Celebrate With Us!

We're proud of CNR's long history within the University of California, and we'll be celebrating the sesquicentennial all year long with special stories, events, social media posts, and more. 

Upcoming Events

Albright Lecture - Van Jones | November 18, 2018

The Fall 2018 Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation will be given by Van Jones, a political commentator and founder of Dream Corps, and will focus on the disproportionate impact of climate change on minorities and low-income communities. Jones will share insight on how we can seek environmental justice for the country’s most vulnerable communities. A Yale-educated attorney, Jones has written several New York Times best sellers, worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House, and currently is a correspondent for CNN. » More Info


Past Events

Big Give | March 8, 2018

From acceptance letter to graduation day, freshman orientation to 50th reunion — the UC Berkeley experience is made up of a million moments. Moments of realization, of glory, of truth. A-ha moments and moments you’ll remember for the rest of your days. As we celebrate our 150th birthday, we invite you to make moments like these possible during Big Give, our annual online fundraising event. Visit the Big Give website today to tell us about your Berkeley moment. Then join thousands of alumni, students, parents, and friends on March 8 to help us make this year’s Big Give truly momentous by supporting students, faculty, and research. » More Info

Albright Lecture - Jonathan Foley | March 12, 2018

The Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation was established at the University of California in 1959. A permanent endowment of the lectureship was provided by contributions from hundreds of generous friends and admirers of Albright. This lectureship enables the University to honor him as one of its distinguished graduates, and also to stimulate for this and future generations wide general interest in the preservation of the natural beauty of America. The Spring 2018 Albright lecture will delivered by Jonathan Foley, PhD, the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences.

Berkeley 150 Charter Day Celebration | March 23, 2018

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate 150 years of Berkeley’s extraordinary life. Join us on Charter Day to mark the founding of our university and all it has brought to bear on our own lives, California, and the world. Witness a moving procession of alumni carrying class banners that date back to our beginning. Meet Cal celebrities, from athletes to Nobel laureates. Rev up your blue-and-gold pride with rousing performances by student groups. Enjoy free food by local favorites. » More Info

Cal Day | April 21, 2018

Cal Day is an all-day event packed with programs, resources, events, and groups and organizations representing various aspects of our campus's rich culture and community.  The College of Natural Resources will have activities focused around the many opportunities that prospective CNR students can look forward to upon being admitted into our college, as well as family-friendly events. » More Info

S. J. Hall Lecture in Industrial Forestry - David J. Nowak | October 12, 2018

This year's annual SJ Hall Lecture in Industrial Forestry will address how urbanization and urban forests across the nation affect the health and well-being of the American population. These forests are changing at a rapid rate and face numerous threats. In addition, urbanization and urban forests are and will increasing influence forest industry. This presentation will discuss the latest findings regarding U.S. urban forest benefits, values and threats, how these forests have and will continue to change in the coming years, and the influence of urbanization and urban forests on forest industry.  » More info

Homecoming Picnic | October 12–14, 2018

During Reunion & Parents Weekend, The CNR Alumni Association invites CNR alumni, students, and their families to our annual picnic for fun, food, and fellowship! » More info