Resources for Prospective Graduate Students


Welcome! Please see below for information that we normally give out during the spring visit. Contact with any issues or questions.



For an overview of Comparative Literature departmental policies and procedures, you can refer to our current handbook.


Designated Emphasis Programs

Many Comp Lit graduate students decide to join a Designated Emphasis program as well. Here are links to the programs that our students have joined in the past. Some of these programs had planned to have information sessions during the spring visit. When an alternative was circulated, I've listed it here.


Resources from the Graduate Division

Student Life at Berkeley

Resource Guide for Graduate Student Parents

2019 Graduate Student Handbook (2020 version will be published in summer)

Professional Development Resources

Health Insurance Benefits for Graduate Students

Housing Information 

Residency Cheat Sheet

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