What is Reunion and Parents Weekend?
Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more.
How do I register?
Online registration is now closed! You can still register on site at Homecoming Headquarters for the Class Pass ($35), which provides unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all of the Homecoming amenities. Individual events like Reunion Revelry or the Parents Dinner range in price from $25 to $100 and are subject to availability. When you purchase admission to individual events the Class Pass is included at no extra charge when noted. We are no longer able to process order changes or refunds. Please call 888.UNIV.CAL (888.864.8225) or send us a message if you have questions — we will do our best to help you.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary based on the events you choose to attend. The Class Pass costs $35, available on site at Homecoming Headquarters and provides unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and all of the amenities offered at Reunion and Parents Weekend. Individual events like Reunion Revelry or the Parents Dinner range in price from $25 to $100. When you purchase admission to individual events the Class Pass is included at no extra charge when noted.
How do I get my name tag and program?
Before you go to your first event, stop by Homecoming Headquarters at the base of the Campanile to pick up your name tag and a program. Your name tag acts as your pass to all events you’ve registered for. If you don’t make it to Headquarters in time, your name tag will be held at the door of your first event. Headquarters is open all day on Friday and until the football kickoff on Saturday.
Does registration include tickets to the Homecoming football game?
No. Individual game tickets are sold separately through Cal Athletics beginning July 7. Get your code here and then enter it at calbears.com/code to receive a ticket discount and special seating with your classmates or fellow Cal Parents. Please note that students with season tickets must sit in the student section. If they would like to sit with their families, they will need to purchase additional tickets. If you need further assistance with tickets, contact Cal Athletics at 1.800.GO.BEARS (1.800.462.3277).
Where should I stay?
Go to visitberkeley.com for info on where to stay, dine, shop, and more. Make your reservations early as hotels do fill up and rates increase.
How do I get to campus?
Since parking is limited, we recommend public transportation. Visit 511.org for local bus and train schedules and maps. Once you arrive on campus, Bear Transit shuttles are available for a small fee, or volunteers can escort you within campus grounds on golf carts for free. Stop by Homecoming Headquarters or any info booth to arrange for a pickup.
Where do I park?
We recommend public transportation to campus, but if you choose to drive, paid public parking is available throughout the city of Berkeley all weekend and on campus on Sunday. Charges and hours vary. See the campus map or city map for details, or call 888.UNIV.CAL (888.864.8225) for assistance.
What do I wear?
Your favorite blue and gold clothes! Be prepared for our Bay Area microclimates by dressing in layers.
Can I change or cancel my registration?
Call 888.UNIV.CAL (888.864.8225) to change or cancel your registration before online registration ends September 15. Cancelations will be charged a $15 fee per order.
Can I get the contact information for a classmate?
We are unable to give out personal info. Please email us your name and contact info and the name of the person you would like to reach. We will forward it to him/her on your behalf.
Is there a Reunion and Parents Weekend App?
Yes! It’s easy to use: 1. Get the mobile app here. 2. Follow the instructions there to download the application. 3. Open the app and use the Homecoming 2016 guide to explore your options for the weekend and create your own custom schedule.
How can I connect with Cal and other Homecoming guests on social media?
Connect with us on Twitter (@Cal), Facebook (CalAlumni) and Instagram (@UCBerkeley), and use #CalAlum or #CalParent in your bio. Use #CalWeekend to share your Homecoming experience!
Is there a Reunion and Parents Weekend Program?
Yes! You’ll receive a copy when you check in at Homecoming Headquarters. Or download a copy.
Important Phone Numbers
Homecoming Hotline: 888.UNIV.CAL (888.864.8225)
Bay Area Transit Info: 511
Cal Athletics: 800.GO.BEARS (800.462.3277)
California Alumni Association: 888.CAL.ALUM (888.225.2586)
Campus Police (emergencies): 510.642.3333
Night Walking Escort Service 510.642.WALK (510.642.9255)
Vehicle Jump Starts/Lock Outs: 510.643.9553
Lost and Found
Stop by Homecoming Headquarters, or call 888.UNIV.CAL (888.864.8225) after Oct. 5.
When are future weekends scheduled?
Reunions and Parents Weekend is scheduled as soon as the Cal football schedule is finalized and the Homecoming game determined. We announce the dates for the following year in December.
888.UNIV.CAL (888.864.8225) or send us a message.