Schedule of Events

Friday, November 8

9 - 12:30 p.m.

Inaugural Symposia
Featuring panels of Berkeley faculty and guest scholars.
9 a.m. ­­– Undergraduate Education
10 a.m. – The Role of the Global University
11 a.m. – Innovation: Basic and Applied Research

This event is open to all UC Berkeley faculty, staff, students, and invited guests. The campus community must present a UC Berkeley ID to enter. Names of non-campus guests will be on a list at the door. Entry is first come, first served.

Location: International House, Chevron Auditorium

12:15 p.m.

Inaugural Rally
Sponsored by the UC Rally Committee

Show your blue and gold pride at this lively all-campus event featuring the Band, Dance Team, Mic Men, Oski and the Rally Committee.

Everyone welcome.

Location: Steps of Sproul Hall

1:30 p.m.

Inaugural Processions
The university will welcome alumni, faculty, staff and delegates from universities and learned societies around the world as they march in splendid academic regalia.

Participants must pre-register. Seating is limited.

3 p.m.

Inaugural Ceremony
Celebrate the official inauguration of Nicholas B. Dirks as the tenth chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, featuring special presentations and the traditional Ceremony of Investiture. Followed by a reception.

General admission tickets are free, but required. No backpacks, please.

Tickets are available at the Cal Performances box office at Zellerbach Hall on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Tickets must be picked up in person; tickets are not available online.

Those registered to participate in a procession do NOT need to secure a ticket.

If tickets are still available on the day of Inauguration, they will be distributed at the will call table on Spieker Plaza.

Zellerbach Hall Box Office hours:
Tue. - Fri., 12 - 5:30 p.m.
Sat. and Sun., 1 - 5 p.m.

Location: Zellerbach Auditorium

The ceremony will be broadcast on inauguration day. View a live feed at one of the following web locations:

Saturday, November 9

9:30 a.m.

Inaugural Tailgate

Cal vs. USC Football Game (noon kick-off time)

Tickets are required.

Location: Hearst North Field, adjacent to Hearst Gym