Once You're Here

Once you arrive on campus, you take part in Move-In, Golden Bear Orientation, and Getting Your Bearings. You complete this part of your Golden Bear Experience in mid-August, beginning with Move-In. (Or in January for January Start students.)

Note: You do not need to register to participate.

During this time, you become familiar with the vast array of academic, intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities UC Berkeley has to offer:

  • Welcome receptions from your college (where you’ll meet academic advisers, deans, and faculty)
  • Resources like the Student Learning Center, Educational Opportunity Program, Career Center, Gender Equity Resource Center
  • Late-night movies, guest lectures, theater and comedy, concerts, the Big Game
  • Scholarship resources, Cal Dining, PATH to Care Center (for survivors), BearWalk Night Safety, your Cal 1 Card

And this is just the beginning. Welcome to Cal! 

You can find specific dates on our calendar. We can't wait to meet you.