Note: the Haas campus remains closed until further notice. Requests for assistance, services, and resources may be limited at this time.

To get UC Berkeley information about COVID-19 and the Campus closure status, please follow the link at the top of this page.



ℹ As the Haas buildings remains closed, the Computer Center desktop terminals are currently unavailable for in-person use.  For any questions, please submit a ticket to

Bloomberg and FactSet programs are available to use on select desktop terminals found inside of the Computer Center (S300).

To use these terminals, please check in with the Computer Center Front Desk before use.  The terminals are limited, and access is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Bloomberg program and its support is exclusive to, and managed solely by Bloomberg.  Their support may be reached at:


FactSet program access is provided by the Computer Center lab techs and consultants.  Check in with the Front Desk for login information before starting a work session.




Remote Desktop is used in conjunction with VPN to access the Haas Terminal Servers.

Windows-based machines should have RD pre-installed.  If you do not have it, you may contact Haas Help Desk for assistance.



Haas Terminal Servers provide access to instructional and research software.  Users should familiarize themselves with the information below before continuing.

    • PhDs and Researchers: Terminal Server Access Procedures

Create professional looking presentations for your classes fast using think-cell

Do you use PowerPoint to present in your classes? If so, think-cell – used by most consulting firms – might save you a significant amount of working time and enable you to create professional looking presentations for your coursework. Knowing think-cell could be a valuable skill as you enter the workplace since many employers, including top consulting firms and investment banks, use the software.

think-cell is free to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business students, faculty, and staff. It takes just minutes to learn watching the short video tutorials available for each chart type. See below for helpful training resources and instructions on how to download think-cell.

Why should you consider using think-cell?
  • Creating your charts takes 70% less time
    Create 40+ chart types, including waterfall, Gantt, and Mekko charts in just 2-3 minutes
  • 90% less time when making alterations
    Automate changes to your charts with think-cell
  • Gain professional skills
    Become proficient with the charting software used by top consulting and investment firms
  • Better results
    Improve your class presentations and impress your audience
How to download think-cell

Go to to download the software.

think-cell is available for both PC and Mac.

To obtain the current license key, click on the button below.  You need to login with your CalNet ID, passphrase and 2-Step in order to access the key.

How to learn more

Get personalized support, watch helpful video tutorials, or search our user manual here:

  • First: watch an overview of think-cell here
  • Next: create your first chart with the help of this video
  • Want to create another chart? Learn about the 40+ chart types and features here
  • Have Excel data to turn into a chart? Learn how to link and automate data updates here



Berkeley’s recommended virtual private network (VPN) solution is the bSecure Remote Access by Palo Alto Networks’ GlobalProtect.  Follow the link below to get more information on, and to download and install bSecure Remote Access.



AirBears2 is UC Berkeley’s secure and preferred on-campus wifi service for students, faculty, staff and affiliates.

To access AirBears2 or eduroam* service, you will need a Wifi Key**.  Learn more about this Key and how to create it from the Campus knowledgebase article:

*eduroam is for UC-partner institutions
**Wifi Key creation is not necessary for users who had AirBears2 Keys created before Nov. 5, 2020

Accessing AirBears2 on devices:


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