Saturday & Sunday

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

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). 


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). 


Cal vs. Oregon State Homecoming Football Game

Time To Be Determined

Cheer on your Golden Bears with friends, family, and other fans.

Football tickets are sold separately through Cal Athletics: visit for discounted tickets starting at $35 each. 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 an additional ticket.

Class of 1969: Are you interested in a premium seating experience for the 50th reunion Homecoming football game? Enjoy comfortable padded chairback seating with an all-inclusive hospitality viewing area with your reunion class. Contact Scott Adamek at 510.642.8131 or by Friday, October 11 to learn more about premium seating group packages in the Stadium Club and Press Level Suite. There is only one suite available so it will sell out quickly. A portion of the cost of premium seating tickets is tax deductible and will be included in the Class of 1969 reunion gift campaign totals.


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.


Cal Café

10/18/19 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/19/19 8 a.m.  

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to celebrate Homecoming with complimentary refreshments and light snacks. Stop by on Friday or before the football game kickoff on Saturday to receive special edition Cal souvenirs and learn more about CAA’s extensive programming and services for alumni and students.

Visit for more information.


Coffee with the Chemistry Dean for Undergraduate Parents

10/19/19 9 a.m.11 a.m.  

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 10 a.m. in 120 Latimer. 

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

Sponsored by: 
College of Chemistry

Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

10/18/19 8 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/19/19 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/20/19 1 p.m.5 p.m.  

Explore these libraries which 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 and Moffitt exhibit cases. Plus, get special access to the 52 miles of shelves in the Main (Gardner) Stacks, which link Doe and Moffitt libraries.

Simply show your Homecoming badge at the entrance for access.


Power and People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

10/18/19 8 a.m.9 p.m.  
10/19/19 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/20/19 1 p.m.9 p.m.  

Census 2020, like every decennial census since 1790, will have a tremendous impact on the political, social, and economic aspects of our lives. It is the largest information-gathering effort in the U.S. and provides the most detailed demographic information available for all geographic areas. This exhibit showcases both the historic and current censuses, and examines some of the controversies and challenges in determining who counts.


There There: You Are on Indian Land

10/18/19 8 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/19/19 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/20/19 1 p.m.5 p.m.  

On the Same Page, the campus’s common reading program, has selected There There, the critically acclaimed and award-winning first novel by Oakland’s Tommy Orange, as this year’s reading. Moffitt Library is hosting a companion exhibit showcasing library materials from the Native American studies collection within the Ethnic Studies Library, the Bancroft Library, and Main (Gardner) Stacks that document the vibrant Native American community of the San Francisco Bay Area in which the novel is set.

Simply show your badge at the Moffitt Library entrance to view. 


University Library Book Sale

10/19/19 9 a.m.3 p.m.  

Expand your home library at this annual bargain-hunting bonanza. Search for treasures among thousands of hardbacks and paperbacks — all for just one dollar each!


Campanile Open House

10/18/19 10 a.m.3:45 p.m.  
10/19/19 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.  
10/20/19 10 a.m.1:30 p.m.  
10/20/19 3 p.m.4:45 p.m.  

Get a spectacular, sprawling view of the Bay Area from the observation platform of Sather Tower, also known as the Campanile. One of UC Berkeley’s most beloved and well-known symbols, the Campanile is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world, visible for miles at a height of 307 feet.

Enjoy daily carillon concerts at 7:50 a.m., 12 p.m., and 6 p.m. Visitor Services has waived admission for Homecoming guests — simply show your badge at the entrance.


Campus Walking Tour

10/18/19 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.  
10/18/19 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.  
10/19/19 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.  
10/19/19 11 a.m.12:30 p.m.  
10/19/19 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.  

Learn about campus architecture, history, and university life during a 90-minute walking tour led by a knowledgeable campus ambassador.


Innovating Democracy: Key Issues For The 2020 Election And Beyond

10/19/19 10 a.m.11:30 p.m.  

Join us for a timely and stimulating panel discussion on a number of key issues related to the 2020 election. Expert speakers will weigh questions on maximizing voter participation, gerrymandering and voter suppression, and the state-level “National Popular Vote” reform initiative to change how the Electoral College operates.

Aimee Allison

Aimee Allison is the founder of She the People, a national network elevating the political voice and power of women of color. By bringing together the most promising women candidates of color, strategists, and movement leaders, Allison was one of the primary architects of the electoral successes that made 2018 the “year of women of color in politics.” She is also the president of Democracy in Color, an organization dedicated to empowering the multiracial progressive electorate through media, public conversations, research, and analysis.

Bertrall Ross
Chancellor’s Professor of Law

Bertrall Ross teaches legislation, election law, and constitutional law. In the area of legislation, his current research seeks to address how courts should reconcile legislative supremacy with the vexing problem of interpreting statutes in contexts not foreseen by the enacting legislature. In election law, he is examining the constitutional dimensions and the structural sources of the marginalization of the poor in the American political process. 

Dan Lindheim
Moderator; Professor of Practice, Goldman School of Public Policy; Faculty Director, Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement
Sponsored by: 
Goldman School of Public Policy

Lawrence Hall of Science Open House

10/18/19 10 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/19/19 10 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/20/19 10 a.m.5 p.m.  

Visit UC Berkeley’s public science center, where ever-changing interactive STEM exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to investigate, discover, and invent. Plot the stars in the planetarium, experience science on the big screen in the National Geographic 3D Theater, design and test your own inventions, and explore the Animal Discovery Room.

Admission for Homecoming guests is included in the Class Pass this weekend — simply show your Homecoming name tag at the entrance. Be sure to stop by the Discovery Corner Store for 10 percent off. We strongly recommend visiting on Friday or Sunday since access on Saturday can be severely limited due to football road closures.