Athletics & Spirit

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

Residence Hall Student Banner Contest

10/18/19 9 a.m.5 p.m.  

Students from each residence hall will be designing and creating banners that capture their communities’ spirit — and everyone is invited to vote on their favorite. The winner will be announced by Chancellor Christ at the Homecoming football game. Join us for this annual campus tradition!

Sponsored by: 
Residence Hall Assembly (RHA) and Residential Life
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Cal Spirit Noon Rally

10/18/19 12 p.m.1 p.m.  

Light up your blue and gold pride at this lively, all-campus event featuring all of your favorite Cal Spirit groups!

Coming to Berkeley before Friday? Be sure to check out the other spirit events sponsored by the UC Rally Committee earlier in the week, too!

Sponsored by: 
UC Rally Committee
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High-Performance Athletic Lessons to Inspire You

10/18/19 3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.  

The University of California’s athletics department strives to build a consistent culture of excellence for approximately 850 student-athletes in 30 varsity athletic programs. Cal’s elite coaches utilize strategies to build leaders who will succeed long after student-athletes have donned the blue and gold in competitive arenas. Join Cal’s director of athletics and two nationally-regarded head coaches to learn how sports high-performance leadership and motivational strategies can inspire you to pursue excellence in your personal and professional aspirations.

Speaker(s): 
Jim Knowlton
Director of Athletics

Jim Knowlton is in his second year as director of athletics, having established himself as a dynamic leader and accomplished administrator through service in intercollegiate athletics and the U.S. Army. Prior to his coming to Berkeley, Knowlton served as AD at Air Force for three years and previously spent seven overseeing the athletic department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was named the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Athletic Director of the Year. Throughout his career, Knowlton has focused on and successfully fostered programs that place a premium on leadership and character development among student-athletes, coaches, and staff.

Jack Clark
Head Coach, Rugby

Jack Clark is entering his 37th year as head coach, and has directed the Golden Bears to 24 national 15s and five national 7s championships. Under his leadership, Cal has posted records of 671-94-5 (.875) in 15s and 174-19-0 (.901) in 7s, earning him UC Berkeley’s Glenn T. Seaborg Award, a Living Legend honor by Pac-12 Networks, and a selection to the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame. Clark has produced 136 All-Americans and 48 players with 715 combined appearances on the United States National 15s Team. A member of the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame, Clark served as the head coach of the U.S. National Team from 1993–99.

Teri McKeever
Head Coach, Women’s Swimming and Diving

Regarded as one of the most accomplished swimming mentors in the United States — if not the world — Teri McKeever is entering her 29th season overseeing the women’s swimming and diving program. Over the course of her career with the Golden Bears, she has guided Cal to four NCAA and four Pac-12 team championships, and top three finishes at the NCAA Championships 11 years in a row for the longest current streak in the country. In 2012, McKeever served as head coach of the U.S. Olympic women’s swimming team in London, a unit that included six past, present, and future Golden Bears who produced 13 medals for Team USA.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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Cal Women’s Soccer vs. USC

10/18/19 4 p.m.  

Join us as we cheer on our Golden Bears as they take on Pac-12 rival USC.

Visit calbears.com/tickets to purchase your tickets. $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and ages 2–17, and free for Cal Students with ID.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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Student-Athlete Alumni Welcome Reception

Enjoy light appetizers and beverages while connecting with student-athletes from your time at Cal, mingling with Golden Bears from other graduating classes, and meeting current head coaches for Cal’s 30 intercollegiate athletics programs.

This event is reserved for student-athlete alumni and their guests. For a full schedule for Cal student-athlete alumni-specific events, please visit CalAthleticsFund.com/SAAReunion2019.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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Spirit of California — Card Stunts at Cal

10/18/19 5:30 p.m.6 p.m.  

Card stunts have become a staple at major sporting events. Join the UC Rally Committee’s directors of traditions and stunts for a brief presentation on Cal’s most colorful invention and tradition. Come learn how it all began here!

Coming to Berkeley before Friday? Be sure to check out the other spirit events sponsored by the UC Rally Committee earlier in the week, too!

Sponsored by: 
UC Rally Committee
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Cal Women’s Field Hockey vs. UC Davis

10/18/19 6 p.m.  

Cheer on your Golden Bears as they take on the Aggies.

Games are free to attend.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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Cal Women’s Volleyball vs. Utah

10/18/19 7 p.m.  

Rally with your Golden Bears as they take on the Utes.

Visit calbears.com/tickets to purchase your tickets. $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and ages 2–17, and free for Cal Students with ID. 

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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Homecoming Rally

10/18/19 8 p.m.  

This must-see show combines the classic tradition and spirit that Golden Bears love with the talent and diversity of today’s student body: performances by Cal Band, Dance, Cheer, and more of the best student performance groups on campus. The rally is a great event for all parents, alumni, students, and friends.

Coming to Berkeley before Friday? Be sure to check out the other spirit events sponsored by the UC Rally Committee earlier in the week, too!

Sponsored by: 
UC Rally Committee
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Student-Athlete Alumni Tailgate

10/19/19 8:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.  

Revel in game-day festivities with student-athlete alumni from all sports! Wear your blue and gold and join us for food, beverages, music, and family-friendly activities.

This event is reserved for student-athlete alumni and their guests. For a full schedule for Cal student-athlete alumni-specific events, please visit CalAthleticsFund.com/SAAReunion2019.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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Cal Lacrosse Homecoming Tailgate

10/19/19 9 a.m.1 p.m.  

Cal Men’s Lacrosse fans: Please join us for a fantastic celebration before the Cal vs. Oregon State football game. All current, past and future players, coaches, families, friends, and fans are welcome! Start time will be three hours before football kickoff (TBA). 

Reserve your tickets now.

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UC Rally Committee Alumni Gathering at Bear Affair

10/19/19 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.  

Come join current members of the UC Rally Committee as well as old committee friends to reminisce about your days on campus and hear about exciting events in the upcoming year.

On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–7). Alumni of the UC Rally Committee are invited to stop by whether or not they have purchased BBQ tickets. Cash bar on-site. Ticket prices include the Class Pass.

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Cal vs. Oregon State Homecoming Football Game

10/19/19 11:30 a.m.  

Cal battles Oregon State in a Pac-12 match-up. Last season in Corvallis, Patrick Laird rushed for a season-high 193 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 49–7 rout of the Beavers.

Football tickets are sold separately through Cal Athletics: visit fevo.me/homecoming19 for discounted tickets starting at $35 each. For special requests, including ADA seating, please call 800.GO.BEARS and press “3” to speak to a Cal Athletics ticket representative. Please note that students with season tickets have their own section. Students wishing to sit with their families will need to either purchase an additional ticket or purchase up to two student guest passes through calbears.com/tickets.

Class of 1969: Are you interested in a premium seating experience for the 50th reunion Homecoming football game? Enjoy comfortable padded chairback seating with an all-inclusive hospitality viewing area with your reunion class. Contact Scott Adamek at 510.642.8131 or s.adamek@berkeley.edu by Friday, October 11 to learn more about premium seating group packages in the Stadium Club and Press Level Suite. There is only one suite available so it will sell out quickly. A portion of the cost of premium seating tickets is tax deductible and will be included in the Class of 1969 reunion gift campaign totals.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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Women’s Student-Athlete Alumni Networking

As we celebrate 150 years of women attending Cal, interact with other female student-athlete alumni to build your network across a variety of industries.

This event is reserved for student-athlete alumni and their guests. For a full schedule for Cal student-athlete alumni-specific events, please visit CalAthleticsFund.com/SAAReunion2019.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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Brunch with the Director of Athletics

Enjoy lunch with Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton and learn more about his vision: to build on the championship culture that has led to Bears winning at least one national title for 46 straight years. Exceptional student-athlete experiences in athletics, academics, and for personal growth are at the heart of Knowlton’s plans for the department.

This event is reserved for student-athlete alumni and their guests. For a full schedule for Cal student-athlete alumni-specific events, please visit CalAthleticsFund.com/SAAReunion2019.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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