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.

Berkeley Practicum

The 30th 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 Pi Day: March 14, 2019!

Big Give Leaderboards


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. Please let us know if you would like to join us on April 8-9, 2019!

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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. This year’s event will be held April 26-28, 2019.

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Everyone’s favorite! The ceremony to celebrate our newest grads will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 NOON at Hertz Hall, with the Reception immediately following from 12:00 NOON – 3:00 PM on Minor Plaza.


 OM St. Louis Alumni & Friends Reception

Join us in St. Louis, Missouri at the Marriott St. Louis Grand on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5-6:30pm. Stop in and see your fellow classmates, current students, and us! Room assignment to be announced in the Spring.


Vision Expo West Alumni & Friends Reception

We hope to see you all at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sands Expo & Convention Center for the Berkeley Optometry Alumni Reception on Thursday, September 19, 2019. More details to come.

Vision Expo West 2019

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 at Academy 2019 in Orlando, Florida at the Berkeley Optometry Reception on Friday, October 25, 2019. More details to come.



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

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