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Words of Wisdom for Incoming Golden Bears

By Josephine Thornton

This past summer, we asked Cal alumni around the world to share their Berkeley college advice for the incoming students. Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, or non-traditional student, welcome to the Cal community!

Two UC Berkeley students before the 52nd San Francisco Pride Celebration on Sunday, June 26, 2022. / Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small
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The Cal Community Celebrates Love

The Cal Alumni Association, in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Gender Equity Resource Center, celebrated at the 52nd annual San Francisco Pride Parade.

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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.

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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.

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Run for California 5K 2021 Recap

More than 300 runners and walkers set their courses (and their paces) this past Homecoming weekend to demonstrate their Cal spirit at our virtual race.

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Graduation at the End of the World

By Amanda Chiu

Two young alums compare notes—and find connection—around the pandemic graduation experience.

Illustration by Neil G. Ballard
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Where to Hike, Run, or Walk in Berkeley

By Luciné Jamkochian

Whether you’re near campus or planning your next return visit, relive your college days adventuring around campus and enjoying the views Berkeley has to offer.

Image courtesy of Libby Toub
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6 Things to Do Before You Do the Run for California 5K

Golden Bears run together, even when apart. As the Cal Alumni Association's Run for California 5K comes around the annual track again, here are some pre-race steps all participants can take to experience the Cal community as they run.

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UC Berkeley Alumni Celebrate Juneteenth

On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth became the first federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1963. Here's how Berkeley honored the day.

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Advice for the Class of 2021: “Carry Berkeley With You”

After a long journey filled to the brim with unexpected twists and turns, the time has finally arrived for UC Berkeley’s Class of 2021 to graduate. Years of growth and transformation, beginning with the seemingly distant days of anxiously waiting for college acceptances, campus tours, and that fateful commitment to Cal, are now coming to an end under challenging circumstances that still feel unusual after all this time.

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Perspectives, Shared: On Anti-AAPI Hate and the Movement for Change

How do we understand collective experience when we spend so much time sequestered these days? Several UC Berkeley alumni and faculty have shared their expertise and perspectives on racism against AAPI communities. These stories live at the intersection of academics and identity, and we invite you to read and listen to their contributions to the global dialogue.

Alumni Chapters

For Nina Ichikawa ’00, Agriculture Is More than Farming—It’s Life

Carrying on a family legacy that persisted despite relocation during WWII, Ichikawa is democratizing the food system.