Berkeley Changemaker: First Year Experience

Be the change you want to see in the world.

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Congratulations to the Berkeley Changemaker: First-Year Experience cohort!

The program has concluded. Please contact us with questions: Thank you.

For generations, UC Berkeley has fostered changemakers who strive to leave their mark on the world through positive and sustainable change.

If you find yourself questioning the status quo, seeking to make things better for your community, wanting to build a lasting connection and dreaming of making a meaningful difference—then start here!

In this brand-new, first-year program offered by UC Berkeley, you will embark on the journey of a lifetime to find out who you really are and define the role you want to play in a wonderful new future that we can build together. 

You’ll participate in a unique first-year experience. In this diverse and open community of changemakers, your Berkeley classmates, advisers, instructors and faculty are always there to support you. Within this haven, you’ll gain the confidence to do more and take risks.

Think of the Berkeley Changemaker: First Year Experience as Berkeley's laboratory for dreaming, collaborating and leading inclusively.

Make your first year at Berkeley special with this truly life-changing experience!

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