The tradition of Homecoming Week was revived in 2002 under the supervision of the Director of Big Game Week and Charter Games, Amanda Williams. In 2003, for the first time in 40 years, the University saw a full week of student-oriented Homecoming activities, largely the result of coordination between the Rally Committee, the newly-formed Student Homecoming Team, and 17 other student organizations and affiliates. Homecoming Week celebrates and honors the people of California.
Each year, the number of events, activities, and participating groups has increased. Today, the UC Rally Committee hosts events such as comedy shows, academic fairs, and the traditional Homecoming Rally the night before the Homecoming football game. The Rally Committee is continuously improving Homecoming Week and looking for new and innovative ways to bring the entire Cal community, both alumni and current students, together to celebrate being Golden Bears.
Take a look at the 2020 Homecoming Week Events that are being hosted by the UC Rally Committee! All events are ASUC Sponsored and ADA Accessible. Also feel free to check out the UC Rally Committee Facebook page and react on the posted event invitations!
Bears with Thanks – Start your week on a high note by thanking those who truly make our campus shine! Send a thank-you note to our facilities crew or faculty member of your choice via written submission by the end of the week! Let them know what they mean to you by using this Google Form link.
Cal Spirit Appreciation – Kick off Homecoming festivities early and let us know the answer to one question: “What does the Spirit of California mean to you?”. Send your video submissions (no longer than one minute) for a chance to be featured in a video montage posted following Homecoming Week!
Homecoming Rally – Get a taste of the classic tradition and spirit that Golden Bears love with the talent and diversity of today’s student body: featuring performances from Cal Mariachi, Cal Wushu, Bearettes, and more! The rally is a great event for all parents, alumni, students, and friends.
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California Chronicles Trivia Night – Join the UC Rally Committee’s Director of Traditions and Directors of Stunts for a presentation discussing Cal’s unique history and traditions. Following the presentation there will be a UC Berkeley trivia contest where attendees have a chance to win prizes!
Sing for California – Hear some of the best musical talent at Cal in a performance you won’t want to miss! Instead of heading over to Sather Gate, our acapella groups can be heard right from your home. Enjoy performances from various of your favorite acapella groups on campus.