Delegations

UC Berkeley welcomes delegations from international partners, peer universities and government agencies. The Global Engagement Office coordinates visits that:

  • involve senior administrators
  • include multiple units on campus
  • focus on general issues of university administration, student life and campus services

To schedule appropriate meetings and inform those at Berkeley who will meet with the delegations, we will need:

  • Detailed information on requested meetings and topics to be discussed
  • Brief biographical information for individual visitors
  • Background information on home institution

Please use the Visit Request Web Form to submit this information to GEO. 

Visitors with a specific, singular scholarly interest should contact the relevant Berkeley department, school or college directly. Questions about appropriate contacts can be addressed to geo@berkeley.edu.

A minimum of 21 day advance notice of your visit is preferred to enable scheduling of meetings. Visits range from a few hours to a full day. Requests for multi-day visits will be evaluated on an individual basis.

While the size of a delegation can range from 1 person to 50 or more people, we feel that these types of visits work best when the group has fewer than 20 people. Please note that due to limited meeting space on campus, we may not be able to accommodate large groups.


When to visit

It is easiest to schedule campus meetings during the academic year when faculty and administrators are on campus. Summer visits are possible, but many faculty and faculty administrators are away from campus during that time and not all requests can be accommodated.

Visits cannot be scheduled during the Winter Holidays or on University holidays when the campus is closed. Please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Walking on Campus

Please note that UC Berkeley’s campus is large and driving to campus buildings is not always possible. Your visit will likely include a fair amount of walking and we advise you to wear comfortable shoes. If mobility is an issue, please be sure to let your campus hosts know.

Translation

We are unable to provide translating services for delegations. Groups in need of translation should make independent arrangements. If the meetings will include translation, please inform GEO so that appropriate time accommodations are made.

Lodging and Transportation

Information on how to get to Berkeley and where to stay can be found on the Logistics Page.

Visit the State Department’s website for information on required documentation for visits to the United States and to locate your nearest U.S. Embassy: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit.html

Tour Groups and Study Tours

GEO does not organize visits to campus initiated by third-parties, such as consulting firms or tour companies, who will benefit monetarily for setting up a tour for international academic visitors to UC Berkeley.  GEO also does not organize "study tours" for large groups.  We do not have the authority to commit campus resources to projects such as this.