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Alums at CEA 2023.
Alums at CEA 2023.
Alums at CEA 2023.
Welcome to our Alumni Events Page!

We are thrilled to connect with our alumni community through a series of exciting events designed for Opto-Bears like you! Whether you’re looking to expand your horizons, network with fellow graduates, reminisce about old times, or engage in continuing education, we have something for everyone.

Alumni Reunion & CE Weekend

When: September 28-29, 2024
Where: UC Berkeley Campus

Get ready to reminisce and recharge at our Reunion and CE Weekend on September 28-29 in Berkeley! This special event promises a delightful blend of nostalgia, learning, and fun as we celebrate our shared experiences and accomplishments. Join us for a weekend filled with exciting continuing education sessions, school/clinic tours, and opportunities to reconnect with old friends and classmates.

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Upcoming Events

By Invitation Only

Alumnus of the Year Dinner

When: September 7, 2024
Where: Piedmont, CA

The AOY Dinner is a special event honoring past and current recipients of the Alumnus of the Year award. This event provides a unique opportunity for the scholarship fund recipient for the Alumnus of the Year to meet colleagues and other trailblazers who have made significant contributions to the school and the profession.

Alumni and Friends Reception at Vision Expo West

When: September 18-21, 2024
Where: Las Vegas, NV

Join us for an evening of reconnecting with fellow alums and making new friends amidst the excitement of one of the industry’s premier events.

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Leadership Circle Tailgate

When: October 19, 2024
Where: Berkeley, CA
Time: TBD

Get ready to kick off the football season in style at the Leadership Circle Tailgate! Join us as we cheer on the Cal Golden Bears as they face off against the UC Davis Aggies in the season opener. Discounted tickets are available. Enjoy good company, delicious food, and the electrifying atmosphere of college football!

More details coming soon!

Alumni and Friends Reception at Academy

When: Friday, November 8, 2024
Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
Time: 5PM onwards

Get ready to connect and celebrate at the Alumni and Friends Reception during the American Academy of Optometry! Join us for an evening of camaraderie and networking with fellow alums and friends. Share stories, exchange insights, and forge new connections while enjoying light refreshments and good company.

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Past Events

Check out highlights from our recent alum events and relive the memorable moments shared among our alumni community.

Big Give

When: Thursday, March 14, 2024

The collective donations for Optometry & Vision Science during Berkeley’s 10th annual Big Give made a loud and clear statement about our “small but mighty” optometric community and the unwavering commitment to our mission. Remarkably, we launched with $1 million and exceeded our day-of fundraising targets for Big Give 2024!

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San Diego Alumni and Friends Reception

When: Thursday, April 18
Where: La Jolla, CA
Time: 7-9PM

Alums joined us for drinks and desserts as we shared the latest updates and progress on our Emeryville Satellite campus and other exciting initiatives.

Silver Bear Society Induction and Dinner

When: Friday, April 26
Where: Women’s Faculty Club, UC Berkeley
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

We welcomed the class of 1974 to the Silver Bear Society induction and dinner as they commemorated their 50th year since graduation.

Stay Connected

Don’t miss out on future Opto-Bear events! Stay connected by joining our alum network, and following us on social media.

Get Involved

Are you interested in volunteering or hosting an alumni event in your area? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved and contribute to our vibrant alumni community.

Contact Us

Have questions or suggestions for upcoming events? We’re here to help! Reach out to our DAR team for assistance. Thank you for being a valued member of our alumni family. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
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