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

With the beginning of the fall semester, we will again be offering our full dinner menu and our special Early Bird menus and prices which are valid 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our ever-popular Prime Rib Special, will also continue on the second Tuesday of the month. The cost for a great meal of salad and prime rib au jus is only $19.95. Bring your own wine; corkage fee will be waived! Reservations are recommended.

During Fall Semester 2016, we will also be debuting our latest special. The Kerr dining room will be featuring Steak and Paella Specials on the first and third Friday of the month. Come join your friends and family to enjoy a variety of paellas from chicken to seafood, or, enjoy your favorite steak grilled to order. We will also feature wines to pair with your menu selections!  The first Steak & Paella Special will be on Friday, September 16.

Fall Concert Series
Did you miss your favorite Hertz Hall performances? No problem! The Faculty Club will soon be organizing dinner concerts in our Great Hall through the fall for $45 per person. A reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a great meal starting at 7pm. More details and dates to follow!

Monthly Art Exhibit  -  Patrick Hayashi
I took up art when I retired from UC in 2004. Most beginners wisely focus on one medium and one subject matter, e.g., watercolor landscapes. I did the opposite. I have ranged far and wide in my explorations. I started by learning to draw in a classical way. But I soon began to make etchings and monotype prints. I work in oil, pastel and watercolor. I paint with melted wax. I paint portraits, landscapes, still lifes and abstracts. I recently created a comic book that I presented at a national conference. I like to think that what I lack in depth, I make up in breadth.

I even discovered a medium of my own - painting with smoke from a wooden match. I made this discovery when I tried to burn a failed drawing over my kitchen sink. Instead of falling into the sink, it fell on the counter and I had to whack it with a spatula to put it out. I then noticed that the burnt pattern on the back was very interesting so I continued to experiment and ended up painting landscapes with smoke.

Three years ago, the US State Department invited me to give master classes on how to paint with smoke in art colleges in Kyrgyzstan. The students listened politely to my carefully prepared lectures and them promptly ignored everything I said and created beautiful images out of smoke. It was a wonderful trip.

For this show, I am showing a few older images along with images that I’ve done in the last few months. I hope you enjoy them.

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 2016

Monday, January 18
  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 15

Presidents' Day
Friday, March 25

Cesar Chavez Day
Monday, May 30

Memorial Day
Monday, July 4

Independence Day
Monday, September 5

Labor Day
Friday, November 11
  Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 24
  Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 25

Academic Holiday
Wednesday, December 7
  Member Christmas Party
Thursday, December 8
  Member Christmas Party
Friday, December 9
Member Christmas Party
Monday, Dec 19 - Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017
  Winter Break