Getting Your Bearings

After Golden Bear Orientation, you may participate in Getting Your Bearings, a collection of events sponsored by campus departments and student organizations. 

You may choose from more than 200 events, participating in the ones that mean the most to you. Getting Your Bearings runs for three weeks and typically starts during the first week of the semester (Note: This takes place in January, for January Start students).

Although it is not mandatory, Getting Your Bearings offers ways you can shape your experience at Cal, dig deeper into community, and just have fun!

In preparation for all of the events, download the Cal Events app. The link to the Cal Events app will be available later this year, in CalCentral and on this page.