2020 UC Berkeley Southern California Summer Welcome Parties

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to be held on July 25, July 26, August 1 and August 2 (Saturdays and Sundays)

Hey, Alumni!
Help welcome the newest members of the Cal Family! SD CAL Alumni will be co-hosting 4 virtual Summer Welcome Parties for incoming Cal Students.

This event is our way of welcoming newly enrolled Freshman and Transfer Students to Cal before they embark on their college journey at best public university in the world. It is our opportunity to serve the university by sharing our experiences of Berkeley and to offer our advice to new students. Additionally, it is a way of supporting the Cal family in southern California and is a way for alums to reconnect with the University experience we are all so proud of.So log on, share your Cal stories, teach the students some great Cal traditions and bond with them and SoCal alumni over attending the best public university in the world!

Please note that this event will take place online via Zoom. A link to this Zoom event will be sent to your email one week and one day before the event.

This event is presented by the following chapters of the Cal Alumni Association:

Cal Bears in the Desert, Cal Alumni Club of Long Beach, UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association – Los Angeles, Cal Alumni of Los Angeles, Orange County Cal Alumni Club, UC Berkeley Alumni Club of San Diego, San Gabriel Valley Cal Alumni Chapter, Cal Community of Santa Barbara & Ventura.

If you have any questions, please contact Athena Lai.

Thanks for your help.


San Diego Crew Classic 2020 has been cancelled

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This event has been cancelled!

The San Diego Crew Classic is a 2-day rowing event that marks the start of the competitive rowing season. Come support our CAL Champs from the beautiful shores of Mission Bay, San Diego. The Crew Classic offers an array of activities in addition to world-class racing. Our local SD CAL Alumni Chapter will be represented in Alumni Row on Sunday. Stop by to visit with local CAL Alumni. Visit www.crewclassic.org for event details and to purchase tickets.

2019 Game Watch Parties!!!

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Come join all of your fellow Cal alumni to watch our beloved Golden Bears football team games at our official Cal bar, the 5th Avenue Kitchen and Tap. Both children and dogs are welcome. The address is 3515 5th Ave., San Diego, CA. See the schedule below for game times and opponents. Go Bears!!

Football Schedule
Saturday, 8/31/2019 – Cal vs UC Davis – 3:30PM
Saturday, 9/7/2019 – Cal vs Washington – 7:30PM
Saturday, 9/14/2019 – Cal vs North Texas – 1:15PM
Saturday, 9/21/2019 – Cal vs Ole Miss – Time TBD
Friday, 9/27/2019 – Cal vs Arizona State – 7:30PM
Saturday, 10/5/2019 – Cal vs Oregon – Time TBD
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – Cal vs Oregon State – Time TBD
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – Cal vs Utah – Time TBD
Saturday, 11/9/2019 – Cal vs Washington State – Time TBD
Saturday, 11/16/2019 – Cal vs USC – Time TBD
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – Cal vs Stanfurd – Time TBD – BIG GAME – BIG CROWD
Saturday, 11/30/2019 – Cal vs UCLA – Time TBD

Thanks and Go Bears!

Berkeley Brunch

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Saturday, May 18th 11am-1pm

American Restaurant (858) 792-7737 Prep Kitchen 1201 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, California 92014

Join fellow Berkeley Bears for brunch in San Diego on Saturday, May 18 at 11am! Hoping to make “Berkeley Brunch” a more regular occurrence if folks are interested. The first brunch will be held at Prep Kitchen Del Mar. Please RSVP for a seat at the restaurant by emailing our organizer and Cal alum, Stephanie Huber, no later than May 14. Her email is: stephanie.w.huber@gmail.com — thank you!!

April Happy Hour!

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Friday, April 19th, 5:30 to 9pm, at Casa Sol y Mar in the Del Mar Highlands shopping center. Located at 12865 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130. Come join us in the outdoor patio area for an evening with your fellow Bears!

Volunteers needed for New Student Receptions

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Sunday, April 7th AND Thursday, May 9th

New Student Reception (freshmen) – San Diego
Sunday, April 7, 2019
7 – 9 p.m.
Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Parking: Complimentary
OUA Staff Host: Nicole Blake

New Student Reception (transfers) – San Diego
Thursday, May 9, 2019
7 – 9 p.m.
Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Parking: Complimentary
OUA Staff Host: Robert Penman

If interetested in helping out, please contact Lenard Tran via email at lenardtran@cal.berkeley.edu. His phone number is 619 278 1220

Beyond Design Thinking

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Berkeley Haas Professor Sara Beckman, a pioneer in the field, will be speaking about “Beyond Design Thinking” on February 7th at 6 PM at University Town Center (9540 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 175 San Diego, CA 92121). The cost is $20 (not including Eventbrite fee) and includes food and drinks. Seating is limited so sign up today via Eventbrite link.  No matter the size of your company and regardless of the industry you’re in, you don’t want to miss this presentation, it will definitely provide you with a new perspective in your professional and even your personal life. You will also have an opportunity to mingle with other professionals and fellow Cal alums based here in San Diego from various companies and industries.

Meet & Greet Happy Hour – location update!

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Ring in the New Year at Cal’s first meet and greet/happy hour at the Bernardo Heights Country Club (16066 Bernardo Heights Pkwy, 92128) on Friday, Feb. 8th from 6 to 9 pm. We have had many requests for an event up in North County and thanks to Liliana Miranda, Cal class of ’95 and ’98 JD, we have an awesome one. No host bar, appies, and no need to RSVP. See you all there!