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  NoticeCOVID-19 Updates for 2020-21 Golden Bear Orientationx
The latest updates on the evolving COVID-19 policies and resources for the campus community

What to Expect

Overview: Your Golden Bear Experience consists of three mandatory components:

  • Golden Bear Advising: Covers campus academic resources, an introduction to your college, and how to enroll in your classes.
  • Golden Bear Prep: Gives you a comprehensive overview of UC Berkeley and your overall transition to campus.
  • Golden Bear Orientation: Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) is a program for new undergraduates that helps you: make connections with your peers, faculty, and staff; learn more about available resources and experience campus traditions; broaden your understanding of this diverse and dynamic community; and create a sense of community with your own orientation group and a trained Golden Bear Orientation Leader. Learn more about plans for Fall 2020 GBO.

How to Access Advising and Prep: You access these modules, including start and due dates, through your CalCentral account. Note: You do not need to register to take these modules (or for any part of the Golden Bear Experience). Simply follow the instructions in CalCentral.

What’s Required: You are expected to complete Golden Bear Advising and Golden Bear Prep online, prior to the start of the semester.