We hold a lot of great events, including graduations, continuing education (CE) conferences, ceremonies, celebrations, lectures, reunions, receptions and more.  Click on a link below for more information on each event.

COVID19 Update

In the interest of everyone’s safety and wellbeing, Berkeley Optometry has put a hold on in-person events. We are continually monitoring the situation, and will update this page with new information as soon as it becomes available. Stay safe everyone!

CE and Alumni Weekend

The 2020 Reunion CE and Celebration are going virtual for the safety and convenience of all our doctors.All ODs are invited to participate in the live virtual CE held in the month of October. Berkeley OD alumni are eligible for special discounted pricing as an alumni benefit. Exclusive invitations and social gatherings are extended to alumni celebrating milestone reunions this year.

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RECENT EVENTS

Morgan Sarver Symposium [CANCELLED]

The 35th Annual Morgan Sarver Symposium featuring Berkeley Glaucoma Day is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 21 CE hours. April 17-19, 2020

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Graduation [POSTPONED]

Everyone’s favorite! The ceremony to celebrate our newest grads takes place on Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Hertz Hall on the Berkeley campus. Reception to follow on Minor Hall Plaza from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

Graduation

 Big Give

On Thursday March 12, the optometry community came together to support our great school during our annual Big Give fundraising event. Thank you to everyone who participated, your generosity was endlessly inspiring and deeply impactful. You can read about our Big Give performance by clicking on the link below.

Leaderboards

Berkeley Practicum

The 31st Annual Berkeley Practicum is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 20 CE hours. January 18-20, 2020.

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CE and Alumni Weekend

Two full days of CE featuring alumni and faculty speakers, plus the All-Alumni Celebration Dinner on Saturday night. Save the date for: October 5-6, 2019!

CE & Alumni Weekend

 Academy Alumni & Friends Reception

We look forward to seeing you on October 25, 2019 at the Berkeley Optometry Reception during Academy 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Academy Reception Registration

Vision Expo West Alumni & Friends Reception

We hope to see you all at the Berkeley Optometry Alumni Reception during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reception will take place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

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White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony celebrates a thrilling and important milestone. Our doctors-in-training get their first white clinic coat; the universally acknowledged and respected symbol of a medical professional. The 2019 ceremony took place on Monday, August 26, 2019.

White Coat Ceremony

Bay Area Vision Research Day

The Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD), happening on September 13, 2019, is a one-day research conference devoted to bringing the vision research community of the Bay Area together in order to present and to discuss new and exciting findings in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, biology, neuroscience, visual psychophysics, and computer vision. What distinguishes BAVRD from other conferences is that it is primarily organized and run by graduate students from the Vision Science Graduate Group at the University of California, Berkeley. There is no fee to attend BAVRD, and you can register by clicking on the link below.

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 Resident Forum

The Resident Forum is a chance for you to attend a grand rounds presentation by residents from UC Berkeley, San Francisco VA, Palo Alto VA, Reno VA and Fresno VA. Earn up to 7 hours of continuing education. This year’s Forum will take place on the UC Berkeley campus on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

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 OM St. Louis Alumni & Friends Reception

Join us in St. Louis, Missouri at the Marriott St. Louis Grand on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5-7pm. Stop in and see your fellow classmates, current students, and us! Room assignment to be announced in the Spring.

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Morgan Sarver Symposium

The 34th Annual Morgan Sarver Symposium featuring Berkeley Glaucoma Day is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 21 CE hours.

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New Home Night

This event is held to honor the contributions of all third-year students, thank them for their hard work in the clinic over the past year, and announce and recognize the recipients of awards and scholarships.

New Home Night

Leadership Circle Football Tailgate

Berkeley Optometry Leadership Circle Members (those who have generously donated $1K+ to Berkeley Optometry in the past year) were invited for brunch at Minor Hall prior to the Cal vs. UNC Football Game on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Interested in becoming a Leadership Circle Member? Click the button below to learn more today.

Leadership Circle

 Big Give

The campus wide day of giving – Big Give – took place on Pi Day, March 14, 2019. This year, thanks to our amazing optometry community we raised $493,083 in just 24 hours and increased our participation by 28%!

Big Give Leaderboards

 Leadership Circle Symphony Event

Berkeley Optometry Leadership Circle Members (those who have generously donated $1K+ to Berkeley Optometry in the past year) were invited for a private reception prior to a Berkeley Symphony performance on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Interested in becoming a Leadership Circle Member? Click the button below to learn more today.

Leadership Circle

 Thank-a-thon

We are thankful every day for the generosity and impact of our Berkeley Optometry donors. Once a year, students, staff, and faculty get together at Minor Hall to write thank you cards to the donors who make so much of the student, patient, and community experience possible. On April 8-9, 2019 the Berkeley Optometry community wrote 265 thank you cards and enjoyed countless doughnuts!

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