Cal Week, Berkeley's Virtual Open House
Berkeley’s virtual open house, Cal Week, invites newly-admitted undergraduate students and their families to explore campus, discover resources, and meet members of the community in interactive ways online.

Cal Week - April 24-30, 2021

As Berkeley's official open house, Cal Week is where the entire Berkeley campus community devotes time to engage with you. You'll have the opportunity to ask your questions, engage with current students, listen to a lecture or talk, or attend many departments' information sessions, and share your #BerkeleyBound excitement from anywhere in the world.

Check out some of the featured arts + design-related events happening across campus, and don't forget to scroll down to find other helpful resources to help you discover your creative life at Cal. Find the full schedule of events and online portal here.

 

Saturday, April 24
CED Undergraduate Welcome + Major Information Sessions
Event Time: 10-12pm
Presented by the College of Environmental Design


How Do Undergraduates at Berkeley Change the World?
Event Time: 3-4pm
Presented by the Center for Undergraduate Discovery


Virtual Bauer Wurster Fest
Event Time: 6-7pm; register here
Presented by the College of Environmental Design

 

Monday, April 26
Virtual [Reality] Campus Tour of Bauer Wurster Hall
Event Time: 11am-12pm
Presented by the College of Environmental Design


Music Student Panel
Event Time: 6-7pm
Presented by the Department of Music


CWP Summer Creative Writing Seminars
Event Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Presented by College Writing Programs

 

Tuesday, April 27
From Spain to Saint Lucia: Teaching English Abroad
Event Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Presented by College Writing Programs


At the Intersection of Life and Performing Life
Event Time: 4-5pm
Presented by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 

Wednesday, April 28
Connect with CED Advising: Newly Admitted Student Drop-In Advising
Event Time: 10am-12pm
Presented by the College of Environmental Design


Pottery Demonstration with the Berkeley Art Studio (Instagram Live)
Event Time: 1-2pm; see here
Presented by the
Berkeley Art Studio

An Introduction to the Department and the Student Experience
Event Time: 4-5pm
Presented by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 

Thursday, April 29
Careers with CED: Alumni Career Chat - Transportation Planning
Event Time: 10-11am; view the panel here
Presented by the College of Environmental Design


CED Alumni Panel
Event Time: 11am-12pm; view the panel here
Presented by the College of Environmental Design


Arts and Humanities at Berkeley!
Event Time: 12-1pm
Presented by the Arts and Humanities Division, Dean's Office


Poetry and Vicarious Life
Event Time: 2-3pm
Presented by the Department of English


English Department Information Session
Event Time: 3-4pm
Presented by the
Department of English

Get Ahead: Summer English Language Studies Courses for 2021
Event Time: 4-5pm
Presented by College Writing Programs

 

Friday, April 30
What We Talk About When We Talk About Comp Lit
Event Time: 10-11am
Presented by the Department of Comparative Literature


Jacobs Virtual Open House: Cal Week at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
Event Time: 10am-12pm
Presented by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


KALX Virtual Tour and Q&A
Event Time: 2-3pm
Presented by
KALX - RTL

Drawing with the Berkeley Art Studio
Event Time: 2-3pm
Presented by the Berkeley Art Studio

 

Discover Your Creative Life at Cal

At any given moment on campus, you're likely to encounter a creative experience, whether its listening to music or acapella, hearing the carillon player in the campanile, seeing artists and classes drawing from life, watching incredible dance inspired from cultures around the world, seeing design, building innovative things, and more. As a student at UC Berkeley there are so many ways to discover your creative interests, with 28 departments and programs to major or take classes in, 30 museums, centers, and programs to experience, and more than 90 student clubs to join, you can find your passion. Discover UC Berkeley through the visual arts, performing arts, media, film, design, and literature - Visit artsdesign.berkeley.edu to unlock your creative life.

 

Explore Student Resources

Enjoy a rich range of student opportunities, including creative jobs and internships, and Creative Discovery courses. Download our Berkeley campus mobile app for access to the Arts Passport. Explore Creativity in the Time of Covid, a collection of online resources with information on funding programs, advocacy strategies, arts programming, critical thinking, and creative responses from our inspiring campus and regional community.

 

View our Arts + Design Lectures

Arts + Design Mondays: Every Monday evening, we explore cutting-edge thinking and making on topics of current interest to UC Berkeley’s creative faculty.

Arts + Design Thursdays: This is a public lecture series embedded inside our Creative Gateway undergraduate course. The series exposes students and the public to a range of creative forms across the visual arts, performance, literature, film, and design. It introduces students and the community to our campus’s major museums, presenters, and academic departments, as well as to select Bay Area arts organizations and regional partners. 

Explore our robust digital archive of Arts + Design Mondays and Thursdays lectures from years prior on our Berkeley Arts + Design YouTube channel.

 

View Student Works in our Made at Berkeley Gallery

The Arts + Design Gallery hosts UC Berkeley student, alumni, and faculty art works, writing, and design projects from across the campus. Visit this page often for updates as the collection grows.

Thrive, a student project by James Hua
Thrive, 2019. James Hua 
B.S., Bioengineering, 2021 | UC Berkeley Design |

 

Tour the Arts + Design Campus

Take a virtual tour of the Creative Campus! Download a map of the Arts + Design campus here and follow this guide! And, watch this fun reel of our snapchat takeover where we tour the campus in the visual arts, performing arts, literature, film/media, and design.