Cal Day 2017
On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs.
Cal Day 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | All Day
FREE and open to the public (i.e. you don’t have to be a student)
Browse 2017 Events
- All events sorted by category
- All events sorted by time
- New & prospective students
- Kids & families
- Museums, gardens, galleries & performance venues
- Outdoor concert
2017 Featured Events
- Gallery Tours at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology
An opening exhibition “People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World” challenges visitors to probe and reflect on their relationship with the fascinating range of human-made objects that surrounds us. Come take a free tour of the gallery and meet Hearst Museum Director Benjamin Porter.
- Stand Up for Science: The Intersection of Science, Technology and Society
Come hear from three leading researchers who seek solutions through rigorous interdisciplinary collaboration, bridging innovative research with real-world implementation.
- The Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017
A total solar eclipse–which occurs when the moon fully covers the bright disk of the sun, revealing the sun’s breathtaking corona – is one of nature’s most magnificent and awe-inspiring spectacles. On August 21, 2017, for the first time in 38 years, the very narrow path of a total solar eclipse falls on the continental United States.
- Berkeley Talks with Cal Olympians
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks will sit down with several of Cal’s Olympians for a wide-ranging conversation about their experiences in the Olympic games in Rio, London, and elsewhere, and what life is like for a student-athlete at an academically demanding university like Berkeley.
- Cal Football Spring Game
Cal fans get the opportunity to get a first look at the 2017 Cal football program. In addition to watching practice, fans can pick up a commemorative poster (first 2,000 entrants), check out Memorial Stadium, and more.
- Chancellor’s Welcome to New Students
Newly admitted students and their families are invited to an early morning welcome with Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks and Berkeley Nobel laureate Randy Schekman for his role in revealing the machinery that regulates the transport and secretion of proteins in the cells. Chancellor Dirks and Professor Schekman will share their insights into the UC Berkeley experience.
- California and the Climate Fight
Join 3 professors in a discussion about California’s policy options given potential conflicts with the new U.S. administration on issues of climate change and the environment.
- Cal Day Free Concert: Allah-Las
Los Angeles-based indie rock band Allah-Las closes out Cal Day with a set for Berkeley fans before heading south to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.