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PMB graduate students have access to many department and campus resources during their time in the program. Begin with the PMB Graduate Student Handbook for comprehensive details on progression through the program. The handbook, forms and applications, and the following information are designed to support and inform students as they strive toward their educational and research goals.


Forms and Documents         

PMB Department Resources  

Graduate Division Resources

Academic Support Resources

Professional Development

  • GradPro helps Berkeley graduate students develop their skills, succeed in their programs and launch their careers. Along with their campus partners, they support graduate students in exploring and preparing for the full range of diverse careers available to them, within and beyond academia. Check out their Professional Development Guide .
  • UC Berkeley Career Center: Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in academia or exploring the broad range of other professional options, the Career Center has workshops, events and online resources that can help you find job announcements, prepare your credentials, and bring you face-to-face with potential employers. Take a look at the Grad Student & PhD Services  they offer. If you’re not sure what you want to do after grad school, PhD advisors can provide counseling and assessments that will help you in that decision-making process.
  • QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development office supports and strengthens professional development for diverse graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biological sciences at Berkeley.

Academic Policies

University Resources

  • Berkeley Support Portal (Supportal), "Supportal" is a single entry point for all UC Berkeley community members to find support for themselves or others about a variety of concerns.
  • Office for Graduate Diversity, which provides support and services for prospective and continuing students in an effort to support and sustain a more diverse graduate community. Resources at OGD for current graduate students  include:
    • American Indian Graduate Program
    • Undocumented Graduate Student Resources
    • Path to the Professoriate Program
    • STEM*FYI
    • AAPI Wellness Guide
    • Inclusive Excellence in Quals Prep Program
  • Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement
    • African American Student Development
    • Asian Pacific American Student Development
    • Chicanx Latinx Student Development
    • Gender Equity Resource Center
    • Multicultural Community Center
    • Native American Student Development
  • The Undocumented Student Program  (USP) practices a holistic, multicultural and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. The academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources and extensive campus referral network provided by USP helps students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the university, while empowering a sense of belonging. The program’s mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship.
  • Berkeley Student Parent Center  and Graduate Student Parent Resources
  • Berkeley International Office
  • Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Resources. Consider including information about and links to OPHD, Title IX policies and regulations, the Ombuds Office, etc.

Disability-related Accommodations

Emergency Financial Support  

Student Life and Wellbeing

  1. CalFresh: Also known as SNAP/EBT, is a long term food assistance program that awards eligible students up to $234 per month for groceries.
  2. Care Coordination
  3. One-on-one support around emergency housing, food, financial needs.
  4. Drop-in Services
  5. Emergency Housing: Short-term emergency housing for students who are homeless or at imminent risk of losing their housing.
  6. Food for Thought Seminars
  7. Food Pantry: The Berkeley Food Pantry is an emergency food relief supply open to all UC Berkeley undergraduates, graduates, staff, visiting scholars, postdocs, and faculty. It offers free items such as rice, pasta, milk, cereal, spices, freezer items, and fresh produce. There is no eligibility criteria; the pantry operates on a self-assessed need basis as long as you have your Cal ID.
  8. Holistic Fund