Statements & news


July 16, 2020

Division of Student Affairs

Dear Campus Community,

I am elated to announce that our 2020-21 admissions data show that we have admitted the most ethnically diverse class of freshman students in more than three decades in terms of representation of under-represented minority students.

July 15, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear campus community,

We write today to share the latest update on the campus budget. First, though, let us assure  you that our decisions are being guided by a commitment to sustain the excellence of our education and research missions, protect the health of our campus community, and preserve as many jobs as possible. Thank you all for the work you have done during an incredibly challenging time in our university’s history.

Budget status

July 13, 2020

Building Name Review Committee

The Building Name Review Committee is considering a proposal from our campus community to un-name Barrows Hall. The proposal is posted on the Building Name Review Committee’s website.

This committee process helps determine if the current name of a building should be changed. Identifying a permanent new name for any building approved for un-naming is a separate process that requires additional consultation with our campus community at a later stage.

July 9, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to members of the UC Berkeley’s Black alumni community last week:

July 8, 2020

Division of Student Affairs

Sent on behalf of University Health Services

Dear Campus Community -

Over the last week or so we have seen a notable increase in UC Berkeley students testing positive for COVID-19. It is concerning.

July 7, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear campus community,