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The Grand Re-opening Celebration
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Join Bowles Hall alumni, students, friends, family and faculty to celebrate the reopening of Bowles Hall.

We’ll have a full day of event: Hall tours, the Ceremony, Reception and Dinner.

Tickets are available right now. Click here.

The Event

The Bowles Hall Foundation cordially invites you to attend the Bowles Hall Residential College Grand Re-Opening on August 27, 2016. This momentous celebration culminates the 11-year journey of nearly 1,000 alumni and special friends who dared to dream an impossible dream: a privately-funded, $42 million restoration of Bowles Hall one of the crown jewels of the UC Berkeley campus.

The days agenda includes Hall tours, a ribbon-cutting, a special reception and dinner, and comments from those who turned a vision into a reality. Attendees will be joined by fellow alums, the Staff of the Bowles Hall Residential College, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, other University dignitaries, and our many special friends. You’ll also meet and interact with the newest class of Bowles Hall Residential College members, an amazing group of undergraduates who will lead our Hall into the 21st Century.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event that it is not to missed. Please join us to relive your memories and help make new ones! Make your reservation today!

Virtual Tour

Click here to take a Virtual Tour of the restored Bowles Hall Residential College.

The Schedule

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)
Bowles Hall Residential College Re-Opening, August 27, 2016
(Ceremony to be held on Maxwell Field)

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
FREE tours of the Hall guided by alumni and new student members.

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Dedication Ceremony. Program includes keynote speaker Bowles Hall Foundation President Bob Sayles, and other special contributors.

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Hosted Grand Re-Opening Reception. Silent Auction to begin.

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gala Dinner Program includes keynote speaker UCB Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Gala Dinner.

7:30 PM- 8:00PM
Closing remarks and announcement of auction winners.

PARKING: Limited parking will be available in the upper lot of the Maxwell Field Parking Structure at $30/car. Carpooling is encouraged.