First-gen Faculty: Dr. Padilla, UC Berkeley English Dept.
Berkeley Faculty: What Makes a Berkeley Student Unique?
5 Questions with Berkeley Engineering's Ken Goldberg

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb 🌳
College of Natural Resources - UC Berkeley

“To actually be outside and get your hands in the dirt, that’s fundamental,” faculty advisor says.

🎶 'Cause we are the champions of the world. 🎶

Esports Bears win second consecutive national championship

*Squad goals right here*
Congratulations to our UC Berkeley faculty members who were named Sloan Research Fellows!!!

Six assistant professors from the fields of computer science, economics, neuroscience and physics have been named 2018 Sloan Research Fellows, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today. The si…

“To see a character like Black Panther, who looked like me, who was the king of his whole country and in charge of any room he walked into — that’s an incredibly powerful idea. And honestly, a life-changing idea. At least it was for me.”
-Alfred Day, UC Berkeley staff member and founder Berkeley HEROES (Higher Ed Reading Organization for Employees and Sidekicks)

‘To see a character like Black Panther, who looked like me,’ says Alfred Day, ‘who was the king of his whole country and in charge of any room he walked into — that’s an inc…

Game on! 🎮 UC Berkeley's Overwatch team to defend championship title in Arizona this weekend. Go Bears!

Campus keeps pace with rise of esports as Overwatch team heads to national championships

💛A poem for Valentine's Day💙
Roses are red. Violets are blue.
File FAFSA, before it is due.

Apply now! Federal Student Aid has more than $150 billion available to help you pay for school.

Just in time for Valentine's Day. 🐦💛🐦

The pair first made Berkeley’s bell tower home last year and hatched two babies

Professor David Blackwell was not only a gifted instructor but also a distinguished researcher who invented dynamic programming — a statistical method still used today in finance and areas like genome analysis. #BerkeleyMinds

David Blackwell was a gifted statistician who, despite racial prejudice, taught countless of students about the ‘beauty’ of math.

Thank you Luis for sharing your story. We stand with our Undocumented Student Program and students like Luis, a vital part of our Golden Bear family.

"We’re just humans, like Americans, trying to achieve a better life. We all have dreams." — Luis Mora '19, political science major

After being released from ICE custody last month, the third-year political science major returned to Berkeley with a renewed sense of purpose

Diana Castro is a rockstar! She is representing transfer students and UC Berkeley at the national level! Giving back is the Golden Bear way.

Transfer student aspires to give back to her fellow transfers

"...not every college student arrives at the same life stage and with the same goals."
And to that we say: Way to stand out Delores! We're proud to call you a fellow Bear!

“Friends say ‘What are you doing? How can you be around those kids?’ And I say, ‘How can I not?’” — Delores Orr, 70, ethnic studies major

Most college students are under 25. But a growing number come to campus with more life experience.

Join us in February for an admissions presentation and learn about how we select admitted students, Berkeley academics, campus life and more.


New dedicated bike lanes, new bus loading zones, a new sidewalk and other features aim to improve safety and access on Hearst Avenue and Bancroft Way

We are your application readers! Shout-out to our applicants for entrusting us with this process. We are dedicated to finding the next class of UC Berkeley students! #BeBerkeley

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To our transfer students: we see you, we hear you, we value you!
UC Berkeley Transfer Student Center

New housing, internship opportunities, summer orientation just for transfers

Our office and phone lines will be closed this week Monday-Wednesday, with very limited coverage due to application reading. We recommend submitting your question to our Contact Us form:

We will be back to our normal hours, 9am-4pm PST, starting Thursday February 1st!