Class of 2021 - Senior Gift Campaign TOTAL!

  • 4/15 - If you’d like to make a gift to any fund at Cal, check out our Senior Gift Drive!
  • 4/5 - Our Honor Roll has been updated! Thank you to our Senior donors. <3
  • 3.30 - Share what you’re Beary Grateful for and you just might win a gift card! 
  • 3/17 - Bears Give Back Week was a huge success! Senior gift campaign totals will be updated soon. If you made a gift during Bears Give Back Week, you should have received an email from Cal Student Philanthropy re: Student Store discount. 
  • 3/8 - It’s Bears Give Back Week! Follow us @CalStudentPhilanthropy to win in our giveaways and register for Big Give Live! on 3/11 from 12-1pm PST at
  • 2/25 - Announced the campaign! You can make a gift using our Senior Gift Fund, or - you can give back to any program / unit on campus, even your student group! You choose where you make your impact.
  • Every gift goes a long way, no matter how much you give. And if you can’t make a gift, that’s okay, too! Come through to Bears Give Back Week and check back to see campaign total updates!

PERKS: If you’re a Senior and make a gift, you get these special perks!

  • Recognition as Berkeley Loyal 
  • Mention on the Online Donor Roll 
  • Invitations to:
    • A special webinar with Prof. Dacher Keltner in mid-April
    • A fireside chat with the Chancellor in early May

Check out campus resources below: 

Student Emergency Fund: Accessing & Supporting 

The Student Emergency Fund provides direct support to help students cover lost wages, food, relocating costs, and other essentials, including technology and books. 

  • To access additional support from the Student Emergency Fund, you can get started by opening a case with the Financial Aid office here. They will get back to you within 1–3 days of your inquiry. 
  • If you are able and would like to give back to Cal, we encourage you to make a gift to the Student Emergency Fund. We have been asking alumni and parents that want to help to make a gift to this fund as well - feel free to share! Thank you so much.

Basic Needs Center: Services Available for You

  • A comprehensive living document detailing all of the resources and services they provide is available here

  • The Basic Needs Center provides the following services: Food Pantry, Case Management, Emergency Housing, Drop-In Financial Aid Advising, and CalFresh Support. 

Career Center: Advice for Seniors  

Using Handshake

  • Handshake is a job-searching portal that every study at Cal has exclusive access to. Log-in with your CalNet ID here
  • Once you log-in, click “Career Center” to: 
    • Make video appointments with Career Counselors.
    • Read the Job and Internship Guide.
    • Access other guides and resources. 
  • We have access to career counseling for one year after they graduate. We’ll also have access to Handshake and events for up to 5 years. Here are more details about services for alumni.


  • CareerMail is a newsletter written by our counselors and tailored to your industry! They have lots of advice for dealing with job searching amidst Covid-19. 
  • Sign up for a CareerMail newsletter on Handshake. 
  • Click your profile icon → “Career Interests” → Scroll down and select your categories. 

The Career Center Website 

Mental Health Resources

It’s important we take time to acknowledge and care for our mental health during this tough time.