Events

Chancellor Carol Christ and Senator Nancy Skinner, a UC Berkeley alumna, will discuss the transformative power of public higher education, and the important return on investment that California receives from supporting graduate-level education. Kena Hazelwood-Carter, president of the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, will moderate the conversation.

Experience the dynamic, energetic essence of UC Berkeley on Cal Day, our annual open house, this year marking the university’s 150th birthday. Prospective students and their families — along with the campus community and the public — can choose from more than 500 unique events: faculty lectures, campus tours, music and dance performances, museum tours (some open to the public only one day a year), science and art activities for kids, and more. Admission is free.  

Berkeley 150 is hitting the road! Join Chancellor Carol T. Christ to celebrate 150 years of Berkeley’s extraordinary life. Reflect on stellar moments throughout our history, while learning about today’s shining accomplishments. Distinguished faculty members will also discuss their research — how the disciplines have changed over time, where they are headed, and how Berkeley faculty and students have contributed to their advances. Details and registration coming soon.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 — the Sesquicentennial Class. The public is invited to join thousands of graduating seniors and their families to witness this exhilarating and meaningful ceremony while honoring the university’s 150th birthday. The event includes the Chancellor’s address, a keynote speaker, and most of the traditional pomp and circumstance. Tickets on sale in March. Details coming soon.

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.  

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.