This page will be updated as more information becomes necessary.
The Department of Bioengineering offices will be closed March 16 through at least May 31 as part of COVID-19 response. Staff and faculty are still working and available to assist you via email, phone, or Zoom.
We understand this is a difficult time and are doing our best to maintain services to the Bioengineering community while minimizing the potential spread of the virus. Further closure may be necessary, we will post new information as the situation develops.
Please see the updates and resources below for assistance.
I need to talk to someone about my grades, enrollment, performance, illness leave, concerns, or something else specific to the BioE program:
For undergraduate advising: Marisela Loza, firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Master of Engineering: Stephanie Bianco, email@example.com
For Master of Translational Medicine: Moose O’Donnell, firstname.lastname@example.org
For the PhD program: Janna Conway-Hamilton, email@example.com
I need to talk to a staff member about something BioE-specific (courses, payments, events, academic appointments, graduate admissions, staff issues, meeting with the Chair…)
Please see the list of staff by their area of expertise and contact the appropriate person.
Still not sure? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for general inquiries.
I’m running out of money to pay for basic expenses!
UC Berkeley has streamlined its student emergency aid process and launched a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund website to provide assistance with housing, food, medical expenses, and technology needs. All students — including undergraduate, graduate, international, and undocumented students — are eligible to receive funding. Visit the COVID-19 Relief Fund website (log in with your Berkeley email) to learn about the two application options.
What is going on with my current class??
Contact your instructor via their information in the syllabus, Bcourses, etc. If you can’t find that, see the BioE faculty contact information online. For general campus access information, check the campus Coronavirus status page.
Should I be going to my research lab? What about my experiments?
Research operations on campus are reduced to critical maintenance only. Contact your faculty member or lab manager for information specific to your lab.
I want to set up a remote or virtual interaction for study/tutoring/discussion/meeting, etc. How?
Faculty, staff and GSIs have access to Zoom Pro. Students can set up meetings via Google Hangouts Meet, or use a limited, free basic Zoom account. See more advice and resources listed at the Center for Teaching and Learning.
I need to talk to a BioE faculty member who is not my instructor.
Faculty are mostly available by email and Zoom. Note that they are VERY busy sorting out this new way of doing things, please be patient. See the BioE faculty contact information online
What is going on for the summer and fall?
Summer instruction is entirely online. Fall instruction will be a hybrid of remote and in-person. Large events are cancelled through the end of the calendar year. The Bioengineering Department will follow campus guidelines – check the campus Coronavirus status page.
What about enrollment for Fall semester?
Berkeley will go on, Fall semester will happen. Please see Cal Student Central.
My computer or internet can’t handle all of this online stuff.
Check out the Laptop and WiFi Hotspot Lending Program For Students.
I’ve got a Stanley Hall problem (access, lost and found, special event, etc).
Contact building management at email@example.com or 510-666-2666. Call 510-326-0496 for a building emergency.
I’m kind of sick. Do I quarantine? Do I have COVID-19? Should I go to the doctor, or go home?
For your health concerns, please call your own doctor and/or consult the University Health Services advice. UHS also operates a 24/7 advice nurse by phone and online.
When in doubt, check the campus Coronavirus status page.