Impact Stories


October 5, 2021

UBPS 2020-2019 Impact Report cover featuring campus CampanileIn FY21, we learned the true meaning of the word partnership.

August 18, 2021

Cal Move Out ImageMoving is one of the most stressful and anxiety-inducing tasks as a college student. Each year, thousands of UC Berkeley students lease unfurnished apartments and houses, furnish them, and then find themselves questioning what to do with the furniture when moving out.

March 8, 2021

March 3, 2021

Ever wondered who was working behind the scenes to bring businesses to students on campus? Hear from the team about what they do and what they enjoy about their job through this link here!

February 17, 2021

Members of the University Business Partnerships & Services team talk about the step-by-step process behind all of the work they do to bring businesses to the UC Berkeley campus. Click here to learn more. 

January 25, 2021

University Partnership Program

FY20 Impact Report CoverFY20 was a time of change. Student groups, campus departments and university initiatives directed their focus to supporting opportunities of impact and change that would positively affect our campus, our culture and the world.

November 17, 2020

Kira Stoll, Nicole Haynes, and Chancellor ChristPlastic can be found in a majority of items individuals use daily. From snack bags and wrappers, to bottled beverages, straws and to-go containers. 

Now, imagine trying to change the reliance on plastic at a college campus. That’s exactly what Nicole Haynes set out to do.

November 16, 2020

University Partnership Program

Peet's Healthy MenuUC Berkeley has been heavily advocating for healthy food and beverage choices for all members of the campus community, made evident by University Health Service’s Food and Beverage Choices Policy.

October 27, 2020

MetLife LogoThe University of California Partnership Programs (UC Partnership Programs) and MetLife Auto & Home®, one of the nation’s leading personal lines insurance groups, today announced a multicampus program that provides personal auto, homeowners and renters insurance products to faculty, staff, alumni and students at the Berkeley, Davis and San Diego campuses.

August 18, 2020

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gbo app

Every year in August, thousands of incoming students arrive at the UC Berkeley campus, excited for new adventures, friendships and learnings. For these new students, Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) is the weeklong welcome experience that makes this possible and introduces students to the campus. 

This year’s GBO will be special.

May 29, 2020

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Students of the Womxn of Color Collective at Berkeley Law had an opportunity to speak their truths and tell their stories during their annual night of monologues this year. The two-day event, “Our Monologues,” provided women at the school an opportunity to have their voices heard. 

Women of Color Collective

April 27, 2020

March 25, 2020

University Business Partnerships & Services Executive Director Amy Gardner explains our four guiding principles: brand alignment, priority services, campus impact, and revenue growth. Learn more here.

February 21, 2020

University Partnership Program

Headshot of Krystal Thomas, Haas faculty memberStudents in Krystal Thomas’ Product, Branding and Entertainment class at the Haas School of Business are getting a chance to apply their skills to help companies with their real-world case studies.

December 12, 2019

University Partnership Program

Student Jessica Wang of the Coalition for the Institutionalization of Free Menstrual Product  at UC Berkeley poses with a box of menstrual pads

What started as a push for free tampons and pads has now grown into a student-led group that manages distribution of free menstrual products to the UC Berkeley campus community.

December 9, 2019

University Partnership Program

"Coffee for a Cause" comes to the classroom

Students in Krystal Thomas’ Product, Branding and Entertainment class are getting a chance to pitch their marketing ideas to Peet’s Coffee. The Bay Area roaster wants to spread the word that its mission is more than coffee – it’s sustainability.

September 10, 2019

University Partnership Program
Fiscal Year 2019 has been a time of discovery and growth for University Business Partnerships & Services. From multicampus collaborations, systemwide partnership opportunities, and expanded campus services, UBPS and our campus partners continue to support initiatives and programs that foster the Berkeley experience. Learn more in the 2018-2019 UBPS Campus Impact Report.

August 15, 2019

University Partnership Program

Photo of Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya

It was 9 a.m. on a Saturday – the last day of the Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference – and Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya was feeling anxious.

June 13, 2019

University Partnership Program

The University of California Office of the President has launched a 2-year pilot program to help UC campuses jumpstart their revenue generation (Rev-Gen) activities through establishing multicampus partnerships. Developing new sustainable sources of revenue is an important strategy for UC campuses to develop firmer and broader financial foundations.