5 resources at UC Berkeley you didn’t know about

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We get it. UC Berkeley is huge, and there’s no way you can take advantage of everything it has to offer in four years, but no one said we can’t try. Here’s a list of campus events and resources the Clog thinks you should know about.

The Loop

So maybe dancing on a rickety table last Friday night wasn’t the best idea you ever had. In fact, it was probably the worst because you immediately fell off that table and are now hobbling around on crutches. Your Monday morning walk from the Genetics and Plant Biology Building to Morrison Hall, which was already a struggle, is now impossible in the 10 minutes between classes. You should call the Loop! From 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, call 1-510-586-LOOP to get a free golf cart ride around campus. Plus, all your friends will be super jealous as they sweatily dash to class. This service is only for students with disabilities or injuries, so once you’re feeling better, you’ll have to make the trek on foot again.

Free printing

The Open Computing Facility, located at 6A Hearst Gym, offers students 250 pages of free printing per semester. To use this service, you need to make an account online. Students are limited to 10 pages per day on weekdays and 30 per day on weekends. The OCF is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Private study rooms

Can’t find a seat in Main Stacks? Next time you’re heading to the library, reserve a private study room for you and your friends. The library has four large rooms for eight to 10 people and 13 small rooms, which seat four to five students. Rooms can be reserved for up to two hours, and you can reserve up to a week in advance. Plus, each room has a chalkboard, so it’s a convenient place for your and your friends to hold review sessions.

50 percent off tickets at Cal Performances

Cal Performances gives UC Berkeley students 50 percent off for all its performances, ranging from Yo-Yo Ma at the Greek Theatre to Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Zellerbach. See a list of upcoming performers here. We’re looking forward to hearing a talk by David Sedaris and watching the Australian Ballet perform Swan Lake.

Free concerts

Now in its 62nd year, the music department’s noon concert series hosts free concerts at Hertz Hall. This Wednesday, three gayageum soloists known collectively as JUL are performing from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. In case you’re wondering what a gayageum is (like we were), it’s a traditional Korean string instrument. Check out the department of music’s calendar to browse through upcoming performances.

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Contact Elise Lagana-Aliotti at [email protected].