Blue & Gold Yearbook

UC Berkeley's Official Yearbook since 1875.

About B&G

The Yearbook.

The Blue & Gold Yearbook is the official yearbook for the University of California, Berkeley. Published since 1875, the Blue & Gold provides readers coverage of events, issues and trends within the Berkeley community. As a historical record, the yearbook also includes campus facts, figures and people, including a section for graduating seniors’ portraits and majors.

The Organization.

The Blue & Gold Yearbook staff is comprised of over 50 individuals who design, produce, market, and distribute the book. Financially self-sufficient, the organization earns its revenue without aid of grants or outside funding. The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC student government) formally sponsors the organization and provides it with office space.

Join our staff.

We recruit at the start of each semester for our design, photography, copy, and marketing teams. The application for Spring 2018 Recruitment has closed, so keep an eye out for our next round in the fall!

Books & Senior Portraits

Purchase your yearbook today.

The 2017-2018 yearbook is now available for purchase. Please head here to purchase your copy commemorating this year at Cal today!

Schedule your senior portraits.

All Senior Portrait purchases and transactions go through our partner, Lauren Studios.
Please contact Lauren Studios for questions regarding senior portrait appointments, proofs, and purchases.

website | www.laurenstudios.photos
email | info@laurenstudios.com
call | (951) 272-8600

Sample Pages

Look through some sample pages and images from our 2017 yearbook.

Events Calendar

To have your organization's event featured here, email bgyearbookevents@gmail.com with the event details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Senior Portrait? How do I take one?

Graduating seniors at Cal take their senior portraits for inclusion in the B&G Yearbook. Only seniors who take their portraits will be included in the yearbook. Sitting fees start at $5. Packages for purchasing portraits are sold by our photography company, Lauren Studios.

If you are graduating in December 2017, May 2018, or Summer 2018, sign-up to take your senior portraits today! All students who have senior standing should have received an email from Lauren Studios that includes a personal client-ID. Use this client-ID to make an appointment online!

I took my senior portraits, now what?

You will receive an email from Lauren Studios in 2-3 weeks once your proofs are available to view online. There, you can select your “yearbook photo”. Physical proofs will also be mailed to you in 3-4 weeks. If you are interested in purchasing photo packages, you may do so through Lauren Studios.

Meanwhile, you can purchase the 2017 B&G Yearbook!

What are the senior portrait sitting options?

5 poses | $5 | 5 poses for yearbook photo
10 poses | $15 | 5 poses for yearbook photo, 5 additional poses: cap + gown or casual outfits
15 poses | $25 | 5 poses for yearbook photo, 5 cap + gown, 5 casual outfits

How can I purchase older yearbooks?

Please contact us with your order request and we will check our archives to see if we have copies of the yearbook you’ve selected.

When will I receive my yearbook?

The Blue & Gold Yearbook is a Fall release book, which means it is printed and published over the summer for release in late September/early October.

If you opted to pick up your yearbook, you will receive an email from when it is ready for pick up on campus.
If you opted to have the book shipped to you, you will receive an email from us once your book has been shipped.

I ordered a yearbook and it was never sent to me!

Our default option is for books to be picked up on campus; unless you paid an additional shipping and handling charge, then you should receive an e-mail when the book is available for pickup. If you would like to inquire about getting your yearbook delivered to you, please contact us.

I am not satisfied with my senior portrait. Can I retake it?

Yes, of course! Retakes are free for all Seniors.

How can I purchase my senior portrait photos?

All Senior Portrait purchases and transactions go through our partner, Lauren Studios.
Please contact Lauren Studios for questions regarding senior portrait appointments, proofs, and purchases.

website | www.laurenstudios.photos
email | info@laurenstudios.com
call | (951) 272-8600

How can I get involved in Blue & Gold Yearbook?

We recruit every semester for new talents for our journalism, photography, design, and business teams. Click here for more details.

My question isn't listed here!

Please contact us with your inquiry.

Contact us

There are many ways to get in contact with us!

Come to our office.
Our office is located at 175 MLK, and is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm.

Email us.
Feel free to send any inquiries to info.bgyearbook@gmail.com

Find us on social media.
You can message us on Facebook, or follow us to stay informed about sales, senior portraits, and events.