Friday

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

A Fly in My Wine

Friday
Time To Be Determined
 

Alumni, family, and friends of entomology at Cal are welcome to join us for an evening of wine, cheese, conversation, and lots of extraordinary arthropods. Reunite with old friends and meet new researchers studying the ecology, evolution, behavior, and biological control of insects and spiders. Learn about all the many places we are working and the exciting new initiatives in outreach and education, historical archives, and collaborations with other museums.

Please email essig.museum@gmail.com to reserve your spot and visit /essig.berkeley.edu/events/homecoming for more details.

Sponsored by: 
Essig Museum
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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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
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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.

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The Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 12 p.m.8 p.m.  

The C. V. Starr East Asian Library’s Fonoroff exhibition displays periodicals, posters, and ephemera from the newly acquired collection of Chinese film studies materials — the largest of its kind in North America. View materials documenting the development of the film and entertainment industry of greater China from its inception in the early decades of the twentieth century to the 1990s.

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Campanile Open House

Friday 10 a.m.3:45 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.  
Sunday 10 a.m.1:30 p.m.  
Sunday 3 p.m.4:45 p.m.  

Get a spectacular, sprawling view of the Bay Area from the observation platform of Sather Tower, also known as the Campanile. One of UC Berkeley’s most beloved and well-known symbols, the Campanile is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world, visible for miles at a height of 307 feet. Enjoy daily carillon concerts at 7:50 a.m., 12 p.m., and 6 p.m.

Visitor Services has waived admission for Homecoming guests — simply show your badge at the entrance.

Sponsored by: 
Visitor Services
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Campus Walking Tour

Friday 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.  
Friday 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.  
Saturday 11 a.m.12:30 p.m.  
Saturday 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.  

Learn about campus architecture, history, and university life during a 90-minute walking tour led by a knowledgeable campus ambassador.

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