Emotional Well-being and Mental Health
Taking care of our emotional well-being is key to maintaining our overall health. Emotional well-being isn’t the absence of our emotions; it’s an awareness of our feelings and how to positively and productively use them in our lives. There are many different emotional challenges that can get in the way of our work and success as graduate students. However, Cal offers lots different resources to help graduate students conquer the negative aspects of life that can wear us down.
- Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College
- Berkeley Acupuncture
- Greater Good Science Center
- Online Meditation & Courses
- Bay Area Young Adults Sangha
- Free Online Guided Meditation
- REST zone at RSF
UC Berkeley has centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement for students of a variety of backgrounds, including African American students, Native American students, Asian and Pacific American students, Chicanx and Latinx students, a Gender Equity Resource center and a Multicultural Community Center.
Minorities in Science
MCB295 is a class that happens every spring-- organized by current students, it showcases alumni who have careers outside of academia. Each week, two or three alumni come to present about their current positions and how they got there. Also, there's pizza and bxxr.
Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development - a program launched in Fall 2018 with the goal of strengthening professional development support for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. This endeavor is supported by QB3 and run by Rosanne Lurie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you need legal advice of any sort, UC Berkeley provides free legal counsel for Cal students. You can make an appointment to speak to a lawyer regarding many different legal issues including rental problems, citations for misdemeanors, and car accident/insurance issues (as long the legal issue does not involve another UC Berkeley student). Visit the site below for more information and to make an appointment.
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Berkeley Rec Sports has many classes that are free or very cheap for students
Filing taxes as a graduate student can be confusing and overly complicated. Here are some resources that should help streamline the process.
Employment and W-2 information
If you are a GSI, GSR, or reader, “At Your Service Online” is a UC service that compiles employment information and requires a separate login from you calnet ID. This is most useful for downloading your W-2 forms, viewing your earnings statements, and updating your tax status:
1098-T tuition form
If you receive a stipend, fee remission, or tuition payments from fellowships or training grants, you will need to download a 1098-T form from this website.
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Going to a conference?
MCB provides $350 travel grants to grad students traveling to and presenting at a conference within the USA and the Graduate Division provides grants up to $1500 for students traveling to and presenting at a conference either in the US or abroad.