BNC Events and Programs Calendar

Community Events, Programs, and Drop-In Services

All events are free of charge, do not require insurance of any kind, and are available to any enrolled UC Berkeley student.

Arrow pointing to Basic Needs Center Location in Lower Level of MLK Student Union

The Basic Needs Center’s spaces are located in the ASUC MLK Student Union:

Welcome Center: 107 MLK (1st floor)

Food Pantry: 68 MLK (BNorth, lower level) 

Basic Needs Appointment Space: 72 MLK (BNorth, lower level) - by appointment only

More Information About Our Drop-In Services

All current information (including Zoom links) can be found by clicking in the calendar above!

Get support from financial, food, housing, and health services with no appointment necessary! Please check out the calendar below for our most up-to-date drop-in services.

*Zoom waiting room feature is enabled to protect the privacy and confidentiality of students during a consultation; therefore, there may be additional wait time prior to speaking with the counselor.

Financial Resources

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

    • Join our virtual drop-in hours to meet with our Basic Needs Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) Counselors. FASO has counselors focused on basic needs security to answer questions and address concerns related to accessing and understanding your financial aid.

  • Bears for Financial Success

    • A peer-to-peer financial wellness program housed in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at UC Berkeley. Join our in person drop-in hours at the Basic Needs Welcome Center to meet with a financial wellness peer educator to help you budget, manage debt, understand your credit, and more.

Food and Nutrition Resources

  • UHS Nutrition Counseling

    • Meet with a registered dietitian over video or phone and ask about your general nutrition concerns. These 15-minute sessions are free and offered on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Food Justice Project

    • The Food Justice Project serves UC Berkeley students who have been denied CalFresh benefits. Join our virtual drop-in hours and meet with Berkeley Law students who assist individuals in navigating the appeals process by providing direct client services.

Housing Resources

  • Student Legal Services
    • Chat with the Attorney for Students, who advise currently registered Cal students regarding their legal questions, rights, and obligations.  A student legal consultation might include (but is not limited to) one of the following examples: a landlord-tenant dispute, a citation for a criminal infraction or misdemeanor, filing an action in California Small Claims Court, questions related to debt and/or collection actions, issues arising from a car accident or auto insurance, or questions about family law.

Mental and Physical Health Resources

  • Let’s Talk Counseling

    • Informal and brief consults with a mental health provider from University Health Services. A great opportunity to learn coping skills, explore the benefits of counseling, and learn more about the mental health resources available at Cal.