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The Parent and Supporters Orientation addresses issues and concerns directly related to the support systems of incoming students. No need to sign up! Seats are first come, first served, and there is plenty of space.

Here you begin to:

  • navigate the new campus and its resources
  • meet fellow supporters
  • learn about important UC Berkeley requirements, traditions, and culture — and understand the critical role they can play in your student’s college career


Below are details for the January orientation session for all parents and supporters:

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 1–5 p.m. at Dwinelle Hall, Room 145.

Please RSVP here.

Sample Agenda (All Attendees)


Family Transitions

Cal Parents Introduction (presented by Cal Parents)

Golden Bear Orientation Overview & Introduction of Presenters (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)