Berkeley College 2016-2017 Student Handbook

Dear students,

Welcome to the start of a new academic year! Whether you are just beginning, at the midway point, or close to graduation, college is a time for embracing new experiences, overcoming obstacles, and achieving your goals. I hope that throughout your time here at Berkeley College you will be committed to excelling academically, getting involved, and making the most of the many people, services, and resources that Berkeley offers.

Whether your passion is student leadership, clubs and activities, athletics, or community engagement, I challenge you to engage, connect, and participate fully in college life. This is a pivotal time in your life. You have embarked upon an adventure that will lay the foundation for the fulfillment of life’s aspirations. Stay true to your principal objective: graduation! Visualize yourself walking across the stage at commencement, beaming with the pride and satisfaction of knowing that you committed yourself fully and made it happen. The only limitations are the ones you set for yourself. In the words of author A.A. Milne, “Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Remember, too, that when you need us, we’ll be here to help.

This is also an exciting time at Berkeley College. We have converted from our quarter-based system to a semester-based system (calendar and credits). I encourage you to contact your Academic Advisor to discuss any impact this may have on your current or future schedule. He or she will be happy to address any questions or concerns regarding this transition.

On behalf of the entire Berkeley College family, I wish you success in your studies, your career, and your life.

All the best,

Dallas Reed

Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life

Please note that students enrolled in the LPN to B.S.N.Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nurse, Surgical Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology programs should refer to their respective Student Handbook Supplements for additional information.