New Admit Welcome

Congratulations Golden Bears & Welcome to UC Berkeley!

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at UC Berkeley is excited to join you and your family in celebrating this great accomplishment! This webpage offers a range of information and resources about the EOP community and campus at large. We understand you may be experiencing a range of emotions as you make this important decision. Our students and staff are excited to support you in navigating this process and welcome you to our EOP family. Please know that you are not alone in this journey!

IMPORTANT: Incoming students will have access to scheduling an appointment with an EOP Academic Counselor in the early summer after you: 1) accept your offer of admission AND 2) complete your Golden Bear Advising modules.   

We encourage you to view the Office of Undergraduate Admissions FAQ guides for more information about starting your Cal journey: 

Guide to Decision Release with Frequently Asked Questions section (FAQs)

Additional Questions? Email

Who is EOP?

EOP is one of several student support programs that are housed within the Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence (CE3). There is no application to participate in our program.  EOP students will receive a welcome email from our department notifying them of their eligibility to receive services and join our EOP community! 

Undergraduates who meet one or more of the following criteria are considered EOP:

Low-income: Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship eligible as verified by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

First-generation College Student: Parent(s) have not graduated from a four-year college or university in the United States

Historically underrepresented students: African-American, Chicanx/Latinx, Native American Students and/or Pacific Islander

**Please note that non-immigrant international students studying at Berkeley on student visas are not considered EOP.

Proud to be EOP!

Holistic Support & Community

All EOP students benefit from individualized academic counseling, targeted programming, and our extensive campus referral network. In addition, students who meet the “low-income” criteria are also offered the services and benefits listed under the financial assistance section of our website (including various grants and fee reductions).

Join us for Power in Community Day on April 6th! 

EOP is excited to join you and your family in celebrating your admission to Berkeley! In collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, our 3rd annual Power in Community Day is a family-friendly program designed for newly admitted frosh students.  The program features student panelists, faculty speakers, financial aid advising, campus workshops & a community resource fair to help you learn about the many campus resources available to you.

This event is designed to assist you in making your decision and preparing for the transition to college. Join us for a delicious breakfast & lunch with an opportunity to have your questions answered by representatives from: Financial Aid and Scholarships Office; The Office of Undergraduate Admissions; University Housing; Undergraduate College Advising Offices; and many more!

"Register through and select "Power in Community Day""

Photo by Brandon Sanchez Mejia

Power in Community Day 2023

Listen to the student, staff and faculty speakers from our 2022 "Power in Community Day" to learn more about our campus community.

We're traveling near & far to meet you! 

EOP will also be participating various transfer welcome receptions hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions across California to personally welcome you and your family!  Find our EOP table to connect with EOP students and staff at the following events: 

First Year Receptions

April 6 - Power in Community Day, Berkeley

April 7 - Sacramento
April 7 - Palm Desert
April 8 - Stockton
April 8 - Pasadena
April 8 - Ontario
April 9 - Fresno
April 9 - Long Beach
April 9 - Orange County
April 10 - Bakersfiled
April 10 - Los Angeles
April 10 - San Diego 

April 13 - Cal Day, Berkeley

Transfer Receptions

May 4 - Golden Bear Welcome Resource Fair, Berkeley

May 7 - Pasadena

May 8 - Costa Mesa

May 9 - San Diego

May 12 - Sacramento

Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence (CE3) 

Learn more about CE3 services and new admit events designed to to help you better understand the resources available to you at Berkeley as you navigate your decision process.

Check out our CE3 Eligibility Questionnaire to learn more!

UC Berkeley's Undocumented Student Program: Your Campus, Your Community

Connect with students of color through bridges!

bridges is a multicultural student led organization that strives to recruit underrepresented students of color into higher education at all levels, and are committed to providing resources to retain these students. They are comprised of 7 recruitment & retention centers or RRCs:

-Raices Recruitment & Retention Center (Raices)

-Mixed @ Berkeley Recruitment & Retention Center (MRRC)

-Black Recruitment & Retention Center (BRRC)

-Asian & Pacific Islander Recruitment & Retention Center (REACH!)

-Indigenous & Native Coalition Recruitment & Retention Center (INC)

-Pilipinx Academic & Student Services (PASS)

-Middle Eastern & North African Recruitment & Retention Center (MENA)

CE3: Transition. Transform. Transcend.

Resources for Undocumented Students.

You belong here.

EOP partners with the Undocumented Student Program (USP) to support the unique needs of our students as they find community at Cal. USP provides Academic Counseling, Immigration Legal Support, Mental Health and Wellness Support, and Financial Support.

View the Undocumented Student Program website for more information about their services.

We are bridges

EOP Campus Resource Guide

Navigating the university landscape can be overwhelming and confusing at times.. Where do I start? What resources are available to support me? Who can I turn to for questions?

Don’t worry! EOP has created this digital resource guide to provide information about various departments and student organizations that you can add to your UC Berkeley roadmap. We offer an extensive campus referral network and partner closely with many of these resources while striving to meet the student’s holistic needs.

Golden Bear Orientation

We also encourage you to attend Golden Bear Orientation. After completing Golden Bear Advising, you may contact EOP for academic counseling assistance and to review your intended fall course schedule. For more information, please visit

Students walking on Sather Gate at UC Berkeley