Meet-Ups & Meals

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

Parents’ Info Lounge

10/18/19 10 a.m.3 p.m.  
10/19/19 9 a.m.1 p.m.  

Come by for a chance to talk with campus leadership about topics of specific interest to Cal Parents and families. Learn what resources are available for you and get advice on how your student can make the most of their time at Berkeley. You’ll get a chance to talk to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, deans, and staff from many of the colleges as well as members of our Cal Parents, Career Center, and others who can help you help your student thrive! See below for who is currently scheduled to be in the lounge.

Friday, October 18

10–11 a.m.
Carol Christ, Chancellor and Professor Emeritus, English

11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Vice Provost For Academic Planning and Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Jim Knowlton, Director of Athletics
Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost, Graduate Studies; Dean, Graduate Division; Professor, Graduate School of Education

12–1 p.m.
Oliver O’Reilly, Chair, Academic Senate and Professor, Materials Engineering
Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

1–2 p.m.
Steve Sutton, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor, Administration

2–3 p.m.
Cathy Koshland, Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Education and Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
David Ackerly, Dean, College of Natural Resources and Professor, Integrative Biology

Saturday, October 19

9–10 a.m.
Jeff MacKie-Mason, University Librarian, Chief Digital Scholarship Officer, and Professor, School of Information and Economics

10 a.m.–12 p.m.
David Ortega, Director, Parent Services and Communication

12–1 p.m. 
Andra Lee, Director, Parent Philanthropy and Engagement

Check back right before Homecoming for an updated schedule of who else will be in the lounge.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Parents
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Chancellor’s Homecoming Reception

10/18/19 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 your Homecoming blanket out on the lawn as we celebrate class and affinity reunions and introduce incoming Berkeley family members to our favorite traditions.

Tickets include snacks — or bring your own picnic if you prefer! Hear from Chancellor Carol Christ at 7:15 p.m. and enjoy entertainment from student performance groups as they warm up for the Homecoming Rally immediately following. On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $40 for adults, Cal students, and children (age 5–17). Cash bar on-site. Ticket prices include the Class Pass. Some seating will be available for guests needing mobility accommodation.

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Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ

10/19/19 9:30 a.m.12:30 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!

On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). Cash bar on-site. Ticket prices include the Class Pass.

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Young Alumni at the Bear Affair BBQ

10/19/19 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.  

Looking for a tailgate? Register for the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ and pre-game with other young alumni on the Campanile Esplanade. Don’t be shy about going for second helpings — they are included in the price! Already have tailgate plans? Make sure the Bear Affair is one of your pregame stops.

On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). Cash bar on-site. Ticket prices include the Class Pass.

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Bears Lounge

10/18/19 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/19/19 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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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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Cal Greek Women at the Chancellor’s Homecoming Reception

10/18/19 6 p.m.8 p.m.  

The whole Cal community comes together for Friday night’s big event, where we will have a special section for Cal Greek Women! Roll your Homecoming blanket out on the lawn as we celebrate our reunion. Tickets include snacks — or bring your own picnic if you prefer! (Cal Greek Women are invited to stop by whether or not they have purchased reception tickets.)

Hear from Chancellor Carol Christ at 7:15 p.m. and enjoy entertainment from student performance groups as they warm up for the Homecoming Rally immediately following. On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $40 for adults, Cal students, and children (age 5–17). Cash bar on-site. Ticket prices include the Class Pass.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Greek Women
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Homecoming Shabbat at Berkeley Hillel

10/18/19 6 p.m.9:30 p.m.  

All family and friends are welcome to Hillel and our Sukkah! Every week, the Jewish community comes together to celebrate Shabbat. At 6 p.m., join us for candle lighting and spirited services, an opportunity to reflect and rejuvenate. At 7 p.m., enjoy a delicious meal with other students. Hang out afterward for board games, singing, and more!

Register online at berkeleyhillel.org/homecoming-shabbat and find out more information at berkeleyhillel.org.

Sponsored by: 
Berkeley Hillel
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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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Chancellor's Leadership Breakfast

10/19/19 9 a.m.10:30 a.m.  

A special thank you for Cal’s 2019 parent and alumni volunteers. Invitation only.

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CalGreeks Alumni at the Bear Affair BBQ

10/19/19 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.  

Gather with CalGreeks fraternity and sorority alumni in a special seating area at the Bear Affair BBQ prior to the Cal vs. Oregon State football game! This is a chance to reconnect with friends from all chapters and class years, while visiting campus. CalGreeks alumni are invited to stop by whether or not they have purchased BBQ tickets to meet and connect with fellow alumni.

On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–7). Cash bar on-site. Ticket prices include the Class Pass.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Greek Women and the LEAD Center
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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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