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.

Jacobs Hall

Step 1: Registration

Access the summer 2018 Maker Pass registration form.

Active UC Berkeley affiliates (students, faculty, and staff) from across campus are eligible 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.

Student design project

Step 2: Semester access fee

Select the payment option that fits 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 verify you are eligible for a Maker Pass in step 1 before proceeding, as refunds will not be issued.

Student projects from makerspace

Step 3: Safety training

Complete the General Workshop Safety (GWS) 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 jacobsinstitute@berkeley.edu. 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.