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Bear Facts

What is Bear Facts?

Bear Facts is a system that provides information regarding your registration, grades, financial aid, billing, class schedule, and more. You also use Bear Facts to change your addresses and phone numbers, order transcripts, view your DARS report, and complete/submit a Statement of Legal Residence.

Accessing Bear Facts

You log on to Bear Facts using your CalNet ID and passphrase. If you have not used Bear Facts before, you must first establish a CalNet ID using your 4-digit PIN as your current passphrase. You must then choose a passphrase of at least 9 characters (maximum 255), which can also include blanks. Your passphrase must contain at least three different character classes. (The defined character classes are uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation, and all other characters.) If, for any reason, you are unable to obtain a new passphrase or are unable to log on with your current passphrase, you must go to User and Accounts Services, 2195 Hearst Avenue, Room 111, to obtain a new Bear Facts passphrase.

Bear Facts Frequently Asked Questions

How do students use it? You log on to Bear Facts by using your CalNet ID passphrase (see above). Once you are in the system, you can navigate through a series of screens to find the information you need. You can easily obtain a copy of the information you see on the screen by using your web browser's print function. Who is eligible to use it? Current students, students eligible to register for the next semester, and students registered for the previous semester can use Bear Facts. How current is the information? Bear Facts is updated every night with information from the student database. The student database is also updated nightly with any address changes made on Bear Facts.

What are the hours of Bear Facts?

Bear Facts is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Address changes can only be done from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm every day. Can students make any changes to their records on Bear Facts? Currently, you can change your addresses (local, permanent, and billing) and telephone numbers (local and permanent). Changes made on Bear Facts automatically update the student database system - you will not need to complete and submit a separate address change form. Are there Bear Facts stations available on campus? Although Bear Facts can be accessed from any computer with internet access and a web browser, there are dedicated Bear Facts computer stations across campus for general student use.

Campus Bear Facts Terminals
Wheeler Microcomputer Facilities Lab - 211 Wheeler Hall
Financial Aid Office - window of 220 Sproul Hall
Office of the Registrar - 127 Sproul Hall & Main Lobby of Sproul Hall
Haas Business School Computing Lab
College of Environmental Design Undergraduate Office - Hearst Field Annex, Bldg. B
College of Natural Resources Dean's Office - 128 Giannini Hall
Summer Sessions Office - 22 Wheeler Hall
Career and Graduate School Services - 212 Banway Building
Music Department - Morrison Hall (Music graduate students only)





This page was last updated on Friday, August 07, 2009