Alumni

Check back often as events will be added to the website frequently — right up until Homecoming weekend!

Class of 1957 60th Reunion Lunch

Friday 11 a.m.2 p.m.  

Catch up on life since Cal and revisit favorite memories at the 11 a.m. social hour and noon luncheon. Special guests include Chancellor Carol T. Christ, Oski, the Cal Band, Men’s Octet, and California Golden Overtones. 

On-site registration (if space is available): $75 per person. Registration also includes unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all the amenities available at Homecoming Headquarters.

Hide

Cal Family Dinner

Friday 6 p.m.9 p.m.  

This is Friday night’s big event for all Bears! Alumni, parents, students, families, and friends will come together to experience the culinary culture of the Bay Area. We’ll celebrate classes in milestone reunions and introduce incoming Cal family members to our favorite traditions. Enjoy dinner and dessert al fresco from a wide variety of gourmet food trucks, entertainment from student performance groups, and a special greeting from Chancellor Carol T. Christ at 7 p.m.

On-site registration (if space is available): $55 for adults; $50 for Cal students or kids age 5–17. Registration also includes unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all the amenities available at Homecoming Headquarters.

Hide

Class of 1967 50th Reunion Dinner

Friday 6:30 p.m.10 p.m.  

Enjoy cocktails with your classmates followed by dinner at the base of the beautiful Campanile. Special guests include our new Chancellor Carol T. Christ, the Cal Band, and more.

On-site registration (if space is available): $140 per person. Registration also includes unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all the amenities available at Homecoming Headquarters.

Hide

Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ SOLD OUT

Saturday 12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.  

Relax before the game at a traditional tailgate barbeque with special seating areas for each alumni class, Cal parents, and student group reunions. Meet up with your friends and family to get your blue and gold spirit ready for football, or to fuel up for your next lecture or tour. Don’t be shy about going for second helpings — they are included in the price! You’ll also have a chance to hear from Chancellor Carol T. Christ in a brief program at 1:45 p.m.

Please note, the BBQ time has changed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in response to the 5 p.m. football kickoff.

Hide

Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

Friday 8 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.5 p.m.  

Explore these libraries that have served the campus for more than 100 years. Be awed by grand spaces like the North Reading Room and Heyns Reading Room and delve into the exhibits of the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery. Plus get special access to the 52 miles of shelves in the Gardner Stacks; simply show your badge at the entrance.

Hide

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Friday 8 a.m.9 p.m.  
Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.9 p.m.  

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features selections from UC Berkeley campus humor magazines, the yearbook, and other student publications. 

Hide

Love Across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Africa

Friday 8 a.m.9 p.m.  
Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.9 p.m.  

This exhibition takes the globalization of Bollywood as a starting point, looking at how the robust and organized Bollywood fan culture of Senegal, West Africa engages with, theorizes, and domesticates Indian popular culture — entering into dialogue with it and making it its own.

Hide

Bears Lounge

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 8 a.m.4 p.m.  

Relax, enjoy refreshments, and plan your day with the help of Cal staff and students.

Hide

Cal Café

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 8 a.m.football kickoff  

Stop by to celebrate Homecoming with complimentary refreshments and light snacks. We will have multiple giveaways as well as a raffle! The café will close on Saturday at football kickoff. Visit alumni.berkeley.edu for more information about the Cal Alumni Association.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Alumni Association
Hide

Ecocity Berkeley at 30

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 1 p.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.10 p.m.  

The Environmental Design Library honors Richard Register’s groundbreaking 1985 publication Ecocity Berkeley. The exhibit exploring Register’s innovative, environmentally conscious city planning work can be found in the Raymond Lifchez and Judith Stronach Exhibition Cases.

Hide

Feed the Bears Philanthropy Tent

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 8 a.m.football kickoff  

UC Berkeley is one of the top public universities in the world because of the support of thousands of donors who believe in our mission. Stop by the tent to speak to staff and students about the impact that this essential funding has on our campus.

Members of the Charter Hill and Benjamin Ide Wheeler Societies and Berkeley Loyal: we will have a small giveaway for you, as thanks for your ongoing generosity! Berkeley Loyal (loyal.berkeley.edu) recognizes donors whose consistent giving fuels Berkeley’s excellence. The Charter Hill Society (charterhill.berkeley.edu) recognizes donors whose annual donations total $1,000 or more anywhere on campus. The Wheeler Society (planyourlegacy.berkeley.edu) recognizes individuals and families who provide philanthropic support to Berkeley through planned gifts. 

Hide

Herstory: Chinese American Women, 165 Years of Struggle and Success

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 1 p.m.6 p.m.  

Drawn from the personal collection of Dr. Chang C. Chen, Herstory features rare photographs and case descriptions of efforts by Chinese American women to gain legal standing in the U.S. Beginning in 1852, the exhibit documents women who fought for equal treatment in the eyes of the law and for citizenship and immigration rights. Far from being passive, Chinese American women have a legacy of resistance, from advocating for the right to public education to fighting against discriminatory detention and deportation. At a time of public debate around immigration and belonging in the United States, this exhibit shines a light on the “herstory” of brave women who fought for their place in America and the place of future generations.

Hide

Homecoming Headquarters

Friday 9 a.m.8 p.m.  
Saturday 8 a.m.4 p.m.  

Stop in at Homecoming Headquarters when you first arrive to pick up your name tag. This badge gives you access to lectures, museums, libraries, tours, golf cart service, and all of the amenities at Homecoming Headquarters. 

Hide

Residence Hall Student Banner Contest

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  

Vote for your favorite banner and help one unit earn bragging rights! Students from each residence hall will design and create a banner to capture their building’s spirit. This second year contest is the start of a new campus tradition you can be part of too.

Sponsored by: 
Residence Hall Assembly and Residential Education
Hide

The Environmental Design Library Open House

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 1 p.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.10 p.m.  

The Environmental Design Library has the largest collection west of the Mississippi for architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Explore a wide array of resources including rare publications, hand-made artists’ books, and more.

Hide