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.4 p.m.  
10/19/19 9 a.m.1 p.m.  

Come by for a chance to talk with campus leadership about topics specific 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 on campus. Plan on having a chance to talk to the Dean of Students and many of the colleges as well as parent, housing, and other teams to help you help your student thrive!

Check back in August for the schedule of deans and faculty who 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 out your Homecoming blanket 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 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 adults, Cal students, and children (age 5–17). 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 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: $40 for adults; $30 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). 

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Young Alumni at the Bear Affair BBQ

10/19/19 10:30 a.m.1:30 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.

Advance registration: $40 for adults; $30 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). Click the “Register” button above and select “Young Alumni” when asked which group you want to sit with at the BBQ. On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). 

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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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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! Roll out your Homecoming blanket 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 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 adults, Cal students, and children (age 5–17). Click the “Register” button above and select “Cal Greek Women” when asked for the group with which you wish to sit at the reception. 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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CalGreeks Alumni at the Bear Affair BBQ

10/19/19 10:30 a.m.1:30 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.

Bear Affair BBQ advance registration: $40 for adults; $30 for Cal students and children (age 5–7). Click the “Register” button above and select “CalGreeks” when asked which group you want to sit with at the BBQ. On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–7). 

Sponsored by: 
Cal Greek Women and the LEAD Center
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LGBTQ Alumni and Parents Weekend Brunch

10/19/19 10:30 a.m.1 p.m.  

LGBTQ alumni and visiting parents of current LGBTQ students are invited to join us for the second LGBTQ Community Homecoming at UC Berkeley! The Gender Equity Resource Center and the Cal Alumni Association welcome alumni and their family and friends to this special reception celebrating Cal LGBTQ life past, present, and future. Enjoy the company of friends old and new, hear from current Cal LGBTQ students, and learn about advances made to support our community on campus and beyond.

Reservations required; a link to reserve your space will be forthcoming.

Sponsored by: 
Gender Equity Resource Center and Cal Alumni Association
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UC Rally Committee Alumni Gathering at Bear Affair

10/19/19 10:30 a.m.1:30 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. Then join the committee for the Sproul Rally and March Up.

Bear Affair BBQ advance registration: $40 for adults; $30 for Cal students and children (age 5–7). Click the “Register” button above and select “Rally Comm” when asked which group you want to sit with at the BBQ. 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. 

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International House Global Homecoming

10/20/19 9:30 a.m.3 p.m.  

Join us under the dome for a full day of unique I-House experiences, community building, and scrumptious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement — don’t miss out on activities like the “Around the World” fashion show and tasting festival.

Separate registration is required. For a complete schedule of events, program updates, and to register, please visit ihouse.berkeley.edu/globalhomecoming

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