Back to Berkeley on social media 2018

New Berkeley student takes a selfie with Chancellor Carol Christ

New Berkeley student takes a selfie with Chancellor Carol Christ on move-in day. (UC Berkeley photo by Keegan Houser)

Whether it’s the first or 150th time, it’s always a pleasure to welcome students to Berkeley at the start of the academic year. Here’s a collection of social media highlights that share the feeling of excitement and pride.

Welcome, Bears!


Students’ voices

Grandma’s American Dream

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Through the eyes of a new student

See the full story on New Students, New Year.


Beloved Mom and all her Berkeley Bears


No age limit for Golden Bears!


Proud loved ones


And coping parents


Move-In Day

See the full story on Move-In Day.


Golden Bear Orientation

Follow along on Snapchat

See the full story on Golden Bear Orientation (GBO)


Advice for new Bears



“… I know this can be a scary/exciting/anxiety-filled/wonderful time! That’s normal! And know while Berkeley is a big place filled with wonderful people, it can take time to find your niche and community. But soon, you’ll bleed blue and gold. Go bears! 🐻🐻🐻” — a_sadra on Instagram

See more great comments on Instagram!





See UC’s #FirstGen website


Have a golden time and enjoy every moment!


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