August 20, 2007 12:08 AM

Things to do during Welcome Week

AC Transit Class Pass: Go get your Class Pass, a sticker for your Cal 1 Card that gives you free, unlimited rides on AC Transit, and on BearTransit campus shuttles.

Bike License: Register your bike if you have one. It’s the law in Berkeley!

Cal 1 Card (Cal Photo ID): If you have not gotten your Cal 1 Card from CalSO, go get it from Cal 1 Card Office located in 110 Cesar Chavez Center, M-F, 9am until 5pm.

Calapalooza: This is a resource fair where you you’ll meet representatives from over 300 student organizations and campus services, as well as view performances by student groups on the Doe Library Steps. Thursday, August 23, 11am-2pm, Memorial Glade.

Caltopia 2007: This is a festival of fun, music and Cal Spirit. Friday-Saturday, August 24-25, 10am-5pm (closes at 4pm on Saturday), Recreational Sports Facility, 2301 Bancroft Way.

Chancellor's Receptions for New Undergraduates: This event is a daytime outdoor party at the home of the Chancellor.

Tuesday, August 21 – Thursday, August 23, 4pm-5:30pm, Chancellor’s Garden, University House, attire is business casual.
• Tuesday, August 21: Clark Kerr and Unit 2 residents
• Wednesday, August 22: Unit 4 (Bowles, Foothill, Stern), Channing/Bowdich apartments, International House, and off-campus residents
• Thursday, August 23: Unit 1 and Unit 3 residents

College and Major Orientations: Wednesday, August 22, Various Times. For more info, please visit

Confirmed Class Schedule: If you need a copy of your class schedule, you can view and print a copy via Bear Facts at

Financial Aid Checks/CARS Refunds: Refunds are issued via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). With EFT, funds are deposited directly into your checking or savings account. Otherwise, a check will be printed and held for you to pick up at the Billing and Payment Services Office, 140 University Hall. To activate or update your EFT authorization, go to

Internet Connection: Attend the scheduled Cal Connect workshops at your unit (if you stay in the residence halls) to begin the in-room connection registration process.

Jobs: If you are looking for a job, the Career Center is the central clearinghouse for part-time, temporary, on-campus and off-campus, internship, or summer job opportunities.

Library Classes and Tours: The Library offers tours, orientations, and workshops for the campus community and members of the public to explore the richness of the UC Berkeley Library collections and buildings. For detailed information, see

Loan Counseling Entrance Interview: First-time loan borrowers must go through an online entrance interview prior to receiving loan money. Entrance interviews are all done through the Bear Facts web site at or through the Billing and Payment Services website.

Placement Exams:

Analytical Writing Placement: If you have not yet fulfilled the Entry Level Writing requirement, you must take this exam.

Math Placement Exams: Take the optional math placement exams to help you be sure that you've picked the right math class. You can take them online anytime at

Music Placement Exam: A placement Exam is required for music major courses. The exam is on Friday August 24 beginning at 9am in 125 Morrison.

Quantitative Reasoning Exam: This multiple-choice exam is used to satisfy the College of Letters & Science quantitative reasoning requirement, if you haven’t met this requirement by SAT/ACT/AP/GCE scores.

Recreational Sports: Sign up for Cal Rec Club, which offers students a complete package of fitness and recreational activities.

Safety Information: Find a wealth of safety information on the UC Police Department website,

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Whew, that's a lot of stuff! This is a great checklist.

Posted by Tina | 2007-08-23

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