Jacobs Back to School Events, Fall 2023

August 29, 2023 | 9:34 am

We look forward to welcoming both new and returning members of the campus design community to Jacobs Hall for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. You are cordially invited to join us at the back to school events below. All events below are held in-person!


Every Monday and Wednesday through end September • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Please meet at the west lobby entrance of Jacobs Hall off Etcheverry Plaza.

Curious to learn more about what the Jacobs Institute has to offer? Join us for a building tour to learn about the Jacobs Hall Makerpass and get a tour of the Jacobs Hall Makerspace woodshop, metal shop and advanced prototyping lab.  Meet our Design Specialists and learn about upcoming workshops and other opportunities to get involved with the vibrant, interdisciplinary student community that you can take part of at Jacobs.

Please check in at the Student Welcome Center, located in 103 Jacobs in the west lobby of Jacobs Hall. The entrance can be found next to the Etcheverry Hall breezeway. 2530 Ridge Road; Berkeley, CA 94720-1740. Drop-tours occur every 20 minutes within the hour, starting at the top of the hour. Please wait for the next tour  in the west lobby if you arrive late. View the Jacobs Student Engagement Calendar for specific drop-in tour dates and times.



Friday, 9/1/23 • 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
310 Jacobs

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. 

Clubs, Decals and Organizations: please fill out this form by August 29 11:59 PM PST if you are interested in participating, and Design@Berkeley will contact you soon with details. For questions, please contact @designatberk on Instagram.



Friday, 9/9/22 • 11 AM—12:00 PM
Online event: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/91493859660

The Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation (BCDI) assumes that innovation does not come from just one area of study, but requires the integration of many modes of technology, knowledge, and thought. The cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental partnership between the College of Environmental Design, the College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business, and the College of Letters and Sciences Arts and Humanities Division hopes to guide undergraduate students across UC Berkeley’s campus to the critical need for design thinking, regardless of their major.

Join us for a Zoom Information and Q&A Session on Friday, September 8th, 11-12pm, to learn more about the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation and have your questions answered by the BCDI Advisor.

RSVP for this event hereZoom Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/91493859660

For more information about BCDI, please visit our website at http://bcdi.berkeley.edu and/or email the BCDI Advisor, Tyshon Rogers with any questions at trogers@berkeley.edu.



Friday, 9/8/23 • 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. 



Thursday, 9/14/23 • 2PM–4PM **UPDATED DATE
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 janreyjavier@berkeley.edu  to get the group’s current location.


First Floor Makerspace, Jacobs Hall & Zoom

Interested in diving deeper into our makerspace? Want to learn how to prototype arduino boards or use a 3D printer? Sign up for a toolbox workshop! *Please note: all the in person workshops require a Makerpass, while the zoom ones are open to all.