WHAT: Attend one of the Bay Area's biggest parties as the University
of California at Berkeley opens its doors to the public to enjoy a day of
music, sports, cultural events, lectures and tours. Departing Chancellor
Chang-Lin Tien will reflect on his years at Cal at a special lecture, Cal
students will match wits with challengers from neighboring schools at the
Quiz Bowl Exhibition and the football team will hold an open scrimmage under
the direction of new head coach, Tom Holmoe.
WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: UC Berkeley campus
WHY: Cal Day is an annual campus event that gives residents of
the Bay Area and California a chance to experience a day in the life of
one of the top research universities in the nation.
- Two professors will unveil an alternative design for the new eastern
span of the Bay Bridge at 2 p.m. in Sibley Auditorium, located in the Bechtel
Engineering Building. A 14-foot-long model will be on display during the
- Students and faculty will don colorful regalia for the traditional
procession opening the 129th Charter Day Anniversary ceremonies in Dwinelle
Plaza from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Departing chancellor Chang-Lin Tien is
the keynote speaker and the Cal Band will perform.
- The proud heritage of indigenous people will be on display at an authentic
Pow Wow with traditional song, dance and costumes, 10 a.m. to sundown,
lawns at the West Gate.
- Cal's lovable mascot "Oski" gets an eye exam with Chancellor
Tien at 10 am in the University Eye Center, Minor Hall.
- Continuous outdoor performances by Cal's student vocal groups singing
traditional school songs under campus landmark Sather Gate from 1 to 3
- "Bugs-R-Us: Essig Museum Show-Offs," a display of exotic
- The 23rd Annual Pacific Coast Jazz Festival features student ensembles
performing and visitors "movin' to the groove" outdoors in Lower
Sproul Plaza throughout the day.
- Watch visitors make their own earthquakes as they jump up and down
at the campus seismograph station, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 565 McCone Hall.