September 1, 2020 - Resources to Connect and Enhance Your Fall Experience

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Stephen C. Sutton, sent the following message to all undergraduate, graduate and professional school students on 09/01/20.


The fall semester has started! Whether you are joining our community remotely or on campus, there are several resources available to you to help enhance your experience with UC Berkeley. We encourage you to explore these resources that will help you build community, practice wellness, get involved, or just have fun with your fellow students. 

Build community: 

Practice wellness: 

Get involved: 

Have fun: 

  • Join Virtual Events like the Student Union’s Virtual Open Mic nights and Movie Trivia Nights premiering on Instagram.  
  • Take a virtual class in ceramics, drawing, painting, and more with the Berkeley Art Studio. 6 week sessions run twice a semester. 

Find Support: 

Access to essential services on campus:
You should come to campus only if you have a specific need (such as seeking medical attention or other emergency services, visiting the grab-and-go food pantry, conducting essential in-person research or other essential campus work, and of course if you live on campus). When on campus, physical distancing and wearing facial coverings are also required at all times and you will be required to comply with city and county public health orders. You will only be allowed to enter campus if you accept the Keep Berkeley Healthy Pledge in Cal Central and complete a daily symptom screener, accessible through Cal Central, the Campus coronavirus site, or the UC Berkeley Mobile app (iOSAndroid). 

Essential services: 

  • Pop-Up Food Pantry is located on the 1st floor of the MLK Jr. Building. All students and staff are welcome to take what they need. Tues: 12-6pm, Wed-Fri 11am-3pm, Sat: 11am-1pm (times may vary)
  • Cal Student Store is open for textbook return and pickup as well as in-store retail and curbside pick up. 
  • The Amazon Hub+ Lockers in the Student Union is open for pickup and returns 7 days a week. Don’t forget you are eligible for free Prime Student using your UC Berkeley email.

Stay connected:

Keep connecting with us and with each other Bears!