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    Our Mission

    To improve the lives of University of California, Berkeley graduate students and to foster a vibrant, inclusive graduate student community.

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    The Graduate Assembly provides resources, advocacy, and programming to Berkeley’s diverse graduate population through nine independent projects, each directed by a Berkeley graduate student.

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    The GA funds registered student groups and student publications, in addition to providing travel awards for students presenting research at professional and student conferences.

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    Graduate Student Voice

    The GA oversees appointments of graduate students on over 70 committees across campus that focus on a range of issues such as mental health and wellness, student fees, classroom policies, work-family, sustainability, and ethics.

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Upcoming events

New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)

Photo banners line Dwinelle Plaza, where portrait photographer Christopher Irion's PhotoBooth will be set up to capture more images of the diversity of UC Berkeley

September Delegates meeting


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The GA advocates for grad student representation on faculty hiring committees

At our April meeting, the GA Delegates passed a resolution urging the university to include graduate student representatives on all faculty hiring committees. Specifically, the resolution calls for: Full and permanent participation of graduate…

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Open positions at the GA - 2015-2016

We are now accepting applications for the following open positions for the 2015-2016 academic year (see job descriptions below). Marketing and Communications Director Graduate Social Club (GSC) Project Director The Berkeley Graduate (TBG) Project…

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GA Releases Graduate Student Happiness & Well-Being Report

Graduate Student Happiness & Well-Being Report Download the Report With this report, the Graduate Assembly calls upon the University community to make happiness and well-being a top priority for graduate education at Berkeley. Far from…

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Debate over Dropping Dependent Coverage from Berkeley SHIP Continues

  The University of California, Berkeley recently announced in an email to all graduate students that the Berkeley student health insurance plan (SHIP) would no longer cover dependents. For many students with families, the…

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Will Grad Students have a Study Lounge?

Tonight’s meeting May Graduate Assembly Delegates’ Meeting (May 7th, from 5:30-10 PM at Anna Head Alumnae Hall) promises to be one of the Graduate Assembly’s most exciting evenings ever! Never mind the swigging, swaying, and sashaying on the Graduate Bay…

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A Graduate Student Read-In to Close Out An Amazing Semester…

Picture an informal, book-lined lounge setting with bite-sized appetizers, sparkling juices, “adult brownies,” live music, and poetic, touching words… On Wednesday, University Press Bookstore opened its doors to a few bright, budding poets and…

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