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Virtual Student Center

This guide features all the ways you can get involved with Student Development and Campus Life Online including live and pre-recorded online events, online clubs and more. Make your experience as a Berkeley Online student your own!

Berkeley College Information Systems

 

 

 

The Berkeley HelpDesk is available 24/7 to assist you with tech support.

You can reach them in one of 3 ways:

  • Call 973-653-2180, then press 1, or 973-278-5400 ext. 1540 
  • Email: helpdesk@berkeleycollege.edu 
  • Go to the HelpDesk Tile on the Engage portal, then use the Berkeley Knight chatbot to connect with the Helpdesk. 

 

 

 

Berkeley Knight Chatbot

Berkeley College has launched the Berkeley Knight Bot, an artificially intelligent chatbot. Our Berkeley Knight Bot is the state-of-the- art artificial intelligence technology specifically tailored to meet the needs and questions of our students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To access the chatbot, you must log in to your Engage Portal at https://engage.berkeleycollege.edu/  and click on the Berkeley Knight Chatbot icon.

Select the chatbot that fits your needs - IS Helpdesk, Career Services, or Financial Aid.

You can also click this link to access the Berkeley Knight Chatbot - https://content.berkeleycollege.edu/ivy/index.html. 

 


 

Duo Security

DUO Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

 

Multi-factor authentication is the practice of using multiple forms, or factors of proof to authorize access to your account.  Berkeley College accounts will now require the following factors to authenticate:

  • Something you know (account password)
  • Something you have (DUO enrolled device)

The combination of these factors will provide enhanced security for your account by requiring a combination of both factors for access.

Device Requirements:

If you are unable to complete the DUO enrollment by September 1st, please reach out to the Berkeley College Helpdesk at 973-653-2180 or email HelpDesk@berkeleycollege.edu as soon as possible to discuss your options.

 

CLICK HERE  to download the DUO Enrollment Guide for Students!

 

                                     

 

 

 

Student ID Card and Parking Permit

 

 

Berkeley College Digital Student ID Card and Parking Permit

You will need to request a Digital Berkeley College Student ID card and/or a student parking permit. (Please note that student parking permits are only available for students enrolled in classes on the Woodbridge and Woodland Park campuses).

Berkeley College has transitioned fully to digital Berkeley College IDs – now you can easily access your Berkeley College ID card anytime and anywhere through the ID card tile in Engage and the Berkeley App!

Please click HERE for the instructions and for information on how to upload a photo and, once your digital ID is ready, how to access and display your digital Berkeley College ID.

To request a parking pass for the Woodbridge or Woodland Park campuses, please visit the Student Development and Campus Life office to fill out a parking permit request form.

For New York City and Newark campuses, there are independent parking garages near each campus. Parking for these two campuses is the responsibility of the student, faculty, or staff member.

Parking Permits are needed at the Woodland Park and Woodbridge campuses.

Please contact James Marshmon, the SDCL Director of those campuses, to obtain a parking permit (email: james-marshmon2@berkeleycollege.edu).

If you are a student at the Newark Campus, please see Security to purchase a discounted daily parking pass for the Atlantic Street IDT parking garage.

If you have questions, please contact Student Development and Campus Life at SDCL@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 

Berkeley College Student Email Account

 

Berkeley College Student Email Account 

Accessing your Berkeley College Student Email Account 

Your Berkeley email is one of the main sources of correspondence from the College.

Every student is assigned a Berkeley student email address. Many important announcements, updates, and general information related to your financial aid, classes, and more, will be sent only to your Berkeley College email address.

Your Berkeley College email can be accessed from the Engage Portal.

Click on the small outline of a person in the top right-hand corner and login. Once you are logged in, you will see a tile for Email (circled in red below). 

Click on the Email tile and it will open your email in Outlook online in a new window.

Berkeley College uses MS Office 365 as platform with Outlook for the email service. You can also access your email from https://berkeleycollege365.sharepoint.com/  

You will be prompted for a user name. The user name consists of First Name-Last Name, with a maximum of eight letters in each name, followed by @mymail.berkeleycollege.edu for students. 

 

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

 

 

Introduction to UC: FERPA | The UC Family Portal

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law governing how many student academic, disciplinary, and immunization records, among others ("Education Records"), and information derived from them are managed. Generally, FERPA prohibits educational institutions from disclosing private student information (such as grades and social security numbers) without prior consent from the student. It also gives students the right to review many Education Records and correct errors.

FERPA permits institutions to disclose some Education Records under specific conditions. For example, certain student information may be disclosed in emergencies involving threats to the health or safety of the student or the College community or when a student is injured or missing for a defined period of time without explanation (all students are required to furnish emergency contact information for this purpose). Institutions are also permitted to designate less private categories of "Directory Information" that may be disclosed without a student’s consent unless the student has specifically instructed the Office of the Registrar, in writing, not to share such information. At Berkeley, Directory Information includes a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent previous school attended, and likeness (photograph, video, or other forms).

Read the complete Student Records and Information Policy

Visit the Institutional Compliance webpage to complete and submit a FERPA waiver or a FERPA opt-out form online (you will find these forms toward the bottom of the webpage linked above).

 

 

Quick Contacts for Students

 

 

Quick Contacts for Students

 

Academic Advisement: 973-200-1066      

Career Services: 973-200-1191

Financial Aid: 973-200-1148

FAFSA Help Desk: 833-613-1364

Information Systems Help Desk: 973-278-5400, ext. 1540

Student Accounts: 973-200-1150

Student Development and Campus Life: 973-546-2925

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Campus Operating Officers

 

 

Campus Operating Officers

Campus Operating Officers oversee day-to-day operations, finances, student and staff retention, space management, and community outreach. 

 

Newark Campus

 Collazo Berkeley

  • Luis Collazo, COO
  • Luis-Collazo@berkeleycollege.edu
  • (973) 200-1076

 

New York City Campus

Linda Mauro Berkeley

 

Online Campus

 

Ramtahal Berkeley

 

Woodland Park Campus

Berkeley Gaines

  • LaTysha Gaines, COO
  • latysha-gaines@Berkeleycollege.edu
  • (973) 368-9857

 

Woodbridge Campus

Berkeley DeJesus

 

  • Jennifer Dejesus, COO
  •  jld@berkeleycollege.edu
  • (732) 289-3832

 

 

Center for Academic Success

 

 

Center for Academic Success

 

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is an excellent resource for a wide range of academic support services. Centers are located at all Berkeley campuses in New York and New Jersey, including online. Trained staff, including both peer and professional tutors, are available days, evenings, and weekends to support you in all academic courses and with general study skills.

Tutoring

Participate in group or one-on-one tutoring in any subject (including accounting, math, computer literacy, and writing). You can also sharpen your presentation skills and boost your confidence with the Speakeasy program.

Unable to make it to a tutoring session? No problem! Tutoring is also accessible virtually on an online platform where you will be able to interact with a tutor from any computer with a camera and microphone.

Center for Academic Success Tutoring

Berkeley students can receive free tutoring either on-site at a Berkeley campus or online (CASTAnywhere). Tutoring is available for course content as well as writing, study skills, or computer skills. Students have access to both peer and professional tutors, who are available during the day, evenings, and weekends. Tutoring sessions are 45 minutes and may either be one-on-one or in a small group. Students can view availability and make appointments by following these steps: 

  1. Log on to tutortrac.berkeleycollege.edu
  2. Click Search Availability on the left-hand side of the screen
  3. Choose Campus: For online appointments (CASTAnywhere) or choose physical campus (you may receive tutoring at any campus regardless of your home campus)
  4. Select Your Section (Course or Subject you want tutoring in) from the drop-down & click Search
  5. Select an appointment, complete required fields and click Save

WriteAid

Looking for feedback on your essay or paper? Submit your paper electronically to the WriteAid Inbox and receive feedback (via email) on your writing assignment in a timely manner. WriteAid helps you improve your drafts and grow your skills for the future by providing you with feedback on the development and structure of your paper as well as comment on syntax and mechanics.  

Learning Strategies – Schedule Individual Study Plan Sessions

CAS professional staff can coach you through creating a personalized study plan for more effective learning, whether you are taking on-site or online courses. Not only will we assist you in creating your individualized study plan but we will also meet with you on a consistent basis to support you in its implementation.

Individual study plan sessions often include learning strategies and techniques to help you with:

  • Managing your time
  • Organizing your academic materials
  • Taking notes during class
  • Studying for quizzes, tests, and exams

 

 

 

Library

 

 

 Berkeley College Library

 

All Berkeley College students are automatically registered for the library services.

Your student ID number is your library ID number, and your library PIN number consists of the last four digits of your ID. 

All currently enrolled students, full and part time employees of the College, active or emeritus Board members, Alumni, and registered members of a VALENJ Reciprocal Borrowing Library are permitted to register as borrowers. Berkeley College-issued digital ID cards are required for students and employees; all other borrowers must present an official identification card.  

You can find more information on the Borrowing/Renew/Request section of the library website.

Library cards are used to check out books, audio books, and DVDs. 

 

Berkeley College Database

The Berkeley College library provides access to over 100 databases for a variety of areas and majors. Databases can be found on the library page by subjectdatabase type, or by the vendors/providers.

A library database is a searchable electronic index of published, reliable resources. Databases provide access to a wealth of useful research materials from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. Some databases also include e-books, relevant Web resources, and various multimedia.

The information found in databases is either originally created or comes from different, reliable sources.

NOTE: Databases are not “Internet" sources. One must login with their Canvas username & password to use databases.

Click Here to access the Berkeley College Libary Database.

 

Microsoft Office

 

 

Berkeley College students, faculty, and staff have free access to MS (Microsoft) Office. MS Office downloads are available for both Windows and Mac computers, and mobile devices. You can install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones.

Installing Office365 from your Email, follow these steps:

  1. Login into Engage and click on the Email icon
  2. When your Email opens, click on your picture/avatar/initials in the upper right corner and select "View Account"
  3. You can scroll down to the Office Apps tile, or click on it from the left-hand menu
  4. Click on Install Office and Follow the install Instructions.

Click Here for instructions on how to install Microsoft Office from your Berkeley College Email

 

Pronouns

 

What Are Pronouns? Pronouns are the words you may like others to use for you in place of your proper name. Some examples include “she/her” or “he/him” or gender-neutral pronouns, such as “ze/hir,” [pronounced: zee/heer] or “they/them”. Some people use specific pronouns, any pronouns, or none at all. Here is an example of using “they/them” in a sentence: John is substituting for me today and they are an incredible mathematician. Using singular “they” pronouns have been used in the English language for centuries. If you are still struggling with using this, remember, it takes practice!

Why Focus on Pronouns? You may have noticed that people are sharing their pronouns in introductions, on name tags, and at the beginning of meetings. This gives everyone in the room the opportunity to self identify instead of assuming someone’s identity or which pronouns they use. Including pronouns is a first step toward respecting people’s identity and creating a more welcoming space for people of all genders.

Want to learn more about Pronouns? Click Here to visit the GLSEN website!   

 

 

 

Preferred Names

A preferred or chosen name is a name you commonly use that is different from your legal name – it is about what you want to be called.

While we use the phrase “preferred name,” for many people, this is not just a preference; it is the only name they use and is essential to their identity.

 

 

 

Preferred Name and Pronouns to your Canvas Profile

How to Add your Preferred Name and Pronouns to your Canvas Profile:

  1. Log in to Canvas.
  2. Click on the “Account” icon at the top of the left-hand navigation panel (the circle with the outline of a person’s head in it).
  3. Click “Settings.”
  4. Click the “Edit Settings” button on the right side of the page.
  5. To update your display name, type your preferred name into the box next to “Display Name.”
  6. To add your pronouns, select your pronouns from the drop-down menu next to “Pronouns.”
  7. Click “Update Settings.”

After changing your display name in Canvas, people will see your updated preferred name in discussions, messages and comments (it will not change your legal name in the grade book).

Once you add your pronouns in Canvas, they will appear after your name when enabled.

How to change your Berkeley College Email Display Name  

To update your Berkeley College Email Display Name to your preferred name, simply fill out the “E-mail Display Name Change Form” by clicking HERE or following the steps below.

To access the eForm:

  1. Log in to Engage (engage.berkeleycollege.edu).
  2. Click on the “eForms/Documents” tile from the Engage homepage (after logging in).
  3. On the page that opens, click on the “eForms” tile.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the list of eForms and look for “Information Systems”
  5. Click on the “Office 365 Display Name Change Form”, enter your username and password to access the form, and then complete the form.
  6. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form.

Please note that this will not change your Berkeley College email address, only your display name, as it appears connected to your email address.  This is not an official name change.

In order to change your name on all official College documents, please provide the necessary legal name change documentation to the Office of the Registrar. 

Change your Berkeley College Email Display Name

How to change your Berkeley College Email Display Name  

 

To update your Berkeley College Email Display Name to your preferred name, simply fill out the “E-mail Display Name Change Form” by clicking HERE or following the steps below.

To access the eForm:

  1. Log in to Engage (engage.berkeleycollege.edu).
  2. Click on the “eForms/Documents” tile from the Engage homepage (after logging in).
  3. On the page that opens, click on the “eForms” tile.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the list of eForms and look for “Information Systems”
  5. Click on the “Office 365 Display Name Change Form”, enter your username and password to access the form, and then complete the form.
  6. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form.

Please note that this will not change your Berkeley College email address, only your display name, as it appears connected to your email address.  This is not an official name change.

In order to change your name on all official College documents, please provide the necessary legal name change documentation to the Office of the Registrar. 

Community Resources

 

Career Development Course

 

Sign up for a Career Development Course. This course introduces participants to the work of law enforcement in order to broaden their perspectives and understanding of the criminal justice system and to better prepare them to become viable candidates in the field.

 

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) program

 

As a student at Berkeley College, your household may be eligible to receive up to $30 a month discount on Internet Service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) program. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides a discount of up to $30 per month towards internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for those on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet from participating internet companies if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Follow the steps below to qualify: