UC Davis Traditions: All University Weekend

This week’s post in the UC Davis traditions series highlights a UC-wide tradition.

All University Weekend, the idea of UC President Robert Gordon Sproul, started in 1948. The event, which occurred in October, alternated between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses and was held at the time of the football game between the two campuses. From 1948-1964, a football game between the Davis and Santa Barbara campus teams was also played immediately preceding the Berkeley and Los Angeles game.

Other events held during the All University weekend included: athletic competition in other sports, dances, campus tours, living group open-houses, and an All-University meeting.

The football tradition between UCLA and Berkeley continues. This year’s game took place on October 29 and was won by UCLA.