This page will be updated as more information becomes necessary.
The Department of Bioengineering offices will be closed until further notice 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.
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, email@example.com
For the Master of Engineering: Stephanie Bianco, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Master of Translational Medicine: Moose O’Donnell, email@example.com
For the PhD program: Janna Conway-Hamilton, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for general inquiries.
I’m an international student. How do I manage residency and Visa regulations?
Please see the Berkeley International Office and contact your program advisor with any individual questions.
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 Basic Needs 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 assistance. Please also work with the Financial Aid office for planning and additional resources.
What is going on with my classes?
Fall 2020 plans and enrollment are underway. Please understand that the situation continues to evolve. The BioE department will be following all campus guidelines. Please see the campus Fall 2020 site for information and contact your program advisor for individual issues.
How do I stay involved with BioE?
Read your email! And visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and occasionally, Instagram. We’ll be creating some virtual events for Fall. Do you have suggestions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should I be going to my research lab? What about my experiments?
Campus and buildings are working with individual labs to slowly restart very limited in-person research. See the campus recovery page for general information, and 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
My computer or internet can’t handle all of this online stuff.
Check out the technology lending program from the Student Technology Equity Program.
I’ve got a Stanley Hall problem (access, lost and found, special event, etc).
Access to campus buildings is Very Restricted. Contact building management at email@example.com or 510-666-2666. Call 510-326-0496 for a building emergency.
Am I sick. Do I quarantine? Do I have COVID-19? Should I go to the doctor, or go home?
For those APPROVED to return to campus, please use the Daily Symptom Screener. 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 Fall semester starts more guidance will come from campus.
When in doubt, check the campus Coronavirus status page.