What is the Blue & Gold?

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 Blue & Gold Yearbook

  • 240 pages in full color
  • Includes all Seniors who take senior portraits
  • Covers key events/milestones in the academic year
  • Features on academics, athletics, student life, and more
  • Published every year since 1875 but 1941, during World War II
  • Click here for sample pages from our 2012 Yearbook, Anatomy of a Golden Bear

 

Awards

  • The 2010 Blue & Gold Yearbook won Best Publication at the Annual UC Berkeley Student Publications Awards.
  • The 2008 Blue & Gold Yearbook won the Silver Crown Medalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
  • The 2007 Blue & Gold Yearbook won Best Design at the Annual UC Berkeley Student Publications Awards.
  • The 2003 Blue & Gold Yearbook won Best Design at the Annual UC Berkeley Student Publications Awards.
  • The 2002 Blue & Gold Yearbook was one of eleven finalists for the Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press.
  • Both the 2001 & 2002 editions were selected as the Best Overall Undergraduate Student Publication at the Annual UC Berkeley Student Publications Awards. The 2002 book also won Best Design.
  • The 1996 Blue & Gold Yearbook was recognized for general excellence by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association with a Silver Crown (its second highest award next to the Gold Crown; only nine crowns were awarded to universities in 1996).
  • The 1996 Blue & Gold Yearbook also won one of eleven national Pacemaker awards from the Associated Collegiate Press as a leading example of collegiate yearbook publishing.