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Support Bowles: For Parents

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Parents are an important part of our community who make unique contributions to support the one-of-a-kind Berkeley student experience we offer here at Bowles Hall. Everyone who is a parent or guardian of a Bowles Hall resident is automatically a member of our Bowles Hall Parents Group. Parents can keep up with the latest news from the Hall including updates from the Director, student profiles, current programs and upcoming events by reading recent Newsletters and the new Student Blog.


Career Advising and Mentoring: Students can benefit from the career advice and mentoring of parents who have worked in a variety of fields and with a broad range of life experiences. In the Fall 2020 semester, we will be asking parents to sign up for our career advising program and then matching you during the year with interested students.


Other Volunteering: Each year Bowles hosts a variety of events where parents can contribute. For example, the silent auction at the Big Game Dinner or answering questions at a parent table at Bowles on Cal Day. These and other volunteering opportunities will be posted here starting Fall 2020. 



Giving your financial support to Bowles is one of the ways you can have the biggest impact. From donations for specific projects and student experiences to unrestricted gifts for the most urgent program needs, your financial gifts can make a difference in the quality of the Bowles Hall residential program.

  • Gifts of Any Size: Unrestricted gifts support the most urgent needs and opportunities. To donate online, please click the button above, or donate by mailing a check payable to "Bowles Hall Foundation" to: 

Mr. Hal Berry

BHF Treasurer

22184 Via Camino Court

Cupertino, CA 95014

  • Student Scholarships: The Bowles Hall scholarship helps alleviate the financial burden housing costs pose for college students. As a residential college, Bowles Hall is uniquely positioned to offer students from all backgrounds the communal and academic support needed to thrive on UC Berkeley’s large and busy campus. Annual, need-based awards ensure that current and incoming residents can reside in the Hall for all four years of their undergraduate career, granting low- and middle-class students the opportunity to experience life in a diverse castle community.

  • Naming Opportunities: Fund a live-in faculty member or student fellow in your name. Or, have a gift recognized by with a plaque in your name in selected areas of the Hall. Please contact Darcie Taylor to discuss opportunities.

For more information on donation opportunities, please view our "Donation Opportunities" page or contact

Darcie Taylor (click here)

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