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May 17, 2023

University Librarian Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason will be retiring from campus in June 2024.

May 2, 2023

Michelle D. Young has been appointed dean of the Berkeley School of Education, with a start date of June 15, 2023.

March 23, 2023

Per UC policy, all email communications regarding university business, including those of faculty, staff, and student employees, must be performed exclusively through the use of an email address.

March 22, 2023

An update about our campus’s financial health, the status of our budget, and the plans and processes we have in place to address both short- and long-term challenges.
An update on the campus implementation of the new Presidential Policy on Abusive Conduct in the Workplace, issued on December 16, 2022. The policy went into effect on January 1, 2023 and prohibits abusive conduct.

March 21, 2023

The month of Ramadan begins this week and we want to express our support for the Muslim campus community, in particular the Muslim student community. We are sharing the following information about services and accommodations that support a sense of belonging as students observe and practice their faith.

February 23, 2023

Today, UC Berkeley is announcing the Library’s long-term space plan. The plan positions the Library to serve the needs of students, faculty, and other researchers while balancing the realities of shrinking budgets for staff, services, and collections, which reflect the overall budgetary problems currently facing the campus.

January 26, 2023

This year Ramadan will take place from March 22 to April 21, and Eid al-Fitr scheduled for April 21. We would like to remind you of the campus policies that outline the rights and responsibilities of both instructors and students with respect to course conflicts and accommodations of all types.

January 10, 2023

Important campus policies and guidelines concerning academic accommodations for religious observance, illness, disability, hardship, and other matters.

November 9, 2022

The EVCP has assembled a task force charged with identifying and prioritizing possible and implementable changes with the goal of boosting morale and freeing up time for all members of our community.

September 8, 2022

The Joint Senate-Administration Workgroup on The Role of the University and its Units in Political Action has completed a draft report and is seeking input from faculty and staff members

August 16, 2022

Important academic resources and accommodation information for the Fall 2022 semester

July 1, 2022

After a comprehensive internal search, Victoria Plaut has been appointed to the role of vice provost for the faculty, effective August 15, 2022.

June 29, 2022

Oliver O’Reilly has been selected to serve as our next vice provost for undergraduate education. Oliver is currently serving as the interim vice provost for undergraduate education; he will transition into the role permanently on July 1, 2022.

May 23, 2022

This fall the campus will implement a new system to guarantee that all undergraduate and graduate students receiving financial aid are participating in their courses at the start of the semester, in compliance with federal requirements established by the Department of Education. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will verify student participation in their courses via a centralized Qualtrics survey.

April 28, 2022

The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost’s (EVCP) office has released a draft of the proposed Policy on Engagement with Third-party Online Program Management Providers(link is external). This policy will help ensure the most favorable relationship and financial terms possible while also protecting UC Berkeley’s reputation and brand. It also protects students and supports compliance with associated laws, particularly regarding ADA and data security/privacy, while also ensuring intellectual property protections are in place. Finally, it provides the campus with information needed to make informed decisions that ensure that UC Berkeley’s academic units receive the greatest benefit possible through participation in online education programs.

March 3, 2022

We have just learned that the Supreme Court of California has issued its ruling, which leaves intact alower court order that will freeze enrollment at 2020-21 levels and prevent students who would have been offered in-person admission to the University of California, Berkeley this fall from receiving that offer.

February 14, 2022

A decision issued on Thursday, Feb. 10 by the California Court of Appeal requires UC Berkeley to adhere to a lower court order requiring the university to freeze student enrollment at 42,347, the same level as 2020-21. (The decision was one element of a larger lawsuit brought by a city of Berkeley group of neighbors opposed to a proposed campus development project.)

February 8, 2022

The Department of Philosophy has submitted a proposal to the campus Building Name Review Committee to un-name Moses Hall. The Department made this proposal after a thorough and extensive consultation with students, faculty, and staff.

Michael R. Botchan has been reappointed as dean of the College of Letters & Science Division of Biological Sciences beginning July 1, 2022.