Good afternoon folks!

Here are some reminders of upcoming Fall Events!

Highway 5 to Higher Ed deadline to apply is coming soon, October 5th

This program is designed to bridge the gap between Black low-income high school students and colleges and universities, but every Black student is encouraged to apply. Application closes Friday, October 2nd at 11:59 PM, and the first 150 students to apply will receive a FREE care package! We hope to celebrate Black joy and Black empowerment in higher education as well as support students right now as this country. If you have any questions or concerns the program coordinators can be reached at

We need Volunteers! Click here if you want to be a logistical volunteer and here if you would like to be a general program volunteer.

Bay Area College Tour is coming!


The BRRC’s FREE Bay Area College Tour is finally coming up! This year’s annual Bay Area College Tour is a program designed for Black, low-income sophomores and juniors in high school, to tour some of the different educational institutions available to them in the Northern California Region. The Bay Area College Tour will be held from Saturday, November 21st, through Tuesday, November 24th. The tour will include a virtual exploration of 5 universities in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Some of the schools we have visited in the past include: UC Berkeley, Stanford University, San Jose State University, University of San Francisco, and CSU East Bay. Students will be given an inside look at the college admissions process, college preparation workshops, and social and academic life at different campuses. We provide; free food, a mentorship program, fun swag from the schools, and the opportunity to gain insight into college life and the college application process! Click here to sign up!

For the mentorship program mentioned, we need for Black UCB students to volunteer to be mentors to these students!! If you are interested in being a mentor, please come to the info session being held TONIGHT from 5-6 pm. There will also be an additional info session next Wednesday 9/30 from 5-6 pm. Click here to join!


The Black Recruitment and Retention Center is a student-initiated, AND entirely a student ran organization that was founded in 1983. 

The purpose of the BRRC is to supplement, expand, and create efforts on campus and within the community toward the recruitment and retention of Black students. We are one of 7 RRCs in the bridges’ Multicultural Resource Centers, a coalition of 8 centers.

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