Events

A new exhibit, Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150, is filling The Bancroft Library’s second-floor corridor with rare photographs, documents, illustrations, and more. Focusing on the bold characters and spirit that define Berkeley’s story, the exhibit highlights the evolution of our symbol, the golden bear, Berkeley’s architectural beginnings, and the genesis of the university, among other themes. Bearing Light is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Feb. 1, 2019. 

100 years ago, UC Berkeley began a full-time program in library science. Join us to celebrate the 100-year history of the School of Information, School of Information Management and Systems, School of Library and Information Studies, and School of Librarianship. Jeff MacKie-Mason, University Librarian, will be the keynote speaker. Reception with birthday cake to follow! 

Join the Oakland A’s for Cal vs. Stanford Night on Sept.19, when Cal alumni Bob Melvin and Marcus Semien and Stanford alumni Jed Lowrie and Stephen Piscotty take on the LA Angels. Get there early for pre-game festivities as we celebrate Berkeley’s 150th birthday! All participants who purchase a special ticket will receive a Cal or Stanford hat and seating with your fellow Golden Bears.

Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual weekend gathering welcoming thousands of people to campus. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. This year will bring Berkeley’s 150th birthday to the forefront — not to miss for those celebrating a reunion or for new parents whose children have begun their college journey during this historic year. Registration opens in July. Details coming soon.  

Delving deeper than belabored stats and quippy slogans, this lecture will cover defining moments in Berkeley’s illustrious history that have shaped its unique student life and stellar academics. From Founder’s Rock and the original 12 graduates, Cal football to free speech, and Sather Tower to the Stanford Axe, dive into what it means to be a Golden Bear! Presented by Hanna Hitchcock, director of traditions for the UC Rally Committee. Note: This event is part of Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming, and registration is required. Purchase the Class Pass for $25 to receive unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and other amenities. Additional individual events offered throughout the weekend range in price. Explore all of the festivities at homecoming.berkeley.edu

Engineering alumni, students, parents, and friends are invited to join us for refreshments and informal conversation with our deans, faculty, and fellow members of the Berkeley Engineering community. Explore interactive displays and archival images highlighting the college’s 150 years of innovation. Create your own souvenir at the Engineering 150 photo booth. Note: This event is part of Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming, and registration is required. Purchase the Class Pass for $25 to receive unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and other amenities. Additional individual events offered throughout the weekend range in price. Explore all of the festivities at homecoming.berkeley.edu.

For 150 years Berkeley engineers have reimagined the world, invented the future, and reshaped the possible. What will the next 150 years bring? Join Tsu-Jae King Liu, our new Engineering dean, and fellow faculty leaders to hear how they are continuing Berkeley’s tradition of excellence in service to society. Note: This event is part of Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming, and registration is required. Purchase the Class Pass for $25 to receive unlimited access to lectures, tours, open houses, and other amenities. Additional individual events offered throughout the weekend range in price. Explore all of the festivities at homecoming.berkeley.edu.

We’re bringing Berkeley 150 to the Big Game — the much-anticipated annual face-off between the Golden Bears and our rival football team, the Stanford Cardinal. Don’t miss the last formal chance in 2018 to wish Cal a happy birthday. In the exciting week leading up to the game, participate in a cable car rally in San Francisco, “Get the red out” t-shirt exchange, bonfire rally, and more. Game time to be announced.