Go-Live 6

New Functionality*

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Students and their delegates**

  • Beginning mid-August scholarships, financial aid and institutional awards will be disbursed to eligible graduate and undergraduate students (including law). Students can monitor student account balance in CalCentral.

  • Beginning mid-August, refunds (funds paid to students by the university) will be released to students with over-payments on the student’s account.

    • Students should sign-up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to receive refunds directly in their bank account.

  • Students and their delegates can view account activity regularly at CalCentral > My Finances > Billing Summary Fall 2016 > Details. Information available is close to real-time.

  • Students must pay fees and clear their holds by August 19 to become officially registered and eligible for campus services.

  • Students wishing for their ‘Other Payer’ in the legacy system to continue to see and pay bills must re-authorize that individual to be a delegate in CalCentral.

  • International students: The process for withholding tax on awards in excess of qualified fees has been streamlined. Withholding transaction information is available under student’s billing account activity.

  • Students sponsored by a third-party agency: If a student’s agency requires an invoice from the campus in order to release their sponsorship funding, the student must submit the award letter promptly. The process for paying fees and collecting payments from the agency has changed significantly.


Staff with Advisor Role

Staff should review the new functionality for students, since many of these changes will affect staff. In addition:

Tuition and Fees

  • Staff with Advisor Role can now view Fall 2016 activity, including fee assessment, new charges, payments, and - beginning in mid-August - aid disbursement and refunds.

  • Fee remission credits are interfaced automatically based on HCM job data.

  • International students with awards in excess of qualified fees will have withholding performed in Campus Solutions instead of BFS.

* Note: There is no significant new instructor-specific functionality as a result of this SIS Go-Live.

**A trusted individual who has been given access to student information by that student.

Training Resouces


Visit http://sis.berkeley.edu/training for training information and resources to support you through this transition. Please email sis-training@berkeley.edu if you have any training questions.

Go-Live 7: September 2016


  • Managing Advising (Degree Audit)


  • Transfer Admissions


  • Processing SEVIS


  • Student Financials


  • Satisfactory Academic Progress


  • Collections


  • End of Term Processing
  • Graduating Students
  • Enrollment Reporting
  • Processing Transcripts
  • Verifying Enrollment


Previous Go-Lives


  • Go-Live 5 (March 2016)

    Students can now view their enrollment appointments (available today) and enroll in fall semester 2016 classes in CalCentral. Other new CalCentral features include: scheduling advisor appointments; giving delegated access to selected trusted individuals; paying university bills with a credit card; and having all financial aid and billing information in one place. Staff with advising roles can now assign students to an academic advisor; view and release student “Holds;” and access other relevant student data. Bear Facts reporting users will be able to view selected student data reports in the Reporting Center. Instructors will be able to view Class Rosters for fall semester 2016 starting on April 18 and will have access to view relevant student data through SIS Campus Solutions.

Read more about Go-Live 5

  • Go-Live 4 (February 2016)
    Thanks to the new SIS functionality from this Go-Live 4, UC Berkeley fall 2016 admitted undergraduate students will use CalCentral to process their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and receive campus onboarding messages and checklists; Undergraduate Admissions staff will use SIS to admit the new cohort of fall 2016 freshmen; Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) staff will access 2016-17 awarding cycle functionality in SIS; and more. In addition, due to the flexibility the new SIS provides, a limited number of high-achieving and high-potential undergraduate students will now be admitted in mid-February, giving them more time to explore the option of becoming Berkeley students.

Read more about Go-Live 4

  • Go-Live 3 (December 2015)
    UC Berkeley students can now update their profile information in CalCentral; admitted graduate and professional students can process their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and receive campus onboarding messages and checklists in CalCentral; in January 2016, student groups and staff will be able to make classroom reservations for events for fall 2016; and more.

Read more about Go-Live 3

  • Go-Live 2 (August 2015)
    The Student Information Systems (SIS) Project Team is pleased to announce the second of seven “Go-Lives.” The modules of Go-Live 2 include the conversion of course catalog data to the new SIS, the creation of bio-demographic data, new functionality for Fall 2016 class scheduling, and tools for managing student applications.

Read more about Go-Live 2

  • Go-Live 1 (June 2015)
    The SIS Project is pleased to announce the launch of its “Outreach to Prospects” module, an exciting new technology that combines several separate applications into one seamless tool. Prospective students can now complete a student interest form and register for presentations from one convenient module. Staff will ultimately enjoy the streamlined ease of facilitating a student's progress through each stage of admission - from prospect to enrollment. 

Read more about Go-Live 1