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Learn about 2021–22 Golden Bear Orientation.

Dates & Deadlines

These are the critical dates for the Golden Bear Experience, including Golden Bear Orientation (GBO). This page is updated often so please refresh your web browser each time you visit.

From May through September,* you as a newly admitted student will receive emails with important information and approaching deadlines. Check your UC Berkeley email account regularly and be sure to follow instructions and timelines to ensure a smooth orientation, successful academic advising, and proper course enrollment. 

*October to January for January Start students

Last Updated 5/10/22

2022–2023 Academic Year Golden Bear Experience

Fall 2022 First-Year (Freshman)

Event/Program Date(s)
Golden Bear Advising May 31–June 21
Fall Course Enrollment Begins July 14
Exemption Requests Due July 17 (extended from July 10)
Golden Bear Prep and EverFi Safe & Inclusive Campus Training July 19–Aug. 12
Campus Move-In (Visit Housing website for further information.) Aug. 16-17
Golden Bear Orientation Check In  Aug. 17

Golden Bear Orientation

Aug. 18-22
Getting Your Bearings Aug. 23–Sept. 9
Fall Classes Begin

Aug. 24

Fall 2022 Transfer & UCEAP Students

Event/Program Date(s)

Golden Bear Advising *

*Note: UCEAP Students will not complete Golden Bear Advising

June 14–28
Fall Course Enrollment Begins July 12
Exemption Requests Due July 17 (extended from July 10)
Golden Bear Prep and EverFi Safe & Inclusive Campus Training July 19–Aug. 12
Campus Move-In (Visit Housing website for further information.) Aug. 16-17
Golden Bear Orientation Check In  Aug. 17
Golden Bear Orientation  Aug. 18-22
Getting Your Bearings Aug. 23–Sept. 9
Fall Classes Begin Aug. 24

Spring 2023 First-Year Global Management Program (GMP) & Transfer Students

Event/Program Date(s)
Golden Bear Advising Oct. 4–23
Exemption Requests Due Dec. 11
Course Enrollment Begins Nov. 8
Golden Bear Prep and EverFi Safe & Inclusive Campus Training Dec. 6–Jan. 6
Campus Move-In (Visit Housing website for further information.) Jan. 12
Golden Bear Orientation Jan. 12-15
Spring Classes Begin Jan. 17
Getting Your Bearings Jan. 17–Feb. 10