For New Admits

Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program

New Student Orientation

All newly admitted students are required to attend WE Launch, our new student orientation, which will be held Friday-Sunday, July 28-30, 2017. During WE Launch, you will hear from the various partners who are here to help you be successful at Haas, get a taste of what to expect in the classroom, and generally have a great time!

WE Launch slides:

Dress Code: Dress code for Friday is smart casual. Jeans are fine but you will be meeting your new classmates so be sure to make a good impression! Saturday's dress code is casual and we ask that you wear the Haas t-shirt that we will provide to you on Friday. Jeans are encouraged, as are comfortable shoes and perhaps a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen since it will be sunny. You will be outside, walking around, and participating in light physical activities. Dress code for Sunday is casual.

Special Accommodations: Please email if you require special accomodations for the weekend.


  • Dates: July 28-30, 2017
  • Timing:
    • If you plan to drive to WE Launch, we ask that you drive directly to the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina and arrive by 10 a.m. to drop your bags, leave your car, then board a shuttle to Haas. You'll return to the hotel via shuttle after dinner on Friday and check into your room at that time.
    • If you plan on taking public transportation, you may head directly to Haas (plan to arrive by 11 a.m.). We will provide space to store your bag, and you will head to the hotel via shuttle after dinner on Friday and check into your room at that time.
    • Students will check out of the hotel on Sunday by 8 a.m. and┬ádrive or carpool to Haas. If you are driving, please be sure to pick up a parking permit during the designated times on Saturday
    • Events will conclude around 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 30.
    • A detailed schedule can be found here.
    • Download our event app!
      • iPhone users: Search "Berkeley Haas" in the App Store. The 4th item (owned by Novalsys) is the correct app. Once downloaded, click on "EW We Launch Class of 2020".
      • Android users: forthcoming.
  • Location: Haas School of Business (2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720)
  • Lodging information: Hotel rooms have been arranged at the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina. You will be assigned to a shared room with a random same-gender student. An important part of the WE Launch weekend is the residency component and therefore all students are required to stay in the hotel provided on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • What’s included: Hotel room, all meals and parking are covered as part of your tuition.