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Excursions; Lectures; Concerts; Conventions.

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of the Session who wish to visit the observatory. Expense about $7.50.

An excursion by boat about San Francisco Bay will be arranged for Saturday, July 17, in charge of Professor Ligda of the department of Physical Culture. This excursion will visit the Mare Island Navy Yard and the Naval Training Station on Yerba Buena Island. Expense about $1.

In addition to these excursions planned by the University there are many interesting and delightful trips which attendants upon the Summer Session may make individually—to such places as the United States Presidio, the United States Mint, both in San Francisco, and the Muir Woods, in Marin County.

Evening Lectures and Concerts.

In addition to the regular courses of the Summer Session arrangements have been made for a series of evening lectures and musical entertainments. These will be given Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings in Hearst Hall. All members of the Summer Session who have paid the regular tuition fee of $15 will be admitted to the evening lectures upon presenting their registration cards. Persons not enrolled in the Summer Session may obtain season tickets for these lectures for $5. Single tickets will be 35 cents.

During the last Session the Music and Dramatic Committee of the University arranged a series of Saturday evening concerts in the Greek Theatre. A similar series is planned for the coming Session.

Conventions and Conferences.

The following conventions will be held during the Summer Session:

Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Saturday, July 3.

Classical Association of Northern California, Friday and Saturday, July 2 and 3.

Pacific Short Story Club, Tuesday, July 6.

Pacific Coast Association of Physics and Chemistry Teachers, Saturday, July 10.

California Association of Teachers of History, Wednesday, July 14.

Library.

Throughout the Summer Session the University Library will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Saturdays and Sundays.

Full library privileges, including the home use of books, as accorded to regular University students, will be extended to students in the summer courses without additional fee. Persons who may desire to pursue independent courses of reading or study, during the Summer Session, without attending any of the regular exercises, may have full library privileges, upon application to the Librarian, and payment of $10.

The Student Infirmary.

The University has a well equipped infirmary on the campus, with a full complement of physicians and trained nurses. The best of care, without additional charge, is thus insured to students, in case of illness.

Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A.

The Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Associations publish, jointly, a Students' Handbook, containing a map of the University campus and vicinity, a directory of churches, of University organizations, and of important points about Berkeley; also street car and train time tables, college songs and yells, etc. The handbook is distributed free to students in the Summer Session.

Stiles Hall, the Association Building, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. will maintain an Information Bureau there during the opening days of the Summer Session. The lounging and reading rooms and the services of the General Secretaries are at the disposal of students in the Summer Session.

University Calendar.

The University of California CALENDAR will be issued every Friday throughout the Summer Session. The CALENDAR contains announcements of lectures, University meetings, exhibits, meetings of University organizations, and information concerning the library, museums, art galleries, observatories, and other parts of the University of interest to visitors. It will be mailed to any address for the six weeks of the Summer Session for 25 cents. During the

college year the subscription price is 25 cents per half-year. Communications should be addressed to the University Press, University of California, Berkeley, California. Reduced Railroad Fares.

Reduced rates of one first-class round trip at the rate of a fare and a third are offered by the Southern Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe companies to attendants upon the Sum-* mer Session from all points in California. Persons from outside California may buy their tickets to the nearest point inside the State and take advantage of the reduced rates from that place, or they may, instead, avail themselves of the regular Summer Excursion tickets that will be on sale from all points in the East. In order to obtain the one and one-third rate it is necessary to pay the full fare to Berkeley and get a receipt from the agent from whom the ticket is purchased. Upon presentation to the Southern Pacific or Santa Fe agent in Berkeley of a certificate to be obtained from the Recorder of the Faculties, a ticket to the starting place will be sold at one-third the regular fare. The going-trip tickets can be bought only between June 11 and July 31; the return-trip ticket will not be sold later than forty-eight hours after the close of the session, and will be good only for a continuous journey, to be entered upon the day the ticket is bought. It should be remembered that the rate is obtainable only through the sale of the ticket for the return and that this ticket can be obtained only upon presentation of a certificate issued by the Recorder of the Faculties and the receipt of the ticket agent from whom the first ticket was purchased.

Site and Climate.

The University of California is picturesquely situated on the lower slopes of the Berkeley hills, overlooking San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate. The site comprises about two hundred and · seventy acres of land, rising at first in a gentle and then in a bolder slope from a height of about two hundred feet above the sea level to one of over nine hundred feet. It thus covers a range of more than seven hundred feet in altitude, while back of it the chain of bills continues to rise a thousand feet higher. Berkeley is a city of homes, with a population of about forty-three thousand people. Electric car lines make the trip from the University to Oakland in twenty minutes, and a greatly improved ferry service has reduced the ride to San Francisco to thirty-five minutes of pleasant travel. The fare to San Francisco is ten cents.

Meteorological observations made at the University for the past fifteen years indicate that the summer months at Berkeley are exceptionally well suited for uninterrupted university work.

The mean temperature for the months of June, July, and August is about 59 degrees. The mean maximum temperature (the average for the month of the daily maximum temperatures) is about 70 degrees, and the mean minimum temperature about 53 degrees.

The prevailing mean temperature for the six weeks of the Summer Session is about 60 degrees, with 72 and 53 degrees as the extreme limits of variation for mean temperature. During the hottest part of the warmest day it is rarely that the temperature exceeds 91 degrees. It is to be remembered that in California high temperatures are almost invariably accompanied by very low humidity. On this account such temperatures are very rarely oppressive.

Although rain seldom falls during the summer months, excessive summer heat is practically unknown; a gentle southwest breeze from the bay, rarely exceeding fifteen miles an hour, renders the climate agreeable and stimulating. During the summer months the days are either clear or fair, only about one day in three being foggy or cloudy.

The coöperation of all who receive this circular is requested in extending this notice to others who may be interested.

THE UNIVERSITY.

The University of California (founded in 1860) is by the terms of its charter an integral part of the educational system of the State. At Berkeley are its Colleges of Letters, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Commerce, Agriculture, Mechanics, Mining, Civil Engineering, and Chemistry, and the instruction of the first two years in the Medical Department; at Mount Hamilton is its graduate Astronomical Department, founded by James Lick; in San Francisco are its Colleges of Law, Medicine (third and fourth years), Dentistry, and Pharmacy. The University's endowment is capitalized at about eleven million dollars; its yearly income for educational and scientific purposes is about seven hundred thousand dollars; it has received private benefactions to the amount of about eight million dollars. The University is indebted to Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst for permanent building plans, upon a scale appropriate and comprehensive. At Berkeley there arr: two hundred and fortythree officers of instruction and administri tion, making with assistants a total of over five hundred; courses of instruction distributed among thirty-eight departments; two thousand nine hundred and sixteen students in 1907-08; a library of over one hundred and seventy thousand volumes aside from the volume in the Bancroft collec. tion; an art gallery; museums and laboratories; also the agricul. tural experiment grounds and station, which are invaluable adjuncts of the farming, orchard, and vineyard interests of the State. In San Francisco there are one hundred and thirty-two officers of instruction, besides demonstrators and other assistants, and three hundred and ninety-four students. Tuition in the academic departments of the University, during regular sessions, is free to residents of California; non-residents pay a fee of $10 each halfyear. Instruction in all of the colleges is open to all qualified persons, without distinction of sex.

EQUIPMENT.

LIBRARY. The General Library, kept in the Bacon Art and Library Building, now contains over one hundred and seventy thousand volumes. It is constantly augmented by donations and exchange, and by

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