Editor’s note: Admissions Issue 2018

It feels like just yesterday that we were right there in your shoes, pacing back and forth in our living rooms, refreshing the admissions portal and reminding ourselves that “Keep calm and carry on” never felt more real. In our hearts, we knew just how badly we wanted to get into the No. 1 public university in the world. We could almost taste the sweet victory, but we simultaneously knew it could all come crashing down in seconds. There was something in us, though. There was something in you. “Congratulations” is all you needed to see before you started jumping, screaming and, perhaps, crying. And now is the time to let it all sink in. We at the Clog are immensely proud of you and will be right here by your side throughout every part of your journey. We hope you decide to join the Golden Bear family.

Peace, love, congrats, Clog.

100 things we at the Clog wish we knew as incoming students

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Quiz: Which side of the college triangle best describes you?


Things upperclassmen miss about being freshmen


Welcome to Berkeley: An introduction to taking L’s


Declassified school survival guide: Spring admit and Global Edge edition


Playlist: Future transfer students’ moods while waiting for decisions


Tips and tricks for incoming Bears to starting super fresh in college


Should I stay or should I go? Pros and cons of going to college near home


Freshman 15 is coming your way: Tips on avoiding it


From waitlist to A-list: You’re just as deserving as every other student


A breakup letter to an incoming student’s healthy sleep schedule


How to be a cool incoming freshman at UC Berkeley


3 restaurants you should make your parents take you to during move-in


Cool spots just outside the Berkeley bubble


Contact Avanti Mehrotra, Chelsea Song and Chloe Lelchuk at [email protected].