Preparations are underway across campus for the first-ever combined Cal Day open house and Charter Day celebration Saturday, April 13.
The success of recent Cal Days has prompted the campus to host its open house annually. This will also be the first time Charter Day will be incorporated into the day.
The 128th anniversary of the founding of the university will be marked with a colorful outdoor ceremony open to all. The Charter Day celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. on the plaza in front of Dwinelle Hall.
Faculty in academic regalia will be joined by staff and alumni in the traditional procession. Chancellor Tien, alumna of the year Marion Diamond and James Soong, governor of Taiwan, will participate.
Cal Day will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with museums, labs, classrooms, libraries and athletic facilities open to the public.
Faculty and staff are especially invited to bring their family and friends to both events. The campus this year will be showcasing why Berkeley was recently ranked number one by a National Research Council study.
Technology and innovation will be the focus of the day, with lectures and demonstrations by faculty experts and Nobel laureates. Music, drama, art and dance will also be featured.
Visitors will get a sneak preview of the football team as new coach Steve Mariucci holds an open practice in Memorial Stadium.
Campus departments and units that have indicated they intend to participate in Cal Day but have not yet provided details of their programs are urged to call Public Ceremonies at 642-3687 with firm times and locations.
The complete Cal Day program will be available
by April 1.