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Parent and Supporters Orientation Program 

Updated September 22, 2022

If you are a parent or a supporter of an incoming freshman or transfer student to UC Berkeley curious about the ways you can support your student in their Berkeley journey, consider joining the Parent and Supporters Orientation! Date, time and location for the Spring 2023 Parent and Supporter Orientation are currently being determined. Check back in November for further details.

Spring 2023 Parent & Support Orientation Schedule

We are excited to welcome the Parents & Supporters of the incoming students of Spring 2023! We invite Parents & Supporters to join us on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 11:30am to 4:00pm. You will be able to join your student during lunch and then participate in a concurrent program to your students. 

  • 11:30am-1:00pm: Check In & Lunch (Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union)
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Q&A with Cal Parents (Stephens Lounge, MLK Student Union)
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Campus Tour with Visitor Services (departing from Stephens Lounge)
  • 3:00-4:00pm: Chancellor’s New Student Convocation (Wheeler Auditorium)



Fall 2022 Parent & Support Orientation Recording

 We know that many Parents and Supporters were unable to attend the Fall 2022 program. Between travel, move in, finances, and GBO Check In (not to mention all the last minute trips to the store!), we know that it was a busy time. We were able to record the program. Due to the lighting of the room, the screen/slideshow is somewhat difficult to see in the recording. You can find a copy of the slides below as well for your reference.

Campus Partner Resource Videos

For any questions you may have prior to the orientation program, you can watch the videos below recorded by our campus partners or visit their websites linked below with their contact information. 

Cal Parents 

Bienvenidos por parte de CalParents

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Cal Student Central

Visit us at | Contact us at 510-664-9181

Residential Life

Vida Residencial

Visit us at | Contact us at 510-642-3213

University Health Services

Servicios de Salud Universitarios: Salud y Bienestar

Visit us at | Contact us at 510-642-2000 

Self-Help for Parents webpage and Parents and Community page 

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO)

Oficina de Becas y Ayudas Económicas

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Billing and Payment Services

Entendiendo lo Cobros y Pagos

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Office of the Registrar

La Oficina del Registrador

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Bank of the West, the official bank of UC Berkeley

Bank of the West, el Banco Oficial de UC Berkeley