Berkeley offers vibrant student life that intertwines with a rich tapestry of opportunities for growth and connection. From forging lifelong friendships in our diverse housing communities to navigating campus safely, our community thrives on fostering meaningful connections. Explore a multitude of student organizations and tap into the vast resources Berkeley offers, empowering you to excel both academically and personally.




Community & Support


Resources and Support Services


Berkeley Dining

2610 Channing Way  |  (510) 643-8323  |


At Berkeley Dining you can purchase meal plans with the flexibility, convenience, and value you need while serving nutritious, local, and sustainable food.

Meal plans are available for:

  • On-campus – students living in the residence halls
  • Off-campus – students living in off-campus housing or university-owned/affiliated apartments, as well as graduate/extension students

Berkeley Housing

2610 Channing Way  |  (510) 642-4108  |

UC Berkeley’s campus housing provides an inviting home where you’ll create memories, share ideas, and grow alongside friends. Make the most of Berkeley’s world-class education by living on campus and alongside your peers.

Berkeley Parents & Families

(510) 642-7147  |


The University of California, Berkeley’s Cal Parents and Families program helps parents, families and supporters of enrolled Berkeley students engage with the campus and support the University.

Cal Parents’ four primary objectives:

  • Serve as the central resource for connecting undergraduate parents and families to Berkeley
  • Empower parents to help their students successfully navigate their Berkeley experience
  • Invite parents to support the University through philanthropic donations
  • Offer volunteer opportunities for parents to serve as Ambassadors and connect with the Berkeley community

Center for Financial Wellness

211 Sproul Hall  | 

Center for Financial Wellness is a peer-to-peer financial wellness program housed in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at UC Berkeley. We offer workshops and one-on-one appointments to help students manage their personal finances in college and beyond. Check out the Center for Financial Wellness web page for valuable resources and tips to help you manage your money. Additionally, you can view our event calendar, request a presentation, or schedule an appointment with us online.

Center for Financial Wellness Facebook

Cal Student Central and Financial Aid & Scholarships Office

120 Sproul Hall  |  (510) 664-9181


  • Cal Student Central answers questions about financial aid; fees and tuition; billing, payments, and disbursements; registration and enrollment; and student records.
  • Students can use the website to open a case online to have specific questions answered.
  • Cal Student Central is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Appointments are not required.
  • Cal Student Central and Financial Aid and Scholarships will be open on Cal Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Congratulations and thank you for your patience during peak periods!

Disabled Students’ Program

260 Cesar Chavez Student Center  |  (510) 642-0518 (Voice)  |  (510) 642-6376 (TTY)  |

The Disabled Students’ Program promotes an inclusive environment for students with disabilities. We equip students with appropriate accommodations and services to achieve their individual academic goals. We are dedicated to supporting students and collaborating with the campus community to remove barriers to educational access and embrace the University’s values of equity and inclusion. We believe that an accessible environment universally benefits everyone.

Services we provide include:

For much more information and to apply for services, please visit the DSP website.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Appointments and walk-ins (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) welcome.
  • Admitted students may apply for Disabled Students’ Program services. After application, please submit documentation and schedule an intake appointment.

New Student Services

(510) 642-7733  |


New Student Services empowers undergraduates to succeed and facilitates their transition to life at UC Berkeley. We do this through teaching new students and their support networks about academic success, campus resources, traditions and culture, and by helping them build community. These goals are achieved when students participate in the Golden Bear Experience: Golden Bear Advising, Golden Bear Prep, Golden Bear Orientation and Getting Your Bearings.
Learn about each component at

UC Berkeley Libraries


Considered the crown jewel of higher education in the entire state, UC Berkeley relies on the Library every day to support its world-class teaching and cutting-edge research, and to enrich the experience of its thousands of students. The UC Berkeley Library has 20 unique locations, including Doe, a beacon of information standing in the shadow of the iconic Campanile, and libraries focused on specific fields, such as art history, earth science, and music.

WATCH: At the Library, we live for the aha moments!

To visit the libraries in person, see the hours here.

Visitor Services

Koret Visitor Center at California Memorial Stadium  |  2227 Piedmont Avenue  |  (510) 642-5215  |

  • Visitor Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Weekends & Friday, March 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Visit the new admit page of the Visitor Services website for details and tour reservations.
  • Tour reservations are preferred, but all newly admitted & waitlisted students and their families will be able to join the tour of their choice even without a reservation.
  • We will offer campus tours all day on Cal Day, Saturday, April 13, with no reservations needed!

Campus Visitor Map