All Undergraduates

New Student Convocation: August 26, 3:45PM until 6PM, Official Welcome for New Undergraduates. All new freshman, transfer, and Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF) students are invited to hear from Chancellor Nicholas Dirks,  ASUC President DeeJay Pepito, Vice Chancellor Harry Le Grande, Dean of Students Jonathan Poullard, Professor Lisa Garcia Bedolla; listen to the Cal Marching Band and the California Golden Overtones; pick up some cool Cal stuff; and enjoy a free dinner (Cal 1 Card required). Enter at Gate 2, California Memorial Staduim, 510/ 642-4970.

Note: your bags will be checked at the entrance. Be sure to leave these items at home: Alcohol, Animals, Banners/Signs, Balls or other projectiles, Weapons, Hard fruit or Vegetables (unless cut into small pieces), Glass or Metal Bottles, Cans, Sticks/Poles, Fireworks, Hard coolers, Bags larger than 14"x14"x6", Umbrellas, Derogatory/profane /scantily clad/offensive clothing, Artificial noise making devices, Video Cameras, Monos/Tripods, Professional Cameras, Laser Pointers, Tobacco Products, Skateboards/rollerblades/scooters/roller shoes, Balloons, Illegal drugs, and Segways (ADA only)/Bicycles/Tri-Bikes.

Course Threads Interdisciplinary Program Information Session: August 28, Noon until 1PM, Enjoy pizza, Meet new and returning Course Threads students, and learn about the program, 220 Stephens Hall, coursethreads.berkeley.edu, 510/643-9670.

UC Berkeley Washington (UCDC)/Discover Cal's Washington Programs: August 28, 10AM until 11AM, UCDC Program and Cal-in-the-Capital (CITC) reps share info about interning in the nation's capital, 791 Barrows Hall, ucdc.berkeley.edu, 510/642-9102.

DeCal (Democratic Education at Cal) Expo: August 30, 5PM until 7PM, DeCal (Democratic Education at Cal) Facilitators advertise their classes, and students explore what's being this fall, Upper Sproul Plaza, decal.org, 510/642-9127.


College Orientations
Chemistry Information Session/Freshmen: August 26, 10AM until Noon, Academic advising for new freshmen who did not attend CalSO, Chemistry Library Room D, chemistry.berkeley.edu, 510/643-0550.

Chemistry Information Session/Transfers: August 26, 10AM until Noon, Academic advising for new transfer students who did not attend CalSO, Chemistry Library Room E, chemistry.berkeley.edu, 510/643-1035.

Chemistry New Student Orientation: August 27, 10AM until Noon, 100 Lewis Hall, chemistry.berkeley.edu, 510/643-0550.

Engineering Change of College Workshop: August 26, 1PM until 2PM and August 28, 11AM Until Noon, General information on change of college criteria and application for all Engineering majors, 240 Bechtel Engineering, coe.berkeley.edu/COC, 510/642-7594.

Engineering New Student Orientation: August 28, 10AM until 4PM, Open only to students admitted to Engineering, Field House Gym at the Recreational Sports Facility, 2301 Bancroft Way, coe.berkeley.edu/events/new-student-orientation-2013, 510/643-7828.

Environmental Design Communication by Design for Transfers (Required): August 26, 1PM until 4PM, Learn how to build a presentation narrative, know your audience, and make a compelling presentation, Required for all CED transfers, 170 and 172 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design Computing Workshop/Freshmen: August 26, 10AM until 11AM, Learn about the CED computing login process and how to access a variety of essential IT equipment, including cloud printing, large scale scanners, rendering farm, plotters and printers, 106 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design Computing Workshop/Transfers: August 26, 4PM until 5PM, Learn about the CED computing login process and how to access a variety of essential IT equipment, including cloud printing, large scale scanners, rendering farm, plotters and printers, 106 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design Computing Workshop/Transfers & Freshmen: August 27, 4PM until 5PM, Learn about the CED computing login process and how to access a variety of essential IT equipment, including cloud printing, large scale scanners, rendering farm, plotters and printers, 305 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design Expanding Your Horizons: August 27, 3PM until 4PM, UC Berkeley and CED offer a huge number of enrichment opportunities, Learn about student groups, study abroad options, minors, public service opportunities, prizes and awards, and more, 112 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design Interactive Theater Workshop (Required): August 28, 10AM until Noon, Collaborative effort with the Interactive Theater Group, Performances and audience participation to help examine complex human issues and solutions to student interaction challenges, Required for all incoming CED freshmen and transfers, 112 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design International Student Orientation: August 22, 1PM until 5PM, Includes presentations from professors discussing the CED educational system, academic expectations, resources, and more, RSVP online tinyurl.com/c76c8z2, Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design Jump Start Your Career: August 28, 4PM until 5PM, Basic career-planning strategies with CED Career Counselor Maria Dawson and members of the CED advising team, Learn about internships, finding a mentor, upcoming career workshops, CED's Career Fair, and more, Leverage your time in CED to create a strong network, Gain resume and interview tips for internships and job searches, 110 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design New Student Welcome (Required): August 27, 9AM until Noon, CED deans, faculty, staff and current students welcome new students, Tools and tips on how to successfully and pro-actively manage your time, life-school balance, and stress, Required for all new CED freshmen and transfers, 112 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design Transfer Student Reception: August 26, 10AM until 11:30AM, Join new and returning CED transfer students for an informal reception at the Transfer, Re-Entry, Student Parent Center (TRSP), Learn about the many resources available to help you make a smooth transition to Cal, RSVP online tinyurl.com/CEDTransferReception2013, 100 Cesar Chavez Student Center, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design Undergraduate Ice Cream Social & Resource Fair/A Certified Green Event: August 29, Noon until 1:30PM, Fenton's Ice Cream and Purely Decadent Vegan Ice Cream, Meet faculty, advisers, peer advisers, and student group leaders who will join in the fun and scoop ice cream for you, This event has been certified as Green by UC Berkeley's Department of Sustainability, Wurster Hall, Second Floor Lobby and Courtyard, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Environmental Design Welcome Back Party: August 28, 5PM until 7PM, Wurster Hall, Second Floor Lobby and Courtyard, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Fall Program For Freshmen (FPF) New Student Welcome: August 26, 10AM until Noon, Meet FPF students, instructors, and advisers, Only for UC Berkeley Extension's Fall Program for Freshmen students, Karpe Hall, 2515 Hillegass Avenue (FPF building), fpf.berkeley.edu, 510/643-0379.

Letters & Science Advising/Tools for Transfers: August 28, 10AM until 11:30AM, 100 Cesar Chavez Student Center, trsp.berkeley.edu/ww.htm, 510/642-4257.

Letters & Science Exploring Majors at Cal: August 27 at 1PM, August 28 at 3PM, August 30 at 11AM, and September 4 at 9:30AM, All events are one hour long, For frosh, sophomores, and undecided juniors who have questions about choosing a L&S major, and resources to explore, Evans Hall, 2nd Floor, ls-advise.berkeley.edu, 510/642-1483.

Letters & Science Q&A for Freshmen: August 27, 10AM until 11AM, Schedule planning presentation and a question and answer session with a college adviser, 60 Evans Hall, ls-advise.berkeley.edu, 510/642-1483.

Letters & Science Q&A for Transfers: August 27, 11:30AM until 12:30PM, Schedule planning presentation and a question and answer session with a college adviser, 60 Evans Hall, ls-advise.berkeley.edu, 510/642-1483.

Letters & Science Tips & Strategies to Help You Finalize Your Schedule: August 26 at 11AM, August 26 at 2:30PM, August 27 at 10AM and 3PM, August 28 at 1:30PM, August 29 at 11AM and 3PM, August 30 at 10AM and 3PM, September 3 at 10AM and 2 PM, and September 4 at 3PM, All events are one hour long, Evans Hall, Second Floor, ls-advise.berkeley.edu, 642-1483.

ROOM CHANGE Natural Resources Welcome Day Program: August 27, 10AM until 2PM, 1 Pimentel, nature.berkeley.edu/site/index.php, 510/642-0542.



Graduate Students

American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP) Welcome Reception & Orientation: September 4, 5PM until 7PM, Honoring american Indian, Alalska Native, and California Indian Students, Graduate Assembly/Anthony Hall, 510/642-3228.

Reception Honoring Graduate Diversity: September 5, 5PM until 7PM, All graduate students are invited, Alumni House Toll Room, diversity.berkeley.edu/graduate/gdp, 510/643-6010.

Latino/a Association of Graduate Students in Engineering & Sciences (LAGSES) Throwback Dorm Night: September 22, 9PM until Midnight, LAGSES welcome for new graduate
students,videogames,boardgames,
late night snacks, and karaoke, Bechtel, 617/823-2273.


New Graduate Minority Student Orientation: August 26, 9AM until 2PM, Workshop provides programming, services, resources, and networking opportunities for new graduate diversity students, Anna Head Alumnae Hall, ga.berkeley.edu, 510/642-2175.

New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO): August 27, 9AM until 3PM, Dwinelle Hall, grad.berkeley.edu/welcome, 510/642-2175.

Teaching Conference for First-Time Graduate Student Instructors/Domestic & International GSIs: August 23, 8:30AM until 3:30PM, Intensive teaching preparation for all new GSIs (domestic and international). International GSIs must attend both days, Registration in Wheeler Hall lobby, gsi.berkeley.edu/conf_wkshop/confs.html, 510/642-4456.

Teaching Conference for First-Time Gradute Student Instructors/International GSIs: August 22, 8:30AM until 3PM, For new international GSIs teaching in the US classroom, Dwinelle Hall, gsi.berkeley.edu/conf_wkshop/confs.html, 510/642-4456.


Major Orientations
Architecture Major Information Session (Required): August 27, 1PM until 3PM, Learn about lower division requirements, and upper division studio, history, culture, and technology courses from faculty, Freshmen will meet with lower division course Graduate Student Instructors, Transfers will meet with faculty and GSIs to cover the many issues around studio culture (expectations of students and faculty, common pitfalls, time management, and how to balance workload), Required for all incoming Architecture majors, 112 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Asian Studies Majors Fall Welcome: September 11, Noon until 1PM or September 12, 5:10PM until 6:10PM, For new and intended Asian Studies majors, 223 Moses Hall, ieas.berkeley.edu/gas, 510/642-1738.

Biology Students/Student Learning Center/What to Expect in Your First Two Years: August 28, 11:50AM until 12:35PM, Cesar Chavez Student Center Atrium, slc.berkeley.edu, 510/643-6090.

Bioscience & Natural Resources Library Tour: August 20, 11:15AM until Noon, Tours are drop-in, meet at the circulation desk, 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building, lib.berkeley.edu/bios, 510/642-2531. All events are 45 minutes long, August 21 at 11:15 and August 28 at 11:15.

Earth & Planetary Science (EPS) Undergraduate Welcome & Orientation: August 28, 3PM until 4:30PM, Welcome reception for new and continuing students interested in EPS majors (Atmospheric Science, Environmental Earth Science, Geology, Geophysics, Marine Science, Planetary Science), 45-minute Orientation (325 McCone Hall) followed by Reception (335 McCone Hall), eps.berkeley.edu, 510/643-4068.

Earth Sciences & Map Library Tour: August 28, 2:10PM until 3PM, 50 McCone, lib.berkeley.edu/eart, 510/642-2997.

Engineering & Physical Science Students Undergraduate Research Opportunities: August 29, 2:30PM until 3:30PM, Presented by the Career Center, 240 Bechtel, career.berkeley.edu, 510/642-1716.

Global Poverty & Practice Minor Info Session: August 29, 11AM, September 4 at 1PM, September 18 at Noon, and September 23 at 11AM, All events are one hour long, Learn about how you can participate in an interdisciplinary minor focused on addressing global poverty and inequality, Blum Hall 100 (Ground Level), blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor, 510/664-4423, All events are one hour long, September 4 at 1PM, September 18 at Noon, September 23 at 11AM.

History Department Welcome/Orientation for New & Continuing Undergraduates: August 28, 2PM until 4PM, With refreshments, 3335 Dwinelle Hall, history.berkeley.edu, 510/642-0356.

Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Faculty Welcome & Panel: August 28, 2PM until 3PM, Meet faculty in Landscape Architecture and listen as they discuss their courses, research, and ways in which they interact with students, 315A Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Reception: August 30, 4PM until 6PM,Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning students enjoy light refreshments at beautiful Blake Garden in North Berkeley with fellow students, faculty, and staff, Blake Garden, 70 Rincon Road
Kensington, CA, 94707, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.


Landscape Architecture Major Roundtable (Required): August 28, 3PM until 4PM, Meet Chip Sullivan, Landscape Architecture undergraduate faculty adviser, Chip is dedicated to helping students enrich their perspective skills and develop their imagination and creativity, Continuing Landscape Architecture majors will also be available to answer your questions about student life, Required for all incoming Landscape Architecture majors, 315C Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.

Linguistics/Five Reasons it's the Best Major on Campus: August 26, 1PM until 2PM, Learn about the major and minor, 1303 Dwinelle Hall, linguistics.berkeley.edu, 510/643-7623.

Physics, Earth & Planetary Science, & Astronomy Majors Launch Day: August 27, 9AM until 4PM, For incoming freshmen intended majors in physics, earth and planetary science, and astronomy, General advising, scheduling assistance, lab tours, an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students in department, and free lunch, RSVP to berkeleyscienceconnections@berkeley.edu, 375 LeConte Hall, bsn.berkeley.edu, 510/642-5777.

Physics, Earth & Planetary Science, & Astronomy Majors Second Stage for Transfers: August 27, 9AM until 4PM, For new transfer students in physics, earth and planetary science, and astronomy, General advising, scheduling assistance, lab tours, an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students in department, and free lunch, RSVP to berkeleyscienceconnections@berkeley.edu, 375 LeConte Hall, bsn.berkeley.edu, 510/642-5777.

Political Science Major Orientation for Freshmen: August 26,1PM until 2PM, Information about the requirements for students interested in the Political Science major, 20 Barrows Hall (basement floor), polisci.berkeley.edu, 510/642-3770.

Pre-Med/Career Center & Student Learning Center/Getting Started on the Pre-Health Pathway: August 26, 1PM until 3PM, For freshmen and transfers, Learn how to get started being pre-med at Cal, 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building, 510/642-1716.

Urban Studies Major Round Table (Required): August 28, 9AM until 10AM, Become acquainted with fellow Urban Studies peers, Graduate Student Instructors, and faculty as they share words of wisdom to help make your first year a success, Required for all incoming Urban Studies majors, 104 Wurster Hall, ced.berkeley.edu/ced/students/undergraduate-advising, 510/642-4943.