From fertile farmland to gleaming glass: How generations of architects built UC Berkeley

Photograph, taken in 1898 by O.V. Lange from the Berkeley Hills, of the early buildings of UC Berkeley's campus
O.V. Lange/Daily Cal Archive/File
This photograph from the Daily Cal archives was taken by O.V. Lange from the Berkeley Hills in 1898. On the left in the open space is the still-standing South Hall, while the since-lost North Hall is visible to its right, with Bacon Hall sitting nestled in the trees closer to the hills. In the distance, the Golden Gate is visible, along with the San Francisco peninsula and Alcatraz Island.

To stroll through UC Berkeley’s campus is to travel through time, whether looking out from the top of the Campanile or down from the hills above.
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72 hours of Homecoming

No matter what your plans — going to the football game, showing off Berkeley to your parents or visiting your alma mater — Homecoming weekend is going to be hectic.
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A walk through campus: remnants of history

UC Berkeley’s campus is littered with history and tradition in every corner — one must only look. Behind almost every building statue and bench is a story. South Hall, UC Berkeley’s first building, built in 1873, was where everything started. The early 1900s saw the rise of the Campanile and
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This is a map showing locations on campus that pose challenges to accessibility: Dwinelle Annex and Hall, Hearst Field Annex, East Asian Library, Faculty Glade, Hearst Mining Circle and Evans Hall.

Students with disabilities battle inaccessibility and isolation

The campus has expanded accessibility in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and requirements imposed after lawsuits. Barriers for students with physical disabilities, however, can often lie less in building plans, which are picked over for potential inaccessibility, than in barriers of the moment.
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