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May 2, 2022

Happy RRR week, Golden Bears! The Student Learning Center invites you to partner with us in your studies by attending our RRR week review sessions. Check out our offerings for Economics, Math/Stat & Science below!

April 29, 2022

"Faciltiation Habits that Enhance Student Learning" flyer for Thursday, May 12, 3 - 4 PM via Zoom. The background is a burnt orange with a silhouette of three students working together. Calling all Fall 2022 DeCal Facilitators! Do you need to complete for mandatory training requirement?

April 27, 2022

April 4, 2022

At the Student Learning Center, we know that wellness is core to your academic growth and personal success. We strive to empower you to cultivate the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, including emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. 

March 31, 2022

The Math/Stat Program is excited to invite you to a topic review session this weekend for Math 1A on selected topics from chapter 4! It will take place on Sunday 04/03 from 4pm to 6:30pm on Zoom, with a Q&A afterward.


This review will be broken into 4 sections, with a 10 minute break in between, and a Q&A at the end. You are encouraged to attend all four sessions, or just go to the ones that you find would be most helpful for your studying. Hope to see you there!

March 28, 2022

Welcome back from Spring Break!
We hope you are feeling reenergized and ready for the final stretch of the semester. Remember, we're here to partner with you as you finish Spring 2022 strong! Check out our program pages to learn more about our services and strategize for the weeks ahead.

March 11, 2022

Partner with the SLC in your review of Math 1A by joining us this Sunday from 3:30-5pm for a topic review session on Chapter 3! This review will cover all of the techniques of differentiation as well as the conceptual applications to exponential growth and decay, related rates, and linear approximations.

February 28, 2022

March 2022 Newsletter Banner. The banner features a group of five students, collaborating and smiling while looking at a computer together. Happy Monday, current & future DeCal Facilitators!

February 3, 2022

Looking to create your own DeCal? If so, UCFTR has got you covered! Kickstart your DeCal proposal process by attending one of our information workshops or fulfill your mandatory training requirement by signing up for one of our training workshops!
  • "Getting Started" Information Workshop: February 28, 4 - 5 PM (RSVP at bit.ly/regis-igs).

January 19, 2022

Greetings Golden Bears!

The SLC Mathematics & Statistics Program is launching their Adjunct Courses for Spring 2022!

January 18, 2022

Happy first day of classes, Golden Bears! Whether its your first semester on campus or your last, we here at the Student Learning Center want to wish you a welcome. We are so excited to partner with you for Spring 2022--stay tuned to learn more about our service offerings this semester!

December 18, 2021

Congratulations on making it to the end of the Fall 2021 semester, Golden Bears! We are grateful to have partnered in your learning process and journey.

We wish you a wonderful break and hope that you can use this time for much deserved rest and rejuvenation.

November 30, 2021

Happy #GivingTuesday, Golden Bears!

On this day of gratitude and generosity, we are launching a month-long fundraising campaign to advance the transformative power of the SLC. Your support with this initiative, in any form, will make an impact towards furthering our commitment to embolden the extraordinary in Cal undergraduates. Check out our Berkeley Giving Opportunities page to hear fellow Golden Bears share their experiences and make a gift.

November 17, 2021

The SLC Economics Program is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the SLC Economics Drop-in Tutor and Program Ambassador positions for Spring 2022!

October 18, 2021

With midterm season well underway, we want to remind you to tend to your wellbeing during this stressful time. Here are some of LEP's tips to help us all #StayWellTogether:

October 14, 2021

Need a place to study on Fridays? Want a space to collaborate with peers after your afternoon classes?

The SLC has got you covered! We have EXTENDED our building hours and invite you to swing by the César E. Chávez Student Center to get ahead on homework, tackle a problem set with classmates, or read in-between classes! Our new building hours are Mondays - Thursdays 9 AM - 6 PM AND Fridays 9 AM - 4 PM. See you there!

September 23, 2021

Study Groups supporting Math 16A and Stat 20 have launched in the SLC Math/Stat Program! Study Groups are a virtual collaborative space for students to work together on worksheets and discuss material for specific classes in small, inclusive group environments. Get the Zoom Link and join the mailing list by filling out the form found at https://bit.ly/MSStudyGroupEmailList.

September 9, 2021

Happy week 3 of classes, Golden Bears! The Math/Stat Program has launched hybrid Drop-In Tutoring services! Drop-In Tutoring is a collaborative space, both online and in-person, designed to encourage students to work with tutors and each other on problem sets, concepts, theory, or anything else related to the material in their courses.

Build your leadership skills and deepen your connection to the Cal community by creating a Democratic Education at Cal (DeCal) course! Through the DeCal program, Cal students just like you propose and facilitate unit-bearing courses on topics they are passionate about, while adding over 300 classes to Cal's curriculum each year.

July 6, 2021

Welcome to Summer Bridge 2021, scholars!

We are so honored to partner with you as you embark on your Golden Bear journey. We hope you have a first week filled with new adventures, budding friendships, and energizing discoveries!

Text reads welcome Summer Bridge Scholars! Four images of scholars smiling or waving at computers with the text 2021 in Berkeley Blue and Gold.

June 7, 2021

The SLC Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources program is seeking enthusiastic highly motivated student leaders who are committed to the vision of Democratic Education at Cal and fellow student facilitators. As a Peer Coordinator, you will provide campus-mandated training for first-time facilitators as well as consultation services for ongoing DeCal facilitators.

If you are interested in this position and you possess prior DeCal or group facilitation experience, we encourage you to apply to become a UCFTR Peer Coordinator!

May 10, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you interested in refining your facilitation skills? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on May 10 for this training workshop that examines teaching behaviors that hinder student learning and explores strategies for cultivating alternative habits to optimize student success! For access to this training RSVP for the Cultivating Facilitation Habits workshop here to access the training.

May 6, 2021

Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cal’s curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. Stop by on May 6 to discover best practices and get your proposal process started! RSVP for the info session here to access the training.

May 5, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you developing a syllabus? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on May 5 to discover the three key characteristics of an impactful and effective syllabus—and the resources to help you embody these qualities in your own course "blueprint"! Facilitators at all stages of the syllabus-crafting process welcome. RSVP for the Three Pillars workshop here to access the training.

May 4, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you interested in refining your facilitation skills? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on May 4 for this training workshop that examines teaching behaviors that hinder student learning and explores strategies for cultivating alternative habits to optimize student success! For access to this training RSVP for the Cultivating Facilitation Habits workshop here to access the training.

May 3, 2021

April 28, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you developing a syllabus? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on April 28 to discover the three key characteristics of an impactful and effective syllabus—and the resources to help you embody these qualities in your own course "blueprint"! Facilitators at all stages of the syllabus-crafting process welcome. RSVP for the Three Pillars workshop here to access the training.

April 27, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you interested in refining your facilitation skills? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on April 27 for this training workshop that examines teaching behaviors that hinder student learning and explores strategies for cultivating alternative habits to optimize student success! For access to this training RSVP for the Cultivating Facilitation Habits workshop here to access the training.

April 20, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you developing a syllabus? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on April 20 to discover the three key characteristics of an impactful and effective syllabus—and the resources to help you embody these qualities in your own course "blueprint"! Facilitators at all stages of the syllabus-crafting process welcome. RSVP for the Three Pillars workshop here to access the training.

April 19, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you interested in refining your facilitation skills? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on April 19 for this training workshop that examines teaching behaviors that hinder student learning and explores strategies for cultivating alternative habits to optimize student success! For access to this training RSVP Cultivating Facilitation Habits workshop here to access the training.

April 14, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you interested in refining your facilitation skills? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on April 14 for this training workshop that examines teaching behaviors that hinder student learning and explores strategies for cultivating alternative habits to optimize student success! For access to this training RSVP for the Cultivating Facilitatiom Habits workshop here to access the training.

April 13, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you developing a syllabus? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on April 13 to discover the three key characteristics of an impactful and effective syllabus—and the resources to help you embody these qualities in your own course "blueprint"! Facilitators at all stages of the syllabus-crafting process welcome. RSVP for the Three Pillars workshop here to access the training.

April 9, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you interested in refining your facilitation skills? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on April 9 for this training workshop that examines teaching behaviors that hinder student learning and explores strategies for cultivating alternative habits to optimize student success! For access to this training RSVP for the Cultivating Facilitation Habits workshop here to access the training.

April 7, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you developing a syllabus? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on April 7 to discover the three key characteristics of an impactful and effective syllabus—and the resources to help you embody these qualities in your own course "blueprint"! Facilitators at all stages of the syllabus-crafting process welcome. RSVP for the Three Pillars workshop here to access the training.

April 5, 2021

Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cal’s curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. Stop by on April 5 to discover best practices and get your proposal process started! RSVP for the info session here to access the training.

March 30, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you developing a syllabus? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on March 30 to discover the three key characteristics of an impactful and effective syllabus—and the resources to help you embody these qualities in your own course "blueprint"! Facilitators at all stages of the syllabus-crafting process welcome. RSVP for the Three Pillars workshop here to access the training.

March 29, 2021

Are you planning to facilitate a DeCal or are you interested in refining your facilitation skills? Join the SLC's UCFTR Program on March 29 for this training workshop that examines teaching behaviors that hinder student learning and explores strategies for cultivating alternative habits to optimize student success! For access to this training RSVP for the Cultivating Facilitation Habits workshop here to access the training.

March 22, 2021

We hope your Spring Break is off to a great start! As you enjoy much-needed time off from classes, we encourage you to prioritize connecting with your wellness this week. To support you with this, here are some of our top science-backed practices for staying well:

February 22, 2021

We invite you to join us on Wednesday February 24th from 6pm to 8pm, we will be watching one of the extra credit documentaries for the course, Freedom for the Wolf. During the movie we will be playing a game where you will have the opportunity to win stickers for participation. You will also have the chance to make use of the chat feature throughout the movie to discuss the film in real time with classmates.

January 20, 2021

The SLC Language Exchange Program is thrilled to announce that our Week 1 orientation schedule is now live!

Join any one of our sessions to connect with fellow language enthusiasts, learn more about our progam formats for the semester, and get started on your Spring 2021 LEP journey!

You can see the schedule and RSVP for orientation here. We will offer orientations on a rolling basis throughout the semester, so check back for new sessions added each week!

December 10, 2020

November 5, 2020

The SLC Language Exchange Program will be hosting two sessions this week focused on debriefing and collectively processing the 2020 U.S. Elections.

October 14, 2020

The SLC Language Exchange Program is thrilled to announce the launch of our Fall 2020 LEP Reading Room! This semester, in celebration of campus’ 150W Initiative celebrating 150 years of women at Berkeley, we will be diving into the works of UC Berkeley's women writers.

August 26, 2020

Welcome, Golden Bears! We're excited to connect with you this Fall. Check back for updates on our Week 3 service launch!

Fall 2020 Welcome Back Graphic

July 6, 2020

Summer Bridge 2020 has officially commenced! We are beyond excited to begin the next six weeks of intellectual curiosity and academic exploration with our incoming 325 scholars. Let us cheer on as they Make the Golden Bear Leap to Success!

July 2, 2020

The SLC will be closed tomorrow, Friday 7/3, for the holiday and will be back online on Monday 7/6. Enjoy your three-day weekend!

June 22, 2020

Welcome to Session C, scholars! We are excited to start the first week of classes strong with you. For a list of services being offered and their schedules, please visit individual program pages.

April 28, 2020

We're thrilled to announce that the Student Learning Center is currenly hiring for Fall 2020! 

You can learn more about our programs and available positions at: https://slc.berkeley.edu/join-our-team/join-our-peer-staff. Go Bears!

Peer Staff Hiring Graphic Fall 2020

April 15, 2020

We are thrilled to invite you to our first-ever virtual LEP Game Night! Join us to play Codenames–an exciting game that involves crafting and solving creative clues faster than your opponents. No experience with the game required, we'll teach you how to play!

We'll be playing from 6-8PM via Zoom. You can join us for the whole time or pop in for a few rounds!

To RSVP and receive the Zoom link on the day of, visit bit.ly/play-LEP.

March 10, 2020

The SLC will be closed Wednesday, 3/11 until Friday, 3/13 to bolster our infrastructure and train our staff to deliver service virtually. We are excited to continue supporting the academic needs of Cal undergraduates while attending to the  health and collective wellbeing of our campus community. Looking forward to returning on Monday, 3/16. 

March 9, 2020

All of our tutoring services will remain open until further notice. We will continue to update you daily.

March 8, 2020

March 5, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our application for the Summer 2020 Research Associate Program: Junior Transfer Series!

Hosted through our newly launched Discovery Program, this opportunity provides a group of intellectually curious junior transfer students with eight weeks of full-time support to pursue original research. Accepted scholars will gain membership in a tight-knit learning community with personalized research mentorship and writing coaching.

November 6, 2019

Having a welcoming and enlivening syllabus is key to creating a solid foundation for your DeCal’s success. Discover how to effectively blueprint your course and set the tone for a stellar semester with UCFTR’s brand new training workshop, “Three Pillars of a Student-Centered Syllabus”!

The SLC is excited to announce that we've launched a search for an Associate Executive Director. If you're looking to join a team of dedicated professional and peer staff, check out the full job description for SLC Associate Executive Director here.

October 8, 2019

The SLC will be closed on Wednesday 10/9, due to the planned power outage. You can click here for more information. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back for SLC service updates.

September 25, 2019

The SLC Writing Program invites you to the Fall 2019 Open House, Artistry in Action, this Friday, September 27th from 12:00-1:30pm in the Vèvè Writing Lounge. Come see how we foster artistry in our tutors to activate your writerly imagination and tap into your creativity to meet the writing rigor at Cal.


Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP for the Open House here

September 13, 2019

Welcome, newly arrived Golden Bears! We are excited to offer several study strategies and academic enrichment workshops to welcome you to Cal. They will take place during the first three weeks of semester and can be located our Events calendar here. 

July 8, 2019

Join us in welcoming the Class of 2023 to UC Berkeley! The Student Learning Center is excited to host 300+ scholars through the Summer Bridge Program. We look forward to being a part of your academic journey at Cal.

After months of fun, hard work and dedication we have a new website! Explore the new page. We thank Molly Duggan for their years of work and service, and look forward to our new partnership with Open Berkeley.

July 1, 2019

Our peer staff are the lifeblood of the Student Learning Center. 

June 24, 2019

The SLC is thrilled to resume our services for Summer Session C & D! Services are available for Mathematics & Statistics, Science, and Writing. Check out our Summer Sessions page for more information!

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May 3, 2022

We hope your RRR Week is going well, Golden Bears! As you make progress on projects, draft papers, and study for exams, check out our service offerings in this final stretch! Visit our program pages to learn more about how we can partner with you to finish Spring 2022 strong: https://slc.berkeley.edu/programs

May 2, 2022

Happy RRR week, Golden Bears! The Student Learning Center invites you to partner with us in your studies by attending our RRR week review sessions. Check out our offerings for Economics, Math/Stat & Science below!

April 29, 2022

"Faciltiation Habits that Enhance Student Learning" flyer for Thursday, May 12, 3 - 4 PM via Zoom. The background is a burnt orange with a silhouette of three students working together. Calling all Fall 2022 DeCal Facilitators! Do you need to complete for mandatory training requirement?

April 27, 2022

April 23, 2022

Happy Cal Day! We're so excited to welcome the Class of 2026 to campus. Visit us at Tables 51 and 52 (located right past Sather Gate) to connect with us. We can't wait to meet you!
Cal Day Welcome to Class of 2026

April 21, 2022

Greetings, Golden Bears! All SLC Services will be offered virtually today, April 21st. Please see sign-in forms and meeting links to join drop-in services below: 

April 12, 2022

Are you starting a DeCal and need to fulfill your madatory pedagogical training requirement? Are you a current student facilitator and want to hone your skills? If so, attend one of UCFTR’s workshops in April!

April 5, 2022

Greetings, Golden Bears! As we enter the next round of midterms, we’re thrilled to share with you that SLC Science Program study groups are now open to new members--no prior sign-up required! Whether you’ve tuned in to a session before or haven’t yet had a chance to connect with peers in the study group space, we invite you to check out our offerings and join us. Study groups are weekly, two-hour sessions where you’ll review course concepts and collaborate with peers to solve problems on an SLC-designed worksheet.

Join UCFTR's "Getting Started: The A to Z of Proposing a DeCal" information workshop on Tuesday, April 12, 1 - 2 PM at the Chávez Student Center and kickstart your DeCal Proposal Process!This information workshop covers important deadlines, requirements, and policies for undergraduates interested in starting a student-initiated 98/198 course.

April 4, 2022

At the Student Learning Center, we know that wellness is core to your academic growth and personal success. We strive to empower you to cultivate the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, including emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. 

March 31, 2022

The Math/Stat Program is excited to invite you to a topic review session this weekend for Math 1A on selected topics from chapter 4! It will take place on Sunday 04/03 from 4pm to 6:30pm on Zoom, with a Q&A afterward.


This review will be broken into 4 sections, with a 10 minute break in between, and a Q&A at the end. You are encouraged to attend all four sessions, or just go to the ones that you find would be most helpful for your studying. Hope to see you there!

March 28, 2022

Welcome back from Spring Break!
We hope you are feeling reenergized and ready for the final stretch of the semester. Remember, we're here to partner with you as you finish Spring 2022 strong! Check out our program pages to learn more about our services and strategize for the weeks ahead.

DeCal Facilitator Features. The bottom left hand corner includes a headshot of Chase McCleary, a 3rd year undergrad student, wearing a blue blazer and smiling at the camera. We want to celebrate all the creativity, knowledge, and community-building opportunities that DeCal facilitators have contributed to Cal’s campus!

March 18, 2022

Have a Wonderful Spring Break, Golden Bears!

We hope that you are able to rest & recuperate before the final stretch of the semester. Our building and our services will be closed for the duration of Spring Break, but we look forward to seeing you back again on Monday, March 28th!

March 11, 2022

We are so excited to welcome back our former Bridge scholars for the 2022 Summer Bridge Reunion! 

Bridge Scholars, you’re invited to join us on Thursday, March 10th from 11am-2pm to BRIDGE the gap between the virtual and in-person worlds and celebrate the bright and beautiful Bridge community!

If you’re from the 2020 or 2021 cohorts, you may only know some of your fellow Bridge scholars from their Zoom squares. If you’re from the 2018 or 2019 Cohorts, you met your peers in person, but it’s been a few years. It is time for some cross-cohort-connection!

Partner with the SLC in your review of Math 1A by joining us this Sunday from 3:30-5pm for a topic review session on Chapter 3! This review will cover all of the techniques of differentiation as well as the conceptual applications to exponential growth and decay, related rates, and linear approximations.

March 10, 2022

Happy #CalBigGive 2022! We invite you to take part in this annual fundraising campaign and consider making a gift to support the SLC. It takes less than 10 minutes and just a few clicks to show your support for our work!

March 3, 2022

March 2022 "Three Pillars of a Student-Centered Syllabus" Workshop!

February 28, 2022

March 2022 Newsletter Banner. The banner features a group of five students, collaborating and smiling while looking at a computer together. Happy Monday, current & future DeCal Facilitators!