How did Berkeley illuminate your life?

Driven by the motto Fiat Lux — “Let there be light” — Berkeley lights the way for our personal and global lives. It sparks love and friendship. Ignites our passions and drive to make change. Emboldens life-changing discoveries and worldwide movements. How did Berkeley illuminate your life? Read other people's stories to find inspiration for your own.


Tell Us Your Berkeley Story

In 150 words or less, tell us how Berkeley lit the way in your life. For example, tell us about a memorable moment, teacher, or class that expanded your understanding. Add an image if you wish — see suggestions in the adjacent field.

  • Share a photo of your Cal friends or the organization(s) you were involved in that shaped who you are today.
  • Upload a photo from your graduation.
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