News

January 14, 2021

In this issue of the I-House Connection, I would like to invite you to share any comments, suggestions, or concerns as we work to reopen the House safely, which we hope and anticipate will be in Fall 2021. Please take a few moments to participate in the short Reopening Survey, linked below. The purpose of this survey is to request your feedback and thoughts as we plan for the reopening of I-House following our temporary closure due to the pandemic. Thank you for participating as we strive to keep the I-House dream alive.

January 13, 2021

As a unique residential and dining facility with a prime location and rich tradition of leadership development experiences, the purpose of I-House is to foster a more just and peaceful world through intercultural understanding and mutual respect.To ensure that our residents and staff are as safe as possible in light of the pandemic, we are updating all cleaning and sanitizing standards to the highest levels; reimagining virtual and in-person resident programming; implementing new dining safety standards; and planning for an all single room environment for the Fall 2021 semester.

December 29, 2020

As we make the transition to 2021, we look towards our future with hope and intention. When we made the difficult decision to close I-House earlier this year, we understood that it was unprecedented but necessary to ensure our top priority—the safety of our I-House community. Yet throughout the closure, we remain focused on continuing to advance our mission through our programs and services, all while preparing for our reopening in the year to come. I-House is most grateful to all who have supported us through this challenging time.

December 15, 2020

This first issue of the International House Times Newsletter during my tenure as Executive Director highlights the remarkable resilience of the I-House global community during these challenging times. I welcome you to enjoy reading about some of the recent happenings, to reflect on our relaunch ahead, and to reconnect and reminisce about the magic of I-House.

December 7, 2020

“As I learn more about I-House’s unique and rich history, the distinct features and needs of this historic building, and our vital mission, the dedicated support of the I-House community is clear.” -Shaun Carver International House Executive Director

December 1, 2020

On the occasion of Giving Tuesday, I would like to convey my personal thanks to our alumni and supporters who have already provided financial contributions this fiscal year in support of our mission during this critical time.

November 26, 2020

In this season of gratitude, I am writing to thank you for helping to make the dream of International House a reality for our past and future residents from around the globe.

November 19, 2020

Embracing Diversity Amidst Profound Polarization

October 16, 2020

The I-House Connection: Join us for Virtual Global Homecoming and Courageous Conversations

September 23, 2020

Update from Executive Director Shaun Carver; New Platform to Reunite our Global Community; Alumni Spotlight: Kathryn Anthony (IH 1976-79)

August 18, 2020

As we now celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the founding of International House at UC Berkeley, our mission still rings true: to foster intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills for a more just and peaceful world.

August 4, 2020

It is a great pleasure to announce that effective August 1, 2020, Shaun R. Carver has accepted the position of Executive Director of International House at the University of California, Berkeley.

July 21, 2020

Please be advised that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors has announced the suspension of I-House operations temporarily for the fall academic semester and potentially for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. Until the end of the summer term, I-House residential, dining, programs, and hospitality services have been modified in accordance with public health in mind, and there are necessary restrictions to the usual service offering. Please review updated information on guidelines for health, safety, and services at the Temporary Closure & COVID-19 FAQ.

June 29, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to convey our sincerest thanks and appreciation for your support during these challenging times. I also want to thank Dr. Hans Giesecke who retires today after eight years at the helm of International House. He leaves a legacy of many achievements for which we are all extremely grateful.
In this issue: Message from the I-House Board of Directors; Standing Against Racism; Resident and Alumni News

June 8, 2020

UC Berkeley students who have or will soon have an I-House room and board contract for fall semester 2020 or academic year 2020-21, are eligible and have financial need, may apply for a scholarship. The room and board financial aid application deadline is extended to June 21, 2020 by midnight!

June 1, 2020

May 15, 2020

In this issue: Message from the Executive Director; Go Bears, Beat Finals; Alumni Rise to Meet Challenges; Messages to Residents; I-House Virtual Backgrounds

April 21, 2020

The Board of Directors, senior team, and staff of International House at UC Berkeley remain committed to keeping I-House open and available for the residential and dining needs of our diverse community of residents for as long as operationally feasible and safe from a public health standpoint.  I write to you today to provide an update on the status of I-House operations, but first wish to express gratitude for all of the expressions of support from you, our alumni and friends throughout the world.  

In This Issue: Executive Director's Message for our Community; I-House Residents Fighting COVID-19, One Care Package at a Time; Virtual Programs; Views from I-House; Send a Message to our Residents