We look forward to welcoming both new and returning members of the campus design community to Jacobs Hall for the start of the 2022-2023 school year. You are cordially invited to join us at the back to school events below. All events below are held in-person, unless otherwise noted.
Friday, 8/19/21 • 9-11 AM (Transfer Students) and 12–4 PM (First Year Students)
Jacobs Hall is UC Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub for learning and making at the intersection of design and technology; we are open to students from all majors and programs. We offer a range of hands-on resources for learning about design, including courses, events, student group support, project funding, student work opportunities, mentorship, and an expansive Makerspace. Drop by our table at the GBO Campus Department Resource Fair to learn more about our student resources, and upcoming events and programs to look forward to this semester.
Friday, 8/26/22 • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday, 8/30/22 • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday, 8/31/22 • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Canceled
Thursday, 9/01/22 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Please meet at the west lobby entrance of Jacobs Hall
Curious to learn more about what the Jacobs Institute has to offer? Join us for a building tour to learn more about our resources and the vibrant, interdisciplinary student community that you can take part of at Jacobs. We are offering drop-in tours several times during the back-to-school period. We also offer weekly tours during the rest of the school year; learn more here.
Friday, 9/2/22 • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Design [Fair] at Berkeley is a platform for Berkeley clubs, decals, and design-related organizations to share what they do for students interested in learning and exploring design. The event is being organized by Design@Berkeley and co-sponsored by Jacobs.
Student group leaders, please fill out this form by August 19 11:59 PM PST if you are a club or decal interested in participating, and Design@Berkeley will contact you soon with details. For questions, please contact @designatberk on Instagram.
Friday, 9/2/22 • 2–4 PM
The event will begin at the west lobby entrance of Jacobs Hall
If you are interested in joining the vibrant community of makers, designers, and tinkerers at UC Berkeley, then join us on the campus makers’ crawl! We will start at the Jacobs Hall Makerspace and continue to other campus spaces. See the unique resources offered at each location and learn how you can join the campus’s rich ecosystem of hands-on creativity. Bring your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes.
We will visit the following sites, in the following order. If you miss the start of the crawl and wish to join midway, email email@example.com to get the group’s current location.
Friday, 9/9/22 • 11 AM—12:00 PM
Online event: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/97038119088
Join us for a Zoom Information and Q&A Session to learn more about the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation and have your questions answered by the BCDI Advisor, Tyshon Rogers.
RSVP for this event here: RSVP for BCDI Info Session 9/9/22 11-12pm
Friday, 9/9/22 • 3–5 PM
First Floor Makerspace, Jacobs Hall
Meet the Makerspace staff and other members of the Jacobs community at our Makerspace open house. We will have equipment demos, takeaways, project displays, building tours, and more. This event is open to all UC Berkeley students. This is a great opportunity to check out our maker resources whether you are deciding to get a Maker Pass, have one and want to know what you can do with it, or just explore the space with your friends.
Friday, 9/23/22 • 12–2 PM
Meet at the outside Jacobs Patio (south side of Jacobs Hall)
Join us for our annual First Generation and Undocumented Student Orientation at the Jacobs Institute of Design and Innovation. This orientation day is specifically designed for first gen and/or undocu students; we will provide a detailed overview of Jacobs resources, courses, makerspace, personalized tours, and a free lunch. Make sure to join us to learn more about us and how to join our community. Hope to see you there!