Welcome Back to Berkeley
Fall 2002 classes begin, more than 32,000 students
will call UC Berkeley home this year, building a
campus community rich in diversity.
Telegraph Ave., Jenna Brown, a volleyball recruit
from Houston talks with Rob Benson, a basketball recruit
from San Diego. Peg Skorpinski photo.
you're a freshman or a returning grad student, this
Web site will help you get plugged in to Cal, while
also providing details about changes and summer
developments on the Berkeley campus.
Undergraduate enrollment at Berkeley is expected to
be down slightly this fall, while transfer student admissions
will rise by an even smaller amount; the changes result
in part from state and city initiatives. In the Graduate
Division, the most competitive year ever for applications
will yield the largest graduate student class since 1986.
Echoes of September 11 continue to sound in the classroom,
with new courses covering a wide range of perspectives
on the response to terror. Other noteworthy classes include
Berkeley's first completely online course studying
gems and a primer for understanding nutrition news.
Distinguished Berkeley faculty teaching freshman courses
this fall include former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass
and internationally-known geologist Walter Alvarez. Read
The cooling economy and the debut of new campus and private
housing units, including the College-Durant apartments
(left), have combined to make this the best fall for Berkeley
house-hunters in recent memory. And more housing and dining
choices are on the way, scheduled to open later this school
year. Read more...
The historic Hearst Memorial Mining Building is one
of several campus buildings reopening this fall after
major seismic retrofits. Other seismic work will continue
to cause the displacement of some departments, while campus
visitors will notice improvements outside Haas Pavillion
and inside Memorial Stadium, plus a bolder, brighter Campanile.
Visually impaired students can navigate campus this fall
with the help of a tactile, 3D model of UC Berkeley.
the eighth year in a row, California residents attending
UC Berkeley will see no increase in most fees for the
2002-03 academic year. Inflation, plus slight fee increases
to expand student health insurance and transit access,
will raise the typical cost of two semesters at Berkeley
by $750 this school year. Read