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Cal vs. Arizona Homecoming Football Game

Saturday
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Cheer on your Golden Bears in the company of friends and family. Football tickets are sold separately through Cal Athletics: visit calbears.com/code and enter the code HOMECOMING to receive a discount. The Class of 1967 has special seating for their 50th Reunion; call your class ticket representative at 510.642.2683 to purchase these seats.

For special requests, including ADA seating, please call 800.GO.BEARS and press “3” to speak to a Cal Athletics ticket representative. Please note that students with season tickets have their own section. Students wishing to sit with their families will need to purchase additional tickets.

Kickoff time will be determined by the PAC-12 Conference 6–12 days before the game.

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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, hear from Chancellor Carol T. Christ, and don’t be shy about going for seconds!

$35 per adult, $30 for Cal students or kids age 5–17. Price includes second helpings.

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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Mandarin-Language Campus Walking Tour

Friday 2 p.m.3:30 p.m.  
Saturday 9:30 a.m.11 a.m.  

Learn about campus architecture, history, and university life during a 90-minute walking tour with a knowledgeable, Mandarin-speaking campus ambassador.

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Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; State of Siege

Saturday 8 p.m.  
Sunday 3 p.m.  
Sunday 3 p.m.  

The remarkable troupe of Paris’s Théâtre de la Ville returns to Berkeley after the smash success of its 2014 performance of Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author. Again under the inspired direction of Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, the company visits with a new production based on Albert Camus’ fantastical yet frightening political allegory about the necessity of resistance in the face of authoritarianism. Demarcy-Mota describes State of Siege as “a distorted mirror of a nightmarish future in which a city is reduced to silence and submission to authority.”

Please note: State of Siege is performed in French with English supertitles. 

Tickets start at $48. Use promo code HOME2017 to save 10 percent on single ticket prices in sections 2–6 purchased after September 5. Order online at calperformances.org.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Performances
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Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

Friday 8 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.5 p.m.  

Explore these libraries that have served the campus for more than 100 years. Be awed by grand spaces like the North Reading Room and Heyns Reading Room and delve into the exhibits of the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery. Plus get special access to the 52 miles of shelves in the Gardner Stacks, simply show your badge at the entrance.

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Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now (Exhibition)

Friday 8 a.m.9 p.m.  
Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.9 p.m.  

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features selections from UC Berkeley campus humor magazines, the yearbook, and other student publications. 

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Love Across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Africa (Exhibition)

Friday 8 a.m.9 p.m.  
Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.9 p.m.  

This exhibition takes the globalization of Bollywood as a starting point, looking at how the robust and organized Bollywood fan culture of Senegal, West Africa engages with, theorizes, and domesticates Indian popular culture — entering into dialogue with it and making it its own.

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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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Cal Café

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 8 a.m.football kickoff  

Stop by to celebrate Homecoming with complimentary refreshments and light snacks. We will have multiple giveaways as well as a raffle! The café will close on Saturday at football kickoff. Visit alumni.berkeley.edu for more information about the Cal Alumni Association.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Alumni Association
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Ecocity Berkeley at 30 (Exhibition)

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 1 p.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.10 p.m.  

The Environmental Design Library honors Richard Register’s groundbreaking 1985 publication Ecocity Berkeley. The exhibit exploring Register’s innovative, environmentally conscious city planning work can be found in the Raymond Lifchez and Judith Stronach Exhibition Cases.

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Herstory: Chinese American Women, 165 Years of Struggle and Success (Exhibition)

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 1 p.m.6 p.m.  

Drawn from the personal collection of Dr. Chang C. Chen, Herstory features rare photographs and case descriptions of efforts by Chinese American women to gain legal standing in the U.S. Beginning in 1852, the exhibit documents women who fought for equal treatment in the eyes of the law and for citizenship and immigration rights. Far from being passive, Chinese American women have a legacy of resistance, from advocating for the right to public education to fighting against discriminatory detention and deportation. At a time of public debate around immigration and belonging in the United States, this exhibit shines a light on the “herstory” of brave women who fought for their place in America and the place of future generations.

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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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The Environmental Design Library Open House

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 1 p.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.10 p.m.  

The Environmental Design Library has the largest collection west of the Mississippi for architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Explore a wide array of resources including rare publications, hand-made artists’ books, and more.

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