System Availability

Standard Cal Answers availability:

  • Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm (with Help Desk support)
  • Monday - Friday: 5pm to midnight (without support and subject to maintenance)
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8am to midnight (without support and subject to maintenance)

System maintenance is handled outside the supported hours and a system unavailable message will appear if you try to login during a maintenance window. 

Cal Answers Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, except university holidays.

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Office Hours

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Cal Answers That! on Wisdom Cafe

The Wisdom Café (link is external) is where Berkeley staff learn and share professional and career development ideas, stories, tips, and resources. 

  • Check out the Cal Answers That! May spotlight on Student Data Super User Susan Hagstrom to learn how Cal Answers supports her in her role as Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advising in the College of Environmental Design. Access the article here.
  • The Cal Answers That! December spotlight featured Student Data Super User Chelan Huddleston explaining how Cal Answers supports her in her role as College Curriculum Analyst for the College of Letters and Science. Access the article here.(link is external)

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Welcome to Cal Answers

Cal Answers is an analytical tool allowing UC Berkeley to view centralized, integrated information from various campus systems. The tool makes data accessible to all, enabling staff, faculty, and students to locate reliable, consistent answers to critical campus questions. Whether you're performing big tasks like developing your unit's annual budget or managing your aid offerings - or you're conducting day-to-day inquiries like reviewing last month's on-contract spending or researching your students' graduation rates - Cal Answers helps you to quickly and easily find the data to inform your work.

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Data Refresh Schedule

Please review the Data Refresh Schedule to identify when campus data is available in Cal Answers for the different subject areas.

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Student Data Subject Area Dashboard Map

Cal Answers Global Dashboards for student data provide easy access to UC Berkeley data to answer questions related to our student Applicants, Curriculum, Demographics & Outcomes and Financials.

Our Cal Answers Student Data Subject Area Dashboard Map can help you identify the reports and common filters available for each of the student subject areas.

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