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Campus Resources for Graduate Students

Below is a list of links to Berkeley sites you may find useful during your time here.

Campus Services

Billings and Payment Services - information about University loans and your Campus Accounts Receivable System (CARS) account.

Career Center - sponsors workshops specifically for graduate students and offers Ph.D. career counseling services by appointment.

Child Care - (Early Childhood Education Programs)-for information about campus child care programs.

Communications & Events Office - publishes the newsletter The Graduate and other helpful material for graduate students.

Computing - for general information on computing services for students, see the "For Students" section of this Web site.

Financial Aid Office - important information for graduate students about student loans and federal student aid.

Housing (Cal Rentals) - Berkeley's own rental listings unit and resource for finding local housing.

Living at Cal - information on housing options on and off-campus.

Libraries - home page for the Berkeley library system.

Library Research Services for Graduate Students - UC Berkeley Library resources for Graduate Students.

Police & Campus Safety - information about campus security programs and statistics, night escort service, and emergency preparedness.

Office of the Registrar - for up-to-date information on registration fees, adding/dropping a class, Tele-BEARS, Bear Facts, residency, grades, and more.

Establishing Legal Residence - a helpful checklist on establishing legal residency

Resource - online guide for new Berkeley students with lots of information about shopping, dining, recreation, nightlife, campus organizations,

Student Calendar - important dates for filing and registration.

University Health Services - information about student medical care, counseling, psychological services, insurance, workshops, and more.

Getting Around

Parking & Transportation Office - information about parking permits, campus shuttles, and alternative transportation.

San Francisco Bay Area Transit Information - 511 Transit provides schedules for, and information about, major Bay Area public transportation systems, including BART, San Francisco MUNI, Caltrain, and AC Transit.

Support Groups and Services

Counseling Services - University Health Services - provides group and individual counseling for students on a variety of personal, academic, and career-related issues.

Disabled Students' Resources - the campus offers many different resources for graduate students with disabilities. The Disabled Students Program at (510) 642-0518 serves graduate students with disabilities (who complete the process for establishing eligibility) by authorizing academic accommodations. Disabled Access Services at (510) 643-6473 or 643-6456 can usually assist with accommodations to extra-curricular events. Most physical access issues are addressed in the Campus Access Guide. Finally, problems with accommodations may be reported to the campus Disability Resolution Officer at (510) 642-2795.

Families Matter - a quick guide for graduate student parents at UC Berkeley.

Gender & Equity Resource Center - a Cal Community Center dedicated to fostering a safe, equitable, and inclusive campus experience for all. The center provides programs, services and resource information about gender, sexual orientation, sex and gender identity, sexual and relationship violence, and bias-related incidents.

LGBT Services - provides support services and resource referrals, and works collaboratively with other departments to develop workshops, programs, and conferences on issues of importance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community at Berkeley.

Ombudsperson - for neutral assistance in situations where you feel you have been treated unfairly or need help with a procedural or academic problem, call 642-5754.

The Berkeley Parents Network - newsletters, recommendations, and advice for student parents.

Berkeley International Office - resources and advice on immigration, financial, and personal matters.

Getting Involved

Cal Corps Public Service Center - charged with coordinating student volunteer and community service programs.

Graduate Assembly - graduate student arm of the Berkeley student government.

Graduate Social Club - organizes events for grad students to meet and mingle.

Arts & Recreation

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - information on art exhibits, film screenings, collections, and more.

Cal Performances - information on dance, theater, music and other events at Berkeley's Zellerbach Auditorium. - official site of the California Golden Bears; includes team schedules and ticket information.

East Bay Regional Parks - learn about the many parks and outdoor activities right in our own backyard!

Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) - information on membership, fitness classes, sports facilities, personal training, and more.

Additional Links

City of Berkeley

City of Oakland

City of San Francisco


Last Updated: September 6, 2012 11:03 AM