Calapalooza

About Calapalooza

Calapalooza is the LEAD Center’s bi-annual student involvement fair. New and continuing students can connect with members of our 1,000+ registered student organizations (RSOs), 60 sororities & fraternities (CalGreeks), and student government groups (ASUC and Graduate Assembly). Through Calapalooza, prospective members can learn how to join a student group, the benefits of membership, the expected time commitment, membership requirements, and how joining can positively impact a student’s Berkeley experience. Our student organizations provide countless opportunities for students to find community and follow their interests and passions at Cal.

Fall 2021 Virtual Calapalooza | September 7th-10th from 5pm – 7pm

The LEAD Center will host Virtual Calapalooza, a multi-day event via CalLink.berkeley.edu from September 7th-10th from 5pm to 7pm each day. Virtual Calapalooza, unlike our in-person event, has no limitation in size or capacity. All student groups that wish to participate will be accommodated, as long as they are fully registered with the LEAD Center. 

For Prospective Members:

Berkeley has over 1,000 Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s), 60 fraternities and sororities, and student government (ASUC/GA) groups looking to recruit YOU. Student organizations are eagerly preparing to recruit new members for Fall 2021. You can find your community at Cal by logging into CalLink.berkeley.edu, September 7th – 10th, between 5pm and 7pm for Calapalooza. Each organization will have their own zoom room that you can join. You are welcome to visit as many as you can during each day of Calapalooza. Groups will share general information about their orgs and will let you know about any upcoming info sessions or events to attend. If there are membership requirements or an application/audition process, they will also share those. You will also have a chance to get all your questions answered by the org. You will have a chance to see who will be attending Virtual Calapalooza on each day by clicking the “Preview Virtual Fair” button. 

Calapalooza 9/7 5pm to 7pm
Calapalooza 9/8 5pm to 7pm
Calapalooza 9/9 5pm to 7pm
Calapalooza 9/10 5pm to 7pm

For RSOs and Student Groups Interested in Participating in Calapalooza

Virtual Calapalooza will be hosted over 4 days, September 7th – 10th, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm. Please make sure your org is fully registered with the university/LEAD Center in order to participate. We will host virtual Calapalooza via CalLink’s Virtual Fair technology. You will need to register for the event via CalLink (invitations sent to your organization through CalLink), and include a description of your org, and a zoom link. We will advertise the event to all new and continuing students at Berkeley via campus-wide email, CalLink, New Student Services, and social media. Just like our tabling fair, students will have a chance to stop by your virtual space throughout the event. We ask that you have general information prepared to share with prospective members, including information on membership requirements, how to join/apply/audition, the expected time commitment, membership dues or fees (if any), events you host, leadership opportunities, and the benefits of membership. And please give prospective members time and space to ask their questions. And follow up with any upcoming info sessions or events you’re hosting! !