College of Engineering's Golden Bear Orientation

COE's Golden Bear Orientation

As part of Golden Bear Orientation the College of Engineering is excited to spend one and a half days welcoming our incoming first-year and transfer students. New students will have a chance to meet the Berkeley Engineering leadership team, college faculty, advisers and student leaders while learning how to navigate the north side of campus. 
 
We know we gave new students a lot information during Golden Bear Orientation, so we wanted to share the links to the Smart Start with Your ESS Adviser slides:

Schedule: Thursday, August 22

Program
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Zellerbach Hall

Welcome
Karl van Bibber, Executive Associate Dean
Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean

Be Your Best Self
Lisa Pruitt, Associate Dean for Students

Our Engineering Community: Values & Expectations
Kara Nelson, Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion

Get Involved in Your Community
Niraj Ganesh, President, Engineering Student Council

Bear Building for Engineers
Doreen de Roque, Events
Laura Vogt, Marketing and Communications

Bear Building for Engineers
10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m | Various locations
Engineers today need to work together to be successful. With this Amazing Race style game, you and your team will use your energy, imagination and know-how to answer questions and navigate challenges around the college’s Northside campus.

Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Campanile Esplanade (across from Bancroft Library)
The ticket in this program is valid at one food truck location. Drink & meal included.

Smart Start with Your ESS Adviser
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Locations below
In this session you will learn about important dates, deadlines and useful resources to start your semester off right. You’ll have a chance to have your last minute questions answered by your ESS Adviser and current COE students. 

Links to adviser slides from the presentations:

Bioengineering

Civil Engineering, 1 LeConte Hall (Catherine Bouvier Dang)

Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Energy Engineering, 1 Pimentel Hall (Olivia Chan)

Engineering Math & Statistics, 1 Pimentel Hall (Olivia Chan)

Engineering Physics, 10 Evans Hall (Bryan Jones)

Environmental Engineering Science, 1 Pimentel Hall (Olivia Chan)

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building (Dawn Strough)

Materials Science & Engineering, 534 Davis Hall (Kathy Barrett)

Mechanical Engineering

Nuclear Engineering, Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center (Chaniqua Butscher)

Engineering Undeclared, 105 Stanely Hall (Joey Wong)

Ins and Outs of Your Department
2:45 – 5:00 p.m. | Locations below
Meet staff, faculty and students in your major and get an overview of your department’s curriculum, areas of specialization, student groups, research opportunities and more. Undeclared students can attend any meeting to learn more about a major of interest.

First-Year Schedule: Monday, August 26

Choose your own adventure! This morning we are offering several scheduled activities just for first-year students and several drop-in activities for all new students. You get to decide which ones to attend based on your pressing questions and interests.

Scheduled Activities

Student Panel
9:00-10:00 a.m. | 1 Pimentel Hall
This is your chance to learn from current Berkeley Engineering students and ask anything about being a Berkeley Engineer.

Thriving Your First Year - Faculty Point of View
10:05-10:45 a.m. | 1 Pimentel Hall
Associate Professor of Teaching in Bioengineering and Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient, Terry Johnson, shares his words of wisdom for first-year Berkeley Engineering students.

Discovery Experiences
10:50-11:30 a.m. | 1 Pimentel Hall
Want to land a great internship, study abroad and/or participate in leadership programs? Find out how with Marvin Lopez (ESS), Louise Hon (Berkeley Study Abroad), and Elizabeth Stanners (Career Center).

Drop-in Activities | 9:00-11:30 a.m.

  • COE Cinch Sack and Snacks
    230 Bechtel Engineering Center Patio
    As a welcome to Berkeley Engineering, all students can pickup a cinch sack & snack.
  • Engineering Student Organization Fair
    Bechtel Engineering Center
    Get to know your student organizations, make contacts and find out about their first meetings.
  • Library Tours
    Kresge Engineering Library
    Learn how to navigate the engineering library and enter a raffle for Cal Student Store gift cards.
  • Drop-In Advising
    Stop by to get to know your ESS Adviser and ask last minute questions before the semester begins.
         Bryan Jones - 227 Bechtel Engineering Center
         Catherine Bouvier Dang - 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
         Chaniqua Butscher - 237 Cory Hall
         Dawn Strough - 241 Cory Hall
         Joey Wong - 247 Cory Hall
         Kathy Barrett - 225 Bechtel Engineering Center
         Olivia Chan - 285 Cory Hall
         Shareena Samson - 289 Cory Hall

Transfer Schedule: Monday, August 26

Choose your own adventure! This morning we are offering several scheduled activities just for transfer students and several drop-in activities for all new students. You get to decide which ones to attend based on your pressing questions and interests.

Scheduled Activities

  • Student Panel
    9:00-10:00 a.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
    This is your chance to learn from current Berkeley Engineering transfer students and ask anything about being a transfer Berkeley Engineer.
  • Discovery Experiences
    10:05-10:45 a.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
    Want to land a great internship, study abroad and/or participate in leadership programs? Find out how with Marvin Lopez (ESS), Louise Hon (Berkeley Study Abroad), and Elizabeth Stanners (Career Center).
  • Preparing for Graduate School and Finding Research Positions
    10:50-11:30 a.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
    Are you wondering how to get a research position? Are you thinking about applying to graduate school? Meltem Erol (ESS) and Tiffany Reardon (ESS) will share tips and tricks on what you should be doing now. 

Drop-in Activities | 9:00-11:30 a.m.

  • COE Cinch Sack and Snacks
    230 Bechtel Engineering Center Patio
    As a welcome to Berkeley Engineering, all students can pickup a cinch sack & snack.
  • Engineering Student Organization Fair
    Bechtel Engineering Center
    Get to know your student organizations, make contacts and find out about their first meetings.
  • Library Tours
    Kresge Engineering Library
    Learn how to navigate the engineering library and enter a raffle for Cal Student Store gift cards.
  • Drop-In Advising
    Stop by to get to know your ESS Adviser and ask last minute questions before the semester begins.
         Bryan Jones 227 Bechtel Engineering Center
         Catherine Bouvier Dang - 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
         Chaniqua Butscher - 237 Cory Hall
         Dawn Strough - 241 Cory Hall
         Joey Wong - 247 Cory Hall
         Kathy Barrett - 225 Bechtel Engineering Center
         Olivia Chan - 285 Cory Hall
         Shareena Samson - 289 Cory Hall