The Student Parent Program

The Student Parent Program is an essential resource for a highly motivated population of undergraduate students who are engaged scholars, as well as devoted parents. The Transfer, Reentry and Student Parent Center provides a centralized multi-purpose campus space, where students can access resources, engage in informal study groups, share information, form lasting friendships, build leadership skills, celebrate achievements, recover from setbacks, exchange childcare, nurse babies and change diapers.

At every level of educational achievement, from high school through PhD programs, becoming a parent can pre-empt or preclude educational opportunities. Sustained efforts over the past 20 years have resulted in the development of Berkeley's model student parent support services program, which is unique in the UC system.

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Email us at: studentparents@berkeley.edu



The Bear Pantry

The Bear Pantry serves low-income UC Berkeley students with dependent children. These families live in family housing in the UC Village, at Smythe-Fernwall and off campus. These families may be headed by a single parent, a couple, by undergraduates or graduate students.  The only requirements for access to the resources of the Bear Pantry are that students have minor children living in their home and that they be receiving tuition assistance through the Financial Aid Office at UC Berkeley.

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Berkeley Student Parent Alumni Network (BSPAN)

This network was created to reconnect Cal Alumni who juggled parenthood while earning their degree. For many of us this was our fraternal organization. In that spirit it is important that we connect beyond our academic experiences into the professional world and serve as a resource for those that come after us i.e. the current Student Parent Association members and just plain Cal Student Parents making it through one day at a time. There is life beyond campus...

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Introductory Annual Membership is Only $10!!!




Student Parent Association
100 Cesar Chavez Student Center
Berkeley, CA 94720-4260
(510) 643-5729