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2016 Prospective Student Visit Day

Welcome to the 2016 Nuclear Engineering Prospective Student Visit Day!

If you have received an invitation letter to our visit day March 5-7, please fill out the registration and questionnaire form by February 19, 2016.  The form is here:

Visit Agenda:

Saturday, March 5

Arrive in the Bay Area, find your hotel and explore! 

Current students of the Department of Nuclear Engineering will be hosting the following activities:

1:00pm      Depart from Berkeley for a hike in North Bay with wonderful views

5:00pm      Join current grad students for dinner at Freehouse

9:00pm      Informal Graduate Student Social Night

Sunday, March 6

Current students of the Department of Nuclear Engineering will be hosting the following activities:

11:00am     Campus tour

1:00pm      Campus tour 

4:30pm      BBQ with faculty and current students  


Monday, March 7

8:30am      Departmental Welcome and Overview with Department Chair Karl van Bibber and Professor Peter Hosemann (continental breakfast will be served)

10:00am     Faculty Research Presentations

12:30pm     Lunch with Faculty

1:30pm       Lab and building tours/Individual meetings with faculty

4:00pm       Department Colloquium

5:30pm       Reception with current students, faculty and staff


Travel Information:

The Department of Nuclear Engineering will reimburse travel expenses up to $400 for prospective student visits.  We also provide shared lodging for the nights of March 5, 6, 7.  Please book your tickets well in advance to save on costs.  Airfare and ground transportation reimbursements will be paid after your visit through the College of Engineering's financial services department, ERSO.  Before booking any travel, please review their website to ensure that your travel meets University guidelines:

The UC Berkeley campus is located near both Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), however, we recommend the Oakland Airport for the proximity to campus.  Both airports have direct public transportation service through BART to Downtown Berkeley.  We recommend traveling by BART as it is the most convenient and economical way to travel throughout the Bay Area.

Contact Information: If you have questions regarding the visit day, please send an email to BOTH Sara Harmon ( and Kirsten Wimple Hall (