I-House Connection

Celebrate International House's 83rd birthday!

Whether you live near or far, here are a few ways to honor I-House Berkeley on August 18th, 2013.

Enjoy birthday cake at brunch and dinner on Sunday, August 18th

Our Dining Hall will have birthday cake at brunch (9:30 am - 1 pm) and dinner (6 - 8 pm). See weekly dining menu. Bring your friends and celebrate!
Look for birthday specials and cupcakes in the International House Café.
Happy Birthday International House

Share or download an I-House photo!

This stunning photo of I-House and the bay was taken at Cal Memorial Stadium by University Relations designer Virginia Yeh, who has graciously provided a high-resolution version for download on our I-House Birthday page. If you have a photo of I-House to share (1930 to present!), please email ihalumni@berkeley.edu. Best photos may be featured on our facebook page, website & newsletter!
I-House from Cal Memorial Stadium

From the Archives

We've been perusing the archives for historic materials to share and found this brochure from the 1930s! The Dining Hall is described as "an exceedingly delightful place...winning approval both for its delicious food and for its cosmopolitan atmosphere." Some things never change! View flipbook brochure. Look for monthly posts "from the archives" on our Facebook page.
I-House Brochure from the 1930s

Calling All Alumni!

We're working on the Fall I-House Times Newsletter and would love to hear from you. Email your news & notes to ihalumni@berkeley.edu. Photos are welcome!
Calling All Alumni!

Help Shape the Future of I-House

This heatmap represents concentrations of alumni worldwide, spanning 150 countries! We invite alumni to share thoughts in our 2013 survey. Did you love living at I-House? Have some suggestions for improvement? We want to hear from you! Take survey at ihouse.berkeley.edu/survey.
Alumni Survey

Honor I-House with a Gift and double your impact!

Help us provide room and board scholarships for students with financial need, preserve our historic home, and further our program offerings. Consider a donation of $19.30 in honor of our 1930 opening, or a leave your mark with a naming opportunity. Gifts received in August will be doubled by our Board and you will receive an "I Love I-House" heart sticker! Make a gift online.
I Love I-House sticker

Celebrate this historic building and community

When the idea of International House was first proposed to the Berkeley community in the 1920s, there was considerable resistance. There was resistance to men and women living under one roof; there was hostility to foreigners; and the notion that people of color would live with "whites" in an integrated setting was, to many, simply incredible.

When Harry Edmonds came to Berkeley to establish a site, he chose Piedmont Avenue, in part, because it was the home of fraternities and sororities which then excluded foreigners and people of color. By proposing this site, Edmonds sought to strike bigotry and exclusiveness "right hard in the nose."
Learn more about our remarkable history.


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