Homecoming Week

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 2021 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!


Monday, September 27th — Oski Celebration  12-1pm  |  Sproul Plaza

Come out to the Rally Comm table on Sproul and sign a card for our very own silly old bear Oski! It is Oski’s 80th birthday and we would love to show him all our love. Who knows maybe he will even make an appearance?

Tuesday, September 28th — Songs of California  12-12:30pm  |  Sather Gate

Aca – scuse me?  Yes we have an Acapella Show to celebrate homecoming! Come out to Sather Gather to watch The California Golden Overtones and Noteworthy sing their hearts out over some Cal songs. Both groups will be going back and forth singing songs for everyone to come enjoy!

Wednesday, September 29th — Cal in Color  11am-1pm   Sproul Plaza

Need to destress? Come pick up a fun cal-themed coloring page from the Rally Comm table and take a break from classes!

Thursday, September 30th — Night Rally  Starts @ 8:15pm   Bowles Hall

Want an exciting night full of spirit? Join the Rally Committee as we travel from Bowles Hall to all of the Units with Cal Band and Oski to bring up the energy in preparation of the Homecoming Game on Saturday. Listen to Cal Band perform and dance along.

Friday, October 1st — Traveling Back in Time: Cal History and Trivia  5-6pm   102 Wheeler

Presented by the Rally Committee’s Director of Traditions and Director of External Relations. Learn all about Cal’s long and exciting history and answer trivia questions!

Friday, October 1st — Homecoming Rally  7-8:30pm   Steps of Doe Library

Come out to the steps of Doe for a night full of amazing performances by several of Cal’s premier organizations. You’re guaranteed to have a fun time as we celebrate alumni nd get ready for the Homecoming Game.