Parents & Supporters Orientation

At the Parent and Supporters Orientation, you begin to navigate the new campus and its resources, meet fellow supporters, and learn about important UC Berkeley requirements, traditions, and culture — and understand the critical role they can play in your student’s college career. Our Parent and Supporter event addresses issues and concerns directly related to the support systems of incoming students. 

Please Attend

We will host four programs throughout the fall Move-In days and one during spring.

We know that Move-In is a busy time, and hope you can plan to attend. Please register for this event.


January 17, 1–5:00 p.m. Meet at 2520 Channing (Maximino Martinez) and then GBO staff will walk parents to Dwinelle Hall.


Sample Agenda All Attendees 



Family Transitions

Cal Parents Introduction (presented by Cal Parents)

Golden Bear Orientation Overview & Presenter Overview (presented by New Student Services)

Campus Safety (presented by UCPD)

Academic Success (presented by the Student Learning Center [SLC])

Health and Wellness (presented by University Health Services [UHS])

"What is Residential Education?" (presented by Residential Life)

Financial Aid and Scholarships (presented by the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office)

"Understanding Billing & Payments" (presented by University Billing and Cal Student Central)