3. Resources and Facilities
- Resources for the Disabled
- Department Resources and Facilities
- Campus Resources and Facilities
- Computer Facilities
Resources for the Disabled
The campus offers many different resources for graduate students with disabilities. The purpose of an academic accommodation is to offer the graduate student an equal opportunity to meet the department's academic standards and requirements. The Disabled Students Program at 642-0518 serves graduate students with disabilities (who complete the process for establishing eligibility) by authorizing academic accommodations.
Disabled Access Services at 643-6456 can usually assist with accommodations to extra-curricular events. Most physical access issues are addressed in the Campus Access Guide. Finally, problems with accommodations may be reported to the campus Disability Resolution Officer by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department Resources and Facilities
205 Cory Hall CSA Main Office EECS Undergraduate Coordinator 642-7372 EE Course Scheduling & Info. 642-1786 EE Graduate Admissions
EE GSI Assignments
642-9265 CS Graduate Admissions
642-6285 Masters Student Advisor 643-8107 217 Cory Hall Graduate Matters Supervisor
EE Graduate Advisor
643-8347 221 Cory Hall Director 642-3694 231c Cory Hall Diversity Coordinator
642-8791 367 Soda Hall CS Graduate Advisor 642-9413 377 Soda Hall LS CS Undergraduate Advisor 642-7214 379 Soda Hall CS Course Scheduling & Info. 643-6002 200A Sutardja Dai Self Pace Center
1st Fl. Mezzanine, Cory CSS Team 2 Administrative Office 2-2301 231 Cory Hall External Relations Group 253 Cory Hall EECS Main Office 642-3214 253 Cory Hall EE Mailboxes 253A Cory Hall Cory Hall Building Manager 642-1468 395 Cory Hall EECS Help Desk 642-7777
387 Soda Hall CS Division Main Office 642-1042 393 Soda Hall Soda Hall Building Manager 643-6619 383 Soda Hall EECS Management Services Officer 643-6688 325 Soda Hall Infrastructure Development & Support Grp 642-0267 395 Soda Hall CS Faculty Mailboxes 396 Soda Hall CS Graduate Student Lecturer & Staff Mailboxes
Student Commons, Lounges and Conference Rooms
All students may use the TI Lounge (on the 2nd floor north hallway of Cory), rooms 333 and 399 Cory Hall, and the 343 Soda Hall lounge.
In addition, graduate students may use the following rooms in Soda Hall, 430/434/438, 511, 551, 611, 651, 711 and 751. For Cory Hall, there is 212, 258, 367, 373, 504, and 557.
Please Note: Most printers in Cory and Soda Halls are NOT publically available (i.e. should not be used by students). Please only use the printers listed below.
Printers in the EECS instructional labs are accessible to users with EECS instructional accounts. For more information, please see the Instructional Support Group printer page
There are no public printers in Cory Hall at this time. The instructional printers located on the 2nd floor of Cory Hall are maintained by IESG (inst@eecs).
Public printers are located in 384 and 730 Soda Hall (lws384, lws384_duplex & lws730).
- For paper/toner problems contact printers@cs.
- For job cancellations and clearing queues contact help@eecs.
Lost and Found
Police Department 1 Sproul Hall 642-6760 (non-emergency) 642-3333 (emergency) EECS Department Office 253 Cory (Hours: 8-12, 1-4:30) 642-3214 CS Division Office 387 Soda (Hours: 8-12, 1-4:30) 642-1042
Campus Resources and Facilities
318 Sproul Hall Graduate Division – Degrees 642-7330 318 Sproul Hall Fellowships 642-0672 309 Sproul Hall Admissions 642-7405 120 Sproul Hall Cal Student Central
(Billing, Financial Aid, Residency,
664-9181 Emergencies 911 or 642-3333
Student Housing (Please see website for specific contact info.) University Health Services Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way 642-2000 Optometry Clinic Minor Hall 642-2020 Counseling Center Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way 642-9494 Career Center 2111 Bancroft Avenue 642-1716 Recreational Sports Facilities Cal Dining
Libraries and Reading Rooms
Doe Library 642-6657 Moffitt Undergraduate Library 642-5070 Kresge Engineering Library, Bechtel Engineering Center 642-3339 Math-Stat Library , 100 Evans Hall 642-3381 Physics-Astronomy Library , 351 LeConte Hall 642-3122 Chemistry Library, 100 Hildebrand Hall 642-3753
For more information, please see: a list of all the libraries on campus, borrowing procedures, catalogs of library resources, and much more.
By the beginning of the semester, each library should have a printed schedule, which gives the hours of operation for all the libraries, including schedule changes for holidays and semester breaks.
Personal Advising and Counseling
Dr. Shuangmei (Christine) Zhou is a licensed staff psychologist from Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) and is also the in-house psychologist for the College of Engineering. She is located in 241 Bechtel on Tuesdays and Fridays. She can help with stress and anxiety, depressed moods, procrastination, time management, and many other concerns.
- Email her at email@example.com or call 510-643-7850 to schedule an appointment
- Drop-in hours on Tuesdays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 11am-1pm
Counseling and Psychological Services (Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way, Room 3300) provides career, academic, and personal counseling through individual and group sessions, couples counseling, testing services, and occupational information. Counselors are a multicultural group of social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Any Berkeley student can come in to talk about deciding on a major, pinpointing interests and abilities, clarifying career goals, coping with personal crisis, dealing with concerns about family or other relationships, feelings of anxiety or loneliness, stress, or any of the many issues we all encounter. Talking with a counselor in a confidential, nonjudgmental atmosphere can aid in self-understanding and in solution of personal issues. If you know of students who need help, please refer them to the professional advisers at campus counseling services.
Student Life Advising Services (140 Cesar E. Chavez Student Center, 510-642-7224) is a counseling and advising program that provides academic, personal, financial, and career guidance to all undergraduate students, with an emphasis on underrepresented ethnic minority students.
Special Support Services
There are many other sources of formal and informal academic and personal advice for students, including the following:
- Disabled Students' Program (DSP) (260 César E. Chávez Student Center, 510-642-6376) is committed to ensuring that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at UC Berkeley. We offer a wide range of services for students with disabilities. These services are individually designed, and based on the specific needs of each student as identified by our Disability Specialists.
- Gender and Equity Resource Center (GenEq) (202 Cesar E. Chavez Student Center, 510-643-5730) is committed to providing programs, services and resource information about gender, sexual orientation, sex and gender identity, sexual & relationship violence and bias-related incidents. GenEq is a space for those interested in forming a community that welcomes difference, and for those interested in exploring issues of social justice.
- Student Legal Clinic (300A Eshleman Hall, 510-642-9986), drop in hours Monday through Thursday 10:00-4:00pm, Friday 10:00-2:00pm. Undergraduate or graduate students work as interns by listening to clients' problems, researching their legal issues, informing clients of their options, and, if necessary, making agency or attorney referrals. They provide guidance in all areas of law, but the most popular cases involve small claims court, traffic/parking violations, and divorce and bankruptcy issues. During the Spring semester they also provide free income tax assistance.
Transfer Re-entry & Student Parent Center (100 Cesar Chavez Student Center, 510-642-4257, firstname.lastname@example.org) serves students who have had a break in their higher education and return to college to complete personal, academic, and career goals. The Re-entry Center provides orientations, special courses, tutoring, workshops and publications for current students. The center is also the hub of services for veterans, former foster youth, and otherwise independent students and provides orientations, academic courses, workshops, and mentoring programs for current and prospective students.
Student Parents have several resources available here on campus:
- Back-Up Child Care for UC Berkeley Student Parents offers both graduate and undergraduate students highly subsidized access to back-up child care. This program enables student parents to focus on study sessions, writing papers, or travel to attend conferences or give presentations when their usual caregiving arrangements are unavailable.
- Childcare Services (510-642-1827).
- The Berkeley Parents Network is a parent-run website, originally founded by EECS graduate students, that contains information for parents living in the Berkeley area. They send out 10 email newsletters each week to 30,310 local parents. Many busy parents have taken the time to enlighten and inform the community with their suggestions, their wisdom, and their experiences, archived on the website for all who need it.
The Student Parent Program (100 Cesar E. Chavez Student Center, email@example.com) is an essential resource for a highly motivated population of undergraduates students who are engaged scholars, as well as devoted parents. The Transfer, Reentry and Student Parents Center provides a centralized multi-purpose campus space, where students can access resources, engage in informal study groups, share information, form lasting friendships, build leadership skills, celebrate achievements, recover from setbacks, exchange childcare, nurse babies, and change diapers.
The Student Parent Program is also a resource for envisioning, planning, and implementing the next steps needed to prepare for life after graduation. An active partnership with the Career Center supports the development of resumes, job search strategies, internships, personal statements, graduate school applications, and letters of recommendation.
- Cal Parents (510-642-7147, firstname.lastname@example.org) is an array of services, information, events, and person-to-person help for parents of UC Berkeley students. With a parent advisory board and a dedicated campus staff, Cal Parents is your gateway to navigating the Berkeley campus.
- If your parenting duties are causing difficulties and you would like to request a reduced course load, contact your Adviser in 230 Bechtel.
There are many jobs available on campus. Check out some of the opportunities below:
- Instructional Support Group Job Openings
- Career Center
2111 Bancroft Way
212 Sproul Hall
- UC Berkeley Library Student Employment Information page
Berkeley Inernational Office (BIO)
Berkeley International Office
2299 Piedmont Ave. 510-642-2818)
Monday through Friday,
9-12 and 1-4 p.m.
BIO offers a variety of services on immigration, financial aid, work permission, advising, and special programs for Berkeley international students and scholars.
The department has access to a variety of computer systems for use by EECS classes, professors, researchers and staff. The EECS Instructional Support Group provides about 20 logon servers for students in EE and CS courses, in addition to the 400 workstations in the instructional laboratories. Our computers run Windows, Linux, Solaris, and MacOS X. All computers are networked and share home directories that are accessible from every EECS instructional computer, and via remote login. Each student can maintain a personal portfolio on our department WEB server. The labs also have accommodations for students. laptops. Using their Cal 1 ID cards with approved access, students have access to the workstations in our labs 24 hours a day. The servers are also available 24 hours a day. At a given time, one third or more of the logged-in users are accessing our computers over the new from off-site locations. These resources are sufficient to serve the students in all EECS courses each semester. Information for new instructional users.
Single sign-on: The central campus computing support group provides an authentication service called CalNet that students and staff use to login to most online campus resources, including email, course registration, course websites, libraries, human resources, and many others.
Network Access: Most software that is required for assignments can be accessed remotely on our servers from anywhere on the Internet by students who have authorized login access. Students and staff can login via the campus wireless network (Air Bears), which extends throughout the campus. The Residence Halls provide network access for students. computers, allowing them full access to our servers from the dorms. The libraries provide computers as well as network access for students. laptops. The central campus supports a VPN (virtual private network) that allows students to authenticate (using CalNet) from any computer and obtain access to campus services such as software licenses.
EECS graduate students are also given named accounts on an EECS system called "Cory." These accounts are for electronic mail purposes only and are not for research or course use. Information for these accounts can be found on the Connecting to the EECS Instructional Computers website. Computer access for class assignments is provided through the instructors on a course-by-course basis.