Moffitt Opens Up: Revitalized floors welcome students Nov. 2

Moffitt Opens Up

Students can enter contest to win 10 hours of study space during finals

After a year of rebuilding, the fourth and fifth floors of the Moffitt Library will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 2. During the opening celebration, 2 to 4 pm, the UC Berkeley community can explore the new 24-hour, snack-friendly space, experiment with emerging technology, and scope out Cal’s premier study spots.

The Moffitt Opens Up event will feature live acapella by Cal students, student art and a chance to meet the artists, and student demos of virtual reality, drones and 3D printing. Current Cal students can enter a raffle of iPad Airs, video cameras, wireless headphones, gift cards and more (student ID required).

To kickoff the announcement, the Library is awarding study space during finals week to three student supporters, who will help create and share stories during the Moffitt Opens Up event. Interested students should submit a short pitch here by Friday, Oct. 7.


Rendering of Moffitt Library
The top floors of the Moffitt Library will offer Cal students exciting new study and collaboration spaces.

The reimagined floors four and five are expected to become a top study destination, with technology services, a wide variety of flexible study and discovery spaces, and student-friendly policies. Studios equipped for Web conferencing and presentation practice are available, as well as an expanded tech help desk, a tech lending service, meeting rooms for group learning, and writeable glass walls to aid in collaboration and brainstorming. A wellness room and living room-like spaces round out the offerings, while expansive windows allow for abundant natural light and sweeping views of Memorial Glade.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor — ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. The event sponsor is Ashley Bacchi, 510-664-7737,