Scholar-Athlete Freshman Transition Seminar

We recommend that all incoming freshman student athletes enroll in the Scholar-Athlete Freshman Transition Seminar.  This course focuses on goal setting, self-reflection, and how to make the most of your educational opportunities at UC Berkeley.


The seminar will focus on enhancing the development of identity, community, leadership, and
achievement. These foundational pillars will allow class participants to gain a richer understanding of
their own journey on campus as they draw upon the common theme of balancing their versatility as
scholars and athletes. By analyzing their own lived experience in comparison to others, students will
explore methods of self-authorship through personal values; expand their collaborative relationships
through dialogue; broaden understanding of learning and responsibility through diverse perspectives;
and recognize the value of meaningful public engagement through meaningful service.