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August 23, 2023

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to the campus community on Wednesday afternoon.

As the new academic year begins, I want to offer a few updates about matters of importance and interest to the campus community.

A Welcome Message from Chancellor Christ

August 1, 2023

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Benjamin Hermalin sent the following message on Tuesday:

We are pleased to share that Daniel Feitelberg has agreed to serve as interim vice chancellor of finance and chief financial officer for two years, beginning August 1, 2023. This extended interim appointment will allow us time to reevaluate the structure of this position and to conduct a national search for a permanent VCF/CFO.

April 11, 2023

Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message on Tuesday:

March 22, 2023

Chancellor Carol Christ, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Benjamin Hermalin and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Rosemarie Rae Balla sent the following message to the campus community on Wednesday:

We are writing today to provide the campus community with an update about our campus’s financial health, the status of our budget, and the plans and processes we have in place to address both short- and long-term challenges.

February 24, 2023

More than 125,800 students have applied for a seat in UC Berkeley’s fall 2023 freshman class, including a record number of California residents, according to new data released today.

The campus received 72,656 freshman applications from California residents, up from 72,417 in fall 2022. Applications from out-of-state and international students declined by almost 2%, resulting in a modest decline in the total overall number of freshman applications (125,874 for fall 2023 versus 128,129 the prior year).

February 20, 2023

The California Department of Education is making another historic investment in its educational leaders by awarding up to $12 million in additional funding over three years to the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) State Center, a project housed and led by UC Berkeley School of Education in partnership with the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies and UC San Diego-based California Subject Matter Project. (Multi-year funding is subject to US Department of Education allocations and California state budget authority.)

UC Berkeley News

October 21, 2022

Dear Campus Colleagues,

With the November/December/January holiday season rapidly approaching, we are writing today to share an outline of service impacts that the UC Berkeley campus may experience related to some of our divisions operating on a modified schedule and/or closed during certain periods. Consistent with previous years, we want to allow staff the opportunity to take accrued vacation time, rest and rejuvenate, and to ramp up for 2023.

Divisions will strive to minimize impacts though processing timeframes may be longer than normal due to increased vacation time.

March 15, 2022

California lawmakers on Monday voted unanimously to pass legislation that overturns court decisions that required UC Berkeley to freeze student enrollment to 2020-21 levels.

February 10, 2022

Construction has begun on a 772-bed, apartment-style housing project for UC Berkeley transfer students that is being designed, built and funded by the  Helen Diller Foundation.

UC Berkeley News:
UC Berkeley breaks ground on Helen Diller Anchor House

February 8, 2022

Berkeley, Calif. (February 8, 2022) UC Berkeley and The Clorox Company today announced an exclusive agreement making Clorox the Official Cleaning and Disinfectant Product Partner of UC Berkeley. The relationship is built on “bringing us back together,” a theme with a mutual goal to continually improve the health and well-being of the UC Berkeley campus, while ensuring the community feels more confident, comfortable and safer in various facets of campus life.

January 12, 2022

A deep love of UC Berkeley, combined with an unwavering commitment to public education and to research and educational excellence, is what Ben Hermalin, Berkeley’s newly chosen executive vice chancellor and provost, says he’ll bring to his new post, which was announced today (Tuesday, Jan. 11) and will begin on July 1.

January 7, 2022

Chancellor Carol Christ, Catherine Koshland, interim executive vice chancellor and provost; and Guy Nicolette, assistant Vice Chancellor for University Health Services sent the following message to the campus community on Friday:

With COVID-19 cases surging and positivity rates on the rise, it’s clear we’re in for a challenging January. As we navigate the omicron wave it’s important that we be especially flexible and patient with one another. In this spirit, we’re writing to share some updates to our instructional plans for the spring semester.

January 3, 2022

Dear Staff and Faculty,

In a campus update sent before the curtailment, we shared our expectation that everyone get tested before returning to work, study, or live on campus. We’re writing to provide you with additional details and some important reminders.

December 8, 2021

UC Berkeley News

The wait for UC Berkeley’s bold new home for research and innovation is nearly over.

October 8, 2021

Chancellor Carol T. Christ, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Catherine P. Koshland and Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Rosemarie Rae sent the following message to the campus community Friday:

June 1, 2021

Message sent June 1, 2021


Updates to the Direct Bill system

May 18, 2021

People & Culture

This message was sent to all staff on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Dear Colleagues,

Effective July 1, all eligible PPSM covered Berkeley staff will be receiving an across-the-board 3 percent salary increase. This 2021-22 general salary increase program is for our policy-covered staff employees and academic appointees.

Staff employees and academic appointees who are represented by our various unions are not included in this program because their wages are governed by collective bargaining agreements.

April 22, 2021

UC Berkeley News

This message was sent to all staff and faculty. 

UC Berkeley Community,

We’re writing to provide an update on our planning to begin returning larger numbers of employees to on-site work to prepare for the return of students and “close-to-normal” operations for the Aug. 18 start of the fall semester.

April 5, 2021

This message was sent to all staff and faculty.

Dear Colleagues,

In recognition of the many challenges that UC employees continue to face, UCOP has decided to offer all its employees, including represented employees, an additional 2021 allotment of Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) - available for use immediately.

This additional EPSL is more generous than the federal law governing EPSL would require, and more generous than the COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave signed into law by Governor Newsom on March 19, 2021.

March 16, 2021

Chancellor Carol Christ and Paul Alivisatos, executive vice chancellor and provost, sent the following message to the campus community on Tuesday:

We’re writing to provide an update on our instructional planning for the fall 2021 semester. While we previously announced plans to return to primarily in-person instruction for the fall, we know that you have many questions and we hope to provide some answers today.