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At Berkeley, the greatest minds come together to address the world’s most pertinent challenges. Explore academic departments, interdisciplinary research units and academic resources to help your student.
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Find the facts, forms and resources you need to estimate and apply for aid from our financial aid and scholarships office.
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Our students come from different places and backgrounds, but together they create a diverse and kinetic community. Explore campus services to help your student feel at home at Berkeley.
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Ready to get involved? Find out about opportunities to become an advocate and representative of the campus community.
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When you give to Berkeley, you help support the entire campus community. Choose a particular program to support or make an unrestricted gift.
Letter Home is a newsletter for parents and families of Cal students
Welcome new Cal Parents! Your family’s Berkeley experience has just begun. Your student is now responsible for all of their tasks and deadlines, however, to give parents piece of mind, we are offering parents an insight into their new responsibilities. The links on the right provide you with an understanding of what and when students take care of their assigned tasks. Go Bears!
Golden Bear advising
Golden Bear prep
Golden Bear Orientation for Parents and Supporters
Interview with medical doctor John Swartzberg, emeritus professor of public health at UC Berkeley
Important reminders and support for students
A Message of Gratitude
- The latest updates on the evolving COVID-19 policies and resources for the campus community.