The I-House Connection: June 2024

June 2024 I-House Connection
June 13, 2024

Dear I-House Community,

In this issue of the I-House Connection, I invite alumni and friends of International House to memorialize your time at I-House, honor a friend, convey hopeful messages of peace, or celebrate the memory of a loved one. Your dedication will be engraved onto a brick and placed on the von Kaschnitz patio in front of the I-House Edmonds’ Café. If you’ve already dedicated a brick at I-House, thank you, and please come back to see your brick on the newly renovated patio!

I also wish to invite you and your friends and family to come back to I-House for some fun and exciting upcoming events.  Please see details below about the next Quarterly Happy Hour on June 20th, a gathering of the Florence and Harry Edmonds Legacy Circle on July 19th, and the annual All Years Reunion Brunch on August 18th – this year commemorating the 94th birthday of our opening!

I-House will also be hosting some additional gatherings in Asia: Shanghai on June 21st and Tokyo on June 27th.  I’d love to see you in-person there, and to hear about your I-House memories, accomplishments since leaving I-House, and impacts of our global community.


Shaun Carver, I-House Executive Director

Shaun R. Carver Ed.D., MBA 
Executive Director and CEO
International House at UC Berkeley

Tell your story at I-House – dedicate a brick!

bricks samples

We’re happy to be adding new dedications by I-House alumni and friends to the patio bricks outside of Edmonds’ Café. Many of the inscriptions celebrate lasting relationships that began at I-House, memorialize loved ones, or express hope for a more peaceful world. Please visit this page to learn more about dedicating your brick and other naming opportunities.

I-House Alumni Quarterly Happy Hour
Thursday, June 20, 2024, 5 – 7 p.m.
Edmonds’ Café at International House

Beer garden at Edmonds Cafe

Celebrate the summer solstice with fellow I-House alumni and current residents at our next quarterly Alumni Happy Hour. To help us plan, please let us know if you’ll be joining us! And please spread the word to your I-House friends!

Florence and Harry Edmonds Legacy Circle Gathering
Friday, July 19, 2024

Florence and Harry Edmonds Legacy Circle

We are thrilled to be welcoming the members of the Florence and Harry Edmonds Legacy Circle for afternoon tea at I-House on July 19th. At this gathering, we will celebrate and thank those members of our community who have planned a gift to I-House in their wills or other estate plans. If you’ve included I-House in your plans, we’d love to invite you to this special event. Please contact our philanthropy team at (510) 642-4128 or

Join us for Brunch at I-House on Sunday, August 18th

International House All Years Alumni Reunion

The annual All Years I-House Alumni Reunion is happening on August 18th from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. We’ll spend a leisurely brunch in the Dining Commons reconnecting with old friends and making new connections. Please join us, bring fellow I-House alumni, and help spread the word! Learn more and purchase your ticket here

I-House Alumni Gatherings in Asia

I-House alumni have been gathering around Asia to reconnect, share memories, and to celebrate our global community. Recent alumni events have taken place in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Please let us know if you’d like to join the upcoming I-House alumni gatherings in Shanghai on June 21 and in Tokyo on June 27. If you’d like to be on the invitation list for future regional events, please update your mailing address with us using this form.

Shaun Carver with I-House alumni (holding I-House alumni stickers and postcards of I-House) at the Grand Hotel Taipei on June 1, 2024

Shaun Carver with I-House alumni (holding I-House alumni stickers and postcards of I-House) at the Grand Hotel Taipei on June 1, 2024

See more photos in the 2024 Summer Gatherings photo album.


Spotlight on the Business Hub

Alumni have the opportunity to advertise their business, book, project, or other work free of charge on our official global community. If you wish to showcase your work, navigate to the Business Hub and initiate a post by clicking the Start Posting button, as illustrated in the screenshot below.

Screenshot of Business Hub on I-House Berkeley Connect

Need a hand with your business hub listing? Don't hesitate to drop us a line at

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Dining News

Chef Abbie feature in Berkeleyside article published 5/1/2024

In case you missed it, I-House Dining was featured in the news! Read the Berkeleyside article, How do you make 600 students from 80 countries feel at home? Ask Chef Abigail Serbins


Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday
Brunch: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Weekdays: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Weekends: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.