Welcome! Being admitted to Cal is a significant accomplishment, and you and your family should be proud. We are certainly proud of you! We hope you accept Berkeley’s offer of admission and join the Rausser College of Natural Resources where you will benefit from the guidance of faculty and advisors who support your exploration of courses and majors to fit your academic and career goals. 

Cal Day 2024 is on Saturday, April 13. Stay tuned to communication from the Office of Undergraduate Admission on events where you can connect with our Rausser College students and staff! You can also continue to check back on this page regularly through Spring 2024 for updates on additional events for newly admitted students. We hope to see you soon!

Read on to learn about how to accept you offer of admission and more.

To accept your offer of admission:

Remember: The deadline to accept your admission offer for Fall 2024 has been moved for all new first year students to May 15. The deadline for transfer students is June 1.

Why Choose Berkeley’s Rausser College of Natural Resources?

Rausser is a community of problem solvers who study the scientific, economic, and historical bases of the major environmental, resource, and social justice issues of today. As a student, you'll benefit from our small size, personalized student advising, and exclusive opportunities while also gaining access to all the resources and opportunities available on the UC Berkeley campus at large.

Why a degree from Rausser College?

  • Our interdisciplinary majors and minors expose you to the most pressing environmental, social, and biological problems facing the world today, and offer the opportunity to help discover solutions. Plus, all of our majors result in a Bachelor of Science.
  • With a degree from Rausser College, you’ll be prepared for careers and graduate studies in biological sciences, health professions, environmental fields, policy, law, business, and economics.
  • Discover your own solutions through undergraduate research at Rausser College. Alternatively, obtain funding to conduct your own research project through our alumni-funded research program.
  • Join Rausser College faculty and students who conduct  groundbreaking research. Our magazine, Breakthroughs, offers a glimpse into how our faculty and students are working hard to make a better world.
  • Rausser College and UC Berkeley are home to top-ranking programs including our #1 global ranking for environmental sciences by QS World University Rankings for the fourth year in a row. We’re also ranked #1 in Environment/Ecology and #4  in Plant and Animal Science by the U.S. News & World Report's “Best Global Universities Rankings.”

What is it like to be a student at Rausser College?

  • Student Life at Rausser College: Discover your community at Rausser where we are proud that more than half of our students participate in undergraduate research and more than 70% join a student organization.
  • Student Spotlights: The students in the Rausser College of Natural Resources are at the core of the College’s mission to “See the Bigger Picture. Make a Better World.” Here we highlight the stories of some of our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who embody that motto in their research, community action, and daily lives. 
  • Personalized Advising: Rausser is home to one of the top-rated advising teams on campus. You will be paired with an advisor who will work with you throughout your time at Berkeley to support progress toward your degree and connect you to campus resources.
  • Peer Support: Rausser’s Peer Advising Leaders (PALs) can share personal viewpoints, academic experiences, and advice on making your decision to accept Cal's offer of admission.
  • Follow Us: Check out the college’s Instagram, Twitter, and the Undergraduate Advising Instagram to help picture yourself here.

What about everything else that Berkeley has to offer?

As a Rausser student, you will have access to a trove of resources along with all the opportunities and support centers on campus. Here are a few of our campus collaborators:

Students in the College of Natural Resources