Accepting Your Offer of Admission and Other Administrative Issues
Once you receive your formal admission email from the Admissions Office, you can then formally accept your offer of admission to attend UC Berkeley’s Evening & Weekend MBA Program.
To accept your offer of admission, login to your application status page using the login and password you created for your online application for admission.
The next steps include paying your $2500 non-refundable deposit*.
*Please note, there will be an additional 2.75% fee charged for those paying their deposit by credit card.
Using your CalNet ID, log in to CalCentral. CalCentral is UC Berkeley’s student dashboard where you will pay your deposit.
Within 24 hours, log in to bconnected to activate your berkeley.edu email address.
You’ll also want to connect with your classmates by attending the Welcome Reception!
Please be assured that you will NOT be required to enroll for classes before Orientation. Since your first semester courses are required courses, you will be assigned to a cohort and be enrolled in your fall classes automatically.
Please refer to your admission email for a checklist with dates and deadlines specific to you. You may also refer to the EWMBA logins and passwords.
The deposit deadline varies by admission date and will be indicated on your admission email and on your status page.
Incoming students are automatically registered for their first semester of classes. This typically happens in mid-July. Fees are assessed soon thereafter.
SVSHP is an acronym for UC Berkeley’s mandatory sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention training. New students are required to complete both an online training and attend an in-person presentation. Instructions to complete the online training will be available as a task in your student portal, CalCentral. The deadline to complete this is in July (Date TBD). The in-person component will be part of the WE Launch orientation weekend. Watch your email for more details!
First, there is a new student orientation, WE Launch from July 21-23, additional details will be coming soon. REMINDER: Attendance at all required sessions of WE Launch is a prerequisite for enrollment in the EWMBA program.
The first day of class will depend on your cohort assignment.
Blue – 7/24
Gold – 7/25
Axe – 8/5
Oski – 8/5
Lux – 8/8
View the Fall 2023 Academic Calendar here.
Contact your advisor who is assigned by last name.
A-H: Justine Roades
I-Q: Amanda Gill
R-Z: Hannah Fischer
Flex: Leah Rozeboom
Please contact the EWMBA Program Office to be directed to the correct contact.
Students with a strong background in certain academic areas are encouraged to take a waiver examination. Please review the Waiver Guidelines carefully to determine if a waiver examination is appropriate. You should also review past course syllabi (linked on the Waiver Guidelines website, for reference only) and any other posted materials as part of your preparation.
Fall core waiver exams for Microeconomics, Marketing, and Data & Decisions will be administered from Thursday, July 6 at 12:00 noon PT until Monday, July 10 at 11:59 PT.
There will be no opportunity to take these exams at any later date, so if you think you have a chance of passing the waiver exam, we recommend that you make time to take it.
*Information on core waiver exams for spring core courses, including Macroeconomics, Financial Reporting (Accounting) and Introduction to Finance, will be provided at the end of fall semester.*
Some courses are eligible for automatic waiver. Review the Waiver Exam Policy closely.
Contact the EWMBA Program Office at [email protected] for more information.
New students will receive access to CMG BEARS after WE Launch (Orientation) weekend.
The best way is to email [email protected].
You can obtain your parking permit and Cal 1 card at WE Launch (Orientation) weekend. You must first submit your photo online — watch your email for more information and instructions!
You can get free access to AC Transit via a special Clipper Card issued by the Cal 1 Card office. More information on this will also come via email over the summer!
Report any problems with this website to [email protected].
If you have any further questions, please contact Admissions at [email protected] or (510) 642-0292.
Connect with Students and Alumni
Please visit this page for a listing of Student Groups. If you have any more questions, reach out to Avni Kansara, Director of Student Experience, at [email protected]
Connect with your class and current students on Slack! Check your email for an email from Slack with instructions on how to join the platform.
If you’re looking for an inside view of Berkeley Haas, there are current evening and weekend MBA students who would love to connect with you and share their experience.
Contact the VPs of admissions.
Affinity Groups, Career Goals, and Schedule Choices
Contact an admissions ambassador.
Still not finding what you are looking for? The Admissions Office is happy to connect you with alumni and students who can provide valuable insight about their Haas experiences. Email us at [email protected] with information about where you live, your industry or field of interest, if you have kids, and/or your alma mater. We’ll identify individuals who match your background.
Final cohort assignments will be communicated to you via email in July.
We understand there are some situations (i.e. work commitments) that require you to be in a specific cohort. If you need to be in a specific cohort, please complete this request form as soon as possible. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
We recommend you provide as much detail as possible in your request form. Documentation to validate a legitimate need allows us to prioritize students appropriately, particularly if the number of interested students exceeds capacity for a specific cohort.
This is a thoughtful process to ensure maximum diversity across a variety of dimensions.
Thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding.
If you do not remember which schedule or cohort preference you indicated as your preference when submitting your application – either Evening, Weekend, or Flex – please contact Admissions at [email protected].
If you’re happy to be placed in either cohort within that schedule option, then no action is required on your part.
Monday/Wednesday for Blue
Tuesday/Thursday for Gold
Saturdays (9AM- 6PM) for Axe
Saturdays (9AM- 6PM) for Oski
However, if you originally requested an Evening schedule option and now want to switch to the Weekend schedule option, or vice versa, please fill out the [EWMBA] F23 Cohort Change Request Form (Class of 2026) (also see FAQ above).
Similarly, if you requested the Evening schedule option and want to request placement in a specific Evening cohort (Blue on M/W or Gold on T/TH), please fill out the [EWMBA] F23 Cohort Change Request Form (Class of 2026) (also see FAQ above).
Prior to July 1: [email protected] (EWMBA Admissions)
On or after July 1: [email protected] (Hannah Fischer, Associate Director)
A laptop is an essential tool for success in the program. The below link contains the recommended technical specifications that have been found to be the most effective. Should you have any further questions, please contact the Haas Helpdesk:
Laptop/Notebook PC Requirements
There are MBA students that use Macs, so you will be in plenty of company! However, Macintosh support from Haas Computer Services (HCS) is limited to Windows emulation (i.e. Windows using Parallels, Bootcamp). Windows can be obtained free of charge*. Best effort support provided for Mac printing and Mac office.
*Conditional upon MSDNAA agreement and license restrictions.
You will have access once classes begin. You will be able to login using your CalNet ID and you will receive a printing credit.
CalNet is used to access various campus services including CalCentral (academic records, paying tuition), Slack, AirBears2 (campus wireless network). When creating your CalNet ID we strongly recommend using a first name and last name format. If your login is already taken, create a similar variation. If you attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, it will default to that CalNet ID username. Students are allowed a one-time update to their CalNet ID username.
There are many different types of aid available. For complete information on how to apply for financial aid and financial aid options, please visit the Haas Financial Aid website.
Fees are due (in full or via the Fee Payment Plan’s monthly installment payments) prior to the start of campus instruction. There are many payment options available. More information about payment options can be found by visiting the Student Billing Services website.
Students have the option to pay for tuition and fees in full or by setting up a Fee Payment Plan.
Health Care and Other Services
All incoming and re-admitted students must satisfy TB screening and immunization requirements as mandated by the UC Office of the President prior to the start of their first semester. Failure to do so will result in an enrollment hold being placed on the student’s account. You can read a message on the importance of this requirement from UC Berkeley’s Medical Director here or watch a video.
As it can sometimes be time-consuming to track down copies of your medical records, especially records from outside the United States, we recommend that you begin this process early and give yourself sufficient time to either find them or make an appointment to get them with a medical provider.
SHIP is the Student Health Insurance Plan. It is a comprehensive major medical insurance plan, providing medical, counseling, prescription, vision and dental services.
As the vast majority of our working professional students receive health benefits from their employers, the entire EWMBA student population is automatically waived from the University’s requirement to either have SHIP or have an approved waiver on file. You do not have to fill out the waiver request and SHIP fees will not be assessed.
On the other hand, the blanket waiver also means that individual students cannot opt-in for coverage — for themselves or their family. If you find yourself in need of medical coverage, options include Covered California and Medi-Cal. To find an insurance navigator to assist you with Covered California, please visit the Covered California site.
Remember, all students can use the Tang Center, whether you waive SHIP or not.
The Cal Rec Club offers memberships to students, alumni, and members of the community. Spouses of students are also eligible. Please note access begins in mid-August.
There are a variety of opportunities for partners to get involved including the Partners club, student clubs, conferences, and social functions.