Big Game Week

Big Game Week is the Rally Committee’s busiest and most exciting week of the year. The entire week is filled with events, rallies, and tons of spirit celebrating the traditions of Cal. The week culminates with the Axe Rally, which is one of our biggest rallies of the year, and of course the 125th Big Game against our rivals across the bay. 


This year, we are bringing back some of our favorite events and traditions. We’d love for you to be a part of our celebration of Big Game Week!

Monday 11/15  | San Francisco

Cable Car Rally

To kick off the beginning of Big Game Week, the UC Rally Committee, along with the University of California Marching Band and other Cal Spirit Groups, will take over a cable car and ride through the streets of San Francisco, greeted and cheered on by Cal fans throughout the City by the Bay. The rally begins at Ghirardelli Square and concludes at Union Square in a fantastic demonstration of Cal Spirit!

Tuesday 11/16  | Hearst Field Annex A1 8 p.m.

Cal Football Panel

As the Big Game is the annual football game between Cal and Stanford, what better way to celebrate Big Game Week than a hearing from our California Golden Bears football team! The RallyCommittee will be hosting a panel where some of our Cal football players will be answering questions from you all, the Berkeley community. Want your question to be asked? Check out the RallyComm instagram story (@rallycomm) in the leadup to Big Game Week to submit your questions!

Wednesday 11/17  | Sproul 12 p.m.

Tree Chopping Rally 

Not all trees deserve hugs….Come out to the steps of Sproul Hall for a rally featuring the Cal Logging Team! They will be chopping up some logs and taking down trees to show what California Golden Bears are capable of! After the rally, the logging team will also be providing wooden discs for people to decorate! That way, everyone will have wood to knock on for the 125th Big Game on Saturday. This is a great event that you do not want to miss!

Thursday 11/18  | Bowles Lot 8 p.m.

Night Rally

Take a break from midterms and come party with Cal Spirit as we parade around the residence halls and Berkeley streets, sharing and spreading our love of Cal. What better way to get excited for the Big Game than by singing and dancing along to Cal Band! When you hear us shouting, come outside and join us!


Friday 11/19  | Sproul Steps, 12 p.m.

Noon Rally

Guess what? ITS BIG GAME NOON RALLY!!!! This will be the first Big Game Noon Rally since 2019!! Come by Sproul Plaza on Friday at noon and celebrate the Big Game with Cal Spirit!! 

Friday 11/19  | Greek Theatre, doors open at 6 p.m.

Axe Rally

Come out to the biggest rally of the year. The Axe Rally is a spectacular show full of performances and, of course, fire. This event highlights the traditions of Cal, as this has been a hallmark of Big Game Weeks since the beginning.