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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cal Café

Reception | April 21 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. as Alumni House transforms into Cal Café! Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks, peruse your class yearbook, and receive awesome CAA giveaways! Alumni, new and prospective students, and all friends of the University are invited to stop by the Cal Alumni Association for this unforgettable day!

Opportunities for Undergraduates at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB

 No speaker listed.

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Are you interested in biological research, natural history collections, specimen preparation, archival practices, or GIS and bioinformatics? The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology offers many exciting opportunities for UC Berkeley undergraduates to work with museum faculty, curators, graduate students, and other researchers. Come talk to current undergraduates and project mentors about volunteer and...   More >

Natural History Up Close!

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Courtyard

No speaker listed., Berkeley Natural History Museums

 Berkeley Natural History Museums (BNHM)

The Berkeley Natural History Museums and Department of Integrative Biology pair up for this exciting display that includes live plants and animals, vertebrate and invertebrate museum specimens, fossils, and interesting facts. Don't forget to test your natural history knowledge at the prize wheel! Get your Science@Cal passport stamped here.

Artist and Pop-Up Books and Coloring at ENVI Library: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall


The Environmental Design Library has a large collection of unique artist books and interesting architectural pop-up books. This is a rare opportunity for the public to turn the pages of artist books that are too often locked in exhibit cases. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Visit Morrison Library: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library


Morrison Library opened in Doe Library in 1928 as a traditional reading room where students could take a break from academic life. One of our architectural treasures, Morrison Library offers comfortable seating for reading, a graphic arts collection, and a circulating collection of newly published books. Join us for some fun, all-ages coloring of the collections. This is a stop on the Library...   More >

Cal Day at UCBG

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

UC Berkeley Open House; Garden free all day with free shuttles running every 15 minutes from campus Evans Hall stop.

Discovery stations open 11 - 3, all ages

Tour Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks: Cal Day

Tour/Open House | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance


Take a self-guided tour of the 52 miles of shelves in UC Berkeley's two main libraries. Start at the Doe Library (north entrance) information desk or the Moffitt Library south entrance.

UC Berkeley Library Passport Adventure!: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Libraries across campus


Pick up a Library passport at any passport location. Get stamped at 5 locations and get a surprise (redeemed at any Library Passport location)! Explore all that the Library has to offer — from dinosaurs to the stars, the Library has it all!

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Open House

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB

 No speaker listed.

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Do you love animals? Visit the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology! With >700,000 bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian specimens, the museum is one of the largest university-based collections of tetrapod vertebrates. Drop by for a rare peek at our research and education specimens and interact with scientists to learn about our research. Get your Science@Cal Passport stamped here!

AmphibiaWeb: Global Amphibian Conservation, Biology, and Diversity

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB (3rd floor atrium)

 No speaker listed.

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Amphibians are some of the most imperiled animals on Earth. But what is an amphibian? Come to AmphibiaWeb to learn about the biology, conservation, and diversity of frogs, salamanders, and caecilians through interactive maps, games, and activity sheets for all ages. Find out how you can help and learn more about these amazing animals.

Doe Library $1 Book Sale: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Conference Room, 303 Doe Library


Pick up some books for your collection at Doe Library's annual book sale. You'll find thousands of hardcover and softcover books, each on sale for only $1.

Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

UC Berkeley throws open its doors and offers over 400 lectures, tours, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Many events are tailored for kids & families, prospective students, and the just plain curious. Come experience a day in the life of UC Berkeley!

All events free, all ages welcome, campus wide.

Archaeology events at Calday 2018!

Special Event | April 21 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

Events at the ARF appear in the Anthropology & Archaeology listing of the Calday 2018 website

Cal Day - Exploring 3D Collections and Immersive Visualization

Tour/Open House | April 21 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Culture and tech collide at the Hearst Museum! Come explore immersive visualizations of world heritage sites and view objects from the collection in 3D. Drop by to chat with the students behind this exciting project and learn about the process of digitizing history.

Stop by all day for free admission to the Hearst Museum in celebration of Cal Day 2018 and check out the current exhibit Face to...   More >

Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Katie Schramm, Undergraduate Adviser, Berkeley English; Robert Hass, Professor, Berkeley English; Mitchell Breitwieser, Professor, Berkeley English; Heather D. Sweet Wong, Professor, Berkeley English; Irene Yoon, Berkeley Lecturer, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Information Session: The English Major
10-11 - The Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Do you love literature, poetry, writing, and reading? Consider majoring in English! Come to this information session to learn more about Berkeley's undergraduate program in English.
--Katie Schramm

Poetry at Berkeley: Robert Haas and Company
11-Noon - The Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Professor Robert...   More >

Discover Moffitt Library! Makerspace Demos, Digital Scholarship, and Self-Guided Tours: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor


The library is a place of discovery. Come check out the recently renovated fourth and fifth floors with a self-guided tour. See demonstrations of 3D printing, virtual reality and other design technologies available in the makerspace. Meet student consultants working with data and digital humanities. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library, 100 Evans Hall


In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides to biographies to zombies teaching calculus, this exhibit features scientific comics and graphic novels from our collections. Stop by to page through these fascinating examples. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Virtual Reality at Kresge Engineering Library: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library, 110 Bechtel Engineering Center


Explore the world of virtual reality with the student group, VR@Berkeley in the Kresge Engineering Library. Try out the technology and learn about UC Berkeley student innovations in VR. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Mapping Off the Plane: Bird’s-Eye View Maps and More: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | McCone Hall, Earth Sciences & Map Library, 50 McCone Hall


Geography Department graduate student Eve McGlynn has guest-curated a pop-up exhibit featuring non-traditional mapping perspectives of Berkeley and beyond, including bird’s eye and aerial views. You can also take the world for a spin with our new digital globe and explore our map collection — one of the largest in California. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Science as Art Exhibition: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library, 100 Hildebrand Hall


The Chemistry Library will display submissions and winners of the College of Chemistry Science as Art Competition along with a browsable science book collection. Come rest and use our massage chair or take a photo with our periodic table signed by Nobel Laureate Glenn Seaborg! This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Bears, Bugs, Dinosaurs and More!: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Marian Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building


See a life-size T-Rex and Pterodactyl. Visit the Triceratops! Check out the Dinosaur Books for Kids in the Bioscience Library! The Bioscience & Natural Resources Library will display unusual and rare items from its collections. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library Gallery, located in Doe Annex


The Bancroft Library Gallery, located in Doe Annex
Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Save the Redwoods League, “Sustaining Grandeur” is a collaborative exhibition that explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s continued efforts to steward these magnificent...   More >

Celebrating Social Justice at the Ethnic Studies Library: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library, 30 Stephens Hall


Visit the Ethnic Studies Library and view an exhibit of posters created by “Art for Social Change,” a UC Berkeley student group. There will be a free drawing for books related to social justice and ethnic communities. Winners will be announced at 3:00 pm! There will be bookmarks, buttons, and a performance. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Cal Day at International House: Beats, Brunch, and Tours

Social Event | April 21 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Join us for Beats, Brunch, and Tours at I-House!
In celebration of Cal Day, get a glimpse of the International House experience.

Enjoy international fare at our premier Dining Commons, have global conversations as I-House residents share their unique talents with live performances.
Brunch Visitors/Community: $10 I-House Alumni: $8*
*Visit the I-House alumni table to receive an alumni card...   More >

Cal Day At I-House 2018


Special Event | April 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Courtyard

 Bernie Peyton, Origami Master, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Learn how to fold your own origami animal or plant with world-renowned origami master and conservationist, Bernie Peyton. Learn about wildlife conservation through origami, where science meets art!

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Presents: Reptile Dissection

Special Event | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3095 VLSB

 Theresa Barclay, Prep Lab Manager, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Watch a reptile dissection and learn about the anatomy and unique evolutionary features that make snakes and lizards some of the most extraordinary creatures within the animal kingdom. Free tickets to this event will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the MVZ Reception Desk (3101 VLSB). Slots are limited (50 people) and tickets go fast, so arrive early!

Hargrove Music Library Tour: Cal Day

Tour/Open House | April 21 | 1-3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library


At the Hargrove Music Library, Manuel Erviti will give a tour of the Hargrove building and John Shepard will show and speak about selected treasures from the Music Library collections. The tour followed by a presentation will take place twice, at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Tour of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies: Cal Day

Tour/Open House | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. |  East Asian Library


Tour the East Asian Library, with collections in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean now totaling over 1.1 million volumes, and view “The Art of Masako Takahashi,” a special exhibit sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Cal Day | Don't Know Much About History?

Information Session | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 109 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of History

Did you know that UC Berkeley is home to one of the top-ranked history departments in the nation? Join History advisors and current students to learn what makes the program so rewarding.