Saturday & Sunday

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

Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ SOLD OUT

Saturday 12:30 p.m.3:30 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 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! You’ll also have a chance to hear from Chancellor Carol T. Christ in a brief program at 1:45 p.m.

Please note, the BBQ time has changed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in response to the 5 p.m. football kickoff.

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Cal Parents Farewell Brunch (SOLD OUT)

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.

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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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Feed the Bears Philanthropy Tent

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

UC Berkeley is one of the top public universities in the world because of the support of thousands of donors who believe in our mission. Stop by the tent to speak to staff and students about the impact that this essential funding has on our campus.

Members of the Charter Hill and Benjamin Ide Wheeler Societies and Berkeley Loyal: we will have a small giveaway for you, as thanks for your ongoing generosity! Berkeley Loyal (loyal.berkeley.edu) recognizes donors whose consistent giving fuels Berkeley’s excellence. The Charter Hill Society (charterhill.berkeley.edu) recognizes donors whose annual donations total $1,000 or more anywhere on campus. The Wheeler Society (planyourlegacy.berkeley.edu) recognizes individuals and families who provide philanthropic support to Berkeley through planned gifts. 

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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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Cal Parents Leadership Breakfast

Saturday 8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.  

Last year, more than 5,000 families made gifts to enrich students’ educational experience and ensure Berkeley’s continued excellence. At this invitation-only breakfast, leadership donors, volunteers, and their families will hear a campus update from Chancellor Christ and learn more about the positive impact that parent philanthropy has on the university.

Contact Karla Rodebush at krodebush@berkeley.edu for more information.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Parents Program
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College of Chemistry: Coffee with the Deans for Parents of Undergraduate Students

Saturday 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.

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

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Haas Dean’s Parent Welcome and Info Session

Saturday 8:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.  

Parents of current Berkeley-Haas undergraduate students are invited to join Dean Rich Lyons ’82 and other key Haas staff for a personal welcome and information session. Dean Lyons will speak to Haas’ assets, including the school’s culture and defining principles, incredible faculty and student body, and the powerful professional and networking support students will benefit from for years to come as a member of the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network. Q&A to follow. Students welcome. 

This event is part of a great day of programming at Berkeley-Haas. See the full schedule at haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/homecoming.

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Fall Program for Freshmen Parents and Family Coffee Break

Saturday 9 a.m.10:30 a.m.  

Parents and family members of students in FPF Berkeley and FPF San Francisco are invited to join us for coffee and pastries in the FPF courtyard. This is a casual opportunity for parents and families to connect with FPF advisors, instructors, and student ambassadors. There will be no formal presentation; students and their families are welcome to stop by anytime!

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California's Native Languages: History and Revival

Saturday 9 a.m.10 a.m.  

In this lecture we will discuss the unique language profile of California, whose 90 or more Native languages belong to more than a dozen different language families. UC Berkeley researchers have played a central role in documenting these languages, even as Europeans have decimated their communities and European languages have replaced them in daily usage. Language restoration is an active effort throughout our state, and documentation in Berkeley archives can be used in this effort.

Speaker(s): 
Andrew Garrett
Professor of Linguistics and Nadine M. Tang & Bruce L. Smith Professor of Cross-Cultural Social Sciences

Andrew Garrett received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1990 and has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, and the University of Texas at Austin. His research concerns language change and linguistic reconstruction, and the documentation and revitalization of Native languages of California, especially the Karuk and Yurok languages.

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College of Environmental Design Welcome Reception

Saturday 9 a.m.9:30 a.m.  

Start your day on our newly renovated plaza with coffee and pastries from our recently opened café Rice & Bones, headed by renowned chef (and CED attendee) Charles Phan of San Francisco’s Slanted Door.

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to attend, please email cedevents@berkeley.edu. Thank you!

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Differences in Noise Pollution Across the United States

Saturday 9 a.m.10 a.m.  

Noise can trigger the sympathetic nervous system, resulting in the release of stress hormones. Research has linked nighttime noise, in particular, to sleep disturbance, impaired cognitive performance, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and adverse birth outcomes. No one has described the burden of environmental noise in the U.S. since the 1980s. In a new study, we found substantial differences in noise exposure along racial and socioeconomic lines nationwide.

Speaker(s): 
Joan Casey
Postdoctoral scholar, School of Public Health

Joan Casey received her doctoral degree from the department of environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2014. Her research focuses on using electronic health records and spatial statistics to study the relationship between emerging environmental exposures and population health. Casey has an interest in a range of exposures including unconventional natural gas and oil development, environmental noise pollution, and concentrated animal feeding operations. 

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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

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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