New Student Guides

Congratulations on your acceptance to UC Berkeley! Many students find that themselves both excited and full of questions after they get their acceptance. You may be wondering what to expect and how to sort through the huge amount of information out there.

Whether you have just learned you've been accepted to Cal or are already in your first year, our New Student Guides will highlight resources, tips, and policies that might be particularly helpful for you at each stage of your transition into Cal.

Start by selecting the best guide for you from the options below.

Welcome from Dean Jennifer Johnson-Hanks

Play the video to the left to listen to a welcome message from the Executive Dean of the College of Letters & Science, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks.