Dear Cal Student,

As part of the University's alcohol prevention program, all incoming students are required to complete a confidential, online alcohol education course, entitled AlcoholEdu for College. The course uses science-based research to educate students about alcohol and its effects. Whether you drink or not, the course will help you make informed decisions about alcohol and better deal with drinking behavior that may occur around you.

To take the course, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capability. If you do not have home access to a computer, you can use any publicly-available computer with Internet.

The course consists of two parts, both of which must be completed to satisfy this requirement. All information you provide is confidential. Campus and AlcoholEDU staff will never see individual student surveys or responses.

Part 1
This part will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.

It includes:

  • A pre-survey;
  • A pre-test of your alcohol knowledge;
  • The educational course;
  • An exam, which you must pass with a score of at least 80%; and
  • A post-survey.
You may access Part 1 of the course beginning July 22, 2015. The deadline for completing Part 1 is August 20, 2015. If you fail to complete Part 1 by October 1, 2015 an administrative block will be placed on your account.

Part 2

After you arrive on campus, you will receive an email with instructions completing Part 2 of the course. This part will take about 10 minutes to complete.

It includes:
  • Updated alcohol information;
  • A short video; and
  • A final survey
Both parts of the course must be completed no later than October 15, 2015 in order to satisfy this requirement.

Note to Transfer, Re-Entry and Older Students

Even though you may be of legal drinking age and/or may have already considered your drinking behaviors, we ask you to complete the program, because:

1) Your academic and social life at Cal may be affected by students whose drinking attitudes are less well-established than yours;

2) You may be asked by underage students to help them purchase alcohol. Are you aware of the legal and campus consequences of drinking with-or furnishing alcohol to-underage individuals?

3) You may learn something from the program, or re-think some of your attitudes and behaviors about alcohol.

4) As a new member of the campus community, you are responsible-as we all are-for helping to maintain the health and safety of our community. We believe that completing this course will support you to do so.

All new students:
To login to AlcoholEdu, you must enter the course through the MyBerkeleyApp site every time. This way you do not need an AlcoholEdu login or password (but you do need your AppID and password for MyBerkeleyApp).

  • Go to
  • Log in to MyBerkeleyApp
  • Click on the Checklist tab on your home page
  • Click on the Alcohol Education Requirement link (goes to our AlcoholEdu information page)
  • Click on the "Go to Alcohol Edu" button (goes to alcoholedu site)

If you receive the message "Service Unavailable" while trying to navigate through your course, please try the trouble shooting steps listed below.

Step 1. 
Check minimum system requirements:

EverFi supports any major web browser released within the previous two---year period.  Some browsers may require Adobe Flash for multimedia content.
• Chrome20+
• Firefox 14+
• Safari 5+
• MicrosoftInternet Explorer 9+
• AlcoholEdu for College is also supported on the default browser on Android 4.0+
• Smartphones will not work

Step 2.
Resolve most issues w/ these 3 steps:
• Switch browsers --- use Chrome or Firefox when you can instead of IE
• Clear  Cache:
• If you seem stuck, your screen may be zoomed in too much causing you to miss a prompt ornavigation button. To zoom out on a PC hit"control 0 (zero)" and on a Mac hit"command 0 (zero)".

Step 3.
Additional troubleshooting options:
• Close all other applications and tabs (i.e. iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)
• Full Screen mode: Windows, press F11/Mac, click View menu on the browser and select Full Screen
• Ensure the course is in its own browser window and not within a frame of the school portal or email client
• If on a wireless connection, try a wired connection
• Reboot the computer
• Disable all popup blockers and 3rd party toolbars
• Try accessing the course from a different connection (computer lab, library, etc.)
• Try accessing at a different time of day (during non---peak internet usage hours, i.e. morning)

Step 4.
Still Need Help?
Visit our 24/7 technical support center to speak with a live agent or submit a ticket. Click the Help link in our course to access this site.

Non-urgent questions or comments about this program may be emailed to

Thank you and enjoy the course.

Most don't experience harmful academic, physical, or social consequences due to their drinking. However, our campus works year-round with our community partners to create an alcohol environment that is as low risk as possible for all who live, study, work and play around campus.

Parents and Guardians play an extremely important and unique role in this effort. Make it a top priority to communicate your expectations to your student before arriving at campus. They are influenced by your expectations and by the desire to avoid the consequences of failing to meet them. Use the information at to learn about college drinking and help you clarify and effectively communicate your expectations and possible consequences for your student.

Alcohol on Campus

Cal Alcohol Policies and Resources

Medical, Counseling and Educational Services: University Health Services - Tang Center

On-line Educational Materials: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Party Safe @ Cal Website: Find out how to have fun, manage the risks, and reduce harm to self and community.

Overview and Instructions Technical Support Directions for Parents and Guardians Resources