Traditions of Cal

Rushes, rallies, and rituals at Berkeley: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater?

Sports-related traditions

Cal spirit groups

UC Marching Band songs

The Cal alma mater was written and composed by Clinton R. "Brick" Morse, class of 1896:

Hail to California

Hail to California,
Alma Mater Dear.
Sing the joyful chorus,
Sound it far and near.

Rallying 'round her banner,
We will never fail.
California Alma Mater,
Hail! Hail! Hail!

Hail to California,
queen in whom
we're blest --
Spreading light
and goodness
over all the West,

Fighting 'neath her standard
We shall sure prevail-
California Alma Mater,
Hail! Hail! Hail!