Photo Essay: A glimpse of UC Berkeley

Photo of the campanile and the San Francisco Bay
Jonathan Hale/Staff

In light of UC Berkeley’s recent transition to in-person instruction and activity, it can often be difficult to find a moment amid the chaos to truly appreciate the stunning beauty of our historic campus.

From the way the sun cascades upon Strawberry Creek’s glistening surface to the ringing chimes of the Campanile in the distance, every corner of this institution’s landscape is enough to take one’s breath away. With Cal Day harkening the arrival of new students, perhaps now is the time to familiarize ourselves with the sights that we have since ceased to see. Given the towering trees and the buildings that have stood for hundreds of years, what a shame it is that the banality of our time walking along Sproul Plaza has led to our being resolutely jaded. In capturing the charm of our campus with each snapshot, we have sought to remind ourselves of what originally drew us to this city, to this school. A love letter to UC Berkeley, these pictures are just as much a love letter to us. 

– Samantha Lim, special issues editor

Photo of 4.0 Hill

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of books in Doe Library

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of mushroom

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of Cal Memorial stadium

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of a stone arch on UC Berkeley campus

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of Dwinelle Hall

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of a tower

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of Sather Gate

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of Hearst Mining Building

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of Strawberry Creek

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of a reflection of the campanile

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

Photo of a child chasing a bubble

(Jonathan Hale/Staff)

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