Meet-Ups & Meals

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

Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ

Saturday 10:30 a.m.1:30 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 11:45 a.m.

$35 per adult, $30 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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Cal Parents Farewell Brunch

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.

$30 for adults; $25 for Cal students without meal plans or kids 5–17. Cal student meal plans accepted for payment at Crossroads.

Registration also includes unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all the amenities available at Homecoming Headquarters.
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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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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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Class of 1957 60th Reunion Lunch

Friday 11 a.m.2 p.m.  

Catch up on life since Cal and revisit favorite memories at the 11 a.m. social hour and noon luncheon. Special guests include Chancellor Carol T. Christ, Oski, the Cal Band, Men’s Octet, and California Golden Overtones. 

$57 per person. Parking is available in the Lower Sproul garage for an additional $15.

Registration also includes unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all the amenities available 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 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.

$40 for adults; $35 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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Class of 1967 50th Reunion Dinner

Friday 6:30 p.m.10 p.m.  

Enjoy cocktails with your classmates followed by dinner at the base of the beautiful Campanile. Special guests include our new Chancellor Carol T. Christ, the Cal Band, and more.

$125 per person. Valet parking is available for $30.

Registration also includes unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all the amenities available at Homecoming Headquarters.
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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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