Saturday & Sunday

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

Going Down the Up Escalator of Climate Change

Saturday 9 a.m.10 a.m.  

Some of the most promising solutions for slowing climate change also bring immediate benefits for human health, agricultural productivity, and climate equity.  We describe the reasons for advancing these solutions, our research on why it is timely to start now, and the momentum that the state and UC system have attained towards these worthy environmental objectives.

William D. Collins
Senior Scientist and Director, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences, Berkeley Lab; Professor in Residence, Earth and Planetary Science

William Collins is an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science. Collins’s role in launching the Department of Energy’s Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) program was awarded the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary’s Achievement Award on May 7, 2015.  He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  He was a Lead Author on the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.  Dr. Collins received his undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University and earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Chicago.


Love Across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Africa

Friday 8 a.m.9 p.m.  
Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.9 p.m.  

This exhibition takes the globalization of Bollywood as a starting point, looking at how the robust and organized Bollywood fan culture of Senegal, West Africa engages with, theorizes, and domesticates Indian popular culture — entering into dialogue with it and making it its own.


University Library Book Sale

Saturday 9 a.m.3 p.m.  

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


College of Engineering Homecoming Kickoff

Saturday 9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.  

Engineering alumni and parents are invited to join us for coffee, pastries, and an informal opportunity to meet college deans, faculty, and student leaders as well as fellow members of the Berkeley Engineering community. There will be no formal program; students and their families are welcome to join us!


College of Environmental Design: State of the College Presentation

Saturday 9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.  

Join Dean Jennifer Wolch, department chairs, and the assistant dean of development and alumni relations to hear the latest exciting news from the College of Environmental Design.

Please register here:

Sponsored by: 
College of Environmental Design

Mandarin-Language Campus Walking Tour

Friday 2 p.m.3:30 p.m.  
Saturday 9:30 a.m.11 a.m.  

Learn about campus architecture, history, and university life during a 90-minute walking tour with a knowledgeable, Mandarin-speaking campus ambassador.


Spanish-Language Campus Walking Tour

Friday 2 p.m.3:30 p.m.  
Saturday 9:30 a.m.11 a.m.  

Learn about campus architecture, history, and university life during a 90-minute walking tour with a knowledgeable, Spanish-speaking student ambassador.


Campanile Open House

Friday 10 a.m.3:45 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.  
Sunday 10 a.m.1:30 p.m.  
Sunday 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.

Sponsored by: 
Visitor Services

Campus Walking Tour

Friday 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.  
Friday 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.  
Saturday 11 a.m.12:30 p.m.  
Saturday 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.


Essig Museum of Entomology Open House

Friday 12 p.m.6 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m.6 p.m.  

Don’t miss this unique chance to view the weird and wonderful world of insects and spiders at the Essig Museum, home to more than five million insect specimens collected over 100 years’ time from western North America, Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Tahiti. Learn how specimens are used to discover new species, decipher evolutionary questions, and understand where and how these creatures live.


Hearst Museum Open House

Friday 11 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m.6 p.m.  
Sunday 11 a.m.5 p.m.  

The recently reopened Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is excited to welcome Cal alumni, parents, and friends! Stop by anytime to explore the inaugural exhibit, “People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World,” or join a guided tour at 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. Virtually explore archaeological sites around the world through the interactive CAVE kiosk or take a break and chill out in the Lounge of Wondrous Anthropological Discoveries.

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has waived admission for Homecoming guests — simply show your badge at the entrance.


KALX 55th Anniversary Alumni Reunion

Saturday 10 a.m.12 p.m.  

KALX invites station alums to join us in celebrating 55 years of radio magic! Catch up with old friends, share your fondest radio memories, and see what the station looks like today. Light refreshments will be served.


Morrison Library Open House

Saturday 10 a.m.3 p.m.  

Don’t miss exploring the magnificent Morrison, opened within Doe Library in 1928. This traditional reading room is one of the architectural treasures of the Berkeley campus; it’s also a place where students can relax, with comfortable seating and a circulating collection of newly published books.


Reunion Volunteer Leadership Reception

Saturday 10 a.m.11 a.m.  

Each year, hundreds of alumni volunteers raise funds and do outreach for their class campaigns. This special, invitation-only breakfast hosted by Chancellor Christ thanks them for helping to sustain Berkeley’s excellence.

Contact Tammy Spath at for more information.

Sponsored by: 
Class Campaigns

The Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 12 p.m.8 p.m.  

The C. V. Starr East Asian Library’s Fonoroff exhibition displays periodicals, posters, and ephemera from the newly acquired collection of Chinese film studies materials — the largest of its kind in North America. View materials documenting the development of the film and entertainment industry of greater China from its inception in the early decades of the twentieth century to the 1990s.