School & College Events

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

On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration

10/18/19 10 a.m.11 a.m.  

Professor Harding will discuss the challenges of prisoner reintegration in the era of mass incarceration and how we can reduce recidivism and improve the well-being of the formerly incarcerated. His recent book, On the Outside, examines the lives of 22 people — varied in race and gender but united by their time in the criminal justice system — as they pass out of the prison gates and back into society. For more information, see

David J. Harding
Professor of Sociology and Faculty Director, Social Sciences D-Lab

David Harding studies poverty, inequality, criminal justice, education, urban communities, and culture. He is the author of Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys (2010) and On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration (2019).


TDPS presents "Who Shot Miguelito?" by Sean San José

10/18/19 2 p.m.  
10/19/19 2 p.m.  
10/19/19 8 p.m.  
10/20/19 2 p.m.  

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District to the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and sociopolitical protest art, Who Shot Miguelito? invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens … and ghosts. Incorporating immersive video and lighting, an original score, and personal stories from UC Berkeley students, director Sean San José will reinvent the piece for a new cast and new audience.

Buy tickets online in advance or at the door. Advance registration: $13 for students, seniors (65+), and UC Berkeley faculty/staff. $18 for general admission. At-the-door: $15 for students, seniors (65+), and UC Berkeley faculty/staff. $20 for general admission.

Sponsored by: 
Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Volunteer Awards and Haas International Award Ceremony and Reception

10/18/19 5 p.m.7 p.m.  

Join us as we congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Volunteer Awards: outstanding alumni, parents, and friends who contribute time and effort to the Berkeley community. We’re proud to present these honors — the Sather Gate Young Volunteer, Spirit of 1868 Volunteer, and Loyal Company Outstanding Volunteer Group awards — to these campus friends. The ceremony will also include the presentation of the 2018 Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award, honoring an alumnus/a who is a native, citizen, and resident of another country and has a distinguished record of service to that country in any field.

For more information on the awards, visit

Sponsored by: 
UC Berkeley Foundation and Cal Alumni Association

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

College of Natural Resources Picnic

10/19/19 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.  

The College of Natural Resources Alumni Association invites CNR alumni and their families, students, parents, and members of the CNR community to the annual picnic. Enjoy a taco bar, refreshing drinks, and sweet treats as you connect with our growing CNR community. 

Advance registration: $25 for adults; $10 Cal students and children (age 5–17). On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $40 for adults; $25 for Cal students and children (age 5–17).


The Future of Urban Air

10/19/19 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.  

By 2050, 70 percent of people will live in cities, making urban design, urban emissions, and policy governing redevelopment of old and creation of new cities the only path to managing our impact on the chemistry of air. Chemistry of air affects climate, health, weather, and visibility. Learn about the role of chemists and chemistry as they affect our air, the incredible success we’ve had in reducing air pollution, and the opportunities for chemists to lead us to cleaner, cooler, and healthier air in the future.

Ronald C. Cohen
Director, Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center and Professor, Chemistry and Earth and Planetary Sciences

Ronald Cohen‘s research focuses on developing and applying new experimental and modeling strategies for understanding the chemical composition of the Earth’s atmosphere — now and in the past, and for predicting future changes. Current research focuses on the role of nitrogen oxides and on the isotopes of water. 

Sponsored by: 
College of Chemistry