5 Things To Do On Cal Day

Cal Day is UC Berkeley’s annual open house and the biggest day on our campus. In other words, it’s the best day of the year (in our humble opinions.) With countless events, exhibitions, workshops and lectures, everyone needs a game plan to ensure that they get the most out this fun-filled day! As you make your Cal Day itinerary, here are five things we suggest adding to your list. And don’t forget to check out the Cal Day website for the entire lineup.

1. Meet an Olympian

UC Berkeley sent 50 olympians to the 2016 summer olympics in Rio (the most out of any university in the U.S.), who brought back a total of 21 medals. Listen to their stories and meet a few of them at the Berkeley Talks With Cal Olympians!

2. Learn about 3D printing

Want to see 3D printing up close? Watch the process and learn how current Berkeley students are using the technology in the classroom and beyond, courtesy of 3DMC.

3. See the arts in action

From 10 am to 3 pm, various student groups will be performing on the Mario Savio Steps and on Lower Sproul Plaza, showcasing the diverse performing arts community at UC Berkeley. After you catch a show, don’t forget to stop by the Berkeley Art Studio’s Open House and Ceramics Sale. Round out your arts tour by heading to the west end of campus to visit the Berkeley Art Music & Pacific Film Archive, or BAMPFA. The museum is offering free admission and tours on Cal Day.

4. Catch a concert on Memorial Glade

Didn’t make it to Coachella? No worries — Coachella is coming to you. Check out the Los Angeles-based rock band Allah-Las as they close out an event-filled Cal Day. And yes, the band’s next stop after Cal Day is Coachella.

5. Ride to the top of the Campanile and get the best view of campus

Our most beloved bell tower is the place to be on Cal Day. Ride the elevator to the top and enjoy panoramic views of campus. Once you’re done, choose from one of the many other tours offered on Cal Day such as cable car tours, housing tours, library tours and more!


Cal Day is Saturday, April 22. The day is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required. To learn more, visit the Cal Day website.