Cal Week

Maria Can doing a Computational Photography demo at 2017 Cal Day

EECS Cal Week 2020

Please join us for Berkeley’s first virtual open house: Cal Week! EECS students, faculty, and staff will host a variety of virtual events all week long. We hope that you will join us and learn about our EECS community.

View the PDF Schedule!


April 18-24, 2020

Available recordings of events will be made available on this page and can also be viewed at the Berkeley EECS Events YouTube channel.

Newly Admitted Students: Review our EECS Online Toolkit to learn more about our department & view the Major Maps Project.

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 Mayra Rivera at with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 days in advance of the event.

Information Sessions

Computer Science Major Information Session for Students admitted to L&S 

Saturday, April 18th, Pre-recorded Video - Part 1 | Part 2 | Slides

Prof. John Canny, CS Division Chair & Prof. John DeNero, Vice Chair of EECS Undergraduate Matters

Detailed information about the BA program in Computer Science at UC Berkeley for students admitted to the 2020-2021 academic year.

EECS Major Information Session for Students admitted to COE

Saturday, April 18th, Pre-recorded Video | Slides

Prof. Jeff Bokor, EECS Chair

Detailed information about the BS program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley for students admitted to the 2020-2021 academic year.

Introduction to the EECS Curriculum through 16AB

Monday, April 20, 2-3PM | Zoom Event

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Assistant Prof. Gireeja Ranade

EECS 16AB are unique courses designed especially to introduce students to the curriculum in the EECS department. Taken by most L&S CS and EECS students during their first year, these courses introduce topics from many of the upper-division courses, with a focus on building a foundation for machine learning and design principles. We will discuss the curriculum and what it takes to succeed.

CS/EECS Advising Q&A

Wednesday, April 22, 12-1PM | Zoom Event

View the Recording | Slides

After watching our major information sessions, join our CS and EECS advising teams for Q&A. Ask your questions over live chat!

EECS/CS Life from a Student Perspective

Friday, April 24, 12-1PM  | Zoom Panel

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Come to an open discussion with current students about the EECS and L&S Computer Science programs.

Student-led Events

AWE Student Panel for Women in CS/EECS

Sunday, April 18, 11:30AM - 1:00PM  | Zoom Panel

View the slides | Audio + Transcript [Password: 1A.%7J6@]

The Association of Women in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (AWE) invites you to our virtual panel. Here you can learn about what it's like to be a Berkeley CS or EECS student, understand what our organization does, find out about great opportunities, meet other prospective Cal students, and meet current women in CS and EECS at Cal. Join the AWE Facebook group for new admits to connect with one another as well as with current students in EE&CS. 

RSVP for this event is required. Please sign up by Saturday, April 11th to receive a Zoom link for this event.

How Electrical Engineering helps bring us together - EECS Demo 

Sunday, April 19, 1-2pm | Zoom Event

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"What hath God wrought?" This was the first message sent on the first telegraph, by Samuel Morse in 1844. Since then, continuous innovations in electrical communications have brought people closer together, even when we might physically be far apart. Join the Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the EECS Honor Society, in this live online demo! We'll build simple analog and digital circuits for optical communication, talk about the devices that make them work, and use software-defined radios to showcase some cool techniques in signal processing. Questions and audience participation welcome!

HKN Student Panel

Sunday, April 19, 2-3pm | Zoom Panel

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Join Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the EECS Honor Society, for a student panel.  Questions and audience participation welcome!

CS Upper-Division Class Project Showcase

Monday, April 20, 4-5:30PM | Zoom Event

Students from Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the computer science honors society, will be presenting their projects from upper-division CS classes. We will have a main presentation introducing each student and project, and then everyone is welcome to break off and speak to ech student about the project. The main presentation will run every 30-45 minutes. Feel free to ask any questions about Berkeley CS, various classes, daily life, or anything! See you there! 

UCBUGG: The Art of Creating an Animated Film

Wednesday, April 22, 4-5PM | Zoom Event

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The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group (UCBUGG) is a passionate group of students who want to introduce our fellow peers to the art of creating a 3D-animated short film. Every semester, we teach students of various backgrounds, levels, and experiences the various stages of the animation pipeline: from concept and pre-production, all the way to a final product. In our presentation, we will guide you through the magic and art of creating an animated film followed by a live-demo and Q&A!


Thursday, April 23, 12-1PM | Zoom Event

Pre-Recorded Video Introduction

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).

See this page for more event information:

iOS DeCal: How to make an App in 20mins

Thursday, April 23, 1-2PM | Zoom Event

The iOS DeCal is UC Berkeley’s premier iOS Development course! Come to our Zoom event to discover the limitless possibilities of iOS Development, learn about the cool projects our students build, and watch us live-code an app.

Pioneers in Engineering Q&A

Thursday, April 23, 2-3PM | Zoom Panel

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Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) is a nonprofit, student-run organization that strives to provide quality STEM educational experiences. Each year, we design and build an annual eight-week robotics competition from the ground up for local underserved and underrepresented high schoolers in the Bay Area. Come to our Q&A panel to learn more about how we code, manufacture, and create everything in our competition -- from the software, the mechanical and electrical components, the game, and the curriculum!

Watch Life of PiE: All the slices and Berkeley Students Mentor Future Engineers to learn more about the PiE community. 

Exploring Double Majors and Minors as an EE/CS Student

Friday, April 24, 4-5:30pm | Zoom Panel

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Did you know that CS and EECS are only two of the 150+ majors and minors offered at Cal? Discover how our CS Kickstart (CSK) members combine their passion for CS with business, linguistics, political science, public health, math, and more!

Bonus: CS KickStart (CSK) offers a free introductory CS program for incoming female-identifying freshmen! Join our panel to learn more.


Pre-recorded Video

Interested in exploring the Cory Hall Makerspace? Supernode is a 24/7 open-access student-run hacker­space for the UC Berkeley community. Watch our video to learn about our projects and our space, including 3d printers, small CNC machines, and advanced electronics tooling. Supernode is located in the Chenming Hu Innovation Lab, 246 Cory Hall and is run by a volunteer group of students in partnership with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley IEEE, and Hackers@Berkeley.

Faculty-led Events

How to Train Your Robot

Tuesday, April 21, 12-1PM | Zoom Webinar

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Prof. Ken Goldberg

Curious about robots? This presentation with slides and video is intended for kids and adults. It will summarize the history of robots and research ongoing in the AUTOLab at UC Berkeley.  It will also feature a new children's book:

How To Train Your Robot by B. Goldberg, K. Goldberg, and A. Chase, illustrated by D. Clegg (with support from NSF and UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science)

The Beauty and Joy of Binary Numbers

Tuesday, April 21, 2-3PM | Zoom Event

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Prof.  Dan Garcia

We will teach you some 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!

Ten Principles for Social Media Privacy

Wednesday, April 22, 2-3PM | Zoom Event

Assistant Prof. Gerald Friedland

If you’re participating in social media, you need to attend this talk. Come learn the facts behind the news: Who's watching who on the Internet, and how you can better protect your privacy.

CITRIS High-Definition Time-Lapse Project

Pre-recorded Video

Professor Dan Garcia

A Time-Lapse movie captures the multi-year construction of Sutardja Dai Hall, the headquarters for the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

2020 Major Information Session Slide Presentations