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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

Welcome to UC Berkeley…again!


All the staff and students in New Student Services enjoyed connecting with you during Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) last August or January. 


And, although sophomores and transfer seniors are not eligible to participate in Golden Bear Orientation again this fall, we want to welcome you to participate in a variety of events that take into account your unique second year as a member of the Berkeley community. 


Events Just for You

In collaboration with departments throughout campus, you have many events to look forward to starting Tuesday, August 24: 


  • Campus tours
  • GBO small-group meetups
  • Cal 1 Card pickup 
  • Class of 2024 and Transfer Class of 2022 banner signing (a GBO tradition!)
  • Large-scale social events 
  • Events hosted by campus departments and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) 
  • And more! 


Details to Come

The week of August 9, we’ll be posting details on this site and through your Berkeley email. 


While we will include all key events on this site and via the Cal Events App, many will have unique sign up links to ensure that these events are exclusively for Fall 2020/Spring 2021-start undergraduates. These unique sign up links will be sent to you via email. 


Plus Other Tools to Use

Just to help you with the transition to fall, we’d like to point you to some useful resources: 

  • Berkeley Life, the Student Affairs student shares about the varied Cal student experiences
  • Berkeley Life IG, sharing the spectrum of Berkeley Life and what it’s like to be an undergrad at Cal
  • Student Affairs Toolkit, a one-stop resource for health- and COVID-19-related policies, protocols, and resources


We’re excited to see you on campus soon!