Saturday & Sunday

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

Parents' Campus Tour

10/13/18 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.  

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.

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On-site registration will be offered if space is available. Registration also includes unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all the amenities available at Homecoming Headquarters.
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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! 

Advance registration: $35 for adults; $30 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $50 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). 

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Cal Lacrosse Homecoming Tailgate

10/13/18
3 hours before football kickoff
 

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.

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Cal vs. UCLA Homecoming Football Game

10/13/18
Time To Be Determined
 

Cheer on your Golden Bears in the company of friends and family. Kickoff time will be announced 6–12 days before the game.

Football tickets are sold separately through Cal Athletics: visit calbears.com/code and enter the code HOMECOMING to receive a discount. The Class of 1968 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.

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Cal Café

10/12/18 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/13/18 8 a.m.11:59 p.m.  

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.

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Berkeley Haas Parent Welcome and Conversation

10/13/18 8:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.  

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.

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College of Chemistry: Coffee with the Deans for Parents of Undergraduate Students

10/13/18 8:30 a.m.10 a.m.  

Please join us for coffee and pastries followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with College of Chemistry Dean Douglas S. Clark and Undergraduate Dean John Arnold starting at 9 a.m. in 120 Latimer.

Limited to 150 people on a first come, first served basis.

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College of Natural Resources Parents' Breakfast with the Dean

10/13/18 8:30 a.m.10 a.m.  

Get to know our new dean, David Ackerly, at this light breakfast. A 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.

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150 Years of Spirit and Traditions at Cal

10/13/18 9 a.m.10 a.m.  

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!

Speaker(s): 
Hanna Hitchcock
Director of Traditions, UC Rally Committee

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. Fiat Lux and Go Bears!

Sponsored by: 
UC Rally Committee
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Are You Scared Yet? Cybersecurity for You and Me

10/13/18 9 a.m.10 a.m.  

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? 

Speaker(s): 
Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason
University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer; Professor, School of Information and Department of Economics

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.

Sponsored by: 
University Library
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Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection

10/12/18 8 a.m.9 p.m.  
10/13/18 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/14/18 1 p.m.9 p.m.  

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.

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Could The Handmaid’s Tale Happen Here? Has It Already?

10/12/18 8 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/13/18 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/14/18 1 p.m.5 p.m.  

“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.

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Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

10/12/18 8 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/13/18 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/14/18 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 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.

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Engineering Homecoming Kickoff

10/13/18 9 a.m.10:30 a.m.  

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!

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Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

10/12/18 8 a.m.9 p.m.  
10/13/18 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/14/18 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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