Admissions events

Cal Day

Admissions eventsPhoto by Noah BergerIf you have one day to visit Berkeley Engineering, make it Cal Day! At this annual event — to be held Saturday, April 13, 2019— the college hosts more than 60 events, demonstrations, tours, exhibits and lectures throughout the day to help you learn more about the fantastic breadth of opportunities that await you at Berkeley. You can also meet current students, faculty, advisers and deans. Both the event and campus parking are free. More details are available on the campus Cal Day website.

Undergraduate engineering information sessions

Undergraduate information sessions during April, presented by the peer advisers from Engineering Student Services, will provide prospective undergraduates with the opportunity to ask questions of current students about Berkeley Engineering’s majors, courses and student life.

April 2019 information sessions will be on the 1st, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center and April 5th, 26th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in 240 Bechtel Engineering Center. Please take a moment to register for the information sessions so we can make sure to have enough packets for each prospective student.

Department/program representative meetings

April 1 through April 30, 2019: Representatives will be available to answer questions from admitted students regarding the resources, curriculum and facilities in our academic departments and programs. Below are the availabilities for each department/program in the College of Engineering.

Bioengineering | 306 Stanley Hall
Make a 15-minute appointment with Marisela Loza,  Monday-Friday, 9-10 a.m. Drop-in hours-no appointment needed Tuesday-Thursday, 1:15-4 p.m., Friday: 2-4pm. Please be advised, April is a peak period for student advising so there may be a wait during drop-in hours. Marisela will be unavailable to meet with prospective students on Friday, April 20th.

Berkeley M.E.T. | 130 Blum Hall
Appointments are recommended 48 hours in advance; email or call (510) 664-9999 to schedule. We encourage prospective students to schedule an appointment in advance; however, drop-in hours are available Fridays from 2 - 4pm. Connect with current students about their experiences by emailing

Civil & environmental engineering | 750 Davis Hall
Make an appointment with Julia Konopasek, Monday, Thursday or Friday. 48-hours advanced notice is required to also meet with a professor and/or current student

Engineering science | 750 Davis Hall
(Energy engineering, Engineering mathematics & statistics, Engineering physics, Environmental engineering science)
Make an appointment with Felicia Bautista.

Electrical engineering & computer sciences | 205 Cory Hall
Prospective students and their families are encouraged to schedule appointments ahead of time online. Appointments are available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-Noon, 1-4 p.m. They may also schedule a department tour in advance by filling out the online form.

Industrial engineering & operations research | 4145 Etcheverry Hall
Make an appointment with Anayancy Paz, Monday-Friday, 2-3 p.m.

Materials science & engineering | 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Please contact Mayra De La Cruz,to find a time that works for you and the department.

Mechanical engineering | 6193 Etcheverry Hall
Make an appointment with Ricky Vides, Fridays, 2-3 p.m.
Instructional Lab Tours, Fridays, 3-4 p.m.
Twenty people per tour limit to ensure visitor safety, safety glasses for the tours are provided.  Please bring closed toe shoes in order to tour through the shop safety.

Nuclear engineering | 4149 Etcheverry Hall
Make an appointment with Kirsten Wimple, Fridays, 2-3 p.m.

College and campus events

For other events open to prospective students and the public, visit Berkeley Engineering’s events page as well as the Berkeley events calendar.