Photo by Elena Zhukova

Attending a lecture

Normally, we compile a schedule of classes (fall semester only, but not in Fall 2021 due to COVID) that will give prospective students an introduction to the academic life at UC Berkeley. Unfortunately due to COVID concerns, we are unable to offer this program in Fall 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Visitor & Parent Services at 510-642-5215, or visitorinfo@berkeley.edu.

Classes are chosen for their benefit to prospective students, how they showcase the quality of UC Berkeley’s faculty, and the diversity of the material covered. They are generally the campuses’ large introductory courses, and visitors will not interfere with normal classroom activity.

Please attend only those classes on the Class Pass list. Unfortunately, some departments do not offer classes that fit Class Pass criteria or may not be offering such classes this semester. If a department you are looking for is not on the list, please consider attending a different course.

We don’t recommend that you forego all or part of the campus tour in order to attend a class. For prospective students, the guided tour by student ambassadors provides a more comprehensive introduction to the campus than a classroom visit. Sitting in on a class complements the campus tour; it doesn’t replace it.

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