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Golden Golden Bear Dinner

Saturday, August 18th | 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM | LakePoint Tower

We enjoyed a delicious Mediterranean dinner and fireworks while mingling with esteemed Cal alumni in the Chicagoland area.

Football Kick Off Party

Saturday, September 1st | 3:00 PM

Dozens of Cal alumni showed up to cheer on our beloved Bears to their first victory of the season!

Big Game Viewing Party

Saturday, November 17th | 6:00 PM

Cal alumni and friends came together to watch an exciting game against our Bay Area rival.



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New Student Reception

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

The UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions held their annual New Student Reception series around the country for newly admitted students to learn more about Cal. Alumni attended and chatted with these students and their families to provide insights about life at 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. Cal alumni spent a morning at the Evergreen Park Fitness Club playing basketball with the children and encouraged them to Dream Bigger and consider applying to UC Berkeley.

Spring Social

Thursday, May 16th | 6:00 to 9:00 PM | Benchmark (1510 N Wells Street, Chicago)

The Cal Alumni of Chicago held an evening of networking this past May at Benchmark. Beer, wine, and hors d' oeuvres were provided in celebration of the warmer weather and the chance to meet fellow Golden Bears!

Monthly Happy Hour - July

Thursday, July 11th | 6:00 to 8:00 PM | Redmond’s Ale House (3358 N Sheffield Ave)

The Cal Alumni of Chicago held its monthly happy hour at Redmond’s Ale House. It was a great evening of fun conversation and trivia!

Summer Welcome Party

Sunday, July 21st | 1:00 to 5:00 PM | Sunrise Beach (Lake Bluff, IL)

The Cal Alumni Club of Chicago held a summer picnic event to welcome incoming freshmen of the Class of 2023 to the Cal family. The afternoon featured snacks and games galore along with a few rounds of the Cal fight song!