The Haas School is throwing a record 39 parties around the world this summer to welcome newly admitted students and help alumni get to know each other better.
Haas kicked off the string of parties on June 9 in São Paolo, Brazil. Dean Rich Lyons joined two welcome parties and dinners – in Beijing and Shanghai – during his trip to Asia this month. From there, the parties are stretching to almost every corner of the globe, from Lima to London and from Tehran to Caracas. All told, new admits and alumni are gathering in 23 cities abroad.
Closer to home, the festivities are also crisscrossing the US, from Boston to Honolulu. Events are planned in major cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles as well as smaller ones like Davenport, Iowa.
The number of welcome parties has grown steadily over the years, from ten years ago when ten parties were held to 31 last year.
"The parties illustrate the school’s ever-expanding global footprint," says Alumni Relations Director Leslie Kanberg. "There’s been a ton of enthusiasm from alumni in all 39 cities."
For more information about the welcome parties, visit haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/welcome/.