Regents' Overnight Host Program

Welcome to the Golden Bear family

ROHP (Regents’ Overnight Host Program) is a program put on by the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars Association (RCSA) at the University of California, Berkeley. Every year, the ROHP Committee puts on six overnight visits for Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship candidates to provide a fun and authentic Berkeley experience. Obviously, things are a little different due to COVID-19, but normally, prospective scholars have the opportunity to:

  • Visit - Tour the beautiful Berkeley campus
  • Experience - Stay overnight in the dormitories with a current scholar
  • Discover - Explore one of the nation's best college towns
  • Interact - Meet professors, scholars, and student organizations

For more information on ROHP, including itineraries and how to register, please scroll through the rest of the site. Space is limited and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis! Please note: you must register through Typeform to be considered fully registered for ROHP.

UPDATES: COVID-19

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we have been forced to make significant changes to our programs in accordance with University policy to ensure that you all stay safe and healthy during these trying times. Below are the adjustments we are making, which we hope will allow you to experience as much of ROHP as we can offer in these uncertain times. Zoom links for each night will be posted in the Google Drive folder a day before each ROHP.

  • Virtual April 17th Program (Scholarship Recipients Only) - We will host a virtual scholars only program on Friday, April 17. See the agenda below.
  • Virtual April 18th Program (All Candidates) - For those who signed up on March 13/14, we are offering a virtual program on Saturday, April 18. See the agenda below.
  • Contact Us! - All of us on the committee would love to talk to you. Read our bios, and if you'd like to talk to someone, get in touch with them here.
  • Social Media - As we shift to virtual programs, our social media is more active than ever, including CM Spotlights and answers to frequent questions.

AGENDA

Select a date from the tabs below to see specific details about each virtual program. More info can be found in the Google Drive link that you should have received by email. Contact us if you have any questions! Zoom links will be in that Google Drive folder.


Check In

Unit 2 APR 2650 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94720
APR Directions

Opening Remarks and Icebreakers

Trevor Amarante, Javaria Khan, Sean Farhat

Keynote Speaker

Robert Birgeneau Professor of Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Public Policy

Student Performance Groups

Taiko

Noteworthy

Student Panel

Student Performance Group

Cal Wushu

Meet Hosts

Guest dismissed with hosts, drop belongings at dorms

Campus Night Tour

The famous ROHP night tour of the entire UC Berkeley campus!

Nighttime Activities

Big C hike, boba, ice cream, boardgames, and more!

Luggage Drop Off

Barrows Hall 20

Breakfast

Bagel Street

Focus Tours

Barrows Hall
Parents can join us here! Our committee members will split up and lead tours for their area of study!

Free Time

Meet at the Campanile, then split up for free time–library tours, photo booths, and more!

Closing Remarks and Group Photos

You can keep bags with us until 1pm

Trip to the Student Store

Check In

Unit 2 APR 2650 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94720
APR Directions

Opening Remarks and Icebreakers

Shantanu Kadam, Marie Bellevue, Owen Zuidema

Keynote Speaker

Darren Zook Professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies

Student Performance Groups

Maya at Cal

Drawn to Scale

Student Panel

Student Performance Group

Cal Lion Dance

Meet Hosts

Guest dismissed with hosts, drop belongings at dorms

Campus Night Tour

The famous ROHP night tour of the entire UC Berkeley campus!

Nighttime Activities

Big C hike, boba, ice cream, boardgames, and more!

Luggage Drop Off

Barrows 126

Breakfast

Bagel Street

Focus Tours

Barrows Hall
Parents can join us here! Our committee members will split up and lead tours for their area of study!

Free Time

Meet at the Campanile, then split up for free time–library tours, photo booths, and more!

Closing Remarks and Group Photos

You can keep bags with us until 1pm

Trip to the Student Store

Check In

Unit 2 APR 2650 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94720
APR Directions

Opening Remarks and Icebreakers

Kat Bako, Tiffany Tran, Aniruddh Khanwale

Keynote Speaker

Christina Romer Professor of Economics

David Romer Professor of Economics & Public Policy

Dinner

Sliver Pizzeria

Mad Seoul

Student Panel

Student Performance Group

Noteworthy

Meet Hosts

Guest dismissed with hosts, drop belongings at dorms

Campus Night Tour

The famous ROHP night tour of the entire UC Berkeley campus!

Nighttime Activities

Big C hike, boba, ice cream, boardgames, and more!

Luggage Drop Off

Barrows 126

Breakfast

Bagel Street

Focus Tours

Barrows Hall
Parents can join us here! Our committee members will split up and lead tours for their area of study!

Free Time

Meet at the Campanile, then split up for free time–library tours, photo booths, and more!

Closing Remarks and Group Photos

You can keep bags with us until 1pm

Trip to the Student Store

Check In

Unit 2 APR 2650 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94720
APR Directions

Opening Remarks and Icebreakers

Jenny Conde, Dominic Gutierrez, Austin Patel

Keynote Speaker

Martha Olney Professor of Economics

Student Performance Groups

Maya at Cal

DeCadence

Student Panel

Student Performance Group

Cal Lion Dance

Meet Hosts

Guest dismissed with hosts, drop belongings at dorms

Campus Night Tour

The famous ROHP night tour of the entire UC Berkeley campus!

Nighttime Activities

Big C hike, boba, ice cream, boardgames, and more!

Luggage Drop Off

Barrows Hall 20

Breakfast

Bagel Street

Focus Tours

Barrows Hall
Parents can join us here! Our committee members will split up and lead tours for their area of study!

Free Time

Meet at the Campanile, then split up for free time–library tours, photo booths, and more!

Closing Remarks and Group Photos

You can keep bags with us until 1pm

Trip to the Student Store

Check In

Unit 2 APR 2650 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94720
APR Directions

Opening Remarks and Icebreakers

Matt Clark, Ian Castro, Sarah Truong

Keynote Speaker

Alexei A. Efros Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Student Performance Groups

Cal Lion Dance

Artists in Resonance

Student Panel

Student Performance Group

DeCadence

Meet Hosts

Guest dismissed with hosts, drop belongings at dorms

Campus Night Tour

The famous ROHP night tour of the entire UC Berkeley campus!

Nighttime Activities

Big C hike, boba, ice cream, boardgames, and more!

Luggage Drop Off

Barrows Hall 20

Breakfast

Bagel Street

Focus Tours

Barrows Hall
Parents can join us here! Our committee members will split up and lead tours for their area of study!

Free Time

Meet at the Campanile, then split up for free time–library tours, photo booths, and more!

Closing Remarks

You can keep bags with us until 1pm

Trip to the Student Store

REGISTRATION STEPS

To register for ROHP, you must have been invited for a Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship interview. After you apply, we will cross-check your name with a list. Sign up via the Typeform linked below. The Zoom meeting link will be sent closer to the program.

Step 1

Typeform


  • Register below on the Typeform for one of our virtual programs. Friday 4/17 is for scholars ONLY.


Form

Step 2

Q & A
  • Have any burning questions you want addressed during the program? Fill out the form below, and we will try to incorporate them into our Q&A session during the program! You may also ask questions live.
Q&A form

Step 3

Contact
  • Questions or concerns? Email us at contact@rohp.berkeley.edu or message us on Facebook. There may be a delay in our responses the days leading up to each night due to a large influx of emails around those times.
Contact

THE COMMITTEE

  • We are a diverse set of students from different backgrounds interested in all kinds of things! You can learn a little now by reading our bios but make sure to come talk to us in person! We are here to help you make the right decision!
  • To get in touch with a commitee member, fill out this form and we will get back to you!

Ian Castro Media Studies, Microbial Biology Class of 2021

Sarah Truong Astrophysics, Computer Science, Data Science Class of 2021

Matthew Clark Molecular & Cell Biology Class of 2022

Jenny Conde Energy Engineering Class of 2020

Sean Farhat EECS Class of 2020

Alex Suba Political Science Class of 2022

Alok Elashoff EECS Class of 2022

Dominic Gutierrez History, Chicano/a Studies Class of 2022

Shantanu Kadam Physics Class of 2022

Tiffany Tran Economics, Business Administration Class of 2022

Aniruddh Khanwale Materials Science & Engineering, EECS Class of 2023

Austin Patel EECS Class of 2023

Bryan Qiu EECS Class of 2023

Javaria Khan Political Science Class of 2023

Kat Bako Molecular & Environmental Biology Class of 2023

Marie Bellevue Media Studies Class of 2023

Owen Zuidema Environmental Engineering Science Class of 2023

Trevor Amarante Mechanical Engineering Class of 2023

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Contact Us

Email us at contact@rohp.berkeley.edu

Follow us on Facebook @rohpberkeley

Follow us on Instagram @berkeleyrohp

Special thanks to:

Ian Castro

Hello! My name is Ian Castro and I am a third-year Media Studies in L&S and Microbial Biology in CNR from the East Bay Area. On campus, I am involved with the Data Science Education Program. I currently teach Information 290: Introduction to Data Science for Graduate Students and Data 8: Foundations of Data Science, and for students in the SEEDS Scholars program, I will be teaching Data 6/8R this summer! Outside of class, I've worked with UCPD's Night Safety Services and interned in Washington DC during the summer at the Internet Education Foundation through Cal in the Capital program. I also currently serve on a task force dedicated to increasing diversity in the math and physical sciences at Cal. If you have any questions about anything (CNR, data science, teaching, safety, DC, etc.), let me know!

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Sarah Truong

Hey there!!! My name is Sarah Truong, and I am one of the coordinators leading ROHP this year! I am third-year from Anaheim, CA triple-majoring in Computer Science, Data Science, and Astrophysics (with a minor in Structural Engineering)! Besides ROHP, other campus organizations that I'm a part of include the Computer Science Scholars Program, Cal Alumni Student Association, Association of Women in EE&CS, Society of Women in Physics, and the Data Science Scholars Program. In addition, I am the youngest undergraduate instructor for the award-wining course of over 900 students, Introduction to General Astronomy (Astro C10)! In my free time, I am an undergraduate student researcher for three different research labs, one of which is led by Nobel laureate in Physics, Saul Perlmutter! In my free time, I love to go on spontaneous trips around the Bay Area with my friends, try the highest-rated-on-Yelp restaurants, discover new study places on campus, send memes, nap excessively, go to the beach, go stargazing, curate Spotify playlists, go to Disneyland when I'm back in SoCal, and interior design my friends' apartments!

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Matthew Clark

Hey y'all! My name is Matt and I am one of the ROHP coordinators! I am a second year studying Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Immunology and Pathogenesis and Integrative Biology, with a minor in French. On campus, I serve as one of the co-directors of logistics for the United Nations Association of Berkeley, an undergraduate researcher in a cosmology lab in the physics department, and a member of the Vice Chancellor's Student Advisory Council. I am also an Orientation Mentor for New Student Services, so I am helping plan YOUR orientation program! In my spare time, I love exploring the Bay Area with my pals, watching the West Wing, and going to Popeyes. Feel free to ask me any questions about research, RCSA, welcoming events, or just student life in general at Berkeley! ROHP has been my most meaningful community here at Cal: I hope we can help you decide if Cal is the place for you!

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Jenny Conde

Hello! My name is Jenny, and I’m a senior from majoring in Energy Engineering and minoring in Mechanical Engineering! Throughout my time at Berkeley, I've been really involved in the environmental community, including serving as Undergraduate President of the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC), and I have participated in energy research since my sophomore year--I presented my research at a conference in February and won an award for my work! In my free time, I love to attend Cal Women's Gymnastics meets, compete in hackathons, or just hang out with friends. The past four years at Cal have been so incredible, and I'm thankful that Cal has provided me with a top-notch education, valuable extracurricular experiences, and lifelong friends. If I had to go through college admissions again, I would choose Cal 11 times out of 10. I am sad now to be graduating, but I'm excited for my next chapter in life as a Cal alumnae. I love talking to potential students, so feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

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Sean Farhat

Well, well, well, you decided to click on me. For now, all I can tell you is that I once applied to college and now I'm applying again to graduate school, so I understand the struggle. I came from a public high school in SoCal to Berkeley, and have spread myself all over the EE/CS department, so I'd love to talk about how my experiences can help your decision! If you want to know more, you're just gonna have to talk to me in person...

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Alex Suba

Hello! My name is Alex and I'm a second year from Sacramento, California. I'm studying Political Science and Public Policy and am passionate about politics, international relations, environmental policy, and sustainability (among many other things). At Berkeley, I love serving on the board of the United Nations Association and being a part of the ROHP committee! In my free time, you'll find me hanging out with friends, cooking and eating good food, taking trips into the city, and cheering for Cal on game days. Please reach out if you have any questions about the Political Science major, Public Policy minor, summer minors, or really anything about Cal or the scholarship-I'd be happy to help!!

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Alok Elashoff

Hi everyone! My name is Alok Elashoff and I'm a 2nd year EECS major here at Cal. My academic interests are pretty broad, I enjoy computer science, math, finance, law, and politics. I'd love to talk about any of those. On campus I'm involved with Voyager Consulting and the Competitive League of Legends team. Last year I was on Cal's Mock Trial team so I can answer any questions about that as well. Outside of school, I like taking hikes and playing board games with friends. I'm excited to meet you!

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Dominic Gutierrez

Hello! My name is Dominic Gutierrez and I am a sophomore studying History and Chicanx Studies. I’m from San Bernardino, California and I’m so excited for another year of ROHP! On campus, I work with animals at the Lawrence Hall of Science and have worked at the International House in the past. My interests are pretty diverse, ranging from animal husbandry to politics and archaeology. I really enjoyed studying abroad last summer in Peru and plan to study abroad again during my senior year. In my freshman year, I was an intern for the Berkeley City Auditor and worked for her campaign. I’m also involved in the Latin American Leadership Society, where we learn about different countries and their cultures. In the future, I’m interested in working in education, law, or with animals in some capacity. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about Cal, the scholarship, or anything else!

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Shantanu Kadam

Hey there! I'm a physics major who also appreciates math (I know you didn't see that coming) and cares about the environment. When I'm not at the chalkboard, you can find me swing dancing, cooking, daydreaming about Siberian Huskies, exploring Berkeley for vegan treats, perpetually drinking tea, reading, and (most importantly!) sleeping. Home sweet home is back in Alabama, so if you have any concerns about being far from home, please share them with me! ROHP led to my first friendships at Cal, and I can't wait to share this Cal-tastic experience with you :) Please reach out if you'd like to talk about Physics, Math, EEP (Environmental & Economic Policy), getting research, going out-of-state for college, being vegan in Berkeley, deCals, 7-breadth requirements, Society of Physics Students, RCSA, ROHP, the benefits of being a Regents' Scholar, planning your first semester, on-campus housing, concerns about Berkeley.

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Tiffany Tran

Hello friends!! My name is Tiffany and I’m a 2nd year majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Public Policy! I’m originally from the capital of California, Sacramento! On campus, I’m a coordinator for REACH!, an organization that helps uplift the API community, a an undergradate research assistant with Haas, and am part of the amazing ROHP committee. I also used to be part of a consulting club, my dorm's hall association, and have interned at two non-profits. I'm heavily involved in work that revolves around the community and social justice and know about various ethnic/cultural organizations! In my free time, I enjoy going to Trader Joe’s, tagging my friends on Berkeley’s meme page, and watching Criminal Minds. I know a bunch of facebook pages that are useful to join when you're here at Cal!

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Aniruddh Khanwale

Hi there! My name is Aniruddh Khanwale, and I'm a first-year studying EECS, Materials Science & Engineering (Represent!). I'm from sunny San Diego, so a little bit of cold is nice. On campus, I'm part of MSEA, the Materials Engineering Association. I love reading, learning languages (I'm on my fifth one), and listening to Indian and Latin music. ROHP was one of the main reasons I came to Cal, and I look forward to meeting you at ROHP and showing you around Berkeley. Go Bears!

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Bryan Qiu

Hey everyone! My name is Bryan Qiu (chew). I'm from Chicago, Illinois and I'm a freshman studying EECS. I spend my days napping, watching webcast lectures, and working at the Daily Californian. Hobbies of mine include playing FPS games and poker. ROHP gave me an insider look of what student life at Berkeley was really like, and I hope it can do the same for you. Please don't be afraid to reach out if there's anything I can do for you!

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Trevor Amarante

Hey! My name is Trevor and I am a first year here at Cal studying Mechanical Engineering. I was born in the Central Valley in the city of Fresno and lived in a small town just south of there called Fowler most of my life. On campus I am a part of a Christian fellowship group called Koinonia, play soccer on a couple intramural teams, and am a cadet in the Berkeley Air Force ROTC program. In my free time I love going to Cal football games, going on hikes, playing board games, and exploring the bay area with friends! I can't wait to meet you all and have a great time at ROHP!

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Austin Patel

Hi everyone! My name is Austin Patel, and I am a first year studying electrical engineering and computer science. Before coming to Berkeley I lived in Marin County, which is also in the Bay Area, so I can tell you a lot of fun things to do throughout the Bay Area. In my free time I enjoy running (such a grind) and doing pretty much anything with my friends whether that's swimming, watching the sunset, or playing Smash. My favorite artists are Khalid and Vance Joy, but I listen to a ton of other music as well. I also love baking, and I make some really good chocolate chip cookies. I had an amazing experience during my ROHP, and I hope you all will too!

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Owen Zuidema

Hi everyone! My name is Owen. I'm from Napa, California, and I'm a first year studying Environmental Engineering Science and intending to pursue a minor in Sustainable Design. Outside of class and ROHP, I play on Cal's club ultimate frisbee team, and I'm a member of the Cal Hiking and Outdoors Society (CHAOS). Next year I’ll be an orientation leader and a member of one of our engineering competition teams, Cal Construction! I love to run, draw, go to sports games, combat consumerist culture, and do yoga. In the future, I’m hoping to study abroad, go to graduate school, and start a career in urban infrastructure and resource management. My time at Cal has been quite a ride in just my first year. I’d love to share my experiences with you! If you have any questions about anything (engineering, clubs, housing, sports, social life, academic difficulties, the Bay Area, or college in general), please reach out! I’m excited to show you everything Berkeley has to offer! I couldn’t have chosen a better place to learn about what I love and expand my horizons.

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Kat Bako

Hi! I'm Kat, a first year from Clovis, California. I'm studying Molecular Environmental Biology, intending to go into human healthcare. I'm involved in Hall Association, Koin Fellowship, and Foresight (Cal's pre-optometry club). I love musical theatre, coffee, dogs, Trader Joe's, DIY projects, laughing, New Girl, and peanut butter. Hit me up if you have any bad puns or if you want to hear about how much I love Cal (and chose it despite the fact that Oski is terrifying)!

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Marie Bellevue

Hi, I’m Marie! I am a first year intended Media Studies and Psychology major from San Diego County. Despite my time in SoCal, my original roots are in NorCal as I was born in Berkeley and spent most of my childhood here. I am currently involved in ROHP, am a news reporter for Daily Californian, and am soon to be a GBO leader. I also spend much of my time with my horse, Ray, at Sunset Ridge Equestrian Center or with my lovely friends. I went to a high school with no knowledge of what the Regents’ and Chancellor's Scholarship was and have extensive experience not believing that I deserved the scholarship, so if anyone feels as though they are in the same boat as I was or has any questions, feel free to reach out.

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Javaria Khan

Hi! My name is Javaria. I'm a first year prospective Political Science major (specializing in International Relations) from Richmond, California. I enjoy studying South Asian history, Pashtun national identity, and international humanitarian law. In my free time, I like to journal and edit photos. My favorite TV shows are The Office and Made in Heaven. I look forward to meeting you at ROHP, and I hope that in your time here, you will learn more about the Cal experience.

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