Frequently Asked Questions

General answers

I'm a first-year who completed L&S C12 in summer 2020 and am eligible to redeem a free unit in summer 2021. How do I redeem my free unit in Summer Sessions 2021?

Please note that this answer only applies to students on the eligibility list.

How to Take Advantage of Your Free Unit:

Once you are ready to select classes, please move forward and enroll in any courses that you would like to take this summer. Once you are enrolled, a fee waiver will be applied to your account. This fee waiver will reduce your total fees by one unit ($419). You may not see the waiver reflected immediately, but please check back after 24 hours.


Please note, this $419 fee waiver is only applicable if you remain enrolled in at least one unit this summer. If you do not enroll in courses this summer or you drop all units, you will not be permitted to keep the $419. If you have any questions around the free unit or your eligibility, please reach out to: summeredge@berkeley.edu.

I have questions about the UC Berkeley Changemaker - Oakland program. How do I learn more?

There will be an information sesssion about UC Berkeley Changemaker - Oakland on Thursday, May 13 at 4:00pm PST. You can register for this session via MAP @Berkeley. Should you have a question that is not answered on this site, please contact: changemaker-oakland@berkeley.edu.

What is the origin story for the Berkeley Changemaker(TM)?

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TheBerkeley Changemaker(TM) codifies what Berkeley has always stood for: an ethos of questioning the status quo and thinking, and acting, beyond oneself. An early inspiration was the course, "Becoming a Changemaker," taught by Alex Budak. This course enrolled roughly fifty students, from 17 majors, and earned a student course evaluation of 6.7 out of 7.0. We are thrilled that Alex Budak brings his enthusiasm and expertise as the lead instructor for our Berkeley Changemaker gateway Course 12

I'm a student. How do I enroll in Berkeley Changemaker courses?

We welcome all matriculating Cal undergraduate students into our courses. You can find a listing of all current and upcoming courses, as well as available syllabi, on the "Berkeley Changemaker Courses" page. 

Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have courses available for non-matriculated UC Berkeley students.

Are you offering Berkeley Changemaker content to staff members?

Yes, almost 325 staff members from across UC Berkeley's campus have enrolled in one of our staff workshops. Further workshops are under development and will be announced on the "Berkeley Changemaker Courses" tab. In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more, please write to us at: changemaker@berkeley.edu. Thanks and Go Bears!

How do I get involved?

Thank you for your support. Please engage with us on Twitter: @UCBChangemaker #BerkeleyChangemaker

Please e-mail us your ideas and suggestions at: changemaker@berkeley.edu.

I am an alum, how can I learn more?

Thank you for your interest. We are in the process of developing Berkeley Changemaker offerings to our alumni. You can learn more by visiting the California Alumni Association Berkeley Changemaker site