Parent Events

Parents Weekend is ... great company, great minds, and great fun! This page shows events created especially for Cal parents and their families — highlighted in yellow — as well as faculty seminars, tours and open houses, athletic events, and more. You may filter the list by day. We'll add more events throughout the summer, so come back again to see what’s in store for you!

Questions? 888.UNIV.CAL (888.864.8225) or homecoming@berkeley.edu.

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Event Date and Time Event Type
Bear Affair BBQ Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Reunion Events, Cal Parents Events, Spirit and Athletic Events
Berkeley Connect: An Intellectual Community for Students Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Faculty Seminars
Cal Parents Family Dinner Friday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cal Parents Events
Undergraduate Education in the 21st Century: Changes and Eternal Truths Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am Faculty Seminars
Parents Campus Tour Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 am Cal Parents Events
Cal Parents 101: Weathering the Transition Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am Faculty Seminars
Cal vs. Washington Homecoming Football Game Saturday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Spirit and Athletic Events
Cal Parents Farewell Brunch Sunday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Cal Parents Events
CITRIS Tech Museum Open House Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
University and Jepson Herbaria Tours Friday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Library Preservation Open House Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Library Open House Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Hospitality Tent Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Other Campus Events
California: Captured on Canvas (Exhibition) Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Cal Café Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Expanding Their Horizons with Study Abroad Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 am Cal Parents Events, Faculty Seminars
Campus Walking Tour Friday 10:00 am - 11:30 am Tours and Open Houses
A Movement's Legacy: Ensuring Our Right to Political Speech Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 am Faculty Seminars
Lawrence Hall of Science Open House Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
University Police Specialized Unit Demonstrations Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (Open House) Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Plants of the World (Garden Tours) Friday 11:00 am Tours and Open Houses
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Open House Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Computing the Universe Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Faculty Seminars
How Can Berkeley Develop Environmental Leaders? Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Faculty Seminars
West Coast Cocktails: An Oral History Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Faculty Seminars
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (Tours) Friday 11:30 am Tours and Open Houses
Cal Spirit Noon Rally Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Spirit and Athletic Events
UC Berkeley Art Museum Guided Tour Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Top Dog on the Patio Friday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
California: Captured on Canvas (Gallery Talks) Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Using Technology and Trust to Prevent Blindness Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Faculty Seminars
Medical Imaging: What Can We See Today? Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Faculty Seminars
Berkeley Connect: An Intellectual Community for Students Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Faculty Seminars
Urgent! Clean Energy for a Sustainable Planet Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Faculty Seminars
Connecting Students to Real-World Science Education (Tour) Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Cal Men's Soccer vs. UCLA Friday 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm Spirit and Athletic Events
Lawrence Hall of Science Behind-the-Scenes Tour Friday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
History Walking Tour Friday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Tours and Open Houses
Essig Museum of Entomology Tour Friday 3:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Dodging Extinction Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Faculty Seminars
Don't Trust Anyone Over 30 Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Cal Parents Events, Faculty Seminars
Mental Health and the Affordable Care Act Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Faculty Seminars
Arleigh Williams Lecture Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Faculty Seminars
Dodging Extinction Book Sale and Signing Friday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Other Campus Events
Stars and Planets and Black Holes, Oh My! Friday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Faculty Seminars
Berkeley Hillel Parents and Alumni Shabbat Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cal Parents Events, Other Campus Events, Alumni Events
Endless Summer Cinema: This is Spinal Tap Friday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Other Campus Events
WORDLESS! at Cal Performances Friday 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Other Campus Events
Homecoming Rally Friday 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Spirit and Athletic Events
Engineering Alumni and Friends Breakfast Saturday 8:30 am - 9:00 am Reunion Events, School and College Events, Other Campus Events
Cal Parents Breakfast for Volunteers and Leadership Donors Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am Cal Parents Events
The Cal Admissions Process Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am Faculty Seminars
Fall Program for Freshmen Parent Breakfast Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am Cal Parents Events
You Are What You Eat: Solving Childhood Obesity Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am Faculty Seminars
University Library Book Sale Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Undergraduate Education in the 21st Century: Changes and Eternal Truths Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am Faculty Seminars
Women in Innovation: Making an Impact Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am Faculty Seminars
KALX Open House and Tour Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
College of Chemistry Breakfast Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 am Reunion Events, Cal Parents Events, School and College Events
Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made? Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am Faculty Seminars
Great Teaching at Berkeley and Beyond Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am Faculty Seminars
California’s Water Future Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am Faculty Seminars
Creative Mapping in Important Research Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am Faculty Seminars
Engineering Microbes to Solve Global Challenges Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am Faculty Seminars
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Tour Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Feed the Bears Tour Saturday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Tours and Open Houses
Foods of the Americas (Garden Exhibit) Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
College of Natural Resources Picnic Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Reunion Events, School and College Events
Challenges to Free Speech in a Polarized Era Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Faculty Seminars
News Media vs. Social Media: Can Journalism Survive? Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Faculty Seminars
Essig Museum of Entomology Open House Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
UC Berkeley Art Museum Guided Tour Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
The New and the Old: A Walking Tour of Campus Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tours and Open Houses
Strategies Plants Use to Fend Off Their Enemies Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Faculty Seminars
Afropop Spectacular at Cal Performances Saturday 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Other Campus Events
Berkeley Film Showcase Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Other Campus Events
Cal Men's Soccer vs. San Diego State Sunday 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm Spirit and Athletic Events
Takács Quartet at Cal Performances Sunday 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Other Campus Events
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