Ensuring Access, Meaningful Connections, and a World-class Education

With your support, the Student Experience and Diversity philanthropy program welcomes, assists, and inspires students to explore every opportunity available to them at Berkeley — so that they can step into the world with the tools they need to shape the future. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our students need the support of the Cal community more than ever. Support the Student Emergency Fund with a gift of any amount today.

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What I know for sure is that my education and career will focus on breaking glass ceilings and positively impacting the lives of people like me.

Third-year Student
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This scholarship is a reminder that I have a group of people who believe in me and want to see me succeed.

Scholarship Recipient
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At a big university it’s easy to become isolated, and departments can be intimidating…I’m incredibly fond of my memories of my department, and many of them were shaped by Berkeley Connect.

Berkeley Connect Alum
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I stopped having to worry about how I’d afford my next meal, and could instead focus on how I would ace my next midterm. No student should have to prioritize food or shelter above their education.

Fourth-year Student


We understand that you have concerns about large events in light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Although we know that everyone is concerned with their current circumstances, we do want to inform you of our plans for Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming, which is scheduled for October 16–18, 2020. We plan to open registration on July 1.

October 16–18
UC Berkeley Campus