University of California, Berkeley
Colors: Berkeley Blue and California Gold
Motto: Fiat lux (Let there be light)
Location: Berkeley, California
Miles from Prince: 855 miles
Fact #1: It’s tradition for students to roll down 4.0 Hill on campus to get good grades.
Fact #2: The Free Speech Movement started in 1964 at UC Berkeley and led to a college campus phenomenon that was first inspired by the struggle for civil rights and fueled by opposition to the Vietnam War.
Fact #3: Standing at 307 feet tall, the Campanile (also referred to as Sather Tower) is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world.
Fact #4: The campus colors are blue and gold. Blue was chosen for the California sky and ocean and the Yale graduates that moved west to establish the university and gold was chosen for the “Golden State.”
Fact #5: A gold nugget found at the Bancroft Library is believed to be the the piece of gold that John Marshall discovered on January 24, 1848 to set off the California Gold Rush.