Weekly Opportunities


Psych Advising Spring 2024 Virtual Drop In's

Have questions? Need support? Come to our drop-in services with both undergraduate major advisors and peer advisors.

- Join us for Spring 2024 Drop-Ins and Appointment Info: Academic Advising

- Contact us at: psychsso@berkeley.edu

- Follow us on social media! Instagram:@ucbpsychadvising and Facebook: UCB Psych Peers


1. Call for Psych Commencement Volunteers

The Psychology Commencement will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, May 16 at the Zellerbach Auditorium. We are in search of awesome volunteers to help make it a very special time for our graduates and their families and friends! We could use the help of 20-25 volunteers between noon and 5pm, to assist with various tasks such as goodie bag distribution. As volunteers, you will get in to cheer your friends for free, and we will provide a delicious lunch. Not sure what you will be doing? Don't worry--we will host a volunteer orientation over zoom on Monday, May 13 to cover everything you need to know. This is after finals so no pesky zoom meetings while you are trying to study. ;) Come celebrate your peers as they have their names called and walk the stage. I can assure you that a great time will be had by all! (And perhaps a few tears too...)

  • Please let us know at psychsso@berkeley.edu by Friday, May 3 if you are interested in being a volunteer and we will sign you up.


2. Clinical & Counseling Psychology Summer Minor Info

The Clinical & Counseling Psychology summer minor allows students to explore the diverse career paths of clinical and counseling psychology with 2 core courses and 3 elective options. The curriculum focuses on basic psycho-biological and sociocultural mechanisms (e.g., neurobiology, social relationships, culture/race/ethnicity) that underlie common mental health problems across the life span. It also provides an overview of major theories and issues/debates in applied mental health professions across different practice settings (e.g., schools, independent practice, hospitals, and industry). The minor offers opportunities to serve in the mental health field by completing the minor in one or two consecutive summers. More information can be found on our minor website here. A $1,500 scholarship is available through summer sessions for eligible students. Contact psychsso@berkeley.edu with any questions.


3. Learn more about the UC Berkeley’s Center for Financial Wellness

Center for Financial Wellness is a peer-to-peer financial wellness program housed in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at UC Berkeley. Their team of students, called Financial Wellness Coaches, are specially trained to help. Check out their workshops, one-on-one appointments, and other services at Center for Financial Wellness!


4. Health Tip #15.

Our health worker Joshua provides info and resources for you to take advantage of! Health Tip #15 is called Can’t Forget COVID - Vaccine Reminders. To view a text version of the poster and archive, visit this link.

Poster alt text: UCB Health Worker program logo and poster with text and color blocks with content about this week’s health tip, Can’t Forget COVID - Vaccine Reminders.

Poster alt text: UCB Health Worker program logo and poster with text and color blocks with content about this week’s health tip, Can’t Forget COVID - Vaccine Reminders.


5. New Berkeley Support Portal.

Berkeley Support Portal is a single entry point for all UC Berkeley community members to find support for themselves or others about a variety of concerns.


6. Important Berkeley Way West (BWW) Reminders:

  • It is critical that everyone accessing the building after hours or entering key-carded areas of the building be sure to tag (use key card) to access these spaces for themselves, when at Berkeley Way West. This especially applies after hours and at all times to any floors and interior spaces that require key card access.
  • Those with key card access are not permitted to allow others into these secured spaces (tail-gating) for any reason and will lose after-hours access to BWW if they are found breaking this policy.
  • BWW recently sustained extensive damage in January due to a breach of this policy. Your adherence to this policy will contribute to our community safety and security.