Meet-Ups & Meals

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Chancellor's Homecoming Reception

10/12/18 6 p.m.8 p.m.  

The whole Cal community comes together for Friday night’s big event! Alumni, parents, and students are invited to a relaxed reception on Memorial Glade. Roll out your Homecoming blanket on the lawn as we celebrate classes in milestone reunions and introduce incoming Berkeley family members to our favorite traditions. Refreshments included for ticketed guests — or bring your own picnic if you prefer! Hear from Chancellor Carol T. Christ at 7 p.m. and enjoy entertainment from student performance groups as they warm up for the Homecoming Rally immediately following. 

Advance registration: $25 per person for light bites and nonalcoholic beverages. On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $40 per person. Cash bar on-site. Some seating accommodations will be available for guests with mobility restrictions.

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Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ

10/13/18 10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.  

Relax before the game at a traditional tailgate barbeque with special seating areas for alumni classes, 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! 

Advance registration: $35 for adults; $30 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $50 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). 

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Cal Lacrosse Homecoming Tailgate

10/13/18
3 hours before football kickoff
 

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Cal Men’s Lacrosse team’s 1998 National Championship and Berkeley’s 150th birthday — the perfect occasion to come back to campus! The Cal lacrosse community will come together for a day and evening of festivities, starting with a tailgate before the Homecoming football game. Enjoy food from local favorite Top Dog, hear from Coach Webster about the 2019 season, and reminisce with the 1998 team. All past, present, and future Cal lacrosse players and coaches are invited as well as their families, friends, and anyone who supports the team.

Separate registration is required for the tailgate. Visit the Cal Lacrosse event page to purchase tickets and find more details about the pre-game tailgate and the after-party that will wrap up the evening.

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Cal Greek Alumnae at the Bear Affair BBQ

10/13/18 10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.  

Gather with sorority ​alumnae in a special seating area at the Bear Affair ​Tailgate ​BBQ prior to the Cal vs. UCLA football game! This is a chance to reconnect with friends from all chapters and class years and to celebrate the 150th birthday of our alma mater.

Cal sorority alumnae are invited to stop by whether or not they have purchased BBQ tickets. Bear Affair BBQ advance registration: $35 for adults; $30 for Cal students and children (age 5–7). On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $50 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–7). 

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