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.
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
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.
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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