Our Workplace Culture
As employees of Berkeley, we are part of an institution that uncovers new knowledge, conducts groundbreaking research and shifts the global conversation every single day.
We all do different things. (Very different things.)
But together, we are serving a university that's unlike any other. No matter our role, we help Berkeley redefine what's possible.
We do this by being inclusive - of ideas, of people, of points of view.
By being accountable - to each other, to our teams, to our commitments.
By simplifying whenever possible. (It's often how the best solutions arise.) By taking risks. (And learning from them.) And by serving Berkeley, and everyone who is a part of it, with respect.
Individually, we are experts at what we do. Collectively, our impact is even greater.
As employees of Berkeley, when we reimagine the possibilities of our own world, we shape the one around us.
For more information regarding our operating principles, visit our HR website.
Reimagine your world at Berkeley.
Learn more about the Berkeley community:
Celebrating Our Staff
At Berkeley, we celebrate our staff throughout the year, with numerous recognition programs and a week dedicated to staff appreciation:
- Staff Appreciation Week
- Staff Appreciation and Recognition
- Recognizing Excellence in Managers and Staff
Berkeley is a unique and multifaceted environment, and you'll find many resources available to enhance your working life here, including:
UC Berkeley is in the San Francisco Bay Area — one of the most dynamic places to live in the world. Living here gives you easy access to some of the most beautiful nature areas in the country, including:
- East Bay Regional Parks District
- Point Reyes National Seashore
- Mount Tamalpais
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area
You'll be able to choose from a wide array of non-stop arts and cultural events, including:
- Berkeley Repertory Theatre
- San Francisco Ballet, Opera, and Symphony
- de Young Fine Arts Museum
- Chabot Space & Science Center
- California Academy of Sciences
Our campus is a garden spot — beautifully landscaped and lush, located in the exciting small city of Berkeley. Read by a babbling brook under a willow tree or visit bustling shopping areas, beautiful art galleries, and museums. Mix it up with the students on Sproul Plaza. Life is never boring in Berkeley!
Campus Life and Events
There's always something going on — lunchtime poetry readings and concerts, dance performances, workshops, lectures — you'll never lack for something to stimulate your imagination, refresh your spirit, or challenge your intellect.
Visit our Campus Events Calendar or sample specific campus offerings:
Tours, Maps, and More!
- Check out our Campus Map
- Read about what's happening on campus
- Find out more about the City of Berkeley