Athletics & Spirit

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

Residence Hall Student Banner Contest

10/20/17 9 am5 pm  

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

Cal Spirit Noon Rally

10/20/17 12 pm1 pm  

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

Sponsored by: 
UC Rally Committee

Women's Field Hockey vs. UC Davis

10/20/17 6 pm7:30 pm  

Cheer on the Golden Bears as they take on the Aggies from UC Davis.

Free to the public.


Women's Volleyball vs. Washington State

10/20/17 7 pm8:30 pm  

The Golden Bears battle the Washington State Cougars in women’s volleyball. Fans are invited to attend chalk talk 40 minutes before the start of the match in the Haas Pavilion Club Room.

$10 per adult, $5 per youth or senior, free for Cal students with ID. Show your Cal vs. Arizona football ticket to get $5 adult tickets!


Homecoming Rally

10/20/17 8 pm9:30 pm  

A great event for parents, alumni, and students alike! Combining the classic tradition and spirit that all Golden Bears love with the talent and diversity of today’s student body, this rally — featuring Cal Band, Dance, and Cheer, along with the best student a cappella and dance groups on campus — is a must-see show!

Sponsored by: 
UC Rally Committee

Cal Spirit and Traditions

10/21/17 10:30 am11:30 am  

Investigate the rich history of UC Berkeley from its founding to the current era. Expect to hear more than the belabored stats and quippy slogans: we’ll discuss many defining moments in the University’s history that have shaped student life and education throughout the years. From Founder’s Rock, football, and free speech to Sather Tower and the Stanford Axe, this presentation will embody everything at the heart of what it means to be a Golden Bear! 

Conrad Brenneman

Conrad, originally from Chicago, Illinois, is a second year chemistry major and a devoted, loyal Californian. He is the Director of Traditions for the UC Rally Committee, and teaches a one-unit course on Cal History and Traditions. When he’s not doing homework, you can find Conrad taking a leisurely stroll through campus, singing Cal songs, playing card games, and cheering on the Golden Bears at a variety of events. 

Sponsored by: 
UC Rally Committee

Cal vs. Arizona Homecoming Football Game

10/21/17 5 pm  

Cheer on your Golden Bears in the company of friends and family. Football tickets are sold separately through Cal Athletics: visit and enter the code HOMECOMING to receive a discount. The Class of 1967 has special seating for their 50th Reunion; call your class ticket representative at 510.642.2683 to purchase these seats.

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 purchase additional tickets.


Women's Soccer vs. Oregon

10/22/17 11 am12:30 pm  

Watch the team go up against the Oregon Ducks in historic Edwards Stadium.

$10 per adult, $5 per youth or senior, free for Cal students with ID


Women's Volleyball vs. Washington

10/22/17 1 pm2:30 pm  

Root for the Golden Bears as they host the Washington Huskies. Post-match, fans are invited onto the court to get autographs from student-athletes.

$10 per adult, $5 per youth or senior, free for Cal students with ID. Show your Cal vs. Arizona football ticket stub to get $5 adult tickets!