Home to Cal Spirit Since 1872
Our Storied History
UC Berkeley’s first graduating class chartered the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) in 1872 to promote “good fellowship and kindly feelings among its members and the fostering of liberal and scientific culture on the Pacific Coast.” While CAA has expanded and transformed since 1872, its long tradition of supporting current students and keeping alumni engaged with UC Berkeley remains the same.
Our Vibrant Present
We’re on a mission to keep every alum in our global community of more than half a million alumni connected — to each other, to today’s students, and to our beloved UC Berkeley.
Meet some of the outstanding alumni who have created profound moments in Berkeley’s legacy.
To Equity and Justice
We are committed to fostering diverse and inclusive university communities; to providing unique, meaningful experiences for all Golden Bears; and to furthering true justice and belonging for current and future Cal graduates.
Cal alumni shine with a unique light. When we get together, we can tap into the brilliance of Berkeley to create thriving professional networks, provide support for today’s students, and connect to Cal from anywhere in the world.
Points of Pride
Annie Virginia Stephens Coker ’24, J.D. ’29: California’s First African American Woman Attorney
Meet the remarkable alum who became not only the first Black woman to graduate from Berkeley Law, but also the first Black female attorney in California.
From Closet Gamer to Millionaire: How Kevin Chou Made It Big
A lot of people talk about giving back. Kevin Chou did it.
10 Cal Alumnae You Should Know
From saving marine life to challenging stereotypes through stand-up and ensuring children receive proper school lunches, Cal alumnae truly leave a lasting impact.
Cracking the Code: Jennifer Doudna and Her Amazing Molecular Scissors
This Lilliputian virus-killing machine is transforming molecular biology research throughout the world.
You Should Know About Ida Jackson
California’s first certified Black educator, in her own words.