The Parent Program invites the parents of Splash students to attend a series of guest lectures, workshops, and student panels over Zoom. Parents have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the college application process, Berkeley student life, and much more! These events occur during the day of Splash. 


Program Registration:
 There is no registration for the parent program. Please instead click the zoom link provided during the appropriate times!
Lunch: We are not offering lunch at this time
Cost: $0 

What you need: A computer and the internet.
ZOOM LINK: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/97947368536 (DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK TILL 03/13/21)

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct

By allowing your children to register as a student with Splash! at Berkeley, you agree to the following codes of conduct:

  1. Parents or Guardians should understand that Splash is an event for students, and is not designed to include parents or guardians beyond granting or withholding permission for their children to participate.
  2. Parents or guardians must be aware of their students’ involvement and are responsible for reviewing the Codes of Conduct for all participants.

General Schedule

9:45 AM:
Opening remarks
10:00 AM:
"College Knowledge" presentation by Haruka Yamashita
11:00 AM:
12:00 PM:
Lunch break
1:00 PM:
"Why is the Pandemic so Hard on Young People?" presentation by Sophie McMullen
2:00 PM:
Cal Undergraduate Student Panel
3:00 PM:
Closing remarks

Event Descriptions

Opening remarks
Splash originated at MIT and has grown to over 20 universities nationwide. We will welcome you and provide a brief history of the Splash program.

"College Knowledge"
“UCs are going Test Blind!” Learn about the 14 Factors that UCs actually look for in students during the college admissions process. Haruka Yamashita (Cornell ’90) is a college admissions counselor and host of College Knowledge Webinars. In 2020, she launched 3 online courses: College Research, College Financial Literacy and College Essay Writing. Visit www.plan-it-education.com

"Why is the Pandemic so Hard on Young People?"
Sophie McMullen will be presenting on why the pandemic is especially hard on young people. The loss of rituals—graduations, proms, and celebrations—has left many young people searching for closure to important life chapters, while their school plans and career goals suddenly had to change. What can young people do? Researchers recommend practices like mindfully noticing and savoring positive experiences, looking for silver linings, creating new rituals that give you time for reflection, and setting goals and intentions for this uncertain time. Sophie will dive into the research behind why young people are especially struggling during this time, and highlighting some potential protective factors.

Cal Undergraduate Student Panel
A panel of students from a diverse array of majors and backgrounds will share their college experiences. Topics range from work-life balance, stress management, to self-navigation in a large university. An open forum follows.


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Last modified by sarahchang on Feb. 24, 2021 at 09:24 p.m.