Welcome to MSE at Berkeley. This wiki is intended to help new students with their adjustment to the school and city. We have primer pages on local services such as banking, food, finding a house, and transportation. There are also tips for school-related stuff like class registration, Berkeley time and applying for your degree, as well as government services like getting a driver's license and establishing residency.
New Ph.D. students will probably want to take a look at our introduction to the preliminary examination.
I encourage you to contribute to this wiki with anything you think will be helpful for new students. Due to problems with spam, new accounts will have to be authorized by an admin. If you would like an account, please submit a request here on the wiki and then email Max to let him know.
Thanks to Kari for setting up this wiki. Apologies to all previous authors whose contributions were wiped out in the battle against spam.