Congratulations on your admission, and welcome to the College of Environmental Design!
Being admitted to Cal is a significant accomplishment, and you and your family can be very proud.
Undergraduate study in the College of Environmental Design (CED) will provide you with a liberal arts education, and in some cases a pre-professional education, in a vibrant community of students, scholars, creative designers, and technologists concerned with the built environment. Within the larger environment of a great university, our small-college approach includes both personalized student advising and many opportunities for you to work closely with our distinguished faculty. Your education here will enable you to pursue a variety of environmental design career options.
CED offers several unique programs and activities, including study-abroad programs for undergraduate students, career workshops, job fairs, and internship opportunities. A weekly lecture series offers students the opportunity to hear internationally acclaimed speakers who often participate in classes and seminars as part of their visit. Opportunities are also provided to visit department exhibitions, participate in a mentor program, and become involved in student chapters of professional organizations such as the AIA.
Making the final decision about which college to attend can sometimes be difficult. If you have any questions about Cal, our advisers would be happy to talk with you. Please visit Undergraduate Advising for information on how to contact us.
CED’s advising website for new students is your one-stop-shop for the information you need to get off to a good start in the college. Please check this site regularly for updates.
Attendance at Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) is required of all students admitted to the College of Environmental Design. Sign up on the CalSO website or call (510) 642-4970. At CalSO, your CED advisors will explain the registration process and help you plan and sign up for your fall classes.
I strongly recommend that you do everything you can to attend CalSO. If you are unable to attend, you will be required to register for your classes later in July, after all CalSO sessions are over. If you will not be attending CalSO, you must notify the Office of New Student Services.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
College of Environmental Design