- Alumni from as far back as the class of 1925 will gather
at the University of California, Berkeley, October 13-15
to reminisce and celebrate when the campus holds its annual
Homecoming, Reunion and Family Weekend. More than 3,000
people are expected to attend.
will offer a stimulating mix of activities: a Spirit Rally
and football game against the UCLA Bruins followed by a
big Post-Game Bash on the Campanile Esplanade; a University
Orchestra concert; museum open houses and campus tours;
a career expo and networking fair, as well as a wide variety
of reunion parties.
more than 25 of the campus's world-renowned faculty members
will give homecoming lectures - from Orville Schell on the
American media and Marian Diamond on the aging brain to
Kenneth Jowitt on the end of communism and Alex Filippenko
on cosmic "antigravity."
activities for parents will give them a chance to learn
more about what UC Berkeley is like, and there will be a
Cal CubFest 2000 for younger siblings and children of alumni.
feature this year will be the Post-Game Bash, starting at
approximately 6 p.m. Saturday on the Campanile Esplanade.
All homecoming participants and the campus community are
invited to enjoy the live music, entertainment, no-host
food and beverages, and more.
2000 will be especially memorable because three members
of the class of 1925 - Reva Coon of Dunsmuir, Carr E. Bentel
of San Francisco and Rudolph Peterson of Piedmont - will
hold their 75th reunion. All in their mid-90s, these alumni
took classes with legendary professors like Charles Mills
Gayley and Alfred Kroeber and remember when the university
president rode a horse around the campus.
alumni from the classes of 1950 to 1995 will also be holding
reunions throughout the weekend, which is cosponsored by
UC Berkeley and the California Alumni Association. The Class
of 1970, for example, will hold a breakfast Saturday morning
on the steps of Sproul Hall, the scene of many protests
in their day. Special guest will be University of California
President Emeritus Clark Kerr.
is strongly recommended, but registration at the door will
be accepted for most events. UC Berkeley alumni, parents,
families and friends are invited to participate whether
they choose to come for the whole weekend, or just the football
game and the Post-Game Bash.
detailed schedule and registration information, call 1-888-UNIV-CAL
or visit the homecoming Web site at www.urel.berkeley.edu/homecoming.