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March 19, 2020

March 18, 2020

Dear undergraduate, graduate and professional school students,

With the shelter in place order in effect for the Bay Area, there are a few updates to the way we’re receiving and processing payments. 

Temporary suspension of onsite check payment processing

March 17, 2020

Divisional Finance Leaders and Chief Administrative Officers,

As you move forward with preparing for and mitigating the impact of the coronavirus to your daily operations, please track the expenses related to the coronavirus by using the following pay codes and chartfields. Please proactively monitor and record how these codes are being used. 

Tracking compensation expenses


The University of California continues to respond to the fast-moving developments surrounding COVID-19. Already, most of our locations across the state have curtailed academic and operational activity and, following the guidance of the Governor, the California Department of Public Health and the CDC, we continue to take steps to best protect our students, faculty, staff and communities.

March 16, 2020

UC Berkeley News

By Patrick Holmes| MARCH 16, 2020

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos sent the following message to the campus community on Monday:

March 13, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Eugene Whitlock, assistant vice chancellor for People and Culture, and Benjamin E. Hermalin, vice provost for the faculty, issued the following message the evening of Friday, March 13:

March 10, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

this updated message was sent to your supervisors and managers today for you to continue discussing alternative working arrangements in light of the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 situation.


Dear Supervisors and Managers:

March 2, 2020

UC Berkeley on Saturday publicly launched the largest fundraising campaign in its history, to raise $6 billion by the end of 2023.

The ambitious goal aims to secure UC Berkeley’s status as the world’s top public research and teaching university. The Light the Way: The Campaign for Berkeley, has already raised $3.4 billion since its quiet phase began Jan. 1, 2014.

February 29, 2020

UC Berkeley News

The College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, has been renamed the Rausser College of Natural Resources in honor of a landmark $50 million gift by Gordon Rausser, former dean of the college and the Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor Emeritus of agricultural and resource economics at UC Berkeley.

December 16, 2019

Happy Holidays VC Finance!

Watch a short holiday video for the VC Finance division.

Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication. I truly appreciate you and everything you do in service of the university.

Happy Holidays!


Rosemarie Rae, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

November 15, 2019

November 14, 2019

Dear Campus Community,

This year there are changes to the way Composite Benefit Rates (CBR) are calculated and approved. In previous years, we worked directly with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to set the approved rates. Now that we have implemented UCPath, rather than work directly with DHHS, we will follow a standard process for calculating rates led by UCOP and will adopt their agreements with the federal government. 

November 4, 2019


In partnership with the Supply Chain Management team, the Accounts Payable team has transitioned the vendoring process on campus to the Controller’s Office. Vendoring is the process for adding new suppliers or updating supplier information in the Berkeley Financial System (BFS) database. With this move, the process for adding, updating, and paying vendors has been consolidated into one team. 

October 31, 2019

UC Berkeley News

UC Berkeley is among the most environmentally responsible colleges, according to a new Princeton Review survey of some 413 American colleges and universities.

The survey found that Berkeley was the number 14 greenest college in the country, and the top University of California honored, with UC Merced coming in at number 20.

October 30, 2019

UC Berkeley Human Resources

Dear Colleagues,

September 26, 2019

September 23, 2019

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ issued the following message to the campus community on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019: 

Dear friends and colleagues,

As the academic year begins, I want to provide you with an update on the progress we are making with key campus initiatives. Thanks to strengthened financial foundations and extraordinary preparatory work by faculty, staff and students, we are putting the pieces in place for a new era of excellence.

September 14, 2019

UC Office of the President
Statement from UC President Napolitano on Public Education Facilities Bond
UC Office of the PresidentSaturday, September 14, 2019

University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today (September 14): 

August 29, 2019

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ sent a message to the UC Berkeley community on Wednesday about an ongoing seismic assessment of the roughly 600 buildings owned or occupied by the university.

What’s happening?

Berkeley is in the middle of conducting seismic evaluations of the more than 600 buildings on campus. These evaluations are part of a coordinated effort by the UC Office of the President to assess the seismic safety of all buildings across the 10-campus system using new standards.

August 22, 2019

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ gave the following remarks during the 2019 convocation ceremony to welcome new students to UC Berkeley:


Welcome to the transfer students, the Class of 2021!

Welcome to the freshmen, the Class of 2023!