Golden Bear Welcome

Golden Bear Welcome 2024 – Saturday, May 4, 2024


Join us for our annual open house where the Berkeley community welcomes you, our newly admitted transfer students and families. YOU ARE BERKELEY! 


*Registration link coming soon!


Register Now for Golden Bear Welcome

The program will begin with a Welcome Session at Haas Pavilion at 9:00am. Afterwards, you’ll be able to visit your academic departments, learn about resources and opportunities for Berkeley students, take a campus tour and much more. We’ll be updating this page with more details, so check back here as we get closer to the event. 


The Golden Bear Welcome calendar is live

Check out the full Golden Bear Welcome schedule on the Cal Events app. You can also view the Golden Bear Welcome app web version. 

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8:15am Doors Open at Haas Pavilion
9-10am Welcome Session
10:30-11:30am College Sessions
11am-3pm Information Zones (multiple resource fairs) 
1:15-2pm Breakout Session #1
2:15-3pm Breakout Session #2
3:15-4pm Breakout Session #3

*Details on breakout sessions to be released soon. Afternoon breakouts also include options for campus tours. 


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us at with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event. Service animals welcome.