Cal Alumni Club of Chicago

Connect & inspire

Welcome to Chicago!



Welcome to the Cal Alumni Club of Chicago. We are an officially chartered chapter of the Cal Alumni Association. We organize events and activities of interests to UC Berkeley alumni from all walks of life and throughout the entire Chicagoland area.

We are active year-round, coordinating social events like game watching get togethers at our official bar, Redmond's Ale House. In addition, we host and organize a variety of other volunteering, cultural, and social activities. We also coordinate with other alumni and professional groups for joint networking events and activities.

Join us and help us make Chicago Golden Bear Territory!



Join us in celebrating the Golden Bear spirit at our events.


Upcoming Events

We are always adding events for the upcoming months. Be sure to check back or sign up for our newsletter!


New Student Reception

Saturday, April 6th | 2:00 to 4:00 PM | Crowne Plaza West Loop

The UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions is holding their annual New Student Reception series around the country for newly admitted students to learn more about Cal. Alumni can attend and chat with these students and their families to provide insights about life at Cal. This event is a wonderful opportunity for you as alumni of UC Berkeley to share your experience with the newly admitted students from the Chicagoland area and help recruit them to Cal!


Dream Bigger Volunteer Event

Saturday, April 13th | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM | Evergreen Park Fitness Club

In the Paint was founded in 2006 with the goal of providing structured youth sports activities where young people may learn, grow, and develop athletically and socially. In the Paint's Dream Bigger program encourages students to consider applying to top tier universities by connecting them with the schools' alumni chapters.

Join us as we spend a Saturday morning at the Evergreen Park Fitness Club playing basketball with the children (or cheering from the sidelines for those who don't play). Afterwards, we'll have lunch with the youth and their families and encourage them to Dream Bigger and consider applying to UC Berkeley.

We are organizing carpools. If you'd like to participate but need a ride, please email




Chinese New Year 2018

Pac-12 Trivia Night

Pac-12 Trivia Night

Chinese New Year

Pac-12 Trivia Night

Chinese New Year 2018

Pac-12 Trivia Night