This is the OSP schedule for Sunday and Monday. Students and parents will be assigned to Group Leaders who will be answering your questions and taking you to each event during OSP. At times, students and parents have different programming, occurring concurrently. The events marked with an asterisk indicate that students and parents will be at different locations, attending different events. Don’t worry too much about locations and timing. Your Group Leader will be there to take you through the whole day. This is just meant as a reference.
In case of emergencies, call 911 or use the blue light poles around campus. If you need to contact us, please call (415) 343–5932.
Check In & Campus Tours
You will receive a specific check-in time once you purchase
Group Leader Introductions*
Get to know your fellow students and parents! Location: Students at Haas
Welcome Class of 2023! Location: Dwinelle Hall 155
Hear from current students. Location: Students in Dwinelle Hall 155 and parents in Dwinelle Hall 145
Discussion Sections or Professor Office Hours*
Students will break out into small groups so you can ask questions about your major. Parents will hear from a Berkeley professor. Location: Dwinelle Hall
Get to know some student organizations. Location: Upper Sproul Plaza
Upper Sproul Plaza
Upper Sproul Plaza
Dinner & Student Dorm Tours or Parent Panel*
Students will eat at Cafe 3 or Crossroads and tour a residence hall. Parents will eat at Alumni House and hear from Cal Parents.
Mingle with Cal Parents and alumni & enjoy dessert. Location: Alumni House
Big C Hike or Parent Happy Hour*
Start at Alumni House. Students will go up to the Big C, while parents will go to Raleigh’s Pub to networking with Cal Parents. This concludes the parent programming.
Host Pick-Up for Students
Host Drop-Off & Breakfast
All guests should arrive by 8:00 am. Overnight students will be dropped off by their host and breakfast will be available for all guest.
Adulting 101 by Bank of the West
Adulting 101 gives you an overview of some of the responsibilities you’ll have to take on living on your own. Parents, this is a great opportunity to learn about some resources on campus to help students develop a personal self of responsibility. Adulting 101 is presented by Bank of the West, the official bank of UC Berkeley.
Campus department like L&S Advising, Cal Housing, UCPD and more will be available to answer questions.
Students Attend Class
Lunch & Closing
Lunch will be provided by a Berkeley classic, Top Dog.