Oski taking a photo together with undergraduates at Cal Day
(Photo: Adam Lau)

EECS Cal Day

EECS students, faculty, and staff host a variety of events on Cal Day to introduce newly admitted students and their families to our community. Cal Day 2023 will be dedicated to registered, newly admitted students and their families only.

Cal Week 2023

This year will be a hybrid exprience, with virtual events happening during the week of 4/22-28, and an in-person on-campus event for newly admitted students and their families on Saturday, 4/22.

Information for Newly Admitted Students

Check the Berkeley Admitted Students website and your My Application Portal (MAP@Berkeley) for updates and information on how to register for Cal Day events. For any further questions about registration, please check any communications from the Office of Admissions and contact them directly.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Cal Day In-Person Events

EECS Advisor Tabling

Soda Hall Breezeway

Table locations can be found on the Guide Book Application.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come meet EE and CS Advisors! They're here to help you as you navigate this journey through this amazing degree program. Ask questions about requirements and how to get involved as a student. We look forward to seeing you there!

Student Sessions

430-438 Soda Hall

Machine Learning at Berkeley Meet and Greet

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Learn more about Machine Learning at Berkeley! Machine Learning at Berkeley (ML@B) is a premier data science and machine learning student org that works with companies to bridge the gap between research and industry in novel ways. We sponsor several projects each semester along with hosting an array of workshops and classes focused on the future of ML. Come meet us and learn more! We look forward to seeing you at Cal Day!

Computer Science Upper Division Courses - Upsilon Pi Epsilon

11:00 am - Noon
This presentation will provide you an overview of the upper-division Computer Science course offerings at Berkeley, which will make up the bulk of your academic experience. The talk will also cover graduate coursework, obtaining research positions, the job search, student organization leadership, and common non-CS elective

AWE Meet and Greet Social

Noon - 1 pm
The Association of Women in EE&CS (AWE) is hosting a lunch panel during Cal Day in the Woz from 12-1 PM! Come meet women majoring in EE/CS disciplines and ask them any questions you have about the Berkeley experience - whether that's succeeding in lower div classes, finding community in campus, the best dorm to live in, or how to succeed in research or industry, drop by with any questions or just to meet current Cal students. We'll also be providing free pizza and raffling off an AWE crewneck so be sure to swing by!

CS Kickstart Q&A

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learn more about CS Kickstart! CS KickStart is a one-week introductory class in computer science designed for incoming freshman women at UC Berkeley. Participants learn how to program, learn about the different areas of computer science, and meet other computer science students.

Student Tabling

Soda Hall Breezeway

(10:00 am to 3:00 pm)

Student Organizations Participating:

EE/EECS groups:

Association of Women in EE&CS

Black Engineering and Science Student Association

IEEE Student Branch

Machine Learning at Berkeley (ML@B)

Pioneers in Engineering 

CS Groups:

CS Kickstart

Computer Science Undergraduate Association

Computer Science Mentors

EECS/CS Honors Societies:

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) EECS Honors Society
Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Faculty Presentations

The Beauty and the Joy of Binary Numbers

9:00 am -10:00 am

306 Soda

Prof. Dan Garcia will teach you some basic Computer Science through an interactive example, a magic trick, and show you the secret behind a very famous game so you’ll never lose again!

Student Demostrations

GamesCrafters Demonstration

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

380 Soda 

The UC Berkeley GamesCrafters research and development group was formed by Dr. Dan Garcia in 2001 to explore the fertile area of combinatorial and computational game theory. At the core of the project is GAMESMAN, a system developed for solving, playing and analyzing two-person, abstract strategy games (e.g., Tic-Tac-Toe, or Chess). Come check us out in Soda Hall on Cal Day! We look forward to seeing you there!

EECS Student Panel

(Hosted by Eta Kappa Nu Honors Society)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pimentel 1

Come meet current students at the EECS Student Panel! The HKN Honors Society will be hosting a diverse panel of current students to discuss student life, adjusting to Berkeley, research, internships, getting involved, classes and more! We look forward to seeing you there!

Pre-Recorded Sessions

Student Presentations

CS Kickstart 2022 Info Session

CS KickStart is a one-week introductory CS class for a female-identifying incoming freshman at UC Berkeley.


The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group (UCBUGG) is a casual bunch of students at Berkeley who want to introduce our fellow students to the process of producing a 3D animated short film. The course is offered through Democratic Education at Cal.

Computer Science Upper Division Showcase

These slides from Upsilon Pi Epsilon will give you an overview of areas of study and their respective courses in computer science.

Faculty Presentations

Welcome from the Chairs

Meet our EECS Chairs! They provide an overview of the EE and CS programs, what opportunities there are for students in this major, and how to make the most out of your time here at Berkeley EECS.

The Beauty and Joy of Binary Numbers

Prof. Dan Garcia

Prof. Dan Garcia will teach you some basic Computer Science through an interactive example, a magic trick, and show you the secret behind a very famous game so you’ll never lose again!


Prof. Dan Garcia

A research and development group that explores combinatorial and computational game theory.


If you require an accommodation for effective communication or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in our virtual events, please contact Kait Guthrie (eecs-calday@eecs.berkeley.edu) with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 days in advance of the event.