Orientation

New student orientation 2015

The College of Engineering and Engineering Student Council invite our new undergraduate students to attend the Fall 2016 New Student Orientation.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Schedule of events

Welcome Meeting: 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Field House Gym, Recreational Sports Facility
This is one of the most important of many events planned during Welcome Week. The College of Engineering and the Engineering Student Council have combined their efforts to plan this special program for all newly admitted engineering students. Pick up your agenda for the day and a ticket for lunch.

FRESHMEN: Bear Building: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Field House Gym, Recreational Sports Facility
Engineers today need to work effectively in teams to be successful. With a little music, energy and imagination, the 2016 entering class will quickly transform from individual classmates to an active community!

TRANSFERS:  A Successful First Semester for Transfers: 10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
This session will connect transfer students to valuable resources at Cal so important support networks can quickly be formed to ensure a successful first semester.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Memorial Glade
Join faculty and student organization representatives for lunch provided by a Berkeley favorite, Top Dog! Lunch will be hosted outdoors on the Memorial Glade. This is your opportunity to network with current engineering students and learn about many of the engineering student groups and activities in which you can participate.

Advising Sessions: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Locations listed below
Get your questions answered at this one-hour advising session with your Engineering Student Services (ESS) academic adviser.  

Bioengineering | 4 LeConte Hall | Genie Foon
Civil & Environmental Engineering | 1 LeConte Hall | Jane Paris
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (last names A – I) | 277 Cory Hall | Bryan Jones
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (last names J – O) | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Joey Wong
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (last names P – Z) | 100 Lewis Hall | Olivia Chan
Energy Engineering | 100 Lewis Hall | Olivia Chan
Engineering Math & Statistics | 100 Lewis Hall | Olivia Chan
Engineering Physics | 277 Cory | Bryan Jones
Environmental Engineering | 100 Lewis Hall | Olivia Chan
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research | 1 LeConte Hall | Jane Paris
Materials Science & Engineering | 4 LeConte Hall | Genie Foon
Mechanical Engineering (last names A – R) | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Chaniqua Butscher
Mechanical Engineering (last names S – Z) | HP Auditorium, Soda Hall | Kathy Barrett
Nuclear Engineering | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Chaniqua Butscher
Undeclared | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Joey Wong
 
Department Meetings: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Locations listed below
Immediately following your advising session join your classmates for your department meeting. You will have an opportunity to meet current students in your major, hear from faculty, and get your questions answered.
 
Bioengineering (BioE) |105 Stanley Hall
Learn about the BioE curriculum, areas of specialization, academic advising and research opportunities. Learn more about our student groups; BioE Honor Society, Biomedical Engineering (BMES) and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
 
Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Meet CEE faculty, students and staff.  Learn about the CEE curriculum and areas of specialization.  Learn more about Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honor Society, the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the department's competition teams and the DeCal courses they offer.
 
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS) | 1 Pimentel Hall
Learn about the requirements for and expectations of EECS students, course selection, advising, research and industry opportunities. Start out your journey with excitement and a full understanding of the possibilities ahead.
 
Engineering Science (ES) | 502 Davis Hall
Meet ES faculty and students. Learn about the different Engineering Science programs: Environmental Engineering Science, Engineering Mathematics and Statistics, Engineering Physics and Energy Engineering. Hear from the Society of Engineering Science and meet with faculty advisors from each program of study.
 
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Get an overview of the IEOR department and undergraduate curriculum by advising staff and faculty.
 
Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Meet department faculty, students and staff. Get an overview of the MSE curriculum and tips from students in the Materials Science & Engineering Association on how to navigate your first year.
 
Mechanical Engineering (ME) | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Meet key staff and faculty in the department. Get an introduction to departmental resources you should take advantage of, and get first-hand advice from a panel of current students.
 
Nuclear Engineering (NE) | 3119 Etcheverry Hall
Meet department faculty, students and staff as they discuss department procedures for advising, finding research assignments and more. Department Chair van Bibber and Professor Fratoni, the undergrad faculty adviser, will also take you on a tour of NE labs.
 
Engineering Undeclared
Undeclared students can learn more about a major of interest by attending a department session listed above.
 
Break | 3 - 4 p.m.
Use this hour to map out your class locations, grab an afternoon snack, stop by the bookstore or just relax on Memorial Glade.
 
Bear Pact | 4:30* p.m. - 6 p.m. | Zellerbach Auditorium (*Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m., arrive early with your Cal1 Card and a pen to ensure a seat.)

Learn about important issues faced by college students: sexual assault and harassment, mental health, and alcohol use. Find out about available resources on campus and acquire helpful skills for maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Bear Pact is mandatory for all students. Please arrive at Zellerbach Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. and bring your Cal 1 Card and a pen.

If you have questions about disability access or need an accommodation for a disability (e.g. wheelchair seating, ASL interpreter, etc.), please contact Dawn Kramer at dkramer@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-7828.