Cal Week: April 25-27
For those of you who missed Cal Day or want to continue engaging with Berkeley, Cal Week begins on Tuesday, April 25th. Cal Week is our virtual resources week. During Cal Week you’ll have access to a variety of videos from departments and resources on campus. Through Cal Week you’ll discover Berkeley and its community, plus you will see why Berkeley is where you belong. Peruse our video offerings on April 25th, and 26th. You’ll hear from Fall Program for First Semester, the ASUC Student Union, the Berkeley Study Abroad program, Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) plus major departments. The first two days of Cal Week were made for you to explore. There are no time constraints or view limits to our resources. Learn more about Berkeley on your own time in the comfort of your own home.
On April 27th, join featured departments for a LIVE virtual resource fair from 5-7 pm. The resource fair is where you will have the opportunity to learn more and ask questions. You’ll find links and descriptions in your MAP@Berkeley portal where you can hop in and out of sessions with Housing, the Educational Opportunity Program, The Public Service Center, and many more. During the resource fair, we encourage you to ask questions to make sure Berkeley is the right place for you. Our staff members are here to support you and answer any questions you have. Similarly to an in-person resource fair, feel free to jump from room to room, and learn as much as you can to help you choose Berkeley.
We hope to see you virtually during Cal Week and hope that you choose to be a part of our growing Golden Bear community.
The live resource fair has concluded! Check out the videos below.
- April 25 Videos
Berkeley Study Abroad
Learn more about studying abroad through UC Berkeley! Discover where you can go, what you can study, and how you can fund your study abroad experience. This video provides an overview of the programs we advise on, including UC's Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), Berkeley Summer Abroad, and Berkeley Global Internships. To learn more please visit: studyabroad.berkeley.edu
Mathematics in Medicine
Prof. Canic will discuss how real-life problems are an important driving force in the development of new mathematics. With the recent developments of new technologies, biomedical engineering, and medicine, the need for new mathematical and numerical methodologies to aid these developments has never been greater. Real-life problems and how math has influenced the development of breakthrough technologies to solve them: One is the development of vascular prostheses called stents, and the other is the design of a bioartificial pancreas for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes.
Mathematics in Medicine Video Link
“What is Linguistics and What Does a Linguist Do?”
Prof Peter Jenks introduces the field of Linguistics.
Welcome from the Chairs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
For admitted Berkeley EECS undergraduate students: Meet the EECS Chairs! The EECS Chairs provide an overview of the EE and CS programs at UC Berkeley, describe the kinds of opportunities available for students in this major, and tell you how to make the most out of your time here at Berkeley EECS.
The Beauty and Joy of Binary Numbers (EECS)
Prof. Dan Garcia will teach you some basic Computer Science through an interactive example, a magic trick, and show you the secret behind a very famous game so you’ll never lose again!
Berkeley FPF 2023: Fall Program for First Semester Official Video
The Fall Program for First Semester (FPF) is a small, collaborative learning community for first-year UC Berkeley students in the College of Letters & Science at Berkeley. This video features current UC Berkeley student Trinity Campbell from the FPF 2021 cohort. Find out more at fpf.berkeley.edu.
Business at Berkeley
Join the Haas Undergraduate Program to learn more about Haas School of Business and the programs we offer. We will mainly focus on the Business Administration major and the admissions process. You will also learn about other academic programs at Haas and how you can be a part of the Haas community even if you don’t major in business. For more information, please visit our website: https://haas.berkeley.edu/undergrad/
CalWeek Physics Panel
Physics Advisors and Students answering submitted questions on the curriculum, research, culture, activities, and student life in the Physics Department at UC Berkeley.
Virtual Tour of UC Berkeley Campus Housing
An interactive virtual tour of UC Berkeley’s residence halls and apartments.
UC Berkeley Housing Tour: Unit 1 Triple Room
First-year students take you on a guided tour of their triple room in Unit 1.
UC Berkeley Housing Tour: Stern Hall Triple Room
First-year students take you on a guided tour of their triple room in Unit 1.
Discover Yourself at Cal: Introduction to Discovery Hub Resources
What makes UC Berkeley the #1 public university is not just its academic excellence, but all of the resources and opportunities for applying your learning beyond the classroom! This video introduces you to the Discovery Hub, which provides undergraduate resources for developing your interests and passions through hands-on learning opportunities! Learn more at: discovery.berkeley.edu/student-discovery-hub
The Many Advantages of a Meal Plan 23-24
Learn the benefits of having a meal plan, Cal Dining's broad range of food options and services, and how meal plans work for the academic year 2023–2024.
A Tour Through the ASUC Student Union
Learn more about the ASUC Student Union - the hub of food, activities, and communities on campus.
- April 26 Videos
What's So Great About Summer at Berkeley?
Berkeley Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses including online, STEM, arts and humanities, languages, and summer-only minors. To learn more please visit: summer.berkeley.edu
A Few Ways To Lose Your Money
This talk by Professor Alberto Grunbaum discusses a number of games similar to those you might encounter in a casino. In playing some of these, you'll discover-usually too late! -that the house always beats you in the long run, even if the rules of the game appear perfectly fair.
“Language Diversity” Freshman Seminar
Introduction to an intellectual topic that is explored in the Linguistics Freshman Seminar.
Linguistics Department Video Link
Global Edge Program Information Session
Are you curious about Global Edge? View our information session to learn more about this exciting program that gives you a jump on your Berkeley experience during the summer of 2023--and then takes you abroad to London for the fall semester! Hear from past Global Edge students about their program experiences. During our session’s Q&A, we also answer many common questions about the program.
Berkeley FPF 2023: For Parents & Significant Supporters of students thinking about FPF- What is FPF?
Many universities have an interest in first year student success like Rice, U Maryland, U Washington, etc. FPF serves this aim at UC Berkeley. This video addresses common questions and concerns that parents and significant supporters of students thinking about FPF have about our program. Find out more at fpf.berkeley.edu.
A quick peek inside BAMPFA
Welcome to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, where you can experience a remarkable range of art and film, and enjoy curator tours, films, performances, conversations, and drop-in artmaking. Admission to the galleries is free for all Cal students! Vist our website at: https://bampfa.org/
"The Practice Experience" -- UC Berkeley Students Train for Poverty Action Fieldwork
Established in Fall 2007, Global Poverty & Practice—one of the largest and most popular minors on the UC Berkeley campus—gives students an opportunity to examine contemporary forms of poverty, wealth, and inequality through academic coursework and practical experience. Central to the minor is a six-week fieldwork opportunity—the Practice Experience—in which students connect theory with action by partnering with nongovernmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other development programs domestically or abroad.
Overview of the Global Poverty and Practice (GPP) Minor
The Global Poverty and Practice (GPP) Minor gives students an opportunity to examine contemporary forms of poverty, wealth, and inequality through five academic courses and a practice experience. Grace Elam, a GPP alum and current peer advisor, walks you through the minor's coursework, the practice experience, and the support systems the GPP minor provides to its students. If you are interested in learning more about the minor or have more detailed questions, don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a time with us!
Life in the Global Poverty and Practice (GPP) Minor Community
The GPP Minor Community represents many sector interests, campus majors, and backgrounds. Three GPP Peer Advisors, Mahima, Samhita, and Sam, share their experience within the GPP Minor and how they have found community within it.
Berkeley Changemaker: A 2 Minute Overview
What is the Berkeley Changemaker? Associate Vice Chancellor Rich Lyons and Executive Director Laura Hassner welcome you to the Berkeley Changemaker Program and our suite of classes across campus. Our undergraduate curriculum helps you develop a sharper sense of who you want to be and how to make that happen.
IB/MCB Peer Perspectives
Peer advisors from Integrative Biology (IB) and Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) answer common student questions about the majors, discuss why they chose to major in IB and MCB, and share some helpful advice. Learn more about our departments at https://ib.berkeley.edu/ and https://mcb.berkeley.edu/.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship At UC Berkeley: First Steps
Curious about learning more about innovation and entrepreneurship during your time here at UC Berkeley? Join Associate Vice Chancellor Rich Lyons and Strategic Advisor Laura Hassner for a brief overview of why UC Berkeley is the place to be for innovation & entrepreneurship and how you might get started.