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The normal amount of credit obtainable during the session, by a student who devotes his whole time to courses strictly of university grade, is six units. Petitions for credit in excess of six units must be presented to the Recorder of the Faculties at the beginning of the session. A bachelor's degree represents 124 or more units of credit, distributed according to the special requirements of the college or department in which the student is enrolled. For the master's degree there are required about 18 units of properly selected work, in addition to a thesis. The work for Ph.D. and other doctors' degrees is not estimated in units of credit, and must be specially planned for every candidate. There are normally required four years of university residence for a bachelor's degree, one year for a master's degree, and at least two years for a doctor's degree; and while advanced credit is given for work done at other universities, the candidate's final year of residence for any degree must be spent in the University of California.
Two summer sessions are accepted as the equivalent of one half-year of residence for any degree; but the amount of credit (the number of units) that may be completed during two summer sessions would for the average student not exceed three-fourths of the amount that could be completed during a single fall or spring session.
In every case students desiring credit for major or graduate courses should make definite arrangements therefor with the instructor at the beginning of the session. Graduate students should consult, also, the Dean of the Graduate School, at his office in the Faculty Room, California Hall, second floor.
The University issues formal Recommendations for Teachers' Certificates only to those who hold a bachelor's degree. Certificates of record for Summer Session work, whether of matriculation or of university grade, will be issued by the Recorder of the Faculties, upon application of any student in the session; and personal recommendations from instructors may be obtained by school officers and other inquirers through the office of the Appointment Secretary.
There will be no general period of final examinations. The matter of examinations for credit will be left in the hands of the instructors, who may use the regular recitation hours for that purpose, or may make special appointments with their classes.
Accommodations and Expenses
There are no dormitories on the campus, but there are many boarding houses and private homes in Berkeley where students may obtain board and room at prices ranging from $25 to $35 per month. There are also several restaurants in Berkeley where meals may be had à la carte. As the greater number of the regular students are away during the summer
there are ample accommodations for all members of the Summer Session; it is therefore not advisable to engage quarters before coming to Berkeley Families or groups of students desiring to club together are often able to find apartments, cottages, or bungalows furnished for housekeeping. A list of places offering board and room or either alone will be ready for distribution at the opening of the session, and at the bureau of information in California Hall every possible assistance will be given to strangers in their search for suitable boarding places.
The following table will enable the student to form an estimate of the expenses, exclusive of railway fare, to be met in attending the six weeks of the Summer Session:
University tuition fee
Laboratory fees (according to courses taken), from..
Board and room, six weeks, from
Textbooks and stationery, from
The Associated Students' store in North Hall carries all textbooks for Summer Session courses, as well as stationery and other supplies.
Railroad Rates for the Summer Session
Reduced rates of one first-class fare and a third for the round trip are offered by the Southern Pacific, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, and the Western Pacific railroad companies to attendants upon the Summer Session from all points in California. Persons from outside of California may buy tickets at the usual rates to the nearest point inside the State and take advantage of the reduced rates from that place, or they may instead avail themselves of the regular summer excursion tickets to be on sale at that time from points in the East.
To obtain the one and a third rate it is necessary to pay a full single fare to Berkeley, at the same time getting a receipt from the agent from whom the ticket is purchased. After enrollment in the Summer Session, the Recorder of the Faculties will issue to the attendant a certificate. This certificate and the railroad receipt already obtained at the starting point entitle the holder to purchase a ticket back to the starting place at one-third of the regular first-class fare. These conditions must be complied with strictly.
The going trip tickets can be bought only between June 12th and August 1st, inclusive. Stop-over privileges will be allowed on the going trip, but continuous passage will be required on the return trip, the return journey to be started upon the day the ticket is bought. The
Library; Infirmary; Calendar; Excursions
reduction is obtainable only through sale of the return ticket at one-third of the regular rate; this ticket can be obtained only upon presentation of the certificate issued by the Recorder of the Faculties and the receipt of the ticket agent from whom the first ticket was purchased.
Throughout the Summer Session the University Library will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday inclusive, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Full library privileges, including the home use of books, as accorded to regular University students, will be extended to students in the summer courses without additional fee. Persons who may desire to pursue independent courses of reading or study, during the Summer Session, without attending any of the regular exercises, may have full library privileges, upon application to the Librarian, and payment of $10.
The University has a well equipped infirmary on the campus, with a full complement of physicians and trained nurses. Every student is entitled to ordinary medical and hospital care at the Infirmary without charge. If an operation becomes necessary, a moderate charge is made, the funds received from such operations being used for the benefit of the Infirmary.
The University of California CALENDAR will be issued every Friday throughout the summer session. The CALENDAR contains announcements of lectures, concerts, University meetings, exhibits, meetings of University organizations, and information concerning the library, museums, art galleries, observatories and other parts of the University of interest to visitors. It will be mailed to any address for the six weeks of the Summer Session for 25 cents. During the college year the subscription price is 25 cents per half-year. Communications should be addressed to the University of California CALENDAR, Secretary's Office, California Hall, Berkeley, California.
The department of physical education will arrange excursions for each Saturday during the session; full announcements of these will be made later. On Saturday, July 11, a trip will be made around San Francisco Bay, landing at Mare Island Navy Yard and the Naval Training Station on Yerba Buena Island. An excursion to Mount Hamilton and the Lick Observatory will be arranged for the classes in astronomy and others who may be interested.
The student in Berkeley has within easy reach the libraries, museums, parks, concerts, lectures, theatres, etc., of San Francisco and Oakland. During the summer, when the Eastern season is over, many of the greater dramatic events of the year are to be seen in both San Francisco and Oakland.
Attendants at the Summer Session will find it easy to plan outings in the country about Berkeley, or across the bay in Marin County; boating on Lake Merritt, or on the bay; a trip to the Muir Woods, a national park of redwoods; tramps in the Berkeley or Piedmont hills, to Lake Chabot, Grizzly Peak, or up Mount Tamalpais (visitors may go up either by the scenic railway or the trails); salt water bathing at the Alameda beach; visits to Piedmont Park, which contains an art gallery, to the Piedmont sulphur springs, and to the Oakland Museum, as well as the several museums of San Francisco; electric car rides through Oakland to such places as San Leandro, Hayward, and San Lorenzo; sight-seeing trips about San Francisco, including Golden Gate Park, the Cliff House, the United States Mint, the new Chinatown, and the Presidio; week-end trips to near-by towns, such as San Jose, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Napa, etc.; tours of inspection to some of the manufacturing plants about the bay at times to be arranged in advance with the managers of the respective companies.
High School Teachers' Conference
From Monday, June 29, to Friday, July 3, inclusive, there will be a meeting at the University, of the California High School Teachers' Association. This will be the second annual session held in conjunction with the University Summer Session. Students of the Summer Session are invited to attend any sessions that are of interest to them, including the dinner of the Association on Wednesday, July 1. There will be general discussions of the courses of study for high schools, the possibilities of rural schools, and vocational education; sessions devoted to the problems of high school administration; and five half-day section meetings for the discussion of important high school subjects, such as: agriculture, classics, commercial, drawing, English, history, household arts and science, manual training, mathematics, modern languages, music, physical education, and science.
Site and Climate
The University of California is picturesquely situated on the lower slopes of the Berkeley hills, overlooking San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate. The site comprises about 530 acres of land, rising at first in a gentle and then in a bolder slope from a height of about 200 feet above sea level to one of over 1300 feet. It thus covers a range of more than 1100 feet in altitude, while immediately back of the campus the
hills rise to a height of 1900 feet. Berkeley is a city of homes, with a population of about forty-three thousand people. The University campus is thirty-five minutes' ride by train and ferry from San Francisco and twenty-five minutes by electric car from the business center of Oakland.
The climate of Berkeley is well suited for uninterrupted university werk during the summer months. The meteorological record kept by the University during the past twenty-six years shows an average temperature of about 60° for the months of June, July, and August. The average of the highest temperatures for each day is about 70°, and that of the lowest is about 53°. Extremes of heat are rare; the temperature of the hottest part of the warmest day seldom exceeds 90°, and in many years this temperature has not been reached. These higher temperatures last but a few hours at a time, and as they are accompanied by low humidity they are very rarely oppressive. Rain is practically unknown in July and August, but showers sometimes occur late in June. The prevailing wind is a gentle breeze from the southwest, which brings the cool, bracing air of the Pacific Ocean over the campus. These ocean breezes and the fog, which occur at times during the summer, prevent the occurrence of high temperatures. There is scarcely a summer when an overcoat will not be found occasionally useful in Berkeley.