New UC Berkeley students can rest assured that scrambling between back-to-back lectures on opposite ends of the campus is a challenge for even the most seasoned of seniors. Wait a couple years, though, and you might finally end up with a Tele-BEARS slot that doesn’t stick you with a lecture in Wheeler Auditorium right off the heels of a discussion in Mulford Hall. Even better, just a bit of familiarity with the campus geography can give you a real leg up in the race to class.
See the above map for a guide to shortcuts to some of the most difficult treks you might have to make during your time in Berkeley. These tips will hopefully alleviate at least a small aspect of your first-year stress. On your worst mornings, don’t panic — we promise to get you to class on time for that 8 a.m. midterm.