Cal Day 2021

Get a flavor of Cal Day 2021 which was held online on April 24th. Experience virtual tours of our beautiful campus, get an insight into life through our student panels, discover the stories behind campus traditions and landmarks, and much more.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus in person for Cal Day 2022!

(April 24) 9 am – Welcome address by Chancellor Carol Christ

To kick off Cal Day and Cal Week, newly admitted students and their families are invited to participate in a special Berkeley welcome hosted by Femi Ogundele, AVC of Enrollment Management and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. Speakers will include Chancellor Carol Christ, student body president Victoria Vera and other campus leaders.

(April 24) 12 noon – Campus Conversation with Chancellor Christ and Nobelist Jennifer Doudna

Join us for a very special Cal Day Campus Conversation with our beloved Chancellor Carol Christ and biochemist and 2021 Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna as they discuss their roles and responsibilities as pioneering “firsts” in their respective fields.
CalDay, Saturday, April 24 and CalWeek, April 24-30
Get a taste of the classic tradition and spirit that Golden Bears love through this virtual rally hosted by the UC Rally Committee. Hear and watch great performances and presentations from our Cal Spirit groups to celebrate Cal Day 2021!
Tune in at 4pm to the first-ever virtual edition of the annual Cal Day Concert featuring Rina Sawayama and Japanese Breakfast! This event is brought to you by SUPERB, Berkeley’s student-run entertainment and programming board. The event will also feature a live Q&A with Japanese Breakfast and will take place on Zoom.

(April 28) 2 PM – SkyDeck Startup Accelerator Webinar for Incoming Cal Bears

Named as one of the top 5 university accelerators in the country, Berkeley SkyDeck is home to almost 280 startups a year. Whether you are looking to gain experience working for a startup or want to understand what it takes to become a startup founder yourself, this webinar will introduce you to what SkyDeck offers to you as a Cal student. A student panel featuring Cal startups founders and interns will be featured.