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new_students_read_this [2019/08/19 18:53]
michaelmedford
new_students_read_this [2020/08/12 20:23]
kelbadry
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 ====Step 1: After You Accept Berkeley'​s Offer of Admission==== ====Step 1: After You Accept Berkeley'​s Offer of Admission====
  
-  * Look over the [[http://​grad.berkeley.edu/​wp-content/​uploads/​graduate-student-handbook.pdf|Graduate Student Handbook.]] +  * Look over the [[https://​grad.berkeley.edu/​wp-content/​uploads/​2020-graduate-student-handbook_FINAL-1.pdf|Graduate Student Handbook.]] 
-  * If you are in the process of graduating, arrange to have an "​official"​ final transcript sent to the Graduate Division once available. +  * If you recently graduated and have not already done so, arrange to have an "​official"​ final transcript sent to the Graduate Division once available. 
-  * Arrange your financial support for your first year.  If you have a non-Berkeley fellowship, make sure the [[abanayat@astro.berkeley.edu|Student Affairs Officer (Amber)]] knows about it.  Most new students act as teaching assistants (GSIs); if you do nothing you will probably be assigned to be one.+  * Arrange your financial support for your first year.  If you have a non-Berkeley fellowship, make sure the [[abanayat@astro.berkeley.edu|Student Affairs Officer (yasasha)]] knows about it.  Most new students act as teaching assistants (GSIs); if you do nothing you will probably be assigned to be one.
   * Find a place to live in the Berkeley area. The page on [[housing]] has all of the gory details -- see the "​Incoming Student Strategy"​ section. The most important point is to **start thinking about how you're going to find housing immediately!** If you show up in August without housing plans, you will get stuck with something expensive and unpleasant.   * Find a place to live in the Berkeley area. The page on [[housing]] has all of the gory details -- see the "​Incoming Student Strategy"​ section. The most important point is to **start thinking about how you're going to find housing immediately!** If you show up in August without housing plans, you will get stuck with something expensive and unpleasant.
   * If you are a US citizen or permanent resident but are new to California, you will be required by the department to establish California residency. ​ To do this, you must arrive in California and begin documenting your presence **more than one solar year** before the start of your third semester in graduate school -- don't arrive late! For more information on residency requirements,​ follow these links to the [[http://​registrar.berkeley.edu/​Residency/​legalinfo.html|Office of the Registrar]] and the BADGrads guide to  [[residency]].   * If you are a US citizen or permanent resident but are new to California, you will be required by the department to establish California residency. ​ To do this, you must arrive in California and begin documenting your presence **more than one solar year** before the start of your third semester in graduate school -- don't arrive late! For more information on residency requirements,​ follow these links to the [[http://​registrar.berkeley.edu/​Residency/​legalinfo.html|Office of the Registrar]] and the BADGrads guide to  [[residency]].
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 ====Step 3: Upon Arrival at Campbell Hall (CH)==== ====Step 3: Upon Arrival at Campbell Hall (CH)====
   * You'll need to bring the following things to CH to [[get set up]]:   * You'll need to bring the following things to CH to [[get set up]]:
-    * A photo ID to get your ID card.+    * Bring your Cal ID so that your Campbell Hall building access can be tied to it (this takes a few weeks and you will be given a temporary ​card, if there is one available).
     * $20 in cash for key-card deposits     * $20 in cash for key-card deposits
     * $10 in cash for cubicle deposits     * $10 in cash for cubicle deposits