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Lair of the Golden Bear

Join Us for Work Weekend!

Join us in late May and early June for Work Weekends - a behind the scenes look at the Lair and volunteer weekend to help us get our camps ready for summer.

Ryan Waliany ’08 / Courtesy of Ryan Waliany

Bears in Business: Ryan Waliany

At Cal, Ryan Waliany ’08 learned to work smart and focus on the learning experience. Those lessons now influence his entrepreneurship today.

Neil Arcellana (second from right) and his dance club perform a Philippine folk dance in 2022 at the University of Pacific’s 25th Pilipino Cultural Night. “Pilipino Cultural Night is an annual tradition that many colleges and high schools participate in…to celebrate and showcase Pilipino Culture and history.” / Courtesy of Neil Arcellana

Finding Your Story

TAAP and TLA Scholar Neil Arcellana ’24 shares his story of overcoming obstacles and hopes to advocate for other students facing similar challenges.

Prytanean alumnae with Spring 2021 Prytanean initiates. / Courtesy of Tina Cheung
Alumni Chapters

The First Women’s Honor Organization Pays It Forward

By Jackie Krentzman

Meet the Prytanean Alumnae Chapter, a group of alumni uplifting women of different backgrounds and career fields through awards, events, service projects, and community bonding.


Changes to California Magazine’s Print Distribution

In 2023, the magazine will appear in print twice per year instead of quarterly.

(l-r) Jason Gant '06, Chancellor Christ, and Susie Cohen Crumpler on Homecoming weekend. / CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association
Cal Culture

Building Community by Giving Back

Jason Gant ’06 reflects on his time at Cal and how it shaped his desire to get involved and give his time to support the Cal community through programs like Cal Alumni Mentors.

Courtesy of Mikey Day
Lair of the Golden Bear

Golden Bears in Love: Mikey Day ’10 and Stephen Saribalis ’10

Did you meet your special someone on Sproul during spring semester? In an intro biology course? Or even during move-in?


Meet the 2022 – 2023 Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship Recipients

The newest award recipients embody student leadership at UC Berkeley.


Meet the 2022 – 2023 Cal Pride Scholarship Recipients

Honoring the three recipients of the Cal Pride Scholarship in 2022 – 2023.

Lupe Gallegos-Diaz (front row, left) with UC Berkeley undergraduate students at a Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association reception. / Courtesy of Lupe Gallegos-Diaz
Alumni Chapters

The History and Legacy of the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association

By Krissy Waite

Established in 1984, the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association works to engage, empower, and equip Chicanx and Latinx students in their UC Berkeley journey.

Stuart Smith ’70, founder of Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery. / Courtesy of Stuart Smith

Bears in Business: Stuart Smith ’70

The award-winning Smith-Madrone co-founder discusses the ways his Cal experience at UC Berkeley influenced his decision to enter the wine industry and shaped his business practices.

At The Achievement Award Program’s fall recognition dinner, (l-r) scholar Candance Sorensen, Executive Director Crumpler, Chancellor Christ, Razon and Kirk Tramble ’93, and scholar Jayden Zheng celebrate the theme of “Purpose.”
Director’s Chair

Connections to Cal Are Critical for the Alumni Journey

150 years ago, a group of 12 rising seniors gathered in downtown Oakland, deciding to establish the alumni community we now know as the Cal Alumni Association (CAA). This simple, purposeful act ensured that all future students would have a lifetime community at Berkeley. The following year, those 12 students became the first to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley.