Today is the BIG DAY!

I-House Friends,

Make your Big Give gift now, and tell us how the I-House Berkeley effect has shaped your world.

Big Give is today!

Join in on the fun throughout the day by following the contest leaderboards and see the hourly contest winners.

Big Give

If you’ve already made your gift, THANK YOU! We’re celebrating all day on social media. Join the party! Download and print a buttefly-heart or pick one up at the front desk. Write the effect I-House Berkeley has on you as shown in the photo at right. Take a photo and share it online with both #CalBigGive and #InternationalHouse hashtags in the text of your posts.

Need inspiration? Watch our Big Give video, see our Big Give 2016 photo album, or visit Big Give page.

Campuswide ContestsBy participating in Big Give, your gift will be amplified by generous challenge donors. We appreciate gifts at any time during Big Give, but here are a few early bird contests to get in on the fun. The cash prizes go directly to I-House!

Time (PST)
9 – 11 am
Most inspirational comment wins! Tell us what effect Berkeley had on you on UC Berkeley’s Big Give Facebook post
10 am – 12 pm
Most creative photo/meme/video promoting Big Give on Twitter
12 – 2 pm
Funniest selfie showing your Cal pride on Instagram
9 PM Wed.–7 PM Thu. Most creative child or pet promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram since the event’s start. $3,000

Make sure you use both #CalBigGive and #InternationalHouse hashtags in the text of your posts to be eligible for contests. See all contests at:


For more ways to participate, see

Big thanks for all of your support! ♥

I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team

Joy Iwasa Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky Teresa Magallón
Joy Iwasa
Director of Development
& Communications
Laurie Ferris
Communications Strategist
Laurel Anderson
Communications Coordinator
Teresa Magallón
Development Associate

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About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents, and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at Share the I-House love! ♥
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