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Alumni, parents share in the Homecoming cheer

By Public Affairs

Thousands of alumni and parents brought a festive air and oceans of blue and gold to the Berkeley campus this weekend in honor of Homecoming and the Campaniles 100th birthday.

Crowds gathered at the foot of the campuss famous clock tower to don Campanile hats, eat blue-frosted Campanile cupcakes and enjoy free rides to the top in celebration of Campanile Day, now officially Oct. 3.Vice Mayor of Berkeley Linda Maio read the citys proclamation and recited a poem about the beloved Campanile, written by Berkeley professor Isaac Flagg.And Happy Birthday rang out from the towers carillon something organizers say wont happen again for a very long time. Learn more about the Campanile at

Football fans swarmed uphill to watch Calface off with the Washington State Cougars, with the marching band showing its stuff at half time. The weekend was packed with special events campus tours, museum and library open houses, exhibits at the botanical garden, spirit rallies and seminars on everything from energy policy in the United States to music as an art and science.

Check out the weekends fun in photos and listen to the Campaniles carillonist play Happy Birthday.

For more informationabout the campuss annual Homecoming festivities, visit