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.

 Academy Alumni & Friends Reception

Join us in San Antonio, Texas at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas Ballroom A, 4th Floor on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 7:30-9pm. Stop in and see your fellow classmates, current students, and us!


Berkeley Practicum

The 29th Annual Berkeley Practicum is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 20 CE hours. January 19-21, 2019.

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 Big Give

Big Give is the campus wide day of giving. Thanks to our amazing optometry community, in 2018 we raised $727,774 in just 24 hours and placed first among all campus units for participation! The 2019 date has been announced. Save the date for March 14, 2019!

Big Give Leaderboards

Morgan Sarver Symposium

The 33rd Annual Morgan Sarver Symposium featuring Berkeley Glaucoma Day is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 21 CE hours. Next year’s event will be held April 26-28, 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, 2018 from 5-6:30pm. Stop in and see your fellow classmates, current students, and us! Room assignment to be announced in the Spring.



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

Silver Bear Society Dinner

Berkeley Optometry classes 50+ years beyond graduation were invited back to campus on Friday, May 18, 2018 to reunite with classmates and induct the class of 1968 into the society.


Everyone’s favorite! The ceremony to celebrate our newest grads took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at Zellerbach Hall, with the Reception immediately following from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Minor Plaza.


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 2018 ceremony took place on Monday, August 20, 2018.

White Coat Ceremony

Dean’s Circle Football Tailgate

Dean’s 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 Dean’s Circle Members? Click the button below to donate today.

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Bay Area Vision Research Day

The Bay Area Vision Research Day 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. This year’s conference took place on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Bay Area Vision Research Day

Vision Expo West Alumni & Friends Reception

It was great to see you all in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sands Expo & Convention Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Hope to see you again next year!

CE and Alumni Weekend

Two full days of CE featuring alumni and faculty speakers, plus the All-Alumni Celebration Dinner on Saturday night. Thanks to everyone who attended the weekend of October 6-7, 2018.

CE & Alumni Weekend