March 15, 2018

Dear Campus Community,

As co-chairs of the Housing Master Plan Advisory Group, we are writing to provide you with an update on our efforts to expand access to safe, affordable and convenient housing to Berkeley’s students and young faculty members.

March 13, 2018

Updated campus policy on self-supporting graduate professional degree programs (SSGPDPs)

February 28, 2018

UC Berkeley has entered into a Resolution Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR). For the last four years, OCR has been reviewing the campus’s handling of sexual violence and sexual harassment cases. This agreement brings the investigation to a close.

February 2, 2018

Update on efforts underway to address the campus’s budget deficit and to provide the University with a strong, stable and sustainable financial foundation.

February 1, 2018

Dear Colleagues, 

As we start the Spring semester, we write to refresh your memory regarding the campus policies and guidelines around accommodations for students in academic programs.

The purpose of academic accommodations is to ensure that all students have a fair chance at academic success. The campus has well-developed processes in place for students to request accommodations, and students are encouraged to use these processes. We urge you to honor requests made within this framework.

January 31, 2018

Dear campus community,

The Free Speech Commission invites comment from faculty, staff, and especially students on Monday, February 5 from 10:30 am to 12 noon in the ASUC Senate Chambers (fifth floor of Eshleman Hall) to address the following questions:

1. Should policies regarding the uses of Lower and Upper Sproul (including the Savio Steps) by registered student organizations (RSO’s) and non-affiliate members of the public be revisited?   If so, how do you recommend the policies be changed?

January 25, 2018

It is a time of great change both at Berkeley and across all of higher education. In this environment, I believe that we must collectively establish a cohesive, well-reasoned, and ambitious vision of what our university should be in order to properly set institutional priorities and determine campus investments.

January 22, 2018

Between February and April 16, 2018, we are rolling out the two-step verification requirement for faculty and staff accounts using a cohort enrollment model.

January 20, 2018

We write to you today deeply concerned about recent reports of raids being planned by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to arrest undocumented individuals in Northern California. We know that this is causing a great deal of anxiety among people in our campus community who may be affected by these actions.

January 18, 2018

The terms of the Major Events policy that governs planning for and presentation of Major Events sponsored by Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and other non-departmental users have been finalized.

January 17, 2018

The campus Free Speech Commission will be holding its first public hearing on Friday, January 19 from 10:30 am to 12 noon in the ASUC Senate Chambers (fifth floor of Eshleman Hall). The Commission invites faculty, staff, and students to share their experiences of free speech-related events last September and their thoughts about how best to minimize the impact of future events without compromising free speech or public safety.

December 13, 2017

Lisa García Bedolla, Chancellor’s Professor in the Graduate School of Education, and C. Greig Crysler, Professor of Architecture, have been presented the Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity (CAAIEE)

December 12, 2017

A holiday message from Chancellor Carol Christ

December 6, 2017

Right now, Congress is considering tax reform proposals that would harm the financial security of students and their families, and threaten the research, education, health care, and public service missions of universities. Numerous provisions would make higher education more expensive and less accessible, with considerable negative financial impact on the University of California and our students, faculty, staff and retirees. 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) proposes changes to the U.S. Tax Code that would have devastating impacts on students. These changes include:

Professor Randy Howard Katz will be Berkeley’s next vice chancellor for research, effective January 1, 2018.

December 4, 2017

Update on VCA/VCF Portfolio and Department Assignment

November 16, 2017

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As we approach the yearly rituals of the season—the Big Game and the holidays—we have an opportunity to reflect on the fall semester. 

October 13, 2017

UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, Shankar Sastry has decided to step down and return full-time to his faculty position at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.

October 10, 2017

The smoke in the air here in Berkeley offers a hint of the tragedy unfolding just north of us. As you know, wildfires continue to burn, and the destruction has been extensive, affecting many on this campus. Friends and family members have been displaced, schools and colleges are closed, and homes and businesses have been lost.

October 4, 2017

Like many of you, I am struggling to process the tragedy that unfolded Sunday evening in Las Vegas. The immense loss of life, the hundreds of injuries, the panic on the ground brought to life in video and audio recordings, the renewed acrimony about gun control, and the search for answers all weigh heavily. I extend my deepest condolences to those who may be connected to the victims of this terrible event.