Congratulations for reaching this stage of the application process! The University of California, Berkeley is one of the leading institutions in the world and it is no small thing to be considered for the title of Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar. But as we all know, academics are not everything; the RCSA Overnight Host Program (ROHP) was created to enable prospective scholars to come and see if Cal is the right place to spend the next four years. Through this program you will get a taste of the Cal student experience by staying in dorms, exploring downtown Berkeley, and hanging out with current Scholars.
We guarantee you will have an awesome time and meet people who, if you decide to come to Cal, will be your friends for your entire time here! If you’re on the fence or not sure, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to have any and all concerns or trepidations removed. Trust us – you will have an awesome time!
The February and March days are meant for prospective Scholars from any part of California, but are especially convenient for those from Northern CA, coming to campus to interview for the Regents’ Scholarship and a chance to explore our wonderful campus and dorm life in one trip! The April dates are more convenient for those living in Southern CA, since the weekend date interferes with school activities as little as possible. For your convenience, prospective scholars may feel free to attend an ROHP date before or after their interview date.
We understand the February and March days are likely to be on a day you have school but many CA high schools have allowances for missing class due to college visitation or “senior projects” so we encourage you to check that out with your school’s administration. Also, we can tell you from our own ROHP experiences that it is well worth the possible make-up work!
April ROHP is for prospective scholars who have already interviewed, but have not yet experienced Berkeley, making it easier for them to come and enjoy Berkeley’s open house - Cal Day. This typically caters to those from Southern CA and out-of-state. The evening before Cal Day (April 19th) is available.
We also ask that northern CA and southern CA scholars come on the days intended for them, respectively, but we will make exceptions. E-mail email@example.com for information on this.
Please arrive at Sproul Hall by 5:00 PM.
We will meet at the west-facing steps of Sproul Hall on Sproul Plaza, across from the MLK, Jr. Student Union and the Golden Bear Café for check-in (see campus map).
The entrance to Sproul Plaza is at the intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph. Please print out a map and bring it with you for reference if needed.
Candidates for the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship who have been invited to interview with a faculty member for the scholarship qualify to participate in the RCSA Overnight Host Program (ROHP) put on by the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars Association. You must send the Undergraduate Scholarships Office a signed Waiver of Liability form (signed by your parents if you are under 18) before getting confirmation that you can attend ROHP. Print out the waiver form and either mail or fax it to:Undergraduate Scholarships
We need the Waiver of Liability in order for you to attend ROHP. Only after Undergraduate Scholarships has received the Waiver of Liability can we confirm your participation in ROHP by e-mail.
|5:00 PM||Guests and hosts meet on the steps of Sproul Hall.|
|5-5:30 PM||Mingling between guests and hosts. Icebreaker activities.|
|5:30-6:45 PM||Eat dinner in nearby campus room. Guest speaker and student group performance. Match hosts with guests.|
|6:45-8 PM||Hosts and guests move luggage to host’s room, get acquainted with dorms.|
|8 PM||Meet back on campus for tour.|
|8-9:00 PM||Night tour of campus.|
|9:10 PM||Dismissal to hosts.|
Note: Due to reasons beyond our control, the above schedule is often not accurate past the 5:00 PM arrival time; please be there as close to 5 as you can!
After ROHP, you are free to enjoy the rest of your stay in Berkeley. The official program ends at 8:00 in the morning, but there are no scheduled events. Guests are free to coordinate with friends, hosts, or family members for the rest of the day’s activities. We will provide you with a list of possible activities when you get here and a place to put your luggage for the day. A few of the many possible diversions include opportunities to go sit in on classes, explore campus, check out our world-class libraries, attend an a cappella concert on Sproul plaza or explore the town of Berkeley. Rest assured that there will be plenty of things to do and we’ll make sure you know everything necessary to have a splendid day! You’re very likely to be on your own for breakfast unless you make it to International House for a complimentary continental breakfast the day of your interview (February / March days only). Below, however, is a list of convenient and delicious breakfast suggestions.
Registration for ROHP on April 19 is now closed. If you were really looking forward to attending the event but weren't able to sign up previously, please email firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your circumstances and we may be able to suggest alternative options for you. If you are waitlisted for ROHP, we will let you know by April 12 if a spot opens up. If you have extenuating circumstances or have already purchased plane tickets to Berkeley, please email email@example.com. Please allow up to two business days for us to get back to you.
If you have already signed up for ROHP and still need to fill out a copy of the guest waiver, you can find a copy of it here.
If you signed up for ROHP and are no longer interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know, so we may offer your spot to another student.
Hello current Regents’ scholars! Want to sign up to host for ROHP in 2013? How about registering for the Scholar Contact Program, where you can correspond with prospective Berkeley students about life at Cal? You can do both of those here!
ROHP is coming up in a few months, and we need hosts! We have a new format this year, with one NorCal interview weekend and over 500 prospective Regents' scholars coming for ROHP, on FEBRUARY 28, MARCH 1, MARCH 2, and APRIL 19 (day before Cal Day).
Get excited! In order for ROHP on such a large scale to happen, we need hosts! If you live in the dorms or Martinez apartments and are willing to host one or more prospective Regents' scholars overnight please sign up here.
Perks include a free ROHP T-shirt, free dinner, and the opportunity to recruit the top 2012-2013 UCB applicants to attend Cal!
Thank you to those who participated in this year's Scholar Contact Program. If you are looking to sign up, Scholar Contact assignments for 2013 have unfortunately already been sent out. However, we strongly encourage you to sign up next year. This program is an essential recruitment tool for bringing the best and the brightest of Cal's applicants to our University, and we appreciate your continued support.