3. Resources and Facilities
- Resources for the Disabled
- Department Resources and Facilities
- Campus Resources and Facilities
- Computing and Email
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 serves graduate students with disabilities (who complete the process for establishing eligibility) by authorizing academic accommodations.
Disabled Access Services 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.
Department Resources and Facilities
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
1 Sproul Hall 642-6760 (non-emergency) 642-3333 (emergency) 253 Cory (Hours: 8-12, 1-4:30) 642-3214 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 309 Sproul Hall Grad 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-643-7850 to schedule an appointment
- Drop-in hours on Tuesdays 2pm-4pm and Wednesdays 10am-12pm
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) 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) 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 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 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.
- 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 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 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 377/379 Soda or 203 Cory.
There are many jobs available on campus. Check out some of the opportunities below:
BIO offers a variety of services on immigration, financial aid, work permission, advising, and special programs for Berkeley international students and scholars.
Computing and Email
Every new EECS student should apply for an email account through the EECS Instructional Support Group . Via your email address, which will be listed on BearFacts, you will receive email regarding important departmental matters (such as TeleBears deadlines, etc).
EECS Instructional Facilities
Instructional computers, labs, class accounts, and course-related computing resources. Of particular interest is Information for New Users.
EECS Network Services
Accessing the wired and wireless networks in Cory and Soda Halls.
- Public Printers in Cory and Soda Halls