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Cal Day—April 22, 2017

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Fall 2016 | Tens of thousands of people will gather on campus to attend hundreds of events during the spring semester to celebrate Cal Day, a festival for anything and everything Berkeley.

Cal Day was established in 1968 as a one-time open house that proved so popular it eventually evolved into an annual event. During Cal Day 2016, more than 40,000 people attended, and there were more than 400 booths tabled by student groups, campus departments and organizations and university partners.

The event is free and open to the public and is often listed as a must-attend San Francisco Bay Area event. It’s also a favorite of admitted and prospective students and parents. Attractions include faculty talks, campus tours, music and dance performances, and science and art activities for kids. Admission to all of Berkeley’s museums is free, including some facilities that are open to the public only on Cal Day. Public transportation is advised to get to campus, and on-campus transit will be available.