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Resources and Administrative Support Services

 

Department Information and Services Available
Bears for Financial Success
211 Sproul Hall
bffs@berkeley.edu
BFFS Facebook
Bears for Financial Success is a peer-to-peer financial wellness program housed in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at UC Berkeley. We offer workshops and one-on-one appointments to help students manage their personal finances in college and beyond. Check out the BFFS website to request a presentation or for walk-in appointment hours. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.

Cal Dining
2610 Channing Way
(510) 643-8323
dining@berkeley.edu

 

At Cal Dining you can purchase meal plans with the flexibility, convenience, and value you need while serving nutritious, local, and sustainable food.

Meal plans are available for:

Cal Housing
2610 Channing Way
(510) 642-4108
reshall@berkeley.edu
UC Berkeley’s campus housing provides an inviting home where you’ll create memories, share ideas, and grow alongside friends. Make the most of Berkeley’s world-class education by living on campus and alongside your peers.

Cal Parents & Families
(510) 642-7147
calparents@berkeley.edu

The University of California, Berkeley’s Cal Parents and Families program helps parents, families and supporters of enrolled Berkeley students engage with the campus and support the University.

Cal Parents’ four primary objectives:

  • Serve as the central resource for connecting undergraduate parents and families to Berkeley
  • Empower parents to help their students successfully navigate their Berkeley experience
  • Invite parents to support the University through philanthropic donations
  • Offer volunteer opportunities for parents to serve as  Ambassadors and connect with the Berkeley community
Cal Student Central and Financial Aid & Scholarships
120 Sproul Hall
(510) 664-9181
  • Students can use the website to open a case online to have specific questions answered.
  • Cal Student Central is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Appointments are not required.
  • Cal Student Central and Financial Aid and Scholarships will be open on Cal Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Congratulations and thank you for your patience during peak periods!

Disabled Students’ Program
260 Cesar Chavez Student Center
(510) 642-0518 (Voice)
(510) 642-6376 (TTY) dsp@berkeley.edu

The Disabled Students’ Program promotes an inclusive environment for students with disabilities. We equip students with appropriate accommodations and services to achieve their individual academic goals. We are dedicated to supporting students and collaborating with the campus community to remove barriers to educational access and embrace the University’s values of equity and inclusion. We believe that an accessible environment universally benefits everyone.

Services we provide include:

For much more information and to apply for services, please visit the DSP website.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Appointments and walk-ins (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) welcome.
  • Admitted students may apply for Disabled Students’ Program services. After application, please submit documentation and schedule an intake appointment.

Gender Equity Resource Center

202 Cesar Chavez Student Center
(510) 643-0788 geneq@berkeley.edu

The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) provides programs and services to the campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Women’s communities. It is also a campus location for education on sexual harassment and sexual violence as well as bias/hate incidents response (stophate.berkeley.edu).

Students connect with us for events, support, education and for off campus community resources. We are committed to fostering an inclusive Cal experience for all.

Through our many programs and services we strive to:

  • Provide a space for respectful and dynamic dialogue about sexuality and gender
    Illuminate the interrelationship of sexism, homophobia, transphobia, gender bias & violence
    Create a campus free of violence and hate
    Provide leadership opportunities
    Support survivors of sexual, hate, dating and gender violence
    Foster a community of women and LGBTQ+ leaders
    Be a portal to campus and community resources on LGBTQ+, Women, and the many intersections of identity (eg race, class, ability, size etc…)

GenEq is a member of the Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement, which is a collaborative within the Division of Equity & Inclusion at University of California, Berkeley.

New Student Services
(510) 642-7733
nss@berkeley.edu

New Student Services empowers undergraduates to succeed and facilitates their transition to life at UC Berkeley. We do this through teaching new students and their support networks about academic success, campus resources, traditions and Cal culture, and by helping them build community. These goals are achieved when students participate in the Golden Bear Experience: Golden Bear Advising, Golden Bear Prep, Golden Bear Orientation and Getting Your Bearings.

Learn about each component at orientation.berkeley.edu.

UC Berkeley Libraries

Considered the crown jewel of higher education in the entire state, UC Berkeley relies on the Library every day to support its world-class teaching and cutting-edge research, and to enrich the experience of its thousands of students. Comprising more than 20 libraries, the UC Berkeley Library has something for everyone, whether it’s the trove of primary documents chronicling the West at Bancroft, the collaborative and innovative spaces at Moffitt, or the vast and unparalleled collections at Doe, a beacon of information standing in the shadow of the iconic Campanile.

Want to learn more? Here are five fun ways to explore the Library — online and on campus.

To visit the libraries in person, see the hours here.

Visitor Services
Koret Visitor Center at California Memorial Stadium 
2227 Piedmont Avenue

Campus Visitor Map

General Information:
(510) 642-5215
tour@berkeley.edu

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Weekends, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Visit the new admit page of the Visitor Services website for details and tour reservations.
  • Tour reservations are preferred, but all newly admitted students and their families will be able to join the tour of their choice even without a reservation.