College of Engineering Cal Day events
Learn more about how Berkeley Engineering could be the right place for you to earn your undergraduate degree.
We invited our students to share stories of their favorite campus spots and what makes them stand out. We invite you to check them out, see where they are on the map and learn how our students have started to build their community.
Immerse yourself as a future Berkeley Engineer through the Society of Women Engineers’ New Admit Orientation Host Program (OHP). During this week-long program, you’ll bond with prospective and current students at socials and through a pen pals program, explore the vast opportunities in engineering and get honest perspectives to all your Berkeley Engineering questions. Register by Saturday, April 16. Email SWE with questions.
Berkeley Engineering is home to dozens of student organizations and competition teams that help members hone teamwork and leadership skills, foster a diverse community, provide cultural support and give students the opportunity to pursue something they’re passionate about. See some of the highlights from past years.
Congratulations and welcome to our newest Berkeley engineers! Cal Day this year is only for newly admitted students and their families. Which means we are looking forward to getting to know you and helping you get to know us.
Cal Day invites newly admitted undergraduate students and their families to discover campus, learn about our resources and meet members of the community in interactive ways in person. Cal Week provides students an opportunity to ask questions, dive virtually into the Berkeley adventure and share their excitement with the community from anywhere!
Saturday, April 23
10:30–11:30 a.m. | College of Engineering Welcome Breakfast for Admitted Students
McLaughlin Hall Breezeway
An event especially for our admitted students: Start your College of Engineering Cal Day journey with a grab-and-go breakfast hosted by Engineering Student Services and the College of Engineering Dean’s Office. Meet engineering faculty and student leaders, and begin your day on the Northside.
11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Engineering Information Table
Engineering Student Services Patio, 230 Bechtel Engineering Center
Berkeley engineers excel — find out why! ESS academic advisers and students answer your questions and distribute information about the College of Engineering.
11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Engineering Student Organizations
Bechtel Engineering Center, front lawn
With dozens of engineering student organizations there is a group to match every interest. Learn about many of them by visiting their tables for information and demonstrations.
11 a.m.–3 p.m. | I’m a Berkeley Engineer Photo Booth for Admitted Students
2nd floor outside entrance, Bechtel Engineering Center
Celebrate your acceptance to the College of Engineering with a picture with your family, friends and future peers.
Noon–2 p.m.| Engineering Tour
Begins at McLaughlin Hall plaza
The northeast quadrant of campus is home to the College of Engineering. Join current students for a guided, outdoor walking tour of the engineering buildings. The tours last 30 minutes, leaving every 10 minutes. Last tour leaves at 1:30 p.m.
(each department is being added as finalized)
- Info Session | Friday, April 22, 5 p.m. | Zoom
Meet your ESS adviser, Joey Wong, and get all your questions about being an engineering undeclared major answered.
- Welcome and Information Session | Saturday, April 23, 1–2 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall | RSVP
Presented by Professor Panos Papadopoulos, Faculty Lead, Aerospace Engineering Major. Learn about our new Aerospace Engineering major and hear an overview of the aerospace program’s focus on emerging technologies, including sustainable aviation, autonomous flight and space exploration.
- BioE Chairs Welcome, Virtual Programming and Pre-Recorded Sessions available on the bioengineering website
- Info Table | Saturday, April 23, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center
BioE’s undergrad Adviser and students will be there to answer your questions.
- BioE Q+A | Tuesday, April 26, 7–8 p.m. | Zoom
To prepare for our Q+A, please watch our info session. This Q+A will be tailored for admitted students. Get details about the program in this exciting interdisciplinary field, and ask your questions. Hosted by BioE undergraduate student adviser, Marisela Loza.
- Open Office Hours with adviser Marisela Loza | Zoom
4–5 p.m., Wednesday, April 26–Friday, April 29
- Info Table | Saturday, April 23, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Bechtel Terrace
Faculty, staff and students from CEE will be available to answer your questions.
- Student Teams | Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Bechtel Terrace
Check out the fun and engaging competition team with CEE students.
- Curriculum Overview with the Staff Advisers | Wednesday, April 6, 5 p.m. | Zoom
- Curriculum Overview with the Staff Advisers | Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m. | Zoom
- Faculty Spotlights | Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m. | Zoom TBD
- Student Panel | Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m. | Zoom TBD
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
- Info and Adviser Table | Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
- EECS Chairs Welcome, Virtual Programming and Pre-Recorded Sessions: https://eecs.berkeley.edu/CalDay
- Info Table | Saturday, April 23, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. | Bechtel Terrace
Faculty, staff and students will be there to answer your questions.
- Engineering Science Introduction | Tuesday, April 26, 7–8 p.m. | Zoom
- Engineering Science Student Panel | Thursday, April 28, 7–8 p.m. | Zoom
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
- Information and Advisor table | Saturday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | Hearst Mining Circle
- Overview of Industrial Engineering and Operation Research with Professors. Leachman and Atamturk | Sunday, April 24, 10–11 a.m. | Zoom
- Advising Q&A for IEOR and ORMS majors | Tuesday, April 26, 6–7 p.m. | Zoom
- Welcome Session | Saturday, April 23, 11:30–1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs | RSVP
Learn about exciting research in mechanical engineering, hear an overview of the undergraduate program, and discover why mechanical engineering is such a dynamic, versatile discipline.
- Check ME’s website for more events throughout the month of April and experiences available on Cal Day.
Materials Science & Engineering
Saturday, April 23 | In front of Hearst Memorial Mining Building
- Materials Discovery! | Noon-4 p.m.
Materials scientists demonstrate the wonders of their world. learn about superballs, superconductors, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and more! Stick around for our demonstrations.
Webinars | Wednesday, April 27
- The Department of Materials Science & Engineering: An Overview | 1–1:30 p.m. | Zoom
Aimed at prospective students, this talk will present a brief overview of MSE’s past, present and future. You will learn about the academic program, research opportunities within the department, and career choices following graduation.
- Materials Science & Engineering Faculty Panel | 1:30–2 p.m. | Zoom
A chance to interact with faculty and ask any questions you have about coursework, research, or the department at large. You’ll learn more about MSE and the culture and community within the department.
- Materials Science & Engineering Association Student Panel | 2–3 p.m. | Zoom
MSE students from all years will be available to answer all your questions about Berkeley and MSE.
- Seeing Materials in Real-World Atom-by-Atom by Professor Haimei Zheng | 3:30–4 p.m. | Zoom
In this talk, Professor Zheng will show our newest capability of real-time imaging of nucleation and transformations of materials in liquids at the atomic level, and how we can use this capability to solve real-world problems.
- New Materials For a Sustainable Energy Future by Professor Joel Ager | 4–4:30 p.m. | Zoom
Since the industrial revolution, human activities have caused the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration to rise, causing warming of the planet and changes in the weather. Learn how new materials are converting carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels in processes which will provide a sustainable chemical and energy economy in the future.
- Info Table | Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway
- Nuclear Engineering Student Group: American Nuclear Society (ANS) | Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway
ANS students will be available to answer incoming students’ questions about life as an engineering student at Berkeley
- Dosenet | Berkeley’s International Dosimeter Network | Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway
Come learn about Berkeley’s international dosimeter network Dosenet, a radiation sensor network that helps to illustrate naturally occurring background radiation. Dosenet is also a public educational outreach program that teams Berkeley students with local high school students to build understanding of scientific and technologic thinking while engaging and informing the community. Dosenet representatives will be available to answer questions about the public educational outreach program.
- Nuclear Engineering Students | Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway
Faculty and current Nuclear Engineering students available for questions.
Transfer admit events
- The Berkeley Transfer Story | Tuesday, May 17, 5–6 p.m. | Zoom
Join us to hear from transfer alumni and current students on their journeys as UC Berkeley transfer students. You’ll learn about resources, experiences, and opportunities from peers who were once in your shoes. This event is open to all UC Berkeley transfer admits and is hosted by the Society of Women Engineers Transfer Outreach Committee.