EOP understands and recognizes the challenges and responsibilities that first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students experience at Cal. Our staff practices a holistic, multicultural, and solution-focused approach that helps deliver individualized service for each student. We help students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the university while empowering them to achieve.
EOP helps students balance their personal responsibilities with the academic demands of UC Berkeley. Students receive support transitioning to the university, selecting courses, choosing a major, understanding requirements, exploring career options, and preparing for life after Cal. We also assist students in managing the various extenuating circumstances and unexpected crises that may impact their lives while ensuring progress towards graduation. Undergraduates benefit from our various programs, services, and extensive campus referral network.
EOP is also committed to empowering students with a sense of belonging and ownership of the University. This includes helping students engage in enrichment opportunities, develop a sense of shared learning and community, and pursue opportunities for personal growth.
Appointments with Academic Counselors:
Academic Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may schedule an appointment in advance by visiting us at 119 Cesar Chavez Student Center or calling (510) 642-7224. A drop-in counselor is also available every day on a first come first served basis.
Summer Bridge Academic Counseling Services and Seminars
Summer Bridge is a 6-week intensive, residential, academic program for students admitted from high school to Cal. Summer Bridge students are assigned to a EOP Academic Counselor and Peer Academic Counselor. In addition, EOP professional and student staff coordinate weekly personal development seminars designed to facilitate student transition and adjustment to the University. For additional information about Summer Bridge, please visit the Summer Bridge Home Page.