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College of Letters & Science Office of Undergraduate Advising
Phone: (510) 642-1483 | Email: asklns@berkeley.edu

The College of Letters and Science (L&S) is the largest of the university’s 14 colleges and schools. Make an appointment with an L&S adviser online in CalCentral to get help with program planning, choosing your major, or to discuss a personal situation affecting your academic performance.

Graduate Division
Email: gradappt@berkeley.edu

The Graduate Division oversees graduate student admissions, fellowships, grants, academic employment, preparation for teaching, mentoring activities, professional development, academic progress, and degree milestones.

Registrar (see also Cal Student Central)
Phone: (510) 664-9181 | 120 Sproul Hall

The Office of the Registrar supports every registered student, as well as the faculty and staff who interact with them. The Registrar is responsible for class enrollment and registration, fee assessment, verifying registration and graduation, diplomas, transcripts, preservation and privacy of student records, schedule of classes, reservations for classrooms, determining residency for tuition purposes, and assisting special populations (such as U.S. veterans and service members.

Student Learning Center
Phone: (510) 642-7332

The Student Learning Center (SLC) supports a global community of learners as they transition into the academic and cultural environment of UC Berkeley. SLC offers resources, programs, and services focused on student academic success. Program areas include Academic Success and Strategic Learning Resources; Interdisciplinary Resources for Transfer Students; International Student Program; Math and Statistics; Science; Social Sciences; Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources; and Writing.

Disabled Students’ Program
Phone: (510) 642-0518 | Email: dsp@berkeley.edu

The Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) supports students with disabilities in achieving academic success. DSP staff includes disability specialists, professional development counselors, and accessibility experts that work with students with disabilities throughout their educational career. DSP serves currently enrolled UC Berkeley students with documented disabilities seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees. DSP provides support with Academic Advising; Academic Accommodations; Alternative Media; Attendant Referral; Auxiliary Services; Disability Access Services; DSP Student Grant; Financial Advising; Housing Services; Priority Enrollment (Tele-BEARS); Proctoring Services; Residence Program; TRIO/Student Support Services; and WAIV (Workability IV).

State of California Department of Rehabilitation
Phone: (510) 883-6000 | 3075 Adeline Street, #170

The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers  and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities. The Department of Rehabilitation works to help transition students with disabilities into meaningful employment and/or post-secondary education.

Berkeley International Office
Phone: (510) 642-2818 | Email: internationaloffice@berkeley.edu

Berkeley International Office (BIO) works to enhance the academic experiences of international students and scholars by providing advising, immigration services, advocacy, and programming. Services includes advising for nonimmigrant scholars, staff, and faculty; visa document production for nonimmigrant students and scholars; programs and workshops for students and scholars; training and support for campus administrators and faculty; and U.S. permanent resident petitions for international faculty.

Cal Veteran Services Center
Phone: (510) 642-0083

The Cal Veteran Services Center (CVSC) expands access and empowers veteran and active duty service member engagement within UC Berkeley. CVSC works to increase student veteran enrollment, support academic and co-curricular experiences, and facilitate preparation for goals beyond graduation. Services provided at CVSC include Academic, Financial Aid, and Personal Counseling; Peer Advising; Prospective Student Counseling; Drop-in Counseling with the Financial Aid Office, Disabled Students Program, Counseling and Psychological Services, Oakland Vet Center, and VA Psychologist; GI Bill Counseling; Community Room; iPad lending; Printing; Veterans in Higher Education Transition Course; and other workshops.

Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement
Email: ejce@berkeley.edu

The Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement (EJCE) is a collaborative of seven offices and centers that advocate for, build capacity with, and dialogue among and across diverse communities. The various centers and offices that comprise EJCE include: African American Student Development; Asian Pacific American Student Development; Chicanx Latinx Student Development; Gender Equity Resource Center; Multicultural Community Center; and Native American Student Development.

Educational Opportunity Program
Phone: (510) 642-7224 | Email: advising@berkeley.edu

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides first generation low-income college students with guidance and resources necessary to be successful in college. EOP academic counselors and student staff work alongside students who, despite their unique responsibilities and challenges, transform their lives through academic achievement and personal growth. EOP provides individualized academic counseling, support services, and an extensive campus referral network.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)
Phone: (510) 643-7985 | Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for staff, faculty, and students that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of categories including race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. OPHD works with individuals who wish to make a report or complaint and helps connect them with campus resources, including the PATH to Care Center.

Re-entry Student Program
Ron Williams, Director of Re-entry Student and Veteran Services
Phone: (510) 642-7417 | Email: ronwilliams@berkeley.edu

The Re-entry Student Program works with undergraduate students age 25 and older to support their full engagement in the university and all that it offers. Programs and services provided include transition courses, scholarship opportunities, and a network of support on campus.

Student Parent Center
Phone: (510) 643-5729 | Email: studentparents@berkeley.edu

The Student Parent Center is an essential resource for a highly motivated population of students who are engaged scholars, as well as devoted parents. The Student Parent Center provides a centralized multi-purpose campus space where students can access resources, engage in informal study groups, share information, form lasting friendships, build leadership skills, celebrate achievements, recover from setbacks, exchange childcare, nurse babies, and change diapers. The Student Parent Center provides counseling and events, and resources and information about childcare, local schools, health and wellness, housing, financial aid and scholarships, internships and volunteering, transition courses, and more.

Transfer Student Center
Phone: (510) 642-4257

The Transfer Student Center provides services to assist transfer students with navigating the academic and cultural landscape of the research university. The Transfer Student Center works with students who transfer to UC Berkeley from other institutions, those who are returning to their education after an interruption, and those who are combining school with parenting. Programs and services focus on supporting a successful transition, building connection and community, and assisting students as they pursue their academic and career goals. The Center also plays a key role in campus outreach and recruitment through yield events and participation in programs involving California community colleges.

Undocumented Student Program
Phone: (510) 642-7224

The Undocumented Student Program (USP) provides guidance and support to undocumented students at Cal. USP practices a holistic, multicultural, and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. Programs and services at USP include academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources, and an extensive campus referral network.

Cal Student Central
Phone: (510) 664-9181 | 120 Sproul Hall

Cal Student Central is the destination for key university business related to financial aid, fees and billing, payments, disbursements, registration, and enrollment. Cal Student Central provides a central location with service-oriented, cross-trained staff who work to resolve issues without needing to refer students elsewhere.

Financial Aid & Scholarships Office
Phone: (510) 664-9181 | 120 Sproul Hall

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office works with students and families to navigate the financial costs of their education. Financial Aid staff counsel students so they understand their options and feel empowered to make the best choices to manage their financial lives. Staff help students and parents navigate the financial aid process, educate them about innovative aid programs that make higher education affordable, advocate on behalf of students, teach students about financial literacy, and work with alumni and donors to connect with the university and give the gift of access to the next generation of students. This office also administers emergency loans for students who encounter unanticipated expenses directly related to the cost of their education.

Alameda County Food Bank
Phone: (800) 870-FOOD(3663)

Alameda County Food Bank (ACFB) is a nonprofit organization focused on serving food insecure children, adults, and seniors in Alameda County through food pantries, soup kitchens, child-care centers, senior centers, after-school programs, and other community-based organizations, as well as a direct distribution program. ACFB operates one of California’s busiest and most efficient emergency food helplines (800-870-3663), helps connect food insecure individuals and families through the CalFresh nutrition program, conducts dynamic hunger and nutrition education programs, and runs an advocacy program that promotes policies to benefit low-income residents.

Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Homeless Services Phone: (866) 960-2132

The Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP) provides homeless services to community members. The Homeless Services office (1901 Fairview St) operates M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm. BFHP also runs a daily free community meal program (MTThF 3:30-4:45pm; W 4:00-6:00pm) at Lutheran Church of the Cross (1744 University Ave). BFHP can also help connect individuals with shelters and other community organizations.

Food Assistance Program (see also Financial Aid and Scholarships Office)

The Food Assistance Program provides eligible undergraduate students who have short-term needs, such as in-semester breaks, and who have exhausted all other funding options, including all student loan options, with meal points. Students may be required to provide additional information, attend a one-on-one financial counseling session to explore additional aid options, and/or develop a spending plan.

Food Pantry
Email: foodpantry@berkeley.edu | MLK Student Union

The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is an emergency relief food supply for all UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. The Food Pantry serves students who need core food support. The Food Pantry provides emergency food, nutrition education, and CalFresh clinics to students.

The Bear Pantry
Phone: (510) 526-8505 | Email: thebearpantry@berkeley.edu

The Bear Pantry is a donor-driven program that provides emergency food assistance to low-income UC Berkeley student families with dependent children. A Bear Pantry food bin contains non-perishable food staples and a food gift card to a local supermarket for purchasing fresh produce, meat, or dairy.

Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Homeless Services Phone: (866) 960-2132

The Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP) provides homeless services to community members. The Homeless Services office (1901 Fairview St) operates M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm. BFHP also runs a daily free community meal program (MTThF 3:30-4:45pm; W 4:00-6:00pm) at Lutheran Church of the Cross (1744 University Ave). BFHP can also help connect individuals with shelters and other community organizations.

Berkeley Homeless Coordinated Entry System for Homeless Services (The Hub)
Phone: 866-960-2132 | 1901 Fairview St, Berkeley, CA 94703 (at Adeline St)
Hours: M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm

City of Berkeley homeless services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and other homeless housing resources are accessed through a central coordinated system called The Hub. Services and housing in Berkeley are prioritized for individuals and families who have been homeless for long periods of time and have high service needs. Hub staff will perform an assessment to determine which services and housing clients may be eligible for.

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
Phone: (510) 981-7368 | Email: rent@cityofberkeley.info | 2125 Milvia Street

The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board regulates residential rent increases in the City of Berkeley, works to protect unwarranted rent increases and evictions, and works to provide a fair return to property owners. The Board works to ensure compliance with legal obligations relating to rental housing and to advance the housing policies of the city with regard to low and fixed-income persons, minorities, students, disabled individuals, and the elderly.

Residential Student Services Program
Phone: (510) 642-2456

The Residential Student Services Program (RSSP) is the front door for UC Berkeley’s residential students. RSSP’s  living and learning communities help to create a healthy and supportive living experience that leads to a sense of belonging and academic success. RSSP is made up of seven units: University Housing; Residential Education; Cal Dining & Cal Catering; Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP); Conference Services; Facilities & Maintenance; and RSSP Staff.

  • Cal Housing - Cal Housing has everything you need to know about selecting, applying for, and moving in/out of student housing. CalHousing also manages a rental-listing service called CalRentals, providing information and advising for students, faculty and staff, and UC Berkeley affiliates looking for off-campus housing.

  • Residential Life - Residential Life manages UC Berkeley’s living/learning community, where students participate in events, build lifelong friendships, build leadership skills, work, play, and get academic support to keep you on the road to graduation and success. Residential Life also administers the Residential Code of Conduct.

Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way #4300

The Tang Center (University Health Services) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance, and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress, and injury on studies and work.

  • Medical services (510-642-2000) include primary and urgent care, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, international travel, specialty, immunization, optometry, and physical therapy.

  • Social services (510-642-6074) include support for alcohol and other drug treatment and education; chronic medical conditions or new diagnoses; eating disorders and body image counseling; nutrition; pregnancy resources and referrals; relationship violence, stalking, or other violence; sexual health; sexual violence; and transgender/gender identity counseling.

  • Counseling and psychological services (510-642-9494 or 855-817-5667 after hours) includes short-term individual and couples counseling; crisis drop-in for urgent concerns; group counseling; workshops; evaluation and follow-up for psychiatric medications; career counseling and assessments; outreach and consultation; online resources; and referrals for longer-term counseling. CPS also provides individual drop-in and scheduled counseling at satellite locations around campus. CPS drop-in hours in the Tang Center are from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday.

PATH to Care Center
Phone: (510) 643-2005

The PATH to Care Center provides affirming, empowering, and confidential support for survivors and those who have experienced gendered violence, including: sexual harassment, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation. PATH to Care provides immediate support, access to resources, and can help students navigate housing, medical, safety planning, academic accommodations, legal, and other university needs.

UC Berkeley Police Department
Emergency Phone: 911 OR (510) 642-3333 | Non-Emergency Phone: (510) 642-6760

The UC Berkeley Police Department (UCPD) provides law enforcement and emergency response to the UC Berkeley campus and community. UCPD serves the campus community through collaboration with community partners, involving students, faculty, and staff in all activities and operations. In addition to law enforcement, UCPD offers a variety of other services to the public and to UC Berkeley, including fingerprint services and background checks, special event and police services requests, records requests, lost and found, access control, and administration of the timely warning notifications to the campus community.

City of Berkeley Police Department
Emergency Phone: 911 OR (510) 981-5911 | Non-Emergency Phone: (510) 981-5900

The Berkeley Police Department (BPD) works to reduce crime; provide professional, courteous, and respectful service with every contact; and to be open, transparent, and accountable for their work.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)
Phone: (510) 643-7985 | Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for staff, faculty, and students that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of categories including race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. OPHD works with individuals who wish to make a report or complaint and helps connect them with campus resources, including the PATH to Care Center.

PATH to Care Center
Phone: (510) 643-2005

The PATH to Care Center provides affirming, empowering, and confidential support for survivors and those who have experienced gendered violence, including: sexual harassment, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation. PATH to Care provides immediate support, access to resources, and can help students navigate housing, medical, safety planning, academic accommodations, legal, and other university needs.

  • LEAD Center
    The LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development) Center is UC Berkeley’s hub for leadership development, student involvement, and co-curricular advising. In addition to planning and coordinating campus-wide leadership programs, the LEAD Center also supports and advises many of the student communities that make our campus vibrant and active. The LEAD Center is committed to supporting all students as they seek to discover themselves and define their Cal experience.

    Student Organizations - Registered Student Organizations are comprised of over 1,000 diverse groups, which are organized primarily for students and by students of the UC Berkeley campus. Advisors in the LEAD Center provide support and resources to 15 unique interest areas.

    Student Government - The LEAD Center supports UC Berkeley’s student governments (Associated Students of the University of California and Graduate Assembly) mission to engage and advocate on behalf of all students as we collaborate to build transformative and experiential learning opportunities.

    CalGreeks - The Fraternity and Sorority Advising and Leadership team supports the 3,400 individuals and 60 local, national, and international fraternity and sorority chapters in promoting friendship, scholarship, leadership, and service.

    The LEAD Center coordinates leadership development opportunities and works closely with student programs, including the Berkeley Student Cooperative, CalDebate, the Publications and Media Center, bridges Multicultural Resource Center, and the Student Environmental Resource Center.

Center for Student Conduct
Phone: (510) 643-9069 | Email: studentconduct@berkeley.edu

The Center for Student Conduct (CSC) administers the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct, promoting academic integrity, balancing individual and community interests in order to encourage student accountability, and connecting students to resources that foster student success. In addition to managing conduct cases, CSC also does outreach and education for the campus community on student rights and responsibilities, the role of faculty and staff in addressing academic and behavioral misconduct, and the roles and responsibilities of registered student organizations in upholding the Code of Student Conduct.

Ombud’s Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees
Phone: (510) 643-3262 | 102 Sproul Hall

The Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees provides confidential assistance for students working through a campus-related conflict, formal grievance, or concern. The Ombud’s office listens, serves as a sounding board, discusses options, and can help provide a new perspective and determine the next steps to take.

Student Legal Services
Phone: (510) 664-7487 | 102 Sproul Hall

The Attorney for Students advises currently registered Cal students regarding their legal questions, rights, and obligations. A student legal consultation might include (but is not limited to): a landlord-tenant dispute, a citation for a criminal infraction or misdemeanor, filing an action in California Small Claims Court, questions related to credit card debt and/or collection actions, issues arising from a car accident or auto insurance, or questions about family law. Consultations are free and confidential, and counsel is limited to California law only.

ASUC Student Advocate's Office
Phone: (510) 642-6912 | Email: help@berkeleysao.org

UC Berkeley’s student government (ASUC) offers the Student Advocate’s Office which has a staff of student volunteers committed to providing support and advocacy to students involved in alleged violations of misconduct or academic dishonesty.