About this guide
We couldn't be more excited for you to join us on campus. Move-In is on Tuesday, August 14, and will be followed by programs and events to help you feel comfortable at Berkeley. Throughout Golden Bear Orientation and Getting Your Bearings, we will bring you resources, share critical information, foster friendships, and have fun.
Move-In: August 14
Check-In for Golden Bear Orientation (GBO): August 14, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Lower Sproul Plaza.
During GBO Check-In, which is required for all new students, you'll learn where and when to meet your Orientation Leaders and your group for each day of GBO.
Golden Bear Orientation (GBO): August 15 - 21
Right after you move in, you'll participate in a host of events to settle you into your new home. This app will be your main resource for keeping up with GBO event details. For instance, activities typically begin at 9 a.m. and last through the evening, every day of our weeklong orientation program. All students will participate in a large variety of programs. Each individual small-group schedule will be unique and will include chances to partake in optional programming as well as required GBO sessions. You'll receive your complete, individual schedule from your Orientation Leader at Check-In.
Getting Your Bearings (GYB): August 22 - September 9
Campus departments and student organizations offer over 200 events for GYB to make sure your college career is off to a great start.
Have fun, and Go Bears!