Welcome to the Yale Club of San Francisco - Cal (Berkeley) Campus Highlights Walk for Yale Alums of all ages and their families

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Cal (Berkeley) Campus Highlights Walk for Yale Alums of all ages and their families
Led by an experienced guide, Ron Sipherd (YC'64), this walk is a perfect opportunity to learn about Berkeley's unique history and discover campus gems you haven't seen before.

Escape the San Francisco fog and enjoy beautiful Berkeley weather while meeting fellow Yale alums on a tour of the Unversity of California, Berkeley (affectionately known as Cal).

Led by Ron Sipherd (YC 1964), the tour will tell you about the Berkeley murals, mine entrances beneath the Cal campus, University House and the flower clock, the Campanile, as well as many others. Please find the full itinerary below. The map of the walk can be found here. 

This walk is FREE and alums of all ages are encouraged to attend. Please bring your families and friends as well!

We will meet on August 17th (Sunday) at 10am on the corner of College Avenue and Bancroft Way in Berkeley. The walk will last approximately two hours.

Please RSVP on the right so we know to expect you! 

Questions? Please reach out to Ron Sipherd at ronsipherd@gmail.com


Full itinerary for Ron's Campus Highlights Walk:

Meet at fountain, north side of Bancroft at (present) top of College
  • Up old College Avenue, now part of campus, past Zeta Psi and homesites
  • Boalt Hall Law School, old (1951) & new parts
  • Through business school on hospital site; everything named for a donor
  • To Girton Hall (Julia Morgan, 1911); named for women's college at Cambridge Univ.
  • Wurster Hall, school of brutalist architecture
  • Hertz Hall (music): free Wednesday noon performances during school year
  • Faculty Glade with scandalous statue by Stirling Calder, father of Alexander
  • Statue of Pappy Waldorf, post-war football coach
  • Campanile
  • Hearst Mining (John Hudson Thomas, 1907)
  • The Lawson adit, a mine beneath the campus
  • Bechtel building mobile
  • McCone Hall of geology, with outdoor rock library
  • Observatory Hill, with ruins of astronomy buildings
  • University House (Benard, 1907); chancellor's residence
  • Flower clock, donated by Swiss government
  • Durant Hall (J G Howard, 1911), was original Boalt Hall law school
  • Old art museum (J G Howard, 1904) and heating plant; murals
  • Pelican Building / Anthony Hall (1957), was humor magazine 

Event Information
Sunday, Aug 17 2014 at 10:00am [ iCal ]

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