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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. 

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

Mailing list

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Office hours

Learn more and sign up for a one-on-one consultation to ask your Cal Answers questions!

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.

cal Answers data refresh schedule