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 - June

Normal hours and service continue through the summer for breakfast and lunch. Except for our Prime Rib Dinner Specials and the Steak & Paella Specials, the Kerr Dining Room will be closed for dinner during the month of June. We will, however, offer a limited dinner menu in the Bar, Monday through Friday.

Due to popular demand, we will now be having our Prime Rib Dinner Special two times per month! During June, the Prime Rib Special will be on Tuesday, June 13 and June 27. This special includes great meal of salad and prime rib au jus for only $19.95. Bring your own wine; corkage fee will be waived!  Our Steak & Paella Dinner Special this month will be on Friday, June 2nd and June 16.

This month, we'll also be bringing back your favorite summer specials and adding a new oneTaco Tuesday, which resumes on June 6, features a fresh taco bar, with tacos made to order. Our kitchen does this really well! Every week, you’ll find an assortment of delicious meat dishes, fresh-made salsas and guacamole, with sides of beans, Mexican rice and more! All of this for only $4 per taco, plus beer specials and Margaritas priced at only $6 each. This weekly special will continue until Tuesday, August 15.

On Wednesday, June 7, we'll debut our new summer special Wine Wednesdays, where we offer complimentary snack food picked to pair perfectly with our $5 wine offerings. This is also a weekly special and will continue until August 16,

Thursday, June 8, will see the return of our very popular Tapas Thursday. Come and spend your summer Thursdays on our beautiful Kerr Deck and enjoy, Freshly prepared tapas, Sangria & Margaritas ($15 pitchers with purchase of 3 tapas!) and live music. Tapas Thursday will continue every Thursday through August 17.

We will continue our latest Kerr Dinner Special. Every dinner entrée will include a choice of ice creams and toppings from our complimentary Ice Cream Sundae Bar.

Monthly Art Exhibit  -   Prof. Andrew (Andy) Streitwieser

Prof. Andrew (Andy) Streitwieser (Professor Emeritus Chemistry) has been on the UC Berkeley faculty for 65 years and still mentors undergraduate research students. He has been interested in photography since childhood, but his passion took off after purchasing his first Nikon camera in Japan in 1971. He honed his craft during many years as a member of the Berkeley Camera Club, where for two years he also served as president.

Streitwieser is drawn to outdoor color shots, often catching a moment that is a happy surprise (Lava Falls Rapids; Redhead), sometimes manipulating shots (The Watchful Eye), and sometimes composing them (Steuben Ow”). He travels near and far seeking out a good image, from the Carnaval Parade in San Francisco (Ready for Carnaval) to solar eclipses around the world.
The original photographs were mostly taken with Kodachrome slide film in the pre-digital era (before 2000) and copied with Kodak duplicating film. This analog approach has since been replaced by scanning the slides to create digital files that are then manipulated with computer photo programs. and ink, gouache, and oil paint.

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 2017

Monday, January 16
  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 20

Presidents' Day
Friday, March 31

Cesar Chavez Day
Monday, May 29

Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4

Independence Day
Monday, September 4

Labor Day
Friday, November 10
  Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 23
  Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24

Academic Holiday
Wednesday, December 6
  Member Christmas Party
Thursday, December 7
  Member Christmas Party
Friday, December 8
Member Christmas Party
Monday, Dec 18 - Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018
  Winter Break