Calapalooza

About Calapalooza

Calapalooza is the LEAD Center’s bi-annual student involvement fair. New and continuing students can connect with members of our 1,200+ 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 2022 Virtual Calapalooza |  Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th

The LEAD Center will host Virtual Calapalooza, a two-day event via CalLink.berkeley.edu on September 6th & 7th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 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.

Fall 2022 In-Person Calapalooza | Thursday, September 8th 

After three years the LEAD Center will be hosting in-person Calapalooza from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This on-campus event will be held at Upper Sproul, Lower Sproul, Dwinelle Plaza, Wheeler Plaza and along the Sather Gate Bridge. We will offer tabling space for up to 600 student groups. We will assign tabling spots on a first-come, first-served basis. Any organizations not assigned a tabling spot will be placed on the waitlist. 

The LEAD Center will also host performances on the Savio Steps in Upper Sproul from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Performance slots are limited and on a first-come first-served basis. We hope to feature 15-20 groups; however, the number of confirmed performances may be subject to change based on the length of time each group performs. 

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. Please give prospective members time and space to ask their questions and follow up with any upcoming info sessions or events you’re hosting!

For Prospective Members:

Berkeley has over 1,200 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 at the start of each semester. You can find your community at Cal by logging into CalLink.berkeley.edu.

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 organizations 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 an opportunity to meet various RSOs. You will have a chance to see who will be attending Virtual and In-person Calapalooza on each day. 

Please visit the event pages on CalLink for more information. 

Virtual Calapalooza Day 1:  September 6th 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT

Virtual Calapalooza Day 2:  September 7th 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM  PDT

Calapalooza Day 3: September 8th 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT