UC-Berkeley Beatrice Bain Research Group 616 Barrows Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 The UC-Berkely Beatrice Bain Research Group is Cal's interdisciplinary group for advanced feminist studies. It hosts…More conferences, lectures, visiting scholars and scholars-in-residence from throughout the world. It also has a Department of Gender and Women's Studies that is concerned mainly with undergraduate teaching.
UC Berkeley Emma Goldman Papers 2241 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA94704 UC Berkely Emma Goldman Papers Project collects and preserves material on Emma Goldman and her social context and seeks…More to convey its relevance to social engagement and change in our own time. The project is a subsidiary of Cal's International and Area Studies and is sponsored in part by the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley 200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA94720 UC Botanical Garden is a non-profit research garden and museum featuring 13,000 different kinds of plants,…More including rare and endangered species. It conducts research and provides educational programs and tours. Facilities are also available for rental for weddings, conferences and other private affairs.
UC Electronic 2252 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94704 Since 1986, UC Electronic has been offering UC Berkeley students and faculty personal electronics, cell phones and…More accessories. It provides prepaid plans only, no contracts, for brands like Boost, Virgin, Simple, H20 Limited, T-mobile and AT&T. UC Electronic also sells, rents and repairs computers, projectors and GPS units.
UC-Berkeley Financial Aid Office 211 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 Undergraduate aid is administered through this office on the second floor of Sproul Hall. The office also disburses…More short-term emergency loans of up to $1,100 to any registered student. Most graduate aid is disbursed through the students' departments, though the law school also maintains its aid office in Sproul.
UC-Berkeley Physical Plant - Campus Services 2000 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA94720 This department maintains Cal's heating, ventilation, electric and custodial services. It also maintains the gardens and…More grounds. Members of the Cal community can submit a work order online if they have a maintenance problem. The office is located on Carleton at Milvia streets, next to the former Berkeley Iceland.
UC Berkeley Labor Center 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA94720 The labor center works with unions, researchers, governments and employers to develop employment policies on job quality…More and workplace issues. It also produces training and educational curricula and maintains labor research and information resources accessible to researchers, students and the public.
UC Berkeley Career Center 2105 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94720 The career center is an excellent resource for Cal students interested in finding or planning for a career. It has…More internships, advice on choosing a major and applying for graduate school, and holds career fairs and workshops for new graduates. It also has information online on everything from writing a resume to finding the proper career for your major.
Doe Library Book Sales - UC Berkeley 132 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA94720 Doe Library Book Sales sells items withdrawn from UC Berkeley library holdings as well as donated books. All proceeds go…More to support the library. Prices range from $1 to about $15. Available novels include fiction and non-fiction as well as African and European history and literature. Stock is constantly replenished.
Zellerbach Playhouse - UC Berkeley 101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 Zellerbach Playhouse is an event venue at UC Berkeley hosting performances ranging from ballet and orchestra to jazz…More ensembles and theater productions. There is a full calendar of upcoming shows and events on the Zellerbach Playhouse website. Customers can be put on a notification list for sold-out events and performances; they will be alerted by email if tickets become available. Zellerbach Playhouse is available for rent subject to availability.
Durham Studio Theater, UC Berkeley campus 101 Dwinelle Anx, Berkeley, CA94720 The Durham Studio Theater on the UC Berkeley campus is in Dwinelle Hall, across the street from Dwinelle Annex. This…More theater, which has a maximum occupancy of 141, hosts performances and lectures by professional companies, as well as by students and university-affiliated productions. The theater is used for classes, as well as performances. Events at the Durham Studio Theater are open to the public. Performances are conducted regularly and rotate frequently. The theater also can be rented for private events.
UC Berkeley Academic Achievement Programs 2515 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA94720 Through a variety of scholarships and services, the UC Berkeley Academic Achievement Programs assist low-income,…More underrepresented and first-generation college students in their academic studies. The programs are particularly concerned with preparing students for graduate school, and provide counseling, advising and tutoring services as well as special workshops and research opportunities. See their website to learn how to benefit from these programs or to make a donation.
Downtown Berkeley Inn 2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94704 The Downtown Berkeley Inn is a contemporary boutique hotel located a handful of blocks away from UC-Berkeley's campus.…More The Inn offers free parking. Travelers can easily walk to the restaurants and shops of downtown Berkeley.
Berkeley Presbyterian Mission Homes 2918 Regent St, Berkeley, CA94705 Berkeley Presbyterian Mission Homes is located south of UC Berkeley on Regent Street, just north of Ashby Avenue. It is…More a non-profit that provides affordable housing for Presbyterians from abroad that want to study in Berkeley.
UC Berkeley Fall Program for Freshmen 2515 Hillegass Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 This joint program of UC Extension and UC Berkeley helps make a Cal education available for more people by allowing…More students to do their first semester through UC Extension and transfer the credits to Cal in the spring. It is for students who already have been admitted to Cal's College of Engineering or College of Letters and Science for an upcoming semester, but don't want to wait until the semester begins to start college. It's meant to be a smooth and supportive transition from high school to Cal. All instructors have been approved by Cal's Academic Senate. The environment is small and supportive, with most classes held at the Hillegass offices just four blocks from the main Cal campus. Students are eligible for university housing, health services and financial aid. Fees are comparable to those of UC Berkeley.
UC Berkeley - Institute for the Study of Societal Issues 2420 Bowditch St, Berkeley, CA94720 Created in 2009 by the merger of two UC thinktanks – the Institute for the Study of Social Change and the Survey…More Research Center – ISSI houses nine qualitative and quantitative research centers under one roof in the historic former Anna Head School. These centers study Latino and Native American topics, right-wing movements, US Census data as it pertains to California and urban ethnography, among other research fields. The building itself is a Shingle Style landmark that is on the National Register of Historic Places.
UC Berkeley - Institute for the Study of Social Change 2420 Bowditch St, Berkeley, CA94720 This research center founded in 1976 uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to study critical social issues…More facing California and the nation. It administers the annual Yamashita Prize, honoring a member of the Cal community who has built bridges between academia and the community in a way that fosters social change. The center is housed in the historic Anna Head School, two blocks from the main campus.
UC-Berkeley Police Department 1 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 Cal's campus police force includes 64 officers and more than 100 civilian and student employees. In addition to…More wrangling decades of student protest (the force now provides an online "Time, Place and Manner" tip sheet for prospective demonstrators), the police force runs preventive programs for student safety, including a BearWalk night escort program. It also maintains a daily online log of campus police activity, and, in cooperation with the city of Berkeley police, an online weekly crime map.
Berkeley Transportation Systems 2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 This company helps public-sector agencies measure and improve the performance of their transportation systems. Services…More include freeway and transit performance measurements, incident management and info distribution. The business is located in downtown Berkeley, one block west of the UC Berkeley campus.
UC Berkeley Political Science Department 210 Barrows Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 Political science is one of Cal's most popular undergraduate departments, with more than 1,000 declared majors and more…More than 400 bachelor's degrees awarded each year. There is an honors program for students with a 3.5 GPA in the major and 3.3 overall that provides for individual faculty guidance and a year-long seminar. Charles and Louise Travers, for whom the department is named, endowed several undergraduate scholarships and fellowships and an ethics program. There are about 150 doctoral students. The department does not admit students for a master's degree.
UC Berkeley - Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 201 Gilman Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 This department in Cal's College of Chemistry, formerly the Department of Chemical Engineering, underwent a name change…More in late 2010. Faculty members here specialize in stem-cell research and the development of antmalarial drugs and biofuels. The department takes part in the College of Chemistry's outreach program for underrepresented minorities in chemistry, and offers many grants and awards for outstanding students.
UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy 2607 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy trains graduate students for public leadership. Its master of…More public policy degree incorporates law, economics and policy analysis. The school also offers an undergraduate minor. Concurrent masters programs are available with the Law School and the School of Public Health, among others.
UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA94720 The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment was formerly…More the Institute of Industrial Relations. It conducts research on workplace issues and trains current and future labor leaders. Recent research touches on African-American prospects in the economic recovery, how health care reform might affect low-income Californians and how the labor movement can attract young workers, particularly women. The Institute is headquartered in a former apartment building on Channing Way, three blocks from the main campus.
UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare 120 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 The School of Social Welfare's professional master's degree aims to prepare graduates for work in public social…More services. Concentrations include child and family services, gerontology, health services, mental health services and management. The department also offers an academic doctoral program as well as an undergraduate major. Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former U.S. Rep. Ron Dellums are among the school's noted graduates.
War Crimes Studies Center, UC Berkeley 7331 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 The War Crimes Studies Center seeks to advance human rights and international law through research, training, developing…More awareness, and compiling an impressive collection of archival resources. It has a relatively small staff, but makes a big difference in the world, largely thanks to its student interns, donors and volunteers. Visit or see their website to access their resources or to help advance their important work.
This student housing complex two blocks from campus is mostly for upper-division students. It includes 200 spaces in…More two-bedroom doubles, 12 in four-bedroom singles and 10 in four-bedroom townhouses. It is co-ed, though rooms are single gender.</p>
<p>Each unit has a living room, full kitchen and bath. Utilities including phone and Wi-Fi are included; meals and parking are not. Rates average about $1,000 a month. Occupancy is by lottery. </p>
Unity of Berkeley 1712 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 Unity of Berkeley holds services at the Berkeley Ecumenical Center on Le Conte, just north of UC Berkeley, a space it…More shares with several other ministries. The church is affiliated with the Unity School of Christianity. The church is inclusive of all races, ethnicities and sexual orientations and believes that God is absolutely good and that humans have divine spirit within them. Weekly services start at 10:30am on Sundays and a noon meditation is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
UC Berkeley New Music and Audio Technologies 1750 Arch St, Berkeley, CA94709 This group in Cal's Department of Music was founded in 1987 to explore the interaction of music and technology. Courses…More offered include Music Perception and Cognition and several courses in computer-music composition. Collaborators include psychologists, physicists, mathematicians and more. Comprised of recording labs, performance spaces, analysis and synthesis facilities, and seminar rooms, CNMAT is headquartered in a homelike space on Arch Street, one block north of campus and across the street from the Pacific School of Religion. The website has a calendar of events.
UC Berkeley Office of the Registrar 2625 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA94720 Though most aspects of registering and paying for Cal classes are handled online via Tele-Bears, this office on the…More second floor of Sproul Hall is where you go if you need to talk to a real person. It's also where students register their campus groups and reserve classroom space for activities and meetings. Finally, the registrar's office is where you go to obtain official transcripts. The office can print you a transcript on the spot if you graduated after 1978; earlier dates require a slightly longer wait.