Drop-In Services

What are our Drop-In Services?

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.

All drop-in services are free of charge and do not require insurance of any kind. All drop-in servics are available for UC Berkeley students, marked services are also open to the broader UC Berkeley Community!

*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.

BNC Location

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

We are located in the BNorth Space of the ASUC MLK Jr. Student Union at 2495 Bancroft Way.

More Information About Our Drop-Ins

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

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 virtual drop-in hours 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

  • Berkeley Student Co-Ops
    • Join our virtual drop-in hours to learn more about the Berkeley Student Co-Ops, which are low-cost, cooperative student housing options for university students.

Mental and Physical Health Resources

  • Freedom Community Clinic*

    • Join our drop-in hours to meet with practitioners that provide healing services, which include but are not limited to, Herbalists, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Nutritionists, and more. The vision of FCC is to nourish and uplift the bodies, minds, and spirits of under-resourced communities and bring care directly to where communities gather and celebrate.

    • Open to UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty.
  • 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.