News & Events

The Faculty Club is the site of numerous events, both private and public, which are too many to publish.  For example, the UC Berkeley Career Center reports that 90% of campus recruiting events are held at our facility.

Club Events
To view special club events, please view the Faculty Club Calendar.

Daily Events

For the latest information, visitors will find a Daily Schedule of Events posted at the front desk.

Dining & Bar News

Full dining & dinner service resumes Monday, August 25, 2014. Summer Dining Service Hours will continue through Friday, August 22, 2014.  Summer dining hours are as follows: Dinner will be served on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Kerr Dining Room, and on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for our Prime Rib special. In addition to Taco Tuesday and Tapas Thursday, a limited dinner menu will be available in our bar on the nights the Kerr is closed for dinner. Breakfast & Lunch service hours remain the same as during the semester, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for lunch


Monthly Art Exhibit

In Auguest, we once again have the pleasure of working with and exhibiting the excellent work of  Pat Hayashi. Mr. Hayashi has kindly offered the following self introduction: I took up art fourteen years ago, when I was fifty-six, because I wanted to have something to do when I retired from a long and satisfying career at UC. I knew mastery was not possible, so I made exploration my goal. Therefore, rather than focus narrowly, I have ranged far and wide and tried my hand at as many genres and mediums as possible. I favor breadth over depth.

Art has taken me to unexpected places. Last October, my wife, Sandy, and I traveled to Kyrgyzstan where, under the aegis of the U.S. State Department’s Art in the Embassies program, I gave lectures on art that was created in the Japanese American concentration camps. I also gave master classes in art colleges on how to paint with smoke, a technique I discovered while trying to burn a failed print. The Kyrgyz students had all been taught by Russian-trained art professors and, thus, had a solid grounding in accurate but expressive academic drawing and in the light, color and brushwork of the French Impressionists. The students were all very skilled and enthusiastic. They listened politely to my meticulously prepared lectures and demonstrations on how to paint with the smoke from a wooden match and then ignored everything I said and created beautiful still-lifes, landscapes and self-portraits.

I turned seventy this year. It gives me great pleasure to be able to mark this milestone by sharing my work with my many friends and colleagues at Berkeley. Most of the pieces are new, but some I have shown before. I selected these works because they make me happy. If you would like to see more of my work, please go to my website,, or drop by the Lafayette Gallery in Lafayette anytime or the Collector at Ashby and College during the month of September.

Holiday Hours & Closures

The Faculty Club's office and dining calendars generally follow the UC Berkeley Academic Calendar, whereby we close on the same national and academic/administrative holidays. The Faculty Club does, however, remain open and offer full service during most of Spring Break and through the summer. The Faculty Club Hotel remains open throughout the year

Closure Dates 2014

Monday, January 20   Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 17

Presidents' Day
Friday, March 28

Cesar Chavez Day
Monday, May 26

Memorial Day
Friday, July 4

Independence Day
Monday, September 1

Labor Day
Monday, November 10
  Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 27
  Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 28

Academic Holiday
Wednesday, December 3
  Member Christmas Party
Thursday, December 4
  Member Christmas Party
Friday, December 5
  Member Christmas Party
Dates to be determined
  Winter Break