Thrive at Berkeley

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Your appointment through the VSPA provides you with a range of resources that are easily accessible and designed to maximize your UC Berkeley research experience. From career and professional development opportunities, to networking and social events, and wellness and family support, we offer year-round opportunities to learn, grow, and connect. This page is your gateway to learning how to navigate and make the most of your research experience at UC Berkeley. Be sure to review this information frequently throughout your tenure.


Navigating UC Berkeley can be challenging. You may be concerned about yourself, or someone you care about, and want to speak with someone. Or you may be looking for information but not sure what search term to use or what website to start with. Visit the campus Supportal website for support resources for the most commonly asked questions at Berkeley. 

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Welcome from Dr. Rich Lyons