Student Needs

The New Student Services staff works to accommodate students with particular needs whenever possible for Golden Bear Orientation, as outlined below. 

Note: Students with disabilities may find out details on the Disability Accommodations web page.


Students with Dietary Concerns

Meals provided during Golden Bear Orientation will automatically include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Kosher and Halaal meals can be provided by asking any Cal Dining staff member at the dining hall. If at any time you do not see food out that meets your needs, please feel free to reach out to any member of the Cal Dining staff.

Students Who Need Religious Accommodations

UC Berkeley values and respects all religions, and we want to ensure you are able to observe your religious traditions during GBO. If you require any religious accommodations for GBO, please email New Student Services staff at to make arrangements.