July 16, 2021 

Dear new students and families!                                                                              

Congratulations on your acceptance to UC Berkeley! 

On behalf of the Raíces Recruitment and Retention Center (RRRC) and the Chicanx Latinx Student Development Office (CLSD) at UC Berkeley, we would like to invite you to attend our virtual bilingual Familia Orientation. “Están En Buenas Manos” is the theme for orientation. It’s symbolic of the caring and supportive staff, professors, students, and alumni in our comunidad that will welcome you and your familias as you start your journey at Cal. 

Our Welcome event to transition into Familia Orientation week takes place on Sunday, August 8th, from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

During Familia Orientation week students and their families will receive information on how to thrive on campus as a Latinx student. You will learn about campus resources and community support networks. Some of the workshops for the week include the following:

  • Parent Session - Orientación para padres y familiares: Juntos apoyando a su estudiante

  • Transfer students - Latinx Transfer Student Socials 

  • Latinx Student Organizations 

  • What is Graduate School?  - research and resources for new students 

  • Life After Cal - Consejos from Chicanx Latinx Alumni 

Please use this RSVP link: to register no later than August 4th, by midnight to confirm you and your family’s attendance. You will receive an email with the Zoom link for the sessions you signed up for. 

Should you have any questions feel free to contact us at (510) 642-1802 or e-mail officemanager.clsd@gmail.comWe look forward to meeting you all soon! 

Stay updated on the event via instagram: @clsd @theraicescenter @familiaorientation

En comunidad -

Adriana Rosales, Retention Coordinator - Raíces Recruitment and Retention

Sandra Barcenas, Political Awareness Coordinator  - Raíces Recruitment and Retention

Lupe Gallegos-Diaz, Director of Chicanx Latinx Student Development Office 

Evelyn Rojo Flores, Assistant Director, Chicanx Latinx Student Development Office