Photos Getting Your Bearings After Golden Bear Orientation comes Getting Your Bearings! Find out more about these campus events here. COVID-19 COVID-19 Updates For your Golden Bear Experience (including Golden Bear Orientation). Welcome Welcome new Golden Bears! Find out what to expect before you arrive.

A warm welcome to UC Berkeley. The New Student Services’ mission is to give each student the support and resources needed for a successful transition to the Berkeley campus: academically, socially, emotionally, and culturally.

Here you’ll find a guide through the overall Golden Bear Experience, which consists of three major components: Golden Bear Advising, Golden Bear Prep and Golden Bear Orientation.

Whether you are an incoming undergraduate first-year or a transfer student, please take the time to read through the information here. Your transition to Berkeley begins online as soon as you accept your offer of admission! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff is here to answer your questions and offer advice.

  • Golden Bear Advising
    Golden Bear Advising
    Step 1: Complete Advising online for academics and enrollment.
  • Golden Bear Prep
    Golden Bear Prep
    Step 2: Take Prep online to learn Berkeley's history, find community, and explore the culture.
  • Golden Bear Orientation
    2020 Golden Bear Orientation
    Step 3: This program will help you find resources and make connections.