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.3 p.m.  
10/19/19 9 a.m.1 p.m.  

Come by for a chance to talk with campus leadership about topics of specific interest 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 at Berkeley. You’ll get a chance to talk to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, deans, and staff from many of the colleges as well as members of our Cal Parents, Career Center, and others who can help you help your student thrive! See below for who is currently scheduled to be in the lounge.

Friday, October 18

10–11 a.m.
Carol Christ, Chancellor and Professor Emeritus, English

11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Vice Provost For Academic Planning and Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Jim Knowlton, Director of Athletics
Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost, Graduate Studies; Dean, Graduate Division; Professor, Graduate School of Education

12–1 p.m.
Oliver O’Reilly, Chair, Academic Senate and Professor, Materials Engineering
Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

1–2 p.m.
Steve Sutton, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor, Administration

2–3 p.m.
Cathy Koshland, Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Education and Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
David Ackerly, Dean, College of Natural Resources and Professor, Integrative Biology

Saturday, October 19

9–10 a.m.
Jeff MacKie-Mason, University Librarian, Chief Digital Scholarship Officer, and Professor, School of Information and Economics

10 a.m.–12 p.m.
David Ortega, Director, Parent Services and Communication

12–1 p.m. 
Andra Lee, Director, Parent Philanthropy and Engagement

Check back right before Homecoming for an updated schedule of who else will be in the lounge.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Parents
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Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ

10/19/19 9:30 a.m.12:30 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!

On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). Cash bar on-site. Ticket prices include the Class Pass.

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Young Alumni at the Bear Affair BBQ

10/19/19 9:30 a.m.12:30 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.

On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–17). Cash bar on-site. Ticket prices include the Class Pass.

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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.

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Cal Café

10/18/19 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
10/19/19 8 a.m.12:30 p.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 alumni.berkeley.edu for more information.

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College of Natural Resources Parents' Breakfast with the Dean

10/19/19 8:30 a.m.10 a.m.  

Get to know our 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.

Sponsored by: 
Sponsored by College of Natural Resources
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Student-Athlete Alumni Tailgate

10/19/19 8:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.  

Revel in game-day festivities with student-athlete alumni from all sports! Wear your blue and gold and join us for food, beverages, music, and family-friendly activities.

This event is reserved for student-athlete alumni and their guests. For a full schedule for Cal student-athlete alumni-specific events, please visit CalAthleticsFund.com/SAAReunion2019.

Sponsored by: 
Cal Athletics
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Cal Lacrosse Homecoming Tailgate

10/19/19 9 a.m.1 p.m.  

Cal Men’s Lacrosse fans: Please join us for a fantastic celebration before the Cal vs. Oregon State football game. All current, past and future players, coaches, families, friends, and fans are welcome! Start time will be three hours before football kickoff (TBA). 

Reserve your tickets now.

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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 9 a.m.10:30 a.m.  
10/19/19 11 a.m.12:30 p.m.  
10/20/19 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.  

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

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Chancellor's Leadership Breakfast

10/19/19 9 a.m.10:30 a.m.  

A special thank you for Cal’s 2019 parent and alumni volunteers. Invitation only.

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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
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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 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 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.

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Engineering Homecoming Kickoff

10/19/19 9 a.m.10 a.m.  

Engineering alumni, students, parents, and friends are invited to join us for refreshments and informal conversation with our college deans, faculty, and fellow members of the Berkeley Engineering community. Create your own homecoming souvenir at the Berkeley Engineering photo booth. We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by: 
Berkeley Engineering
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Mandarin-Language Campus Walking Tour

10/18/19 2 p.m.3:30 p.m.  
10/19/19 9 a.m.10:30 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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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.

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