Get a Maker Pass

July 14, 2016 | 11:52 am

Ready to get your Maker Pass? Each semester that you want a Maker Pass, whether as a first-timer or returner, just follow the three-step process described on this page.


Step 1: Registration

  • Access the spring 2018 Maker Pass registration form

    • Please note: General registration will close on February 23, 2018. Students taking courses held in Jacobs Hall studios 210, 220, and 310 (including DeCals) may continue to get a Maker Pass after this date by proceeding directly to steps 2 and 3. Research users may also continue to get a Maker Pass after this date. A request form for research users will be posted after February 23.
    • Eligibility: Active UC Berkeley affiliates (students, faculty, and staff) from across campus are welcome to get a Maker Pass. You need to have a Cal 1 Card and CalNet ID before beginning the registration process. All use of Jacobs Hall must follow the intellectual property policy.


Step 2: Semester access fee

Choose the fee payment option that best suits your situation. Standard Maker Passes cover usage related to courses, clubs, and personal projects, while Research Maker Passes cover usage related to research lab-sponsored work.

Please note: Use of most equipment requires in-person training; for the spring 2018 semester, in-person training modules will not be offered after Friday, April 6. Learn more about training modules.


Step 3: Safety training

Individuals who have passed the GWS training in a prior semester do not need to retake it, unless it is deemed necessary by Jacobs staff on an individual basis. Regardless, you must be currently enrolled in the training course; you can check for this by clicking the link provided above.

Now what?

Once you have completed all three steps above, your Maker Pass will activate on your Cal 1 Card within 1-2 business days. You can also check your Maker Pass activation status online.

After getting your Maker Pass, you can start taking trainings for specific equipment in bCourses. Maker Pass access is valid from the first day of instruction to the last day of the semester.

For assistance, email Jacobs Institute and CITRIS Invention Lab staff reserve the right to revoke Maker Passes as they see fit due to violations of safety, building or university rules, policies, and procedures.