First Year Information

This page includes a few helpful documents for incoming first year students:

    1. Belly of the BEAST 2018 is a comprehensive, student-made welcome packet for incoming Ph.D. students in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering.
    2. BEAST first year checklist (2015) reminds you the important items to meet all academic deadlines, stay successful, and have some fun during your first year!
    3. Student Life Orientation Slides (2016) is an intro guide of student life in Bay Area.
    4. Program Requirements Orientation Slides (2016) is the presentation given that goes over requirements for the BioE program.
    5. Presentation on finding the right lab by Prof. Steve Conolly shows perspectives of what to look for in a dissertation lab.
    6. Core faculty spreadsheet with quick lab descriptions (last updated Spring 2017 courtesy of Chris Mathy)
    7. Sample rotations spreadsheet (last updated Summer 2018)
    8. First Year Review (2018) is a presentation given by BEAST Co-Presidents to Cohort 2017. It covers what is expected in second year and beyond.