Student needs in the time of COVID-19: Berkeley responds

The UC Berkeley community is working together to ensure that our students are supported during this moment of economic upheaval brought about by the coronavirus. The Student Emergency Fund makes a direct and immediate difference in students’ lives, providing support that helps ensure they will stay on target with their academic and career goals. In this live panel discussion, Chancellor Christ, campus leaders, a philanthropic partner and trustee, and a student-parent supported by the fund discuss how Berkeley is addressing the changing landscape of student need in our volatile moment. 

View the archived panel discussion below to learn more about the current state of our Cal students and hear about plans for the future as we navigate this complex and evolving crisis.


  • Chancellor Carol Christ
  • Associate Vice Chancellor Cruz Grimaldo ’98
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor Samuel Santos
  • Marjan Rajabi ’21 student parent
  • Kathy Kwan B.S. ’87, M.B.A/M.P.H. ’93, philanthropic partner, UC Berkeley Foundation Trustee
  • Dan Mogulof, Moderator

Read more about the powerful impact of the Student Emergency Fund.

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