broadway hit “Hamilton” worked its way into the curriculum at UC Berkeley.

Give me a C! New students break world record

August 16, 2017

To Angela Neally from Long Beach and Dani Goland from Israel, the letter C they were forming on the football field Tuesday night with some 7,000 other new students might have stood for “Ccccccold!” Temperatures dipped and fog swirled around California Memorial Stadium, unlike the warm summer evenings many knew back home. But at about 9:15 p.m., as it finally took shape, there was no doubt what the big C meant to all the incoming UC Berkeley students who created it. 

Make way for Move-In Day

August 7, 2017
If you’re thinking of driving to work or classes at UC Berkeley on Monday, Aug. 14, getting around and parking is going to be, well… a bear. A big, congested Golden Bear. But you can help make the day better for yourself and others on campus.

Preparing for Graduate School

Are you considering applying for graduate school, taking the GRE exam, or just exploring possibilities for continuing your academic career?

For a comprehensive look at graduate studies at Berkeley, make sure to explore the Graduate Division website, which includes factual information such as application procedures and deadlines. Applying to Berkeley on the main UC Berkeley website also addresses many practical questions.

Divisions of L&S

Arts & Humanities

The division seeks to inspire students to seek for truth and explore creative ideas about our world and its diverse cultures through courses in literature, arts, languages, and philosophy.

Undergraduate Students

Intellectual Adventure of a Lifetime

Bowles Hall champion Bob Sayles dies at 85

May 16, 2017
Bob Sayles, a 1952 UC Berkeley alumnus who led the more than $40 million restoration of Berkeley’s castle-like Bowles Hall, died Sunday at age 85 following a brief illness.

Admission Application Tips and Strategies

Academic Preparation

As you consider graduate school programs and evaluate your academic preparation, consider the steps you can take to become more competitive.