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Living in Berkeley

Welcome to Berkeley!

We've compiled some resources to help you get settled into living in Berkeley and life in the Bay Area. Hope this helps!

Housing

Transportation

Groceries & Shopping
 

Berkeley Employee Cell Phone Discount

As a UC Berkeley employee,  you are elegible for a discount with several mobile phone providers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile). More information here.
 

Earthquake Preparedness

UC Berkeley and other parts of the Bay Area lie on the Hayward fault zone, putting us at high risk of earthquakes.  If you'd like to make an earthquake preparedness kit, it should include water, ready to eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables, high energy foods (and don't forget about food for your pets!), vitamins, first aid (soap, bandages, scissors, tweezers, non-prescription pain relievers etc.), plates/utensils, battery-operated radio, flashlight, batteries, tape, matches, paper and pens, etc.

You can find more ressources on earthquakes and other emergency events including the possibility for registering for the emergency notification system WarnMe on the website of the Office of Emergency Preparedness. More information on earthquakes can be found on the website of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

 

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