UC Berkeley Transfer Student Center 

The Transfer Student Center is part of the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3). The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence ensure non-traditional students excel at the top public University in the world. By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, CE3 programs empower UC Berkeley students to achieve and lead.  The seven programs of CE3 are:  Berkeley Hope Scholars, Cal Veteran Services CenterEducational Opportunity ProgramRe-Entry Student ProgramStudent Parent Center, and Undocumented Student Program.

Overview of Services Provided

Transition Courses

Education 198 is a course offering designed to help facilitate your transition to Cal by improving your knowledge of the research university and its resources, helping you to identify key academic skills and strategies for upper division coursework and helps new transfer students build connections and community.

Success Workshops

This workshop series introduces transfer students to various campus resources, opportunities, and academic strategies. The workshops are facilitated by campus representatives and tailored to a transfer student audience. The workshops are a great opportunity for transfer students to learn about campus programs, resources, and ways to engage with the research university.


Transitioning to a 4-year research university from another college or university can be challenging. Our staff practices a holistic and solution-focused approach that helps you consider your options and explore the possibilities UC Berkeley provides.

Transfer Community

The center provides a community space and a welcoming environment for students. The front desk is staffed by transfer student peer advocates who can assist in answering questions and connecting you to campus resources. The Center offers study spaces, comfortable couches, and a small kitchen area offering a microwave, toaster, coffee, and tea.


As a first semester transfer student you will have the opportunity to take part in the Major Insights Mentoring Program and talk with a fellow transfer student who has had a year of experience in your major. Learn about academic expectations, working with professors and graduate student instructors, and strategies to succeed in your major.


Internships are developed each semester and focus on addressing community needs, fostering leadership, and public service. Students can earn academic credit while they take part in serving the needs of a dynamic student community.