Cal Alumni Club of Chicago

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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!


Air & Water Show Event

Saturday, August 17th | 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM | Location Details on Eventbrite

The Cal Alumni Club of Chicago welcomes Chicago-area students and alumni to join for a viewing of the Chicago Air and Water show from Lake PointMonthly Happy Hour - August

Thursday, August 8th | 6:00 to 8:00 PM | Redmond’s Ale House (3358 N Sheffield Ave)

It’s happy hour! Come join the Cal Alumni Club of Chicago at Redmond’s Ale House for good conversation and a drink or two. Tower. Watch one of Chicago’s premiere summer events from a private home with spectacular views! Food and beverages will be provided. See the “Tickets” link below for further details on transportation and logistics.

Cost: $20 per person (maximum capacity: 20 guests

Tickets for this event will go fast, so buy yours fast! (password: GoBears!)


Cal Football Season Kickoff Party

Saturday, August 31st | 5:30 to 8:30 PM | Redmond’s Ale House (3358 N Sheffield Ave)

Come join us at our home bar, Redmond's Ale House, as we cheer on our beloved California Golden Bears. Wear your blue and gold and watch us start the season against the UC Davis Aggies! Free appetizers will be provided!




Pac-12 Trivia Night

Pac-12 Trivia Night

Class of 2023 Summer Welcome Party

Summer Welcome Party

Beach Volleyball on Lake Bluff

Go Bears!