News

April 28, 2017

"Help! My first year is about to end and I need to find a place to stay asap. What are some strategies that people use to find roommates or look for places to stay? I need to maximize my reach at this point!"

April 21, 2017

UC Berkeley has been informed that students at other UC campuses have been the target of a fraud scheme as members of the University of California student insurance plan, UC SHIP. UC SHIP is currently investigating.
"I am feeling burnt out right now and could use some time to myself. The problem is that I am an extrovert by nature and people have gotten used to me having my dorm room door open and just stopping by. It's already difficult enough living with so many other people, but now that the stress of the semester is high, I'm overwhelmed. What are some ideas that I can use to get some alone time?"

April 19, 2017

Seeking New Wellness Ambassadors for Departments or Work Units Career Development Workshops Through the End of June

April 18, 2017

Lab Week is our chance to let people know about our lab staff’s dedication and commitment to professional, quality patient care.

Since lab professionals often work behind the scenes, few people know that the critical testing they perform every day saves lives, reduces morbidity, and helps control the cost of care. Today, with advances in analytical science and automation–and as cost pressures reduce patient stays in the hospital–the work in the laboratory is more important than ever.

University Health Services, Tang Center will have limited services on Friday, April 21 due to a PG&E power shutdown. We will remain open. Current appointments scheduled for Friday will still be held unless you have been otherwise notified. If your health needs can wait, please schedule any non-critical services for other days.

April 17, 2017

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, PartySafe@Cal celebrated their third annual PartySafe Awards recognizing individuals, groups and departments that have been highly effective in building safer alcohol and party practices at UC Berkeley.

April 16, 2017

The goal of PartySafe is to improve party culture at UC Berkeley by reducing problems related to alcohol. One harm reducing best practice is to alternate drinks with water when you choose to drink alcohol, as well as ensure party throwers have easily accessible water and promote non-alcoholic beverages at their parties. The Hydration Hype Squad is a group of high energy students who have a passion for water and public safety.

April 14, 2017

"First day of classes I formed a study group with 2 other people. It feels like a good fit bc we get a lot done and I trust their work habits. The problem is that one has a slight BO {sic: body odor} and it makes me not want to be around them at times. I'm not sure what to do. We aren't really friends so I don't want to offend and possibly lose out on a good study partner."

April 13, 2017

Spring is here! It’s the perfect weather to be outdoors to soak in all that beautiful California sun before we get bogged down in the books during RRR week. There are many places around Berkeley you can visit to enjoy the beauty that the nature has to offer. Check out 7 Scientifically-Backed Health Benefits of Being in Nature (link is external).
Q: I know home cooking is cheaper and healthier than restaurant food, but cooking for myself is intimidating. What should I make?

April 7, 2017

There's this guy I really like, so I asked him to go to a concert with me. He said he would really like to, but was unable to go. He said though that we could "meet up" another time if I wanted, and asked me to grab coffee and chat with him next week. I just am not sure if he knows that when I asked him to the concert, I was asking him on a date. I only ask because I feel like "grabbing coffee" could be just hanging out as friends, or possibly more. Am I overthinking it?

March 29, 2017

It’s tax season, and you may be confused about which tax forms you need and how to get them. Or maybe you got them and you don't know why. We can help! 

 

March 27, 2017

Changes in our country are happening rapidly. Recent acts of violence, increases in hate crimes, discrimination against marginalized communities, changes to national policies, and the current political climate have caused many students to experience distress, regardless of their political viewpoint.

March 24, 2017

I’m homesick. My family, friends, dog (CoCo- she’s a chocolate lab!) and all support systems are back home in SoCal so I’ve been feeling really lonely since coming to Cal. I have made a few friends but no one that I really feel connected to. I’m about to end my first year but seriously thinking about transferring to a school closer to home. I would love to graduate from Cal but don’t know if it’s worth the risk of loneliness or my mental health for the next 3 years. What should I do?

Help staff perform their best

Managers and supervisors have an important role to create a healthy work environment, helping the staff they supervisor to perform at their best. Be Well at Work –Wellness Program has resources to help you with this responsibility.

March 23, 2017

University Health Services at UC Berkeley is dismayed at the President’s recent action to rescind federal guidance to educational institutions for transgender students. We believe trans rights are human rights. The President’s action does not change California state law which grants transgender students the right to use public facilities that align with their gender identity, and it doesn’t change our commitment to protecting and providing equal rights and services to our transgender students.

March 22, 2017

University Health Services will be holding special meningitis B vaccine drop-in opportunity this Thursday, March 23 from 2:30-4:30pm for students age 25 and under who are interested in receiving the meningitis B vaccine.

March 21, 2017

On Monday, March 20, local health officials confirmed a single case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Berkeley student, who has been treated and is now recovering well. Campus and University Health Services officials are working closely with City of Berkeley Public Health and the State of California’s Department of Public Health to identify people and locations visited, monitor the case, and directly notify the individuals who were in close contact with the student.

March 15, 2017

I eat way too much candy, especially during exams. What should I do when I have cravings?