Meet-Ups & Meals

Homecoming weekend has already occurred, but we invite you to explore 2018’s diverse array of events!

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.

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.


SOLD OUT 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!


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.

Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ is SOLD OUT but Cal sorority alumnae are invited to stop by whether or not they have purchased BBQ tickets. 


LGBTQ Cal Alumni Reunion Brunch

10/13/18 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.  

The Gender Equity Resource Center and the Cal Alumni Association welcome LGBTQ alumni and their family and friends to celebrate LGBTQ life at Cal past, present, and future. Enjoy the company of friends old and new, hear from current LGBTQ students, and learn about advances made to support our community on campus and beyond. A short speaking program will take place at 11 a.m. 

Separate, no-cost registration is required. Visit the LGBTQ Brunch event page to reserve your spot and find full details. For further information, write to Billy Curtis, director of the UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center, at


Cal Lacrosse Homecoming Tailgate

10/13/18 1 p.m.4 p.m.  

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.


International House Global Homecoming

10/14/18 10 a.m.3 p.m.  

Join us under the dome for a full day of activities, featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, and scrumptious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement — don’t miss out on the fun!

  • 10:15–10:30 a.m. Presentation on “Cultural Disconnects with Refugees and Immigrants” by I-House Executive Director Emeritus Joe Lurie
  • 10:30–11 a.m. I-House Architecture and Art Tour
  • 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Robertson Center of Intercultural Leadership (CIL) Interactive Session
  • 12–1 p.m. Global Table Talk Lunch
  • 1:30–3 p.m. “Around the World Under the Dome” Fashion Show and Tasting Festival
  • 2–2:30 p.m. I-House Tour Led by Admissions Office

Separate registration is required. For full details, event updates, and to register please visit


Cal Parents Communication Roundtable

10/14/18 11 a.m.1 p.m.  

Join us for a hosted lunch and conversation on parent communications. Letter Home, Resource Guide for Parents, the Cal Parents website, Cal Parents Facebook page, and Facebook live events are just a few of the ways we connect with you. We’d love to hear how you think we’re doing. We’ve also invited a few special guests to discuss their specific areas of campus and answer questions. Please come and join this engaging afternoon of discussion.

Separate registration is required; space is limited — first come, first served. For full details and to register please visit

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