School & College Events

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

The Homecoming of Letters & Science: A Milestone for Berkeley’s Liberal Arts Community

10/20/17 1 pm2 pm  

The College of Letters & Science is the oldest academic unit on the Berkeley campus, and confers more than 70 percent of undergraduate degrees every year. What better time than Homecoming to celebrate the creation of an official home for the college? Join Chancellor Carol T. Christ and our community of L&S deans, faculty, students, and alumni as we unveil the new front door to the College of Letters & Science in Dwinelle Hall and adjacent Durant Hall on the historic plaza at the east entrance to Dwinelle. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: 
College of Letters & Science

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

10/21/17 8:30 am10 am  

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.


Haas Dean’s Parent Welcome and Info Session

10/21/17 8:30 am9:45 am  

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


College of Environmental Design Welcome Reception

10/21/17 9 am9:30 am  

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 Thank you!


College of Engineering Homecoming Kickoff

10/21/17 9:30 am10:30 am  

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

10/21/17 9:30 am10:30 am  

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

College of Natural Resources Picnic

10/21/17 11:30 am2:30 pm  

The College of Natural Resources Alumni Association invites CNR alumni, students, and their families to the annual CNR Homecoming Picnic during Reunion and Parents Weekend. Enjoy the taco bar, refreshing drinks, and sweet treats as you connect with our growing CNR community!

A separate, no-cost registration with CNR is required to attend the picnic. Learn more and register for the event at


CED Luncheon in the Courtyard

10/21/17 12 pm2 pm  

Enjoy a complimentary lunch from our new café, Rice & Bones, in the beautiful east courtyard as you mingle and reconnect with fellow alumni, faculty, and students. Beer and wine will be served.

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School of Social Welfare Gerontology Alumni Networking Event

10/22/17 10 am12 pm  

Join your alumni colleagues and those with an interest in aging for a Homecoming weekend event! Beverages and pastries will be served, Jennie ​Chin ​Hansen will serve as the keynote speaker, and you’ll have an opportunity to hear about the school’s ​new ​Aging ​Certificate ​and ​other ​recent ​developments ​at ​the ​School ​of ​Social ​Welfare. Please be sure to bring your business cards for a raffle and exchanging with colleagues. 

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​Jennie ​Chin ​Hansen

​Jennie ​Chin ​Hansen is the ​former ​executive director ​of ​On ​Lok ​Senior ​Health ​Services ​and ​the ​national ​Program ​for ​All ​Inclusive ​Care ​for ​the ​Elderly ​(PACE). ​Chin ​Hansen’s ​many ​national ​leadership ​positions ​include ​serving ​as ​the ​president ​of ​AARP, ​CEO ​of ​the ​American ​Geriatrics ​Society, ​president ​of ​the ​American ​Society ​on ​Aging, ​and ​federal ​commissioner ​of ​the ​Medicare ​Payment ​Advisory ​Commission. ​She ​is ​a ​passionate ​advocate ​for ​quality ​community-based ​services ​for ​older ​adults. ​

Sponsored by: 
School ​of ​Social ​Welfare ​Aging ​Advisory ​Committee