the club

The Club was founded "out of a practical need for warm lunches at reasonable prices, and a need for companionship in an early-day community which lacked the cultural, social and residential amenities to satisfy the needs of a new faculty."


For over a century, the Faculty Club has been a site for work and relaxation, for connecting and getting away, for coming together in discovery or escaping into celebration. These days, you will find scholars from around the globe attending academic conferences, university and business leaders' luncheons, top-level companies holding recruiting events and interviews, welcome luncheons for new faculty and retirement parties, young alumni getting married and golden anniversary celebrations.

And you will find everything in between.  As often as not, the bustling energy of the club gives way to tranquility, an ideal space for members and guests to relax with colleagues, family and friends over dinner or a drink.

While the Faculty Club is a members' club, with member-only events, discounts and privileges, we welcome associates and visitors of the University of California who wish to dine with us, enjoy our bar or simply have a look at our historic facility.