Outdoor Venues

Barrows Courtyard
Barrows Courtyard is a pleasant space for small social gatherings with its lush greenery and benches.

Campanile Esplanade
The Campanile Esplanade has stunning views of the Golden Gate that complement casual gatherings, barbecues, and formal events.

Dwinelle Plaza
On the east side of Dwinelle Hall, Dwinelle Plaza is great for small gatherings.

Faculty Glade
Tucked away on the east side of campus, Faculty Glade is perfect for your barbecue or reception.

Kroeber Plaza
Minutes away from Memorial Stadium, Kroeber Plaza is easily accessible and can facilitate a wide range of small gatherings.

Lower Sproul Plaza
Lower Sproul Plaza’s central location makes this it ideal for large gatherings and events. The Plaza’s Golden Bear Statue and subtle blue and gold floor surface radiate the UC Berkeley spirit.

Memorial Glade
Adjacent to Doe Library, Memorial Glade is popular for hosting receptions, carnivals, barbecues, and concerts.

Sather Gate Crescent
The Sather Gate Crescent, at the end of the Upper Sproul tree line, is a great location for promoting your organization to the campus community.

Savio Steps
The Savio Steps, made famous by Mario Savio’s 1964 speech, signify the beginning of the Free Speech Movement. The steps are still used as a platform for student advocacy, performances, and gatherings.

South Treeline of Upper Sproul
Located at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., the South Treeline is a major pathway through campus used by thousands of people each day. This space is used for promoting student organizations and events.

VLSB Lawn
Edged by Strawberry Creek, VLSB Lawn is perfect for formal gatherings and ceremonies.

West Crescent
Facing downtown Berkeley, West Crescent’s versatile space works well for a variety of events, including: formal gatherings, ceremonies, and sporting events.

Wheeler Plaza
Wheeler Plaza is a great space for a small exhibitions, receptions, and gatherings.