Welcome new transfer students!

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  • “We are thrilled to welcome you to Berkeley.  You are some of the most capable, energetic, and engaged people on the planet.  I hope your time at Berkeley will be as important, productive, and transformational as it has been for the many generations of Cal students who have come before you.”
  • “Berkeley is a place that rewards enthusiasm and persistence. Bring your goals and ideas here, and join with the rest of us in making them happen.”
  • “Cal is the most important institution of higher education in the country because we gather the finest from the broadest range of economic backgrounds to create opportunities second to none. One of my greatest thrills came when my daughter called to tell me she had just received the thick envelope from Cal that you have in your hand right now. Go bears!”
  • “Berkeley continues to amaze me every single day. The incredibly smart people here expand every direction of intellectual inquiry and have a true passion to create a better world. One of the greatest things Berkeley offers undergraduates is the opportunity to ask why and participate in the research experience.”
  • “It’s ok if you don’t know what or who you want to be yet—Berkeley is the opportunity to make that discovery.”
  • “A warm welcome to Cal! I’m sure that what you do and experience here will shape your brain in interesting ways.”
  • “Come develop your mind for a better world at UC Berkeley.”