From the Great Lakes to the nation’s capital, Cal alumni gave incoming students a warm welcome.
September 27, 2023
by Josephine Thornton
As the summer of 2023 comes to an end, so do this season’s Summer Welcome Parties. This year, UC Berkeley alumni near and far hosted Summer Welcome Parties for incoming Cal students to connect, share stories, and say a big “Go Bears!” Alumni Chapters hosted welcome picnics, played card games, and shared networking information for both students and parents. The Cal Alumni Club of Chicago sang “Sons of California” at their event. The Cal Alumni Club of Fresno grouped incoming students by their dorm assignments and shared Japanese food. In Texas, the Cal Alumni Club of Houston had alumni spanning class years of 1969 to 2023 sharing their valuable Cal insights with incoming Golden Bears. The Cal Alumni Club of Long Beach played Cal bingo with students and alumni. The Cal Alumni Club of New York welcomed students in classic New York fashion—pizza in Central Park!
The Cal Alumni Association thanks the following incredible Alumni Chapters and the Cal alumni community for hosting these Summer Welcome Parties and creating a welcoming and spirited experience for new students and their families.