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Join Your Alumni Association Today

Connect with everything you love about the world’s #1 public university. Members get access to exclusive perks and benefits, our award-winning California magazine, and more.

  • Golden Bears Life Membership

    Our most prestigious level of affiliation demonstrates your support for Cal.

    • New and annual members


    • Life member upgrade


  • Standard Alumni & Friends Membership

    Cal Alumni Association membership is open to all.

    • Annual


    • Life


      Annual installment plan available

  • Young Alumni

    For alumni from the classes of 2012–2018.

    • Annual


    • Life


      Annual installment plan available

  • Recent Graduate

    For graduating seniors and new Cal grads from the classes of 2019–2022.

    • Annual


    • Life


      Annual installment plan available

  • Senior Citizen

    For alumni ages 65 and older.

    • Annual


    • Life


      Annual installment plan available

  • Spouse Life Membership

    For the spouse or partner of a fully paid CAA Life Member.

    • Life


Exclusive Savings and Discounts for CAA Members

Your membership comes with special benefits, including UC Library access and discounts on travel, dining, and education. All members also receive a kit including a membership card and an annual subscription to California magazine.

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Other Ways to Join

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By Phone

Call our Membership office toll-free at 888.CAL.ALUM (888.225.2586), Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

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By Mail

Mail your payment to:
Cal Alumni Association
Attn: Membership
1 Alumni House
Berkeley, CA 94720-7520

Checks are payable to Cal Alumni Association (CAA).

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In Person

Visit us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

You can pay with cash, credit card, or check and receive your membership card and kit on the spot.

Membership FAQs

Who can join the Cal Alumni Association? 
Everyone is welcome to join the Cal Alumni Association. Our annual and life memberships are open to the general public.
How are my membership dues used? 
Your membership dues support our alumni and student communities in important ways. Through the help of our members, CAA provides undergraduate scholarships, student programs, and alumni events, publishes the award-winning California magazine, and much more.
How do I claim an alumni email address?
All Cal alumni are eligible to claim an email account, powered by Google, through the @cal Alumni Network. Using an alumni email address provides a connection to Cal for social and professional networking, and showcases your Cal pride. Create a profile on @cal in order to set up your alumni email addresses. For more information, read the @cal alumni email FAQs.
Do I have borrowing privileges at libraries on campus?
CAA members can obtain a library card and check out books from all campus libraries (excluding the Berkeley Law Library). Members can check out up to 20 books at one time, and can use OskiCat to search the library catalogs, place materials on hold, and renew books online.
How do I update my contact information?
You can update your address, phone number, and email using our Update Your Contact Info form, or call us toll free at 888.CAL.ALUM (888.225.2586).
Membership FAQs

Your Membership Matters

Thanks to the support of your membership dues, CAA provides vital programs for Berkeley students and alumni, including more than $2 million annually in undergraduate scholarships.

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