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Wednesday, August 16: GBO Check-In

Your first important (read: mandatory!) step in Golden Bear Orientation is Check-In on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

Here’s what you need to know.

Where to Check-In

Due to construction on campus, the exact location of GBO Check-In is yet to be determined. Check back in July for updates.

During GBO Check-In, you will get:

  • your GBO nametag and wristband, which will grant you access to events including meals
  • your Cal 1 Card and AC Transit Pass if you’re a commuter or living off-campus. If you live in a Res Hall, you’ll get your Cal 1 Card when you move in.

When to Check-In

GBO Check In Date

Suggested Check-In Time

Fall 2023 Housing/Move In Status

Wednesday, August 16


Students moving into University Residence Halls on Tuesday, August 15

Wednesday, August 16


Students moving into University Residence Halls on Wednesday, August 16

Wednesday, August 16


Students not living in University Residence Halls

What to Bring to Check In

Bring a valid ID (state ID, drivers license, and/or passport). That’s it!

Parking & University Residence Hall Move In

Campus and the City of Berkeley should not be very busy on both Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16, though there may be adjusted street parking hours/limits due to Housing Move In. There are campus-owned parking structures at multiple locations around central campus, as well as a lot directly under the MLK Student Union building. View the Campus Parking site, as well as the Student Permit process. There are also public lots surrounding campus. You may have lots of items in your car as your start your Berkeley career- we encourage you to not leave valuables in your car and move into your Berkeley residence prior to GBO Check In. 

If you have Move-In questions: Review the Housing Move-In page and follow instructions emailed to your new email. Each student has an assigned move-in time day based on their housing assignment which will occur prior to GBO Check In.