Helping Students Find Intellectual Community at Cal"Berkeley Connect is not just a class, but a community where I can talk about....my thoughts, concerns, fears, and more. It's my favorite class this semester." --Berkeley Connect Student
Berkeley Connect is a campus-wide program that is transforming undergraduate education at UC Berkeley by uniting the intellectual firepower of a world-class research university with the nurturing inclusiveness of a small liberal arts college. Open to all undergraduate students, Berkeley Connect pairs each participant—based on their academic interests—with a graduate student mentor for personalized advising, as well small-group discussions and other enrichment activities.
When alums hear about Berkeley Connect, they often respond, “I wish there was something like that when I was at Cal!” Students in Berkeley Connect get to know peers who share their intellectual passions; build relationships with professors, graduate students, and alums; and explore the extraordinary opportunities and resources our university has to offer. The Berkeley Connect mentoring model has been proven to increase students’ feeling of belonging and their confidence that they can succeed at UC Berkeley.
With your help, we can expand Berkeley Connect to meet the needs of even more students across campus. Thank you for helping Berkeley Connect enhance the undergraduate experience at Berkeley.