Student Resources

March 19, 2015 | 10:08 pm

Whether you have been making and sketching since childhood or are just starting to wonder what this design thing is all about, there is a place at Jacobs Hall for you. Students from all backgrounds, disciplines, and experience levels are welcome here.

Explore design at Jacobs Hall

Learn design by doing design: take an interdisciplinary, project-based design class.

Interested in the hands-on aspects of design? Get a Maker Pass to explore, prototype, and tinker.

Want to meet and learn from visionary designers and makers? Attend one of the events organized by the Jacobs Institute and other campus groups.

Get involved with one of the many design-focused student groups at Berkeley, many of which hold club meetings and events in Jacobs Hall.

Looking for advice?

The Jacobs Institute’s student services advisor, Amy Dinh, can help you figure out how to take advantage of the design opportunities at Jacobs, on campus and beyond, in ways that fit with your interests and goals. Get in touch with her through this appointment scheduler, emailing amydinh@berkeley.edu, or visiting 103 Jacobs Hall.

The Jacobs Design Specialists — Gary Gin, Chris Parsell, Stacy Jo Scott, Kent Wilson, and Matt Wolpe — can help if you seek technical advice on bringing your design ideas to reality.

The Jacobs Design Fellows bring diverse areas of expertise to the Jacobs Institute; you can find them during the office hours, talks, or workshops that they hold throughout the year, or reach out to them directly.


Student group resources: Learn how to use Jacobs Hall for club meetings, events, DeCals, and more. Campus resources: Check out resources and opportunities from Berkeley’s broader design innovation ecosystem.