Recognizing the needs of the campus community, UC Berkeley made the strategic decision to replace its constellation of aging, disparate, and internally built and maintained student systems with a modern and fully-integrated vendor-supported system that now includes admissions, enrollment, registration, financial aid, student accounts, advising, and more. The 2014-17 SIS Project implementation was made possible thanks to the strong support and hard work of students, faculty, staff, and campus leadership. 

SIS Project Kickoff


Prior to the Student Informations Systems (SIS) Project implementation, UC Berkeley's ability to provide efficient service to students was hampered by the siloed nature of our legacy systems.

The former structure created data inconsistencies and vulnerability to security threats, and had the potential to cause uneeded financial expenses and even delayed graduation for students. The aging SIS systems were also a pain point for the faculty who were unable to adequately manage basic issues around course management. The labor-intensive environment took precious time away from students, faculty, and staff. 

To get a sense of the compelling case for change and understand the scope and complexity of the SIS project view an overview diagram of UC Berkeley's legacy systems.

UC Berkeley Legacy Systems Replaced

(View a larger version of the UC Berkeley legacy student systems that we replaced.)

Current System Map

The new SIS integrates all key student data and processes in one place, CalCentral.