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Fifty years of creating student leaders As Cal Parents, you know UC Berkeley fosters a culture of public service. Did you know that our Public Service Center plays a leading role in preparing students to be leaders? Each year, the center supports more than 5,000 students who work with hundreds of organizations and contribute more … Continue Reading »

Cal Parents Fund: Encouraging the impulse to give

By David Peterkofsky New Cal Parents’ co-chair aims to inspire giving among current students Why wait to teach your UC Berkeley student about the importance of philanthropy? When it comes to sharing the joys of charitable giving, there’s no time like the present, according to Wendy Bingham, new co-chair of the Cal Parents board. Bingham … Continue Reading »

A parent’s perspective

Father and daughter

by David Hollander On an unseasonably warm October Friday evening, I took Uber over to campus to watch Cal play the Ducks. Before the game, I met my daughter, Claire, and some of her Alpha Phi sisters and fellow parents at Top Dog on Durant. We all gathered in line, and I started to enjoy … Continue Reading »

A note to parents from the chancellor

Chancellor Carol Christ

Dear Cal Parents, I’ve been thinking a lot about journeys as I begin my time as Berkeley’s 11th chancellor. I still vividly remember the first journey I took to California—across the country by car, the first time I’d been west of Philadelphia—to begin my faculty appointment here. It was then, in those first months of … Continue Reading »

Banking and Personal Finance for UC Berkeley Students

Student holding Cal1Card

Although the semester has just started, many parents and supporters soon may receive urgent texts or calls for more money. Maybe students are spending too much on late-night pizza runs or opening new credit cards with payments due. Whatever their overspending issues might be, here are some personal finance tips to share with your students, … Continue Reading »

A message from Chancellor Carol Christ

Chancellor Carol Christ

Though I’ve spent many years immersed in the seasonal rhythms of higher education, I am always inspired by the excitement and energy that usher in the start of the fall semester. Walking around Berkeley in August and witnessing the controlled chaos of move-in, I experience a great thrill thinking about the journeys of intellectual and … Continue Reading »

Nixle emergency messaging keeps campus safe

UC Policeman with canine in vehicle

Nixle enables students, parents, faculty, staff and anyone else to register to receive alerts from UCPD. Text the local zip codes (94720 & 94704) to 888-777 to receive alerts directly to your phone. In combination with timely information, UCPD uses a proactive approach to crime reduction, including a combination of directed enforcement (both high-visibility and … Continue Reading »

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