All News

December 22, 2021

Update on plans for the spring semester. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and have been meeting this week to consider changes to our response. Our decision-making is guided by science and the expertise of our own public health experts. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the break and communicate any changes as needed.

December 15, 2021

The incorporation of Flexible Work Arrangements — in service to the mission of the University and implemented where appropriate in relation to teaching and research needs — has generally been beneficial.

December 13, 2021

Most of our classes will be in-person with a few classes offered fully remotely. If you receive an LOA that seems to be requesting an accommodation that is a fundamental alteration, you should reach out to DSP and engage in a dialog.

November 23, 2021

Formal acknowledgement of the harm caused by the display of research on the Philippines in the library exhibit celebrating 50 years of the South/Southeast Asia Library

October 12, 2021

Update regarding the latest progress we have made on resolving the campus Wi-Fi issues.

October 11, 2021

Congratulations to David Card, the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, who has won the 2021 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economics in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

October 7, 2021

Update on the university’s budget

October 4, 2021

The mode of instruction will default to in-person for Spring 2022.
Renee Y. Chow will be the dean of the College of Environmental Design, effective November 9, 2021.
Follow up on the campus message announcing our instruction plans for spring 2022.

September 30, 2021

Katherine Yelick has been chosen to serve as our next vice chancellor for research following a competitive national search. Her appointment will begin on January 1, 2022.

September 21, 2021

Vishaan Chakrabarti, dean of the College of Environmental Design, will step down effective November 5.

August 30, 2021

How the campus is preparing for wildfire smoke impacts and highlight actions you can take to be better prepared.

August 25, 2021

Updates on our pandemic response, news about our commitment to the needs of unhoused people and changes in our plans for new student housing in People’s Park, brief summaries of our budgetary situation and philanthropic successes, news about record-setting research funding and more.

August 19, 2021

Important academic resources and accommodation information for the Fall 2021 semester.

August 13, 2021

Steven Kahn has been appointed dean of the Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) in the College of Letters & Science, with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2022.

August 12, 2021

As we are going back to campus, face coverings and vaccination records will be required on the campus. If you have not been vaccinated, they are vaccines available for students and the community.

August 2, 2021

Mask will be required regardless of vaccination status, effective August 3, 2021. Anyone who is not vaccinated should get vaccinated as soon as possible.

July 16, 2021

Bay Area county and City of Berkeley health authorities recommend wearing masks in public spaces. There will be no changes in campus employees as the campus verifies vaccination status.

July 12, 2021

We are thrilled to finally begin our transition to in-person operations across the campus.