Interview Weekend 2019

Additional Information

Hotel Accommodations

  • Interviewees will stay at the Graduate Berkeley Hotel. If you live in the area, but not near Berkeley, we recommend that you stay over in the hotel because some activities may end late.
  • Interviewees will share a room.

Recommended Attire

  • Expect temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Friday - Interviews with faculty are business casual, though you may see some faculty in jeans. No one will be wearing suits. Since campus is on a hill, walking shoes are recommended. Casual dress is recommended for the evening potluck.
  • Saturday - Plan and pack accordingly. Wear casual and comfortable clothing for the excursion you will be participating in. You will definitely want to wear comfortable hiking shoes and layered clothing if you are going on the Bay Area hike or San Francisco city tour. A coat for all evenings is recommended.

Important Documents

Please have a government-issued ID with you at all times. This is for two reasons:

    1. Some buildings, on and off campus, require a government ID for access.
    2. You may want to attend activities that will require you to show ID.


    For information about how to submit requests for travel and expense reimbursements please visit:


    Welcome to the Interview Weekend information page. It is our goal to provide a productive and informative visit. Please peruse the information on this web page carefully. It contains all you will need for travel, reimbursements and what to expect on January 24-27 when you come to UC Berkeley.

    Your hosts for the weekend...
    Dhruv Patel and Hector Trujillo| Graduate Students
    Rocio Sanchez | Graduate Student Affairs Adviser | 510.642.5167


    Thursday 1.24
    4-5:30 pm

    Campus Tour (optional) – Clare, Nanticha, and Kevin will meet interviewees at the hotel lobby at 4:00pm.

    6-8 pm

    Dinner at Jupiter with graduate students; Nick, Helen, Evan, and Lorenzo will meet interviewees at the hotel lobby to walk over to Jupiter.

    Friday 1.25
    8-10 am Breakfast, introductions with department Chair John Coates. Melanie, Rita, and Helen will meet interviewees at the hotel lobby promptly at 8am to walk to campus.
    10:15am -12:15pm

    Faculty meetings and tours (part 1). Interviewees refer to personal schedule.

    12:15-1:15 pm Lunch with faculty in 115 Energy Biosciences Building, 2151 Berkeley Way.
    1:30-4:15 pm

    Faculty meetings and tours (part 2).  Interviewees refer to personal schedule.

    5:10-8:30 pm Dinner with faculty and graduate students at the Alumni House. Lorenzo, Abel, Tyler, Rita, Sean, Nick, and Sebastian will walk interviewees promptly at 5:10 pm from the Graduate Berkeley Hotel to dinner.
    Saturday 1.26
    8-9 am Breakfast with graduate students in 338 Koshland Hall
    9 am-4 pm Excursions to points of interest in the Bay Area with graduate students.
    6 pm

    Dinner at local restaurants with graduate students. Interviewees will sign-up in advance. A reservation list will be posted in the grad pad (374 Koshland).  After dinner, interviewees may attend a social hosted by our graduate students or return to the hotel.