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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"!

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"!

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"!

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"!

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"!

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!

SLC Announcements

March 11, 2021

Golden Bears, Big Give 2021 is live until 9PM this evening! We invite you to take part in this annual fundraising campaign and consider making a donation to support the Student Learning Center. Your contribution, no matter how small, makes a huge impact in helping us remain a hub of academic transformation and innovation. 


To learn more, visit: https://slc.berkeley.edu/give-slc!

March 3, 2021

The SLC Discovery and Language Exchange Programs are thrilled to announce the launch of our New Suns short fiction contest! Through this endeavor, we call on you to craft stories that imagine a more just future for all. In the words of legendary writer and thinker Octavia Butler, “There is nothing new / under the sun / but there are new suns.” What new suns can you imagine? In what potential futures might all human beings not only survive but thrive?

February 24, 2021

Calling all MCB 102 students! The SLC Science Program is hosting a review session this Saturday, 02/27 to support you in preparing for your first exam! Join us on Zoom to connect with classmates, solve practice problems, and identify concepts to further focus your studying. The session will take place from 10AM-12PM (PST) and you can RSVP here. See you soon!

February 22, 2021

The SLC Language Exchange Program is thrilled to announce the launch of our Spring 2021 Conversation Groups! Along with our Language Pods, these Groups are a fantastic way to practice your language skills and connect with fellow language learners.

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.

February 19, 2021

Taking MCB 102 this semester? The SLC Science Program is thrilled to launch weekly lecture viewing parties! These sessions are facilitated by a peer tutor and provide a space to watch course lecture videos, take notes, and discuss concepts in the company of fellow classmates. This is a great way to stay on top of the material throughout the week and address your questions about the videos in real-time! 

February 9, 2021

The SLC Science Program is thrilled to launch Study Hubs for Chemistry 3A! Join us every Tuesday from 5-7PM (PDT) to collaborate with classmates and tackle practice problems on our weekly study group worksheets. You can learn more and view study hub hours on our live service schedule: https://tinyurl.com/Sci-SH-Schedule. See you on Zoom!

February 8, 2021

The SLC Language Exchange Program is excited to invite you to our first social of the semester, our Lunar New Year Celebration. Join us on Friday, 2/12, from 4-5:30PM PST as we welcome the year of the ox!

February 1, 2021

Happy Monday, Golden Bears! We're thrilled to share that our Spring 2021 services are back in full swing and live on Zoom! We're excited to partner with you this semester. Visit our program pages to learn more about our offerings and connect with us. See you soon!

Spring 2021 Service Launch

We're thrilled to kick off our Spring 2021 Virtual Services! As part of our grand opening of the Math/Stat Virtual Drop-In space, we are holding an opening night for all students, new and returning users alike!

January 28, 2021

Greetings, Golden Bears! The SLC Science Program is thrilled to announce that sign-ups are now live for Spring 2021 Chemistry 1A, 3A, and 3B study groups.

Study group provides an intimate learning environment where you’ll connect with peers and collaborate on a weekly basis to master your coursework. With the guidance of an experienced peer facilitator and the support of fellow classmates, you'll hone your problem-solving skills, solidify your understanding of course concepts, and cultivate learning strategies to succeed in the sciences at Cal.

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!

January 19, 2021

Spring 2021 has officially kicked into gear, Econ Bears. We know you will make the most of the next 16 weeks and wish you an exciting, joyful, and transformative journey! Go Bears!

January 15, 2021

The Student Learning Center is so excited to welcome the brand new Golden Bears joining us this Spring!
We'll be hosting a virtual "table" at the GBO resource fair this afternoon, so stop by anytime between 2-3PM PST to meet our team and learn more about how our programs can support your success this semester and beyond!

December 11, 2020

Our Economics services have concluded for Fall 2020. Thank you for your support and good luck with your finals!

December 10, 2020

December 7, 2020

The home stretch of the semester has arrived, Golden Bears! Whether you're preparing for exams, working on projects, writing papers, or anything in between--we're here to support you in finishing Fall 2020 strong!

Check out our program pages to learn more about our services and stay connected with peers this RRR Week.

November 20, 2020

Hello Golden Bears!

We will be offline during Thanksgiving Break. We will be back online to support you on Monday, November 30th - Ready to take on the remainder of the semester.

We wish you a restful, Thanksgiving Break!

Warmly,
UCB Student Learning Center

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 26, 2020

November 3rd, is just around the corner and the 2020 US voting deadline is approaching fast! With state after state breaking early voting records and nearly 70 million ballots cast, this year’s election is already historic! Moreover, research shows that college students in particular are capable of wielding significant influence.