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.

The Faculty Club featured in a New York Times!
 In case you missed it, the Faculty Club recently received very positive comments in a New York Times travel piece on Berkeley. We hope you enjoy as much as we did!

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.

Meet Joseph Hébert, new Prior of the Faculty Club Monks
San Francisco Bay Area cellist, choral director, and educator, is the new Prior of the Faculty Club Monks. Hébert served more than 15 years on the faculty of the UCB Young Musicians Program. He is Assistant Principal Cello with the Oakland Symphony, is on the faculty of CSU East Bay, has toured extensively with his choirs throughout Europe, and performed on many Grammy award winning recordings. “Prior Joe” directed rehearsals of the Monks this Fall, and will direct them and their associated brass ensemble at the Christmas programs in the Great Hall.


Dining & Bar News - December
Our last dinner special of 2018 will be our  Prime Rib Dinner  on Tuesday, December 11. This dinner special, which is only $19.95, plus tax, is the the only special for which you can bring your own wine with no corkage fee!  Reservations for these specials are recommended but not required.

Upcoming Closure Dates
Faculty Club dining services will be closed starting Monday, 12/10, for winter curtailment. On Monday, Jan 7, we will recommence lunch service in the Great Hall and dinner service in the bar. Full  service and regular hours resume for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday, January 14.

Monthly Art Exhibit , December : Richard White
ARTIST'S STATEMENT: 
It’s become a tradition for the December images outside the Great Hall to illustrate activities of the Faculty Club Monks. This year’s display features three photos of our new Prior, Joseph Hébert, who has a distinguished record as an orchestral musician (cello) and as a teacher and choral conductor.All but one of the pictures were taken by Monk Dick White, an Emeritus Professor from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences who started photographing the Monks some years ago to suggest how much fun we have rehearsing from late October and performing through the December parties. Since there seems to be a limit to the number of unique photos one can take of Monks, you may recognize here pictures from previous Christmases, as well as some you may not have seen before.

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 2019

Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 18
Presidents' Day 
Friday, March 29
Cesar Chavez Day
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4
Independence Day
Monday, September 2
Labor Day
Monday, November 11
Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 29
Academic Holiday
Wednesday, December 4
Member Christmas Party
Thursday, December 5
Member Christmas Party
Friday, December 6
Member Christmas Party
Mon, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan. 10, 2020  
Dining services closed for Winter Break
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