Meet-Ups & Meals

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

Cal Family Dinner

Friday 6 p.m.9 p.m.  

This is Friday night’s big event for all Bears! Alumni, parents, students, families, and friends will come together to experience the culinary culture of the Bay Area. We’ll celebrate classes in milestone reunions and introduce incoming Cal family members to our favorite traditions. Enjoy dinner and dessert al fresco from a wide variety of gourmet food trucks, entertainment from student performance groups, and a special greeting from Chancellor Carol T. Christ at 7 p.m.

On-site registration (if space is available): $55 for adults; $50 for Cal students or kids age 5–17. Registration also includes unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all the amenities available at Homecoming Headquarters.

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Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ SOLD OUT

Saturday 12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.  

Relax before the game at a traditional tailgate barbeque with special seating areas for each alumni class, 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! You’ll also have a chance to hear from Chancellor Carol T. Christ in a brief program at 1:45 p.m.

Please note, the BBQ time has changed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in response to the 5 p.m. football kickoff.

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Cal Parents Farewell Brunch (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 9:30 a.m.12 p.m.  

Bring the whole family to close out an unforgettable weekend with award-winning brunch fare and excellent company.

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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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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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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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Celebrating the Class of 1954 Chair

Friday 12:45 p.m.1:15 p.m.  

Join the Class of 1954 as they honor past chairs and welcome Richard Allen, Professor and Chair of Earth and Planetary Science, as the new recipient of the Class of 1954 Endowed Chair. Professor Allen’s lecture “Earthquake Warning: New Technology to Reduce This Critical Threat” will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the same location.

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2017 Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Reception

Friday 5 p.m.7 p.m.  

Join us as we congratulate and celebrate the recipients of the 2017 Volunteer Awards: outstanding alumni, parents, and friends who provide selfless contributions of time and effort to the Berkeley community. We’re proud to present these honors — the Sather Gate Young Volunteer Award, the Spirit of 1868 Volunteer Award, and the Loyal Company Outstanding Volunteer Group Award — to these dedicated campus friends. For more information on the awards, please visit awards.berkeley.edu/volunteer-awards.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Alumni Association and UC Berkeley Foundation Board of Trustees
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Cal Parents Leadership Breakfast

Saturday 8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.  

Last year, more than 5,000 families made gifts to enrich students’ educational experience and ensure Berkeley’s continued excellence. At this invitation-only breakfast, leadership donors, volunteers, and their families will hear a campus update from Chancellor Christ and learn more about the positive impact that parent philanthropy has on the university.

Contact Karla Rodebush at krodebush@berkeley.edu for more information.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Parents Program
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Fall Program for Freshmen Parents and Family Coffee Break

Saturday 9 a.m.10:30 a.m.  

Parents and family members of students in FPF Berkeley and FPF San Francisco are invited to join us for coffee and pastries in the FPF courtyard. This is a casual opportunity for parents and families to connect with FPF advisors, instructors, and student ambassadors. There will be no formal presentation; students and their families are welcome to stop by anytime!

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CalSO Comes Together at Bear Affair

Saturday 12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.  

Calling all CalSO and CalPrep alumni and family! Join us for special seating at the Bear Affair BBQ, our annual reunion. Reconnect with folks from your year and meet alums from throughout the years. Let’s do the Timewarp again!

If you have questions or would like to confirm your seating with our group, please email timewarpcalso@gmail.com.

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Pilipino American Alumni Chapter Tailgate

Saturday 2 p.m.5 p.m.  

All Pilipino alumni are invited to join fellow Bears, current and former, for an afternoon of camaraderie, networking, and fun prior to the football game. Please bring refreshments and snacks to share! 

If you have questions or would like to confirm your participation, please email bmanilay@yahoo.com.

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