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Lair of the Golden Bear

7 Things to Know about Camping at the Lair

By Heather Johnson

If you’re ready to take a break from your hectic day-to-day life and breathe in some cool mountain air, you’ll find everything you need at the Lair—a Cal alumni destination since 1949.


Leadership Award Scholar Named 2022 University Medal Winner

Environmental sciences major Anjika Pai ’22 has earned UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior.

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Young Alumni

9 Ways to Keep Your Connection to Cal Golden

By Amanda Chiu

How will you stay connected to UC Berkeley after graduation?

Cal Culture

The Cal Alumni Association Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

This month-long celebration honors the generations of Jewish Americans who have greatly contributed to the history and culture of this country.

Klein Lieu ’13 honors his mother, Mai Huynh, through an endowment that bears her name: “This woman is my inspiration for everything.” / Courtesy of Klein Lieu

When You Drink Water, Remember the Source

One student pays it forward in his continued fight for social justice.

Eric Esparza '22 / Photo Credit: CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association

Against the Odds

Eric Esparza is an Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholar in UC Berkeley’s Class of 2022. Below are his reflections on his journey to UC Berkeley.

Cal Culture

10 Berkeley AAPI Books that You Must Read

By Amanda Chiu

A wide variety of Asian American Pacific Islander authors have emerged from UC Berkeley. The result: memoirs, comic books, novels, and more that reflect different facets of Asian identity and experience, both in and outside of the United States.

Midori Kono Thiel at her Augmented Reality exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA. / Courtesy of Tamiko Thiel
Alumni Chapters

Midori Kono Thiel: A Life of Art

By Josephine Thorton

The Japanese American Women Alumnae of UC Berkeley (JAWAUCB) honored Midori Kono Thiel ’55, MFA ’59, with its 2022 Outstanding Alumnae Award. The recipients of this award have distinguished themselves through their academic careers, contributions to their community, and career accomplishments.

Lair of the Golden Bear

Opening Safely 2022

Learn more about our expected protocols for camping at the Lair this season.

Photo Credit: Kelley L. Cox / Cal Alumni Association

Meet the 2021–2022 Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship Recipients

The newest award recipients embody student leadership at UC Berkeley.

Cal Alumni Association

Meet the 2021–2022 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients

Now in its second year, this award recognizes Native American students at UC Berkeley for leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the Indigenous community.

Oakland Pride Parade and Festival: California Alumni Association and Gender Equity Resource Center. / Photo credit: Kelley L Cox - KLC fotos

Meet the 2021–2022 Cal Pride Scholarship Recipients

The merit-based award recognizes current and incoming students at Berkeley for their academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.