MARCH 25, 2018

Photo essay originally published in The Daily Californian.

150 Years of Light

On March 23, alumni, students and faculty gathered in Haas Pavilion to celebrate UC Berkeley’s 150th birthday. Speakers reminisced about the university’s history and student groups performed its most notable tunes. Afterwards, attendees continued the party in Spieker Plaza, mingling with fellow attendees, posing for photos with their blue and gold cupcakes and signing their names on a commemorative poster.

Three-time Olympian Dana Vollmer shares the impact that UC Berkeley has had on her life.

On March 23, alumni returned to UC Berkeley to celebrate the university's 150th birthday.

ASUC president Zaynab AbdulQadir-Morris pours water into her plant as the crowd says, "Ase," or "So be it."

Chancellor Carol Christ delivers the ceremony's keynote address.

Oski shares a moment with a member of the audience.

Candace Johnson of the music department performs "The Impossible Dream."

A 1987 alumnus signs the Cal Alumni Association's Charter Day poster.

Attendees sign the Cal Alumni Association's Charter Day poster.

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