Get to know the campus’s architecture and history on this walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. If you’re a Cal parent, this tour is especially for you, though you’re welcome to also join any other campus tour throughout the weekend.
Saturday & Sunday
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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!
The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us and celebrate Homecoming with complimentary refreshments and light snacks. Stop by on Friday or before the big game Saturday to receive special edition Cal souvenirs and learn more about CAA’s extensive programming and services for alumni and students.
Visit alumni.berkeley.edu for more information.
Join us for a personal welcome and conversation for Berkeley Haas parents. You will learn about opportunities and resources for Haas undergraduate students and hear from Haas leaders about how our school is redefining the business graduate. Q&A to follow. Students are welcome at this event.
Please join us for coffee and pastries followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with College of Chemistry Undergraduate Dean John Arnold starting at 9 a.m. in 120 Latimer.
Limited to 150 people on a first come, first served basis.
Get to know our new dean, David Ackerly, at this light breakfast. Q&A will follow with Ackerly and representatives from CNR’s office of instruction and student affairs.
Limited capacity on a first-come, first served basis.
Explore the rich and illustrious history of a century-and-a-half of UC Berkeley — from its founding to the present day. Delving deeper than belabored stats and quippy slogans, the presentation will cover defining moments in university history that have shaped Cal’s unique student life and stellar academics. From Founder’s Rock and the original 12 graduates, Cal football to free speech, and Sather Tower to the Stanford Axe, delve into what it means to be a Golden Bear!
Hanna Hitchcock is a second-year political science and history double major from Salinas, California. She loves participating in Rally Committee traditions, teaching the Cal history DeCal course, and generally spreading light and spirit throughout campus. Hitchcock is very proud to be a part of Berkeley’s 150-year legacy and excited to share historic milestones of Golden Bears from past to present.
Every day there’s a new scary story: Russians hacking elections; thieves remotely locking computers and demanding ransom; millions of credit card numbers and other personal records stolen from corporate data systems. What is vulnerable — and why? What should we, as ordinary citizens, understand about cybersecurity and about how to protect ourselves?
Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason was formerly the dean of the School of Information at University of Michigan. At Michigan, he was also the Arthur W. Burks Professor of Information and Computer Science and a professor of economics and public policy. He is passionate about public universities, where he has spent his entire career.
Living with original prints in order to foster a better appreciation of art was the goal of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection when it was created in 1958. This exhibit will look at the unique program’s 60-year history and showcase prints from the collection’s past and present.
“On the Same Page,” the campus’s common reading program, has selected Margaret Atwood’s classic novel of speculative fiction, The Handmaid’s Tale, as this year’s reading. Moffitt Library hosts a companion exhibit showcasing the historical antecedents of the novel’s dystopian world through quotes and images from the collections.
Simply show your Homecoming badge at the entrance for access.
Explore these libraries that have served the campus for more than 100 years. Be awed by grand spaces like the North and Heyns reading rooms 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 Homecoming badge at the entrance for access.
Engineering alumni, students, parents, and friends are invited to join us for refreshments and informal conversation with college deans, faculty, and fellow members of the Berkeley Engineering community. Explore interactive displays and archival images highlighting the college’s 150 years of innovation. Create your own homecoming souvenir at the Engineering 150 photo booth!
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features selections from UC Berkeley campus humor magazines, the yearbook, and other student publications.
Following Emancipation, Lucrecia and Marshall Perryman settled on the outskirts of Mobile to raise their family. After Marshall’s death, Lucrecia turned to lay midwifery to support her family and provide broader mothering support to her community. The archaeological materials excavated from the Perryman household speak to the wide range of reproductive services provided by midwives as well as to the important role they played in introducing new medical knowledge in their communities and combating racist stereotypes of black womanhood.
This lecture is presented in conjunction with the campuswide book-in-common program, “On the Same Page.” This year’s featured text is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Laurie A. Wilkie studies the American past through historical archaeology, working to understand people’s day-to-day lives through the materials — such as artifacts and texts — that they left behind. Her research focuses mainly on the experiences of families who, through racism, sexism, or economic exploitation, were seen as living at the margins of American society. Archaeology provides a means of examining lives often ignored in traditional historical texts and helping us to understand the breadth and diversity of the American experience.