Priority Points

PRIORITY POINTS

What are Priority Points?

Cal Athletics uses a priority points system to equitably assign donor and season-ticket benefits.  While your annual giving level determines the benefits received, priority points are used to rank patrons receiving those benefits. These points also determine items such as season-ticket locations, parking lot locations, and single-game or postseason ticket locations.

Points can be earned with a donation of $100 and above or with season-tickets to Cal Athletics, through a formula that also includes alumni and letterwinner points.

 

View Your Priority Point Total

To view your priority point total, log into your Cal Athletics ticket account via CalBears.com/ViewMyPoints.

For questions or concerns regarding your priority points, please contact Kevin Peach with the Cal Athletics Fund at kevinpeach@berkeley.edu

 

The Priority Point Formula

Category Description
Consecutive Years of Season Tickets Consecutive years of season ticket purchase runs through the 2014 seasons as files for the 15-16 seasons have not been closed
Consecutive Years of Donations (5 pts per Year) Minimum gift at Cal Club level ($100) to receive credit
Current Year of Giving (1 pt per $100) Gifts July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017
Lifetime Giving (1 pt per $200) Gifts prior to July 1, 2016
Haas Pavilion Campaign Giving Gifts to Haas Pavilion Capital Campaign – No new points are awarded in this category
Volunteer/Bonus Points  
Alumni (5 pts & 10 pts max w/ spouse)

Cal Athletics Letterwinners (5 pts & 10 pts max w/ spouse)

Degree must be verified with campus – Proof of marriage required

Letter must be verified with Big C Society – Proof of marriage required

Timeline

All priority point totals have been refreshed as of December 19, 2016. Priority point totals are refreshed periodically throughout the year.

 

Priority Point FAQ

What are priority points and why do they matter?
Priority points are the system Cal Athletics uses to equitably assign donor and season-ticket benefits.  While the annual giving level determines the benefits received (click here for the current benefit chart), priority points are used to rank patrons receiving those benefits and determine items such as season-ticket locations, parking lot locations, and single-game or post-season ticket locations.

How much must I give to receive priority points?
Donors at the Cal Club ($100) will receive 5 points per year for each consecutive year of giving. Points awarded for donations do not calculate decimal points. A full $100 or $200 of giving must be reached before a full point is awarded.

How do I find out my priority point total?
Your priority point total is available through your online ticket account. Log in to your online ticket account using your account number or email address and password, select the “My Account” section, and then click the “View My Priority Points” link. Points can also be accessed by visiting CalBears.com/ViewMyPoints.

What happens if I do not donate or do not buy season tickets one year? Do I lose all my points?
By not making an annual donation or purchasing season tickets for a given sport, only those portions relating to consecutive years of donations or season tickets are lost. Points for lifetime donations, alumni, letterwinner status and volunteer activities are never lost.

I split season-tickets with someone else. Who gets the points?
It is important to know that season-ticket and donor accounts are created as an individual, and individual and spouse, or a business entity. Accounts may not be created for two or more individuals (i.e. siblings, neighbors, friends, parents, children, etc). to share. Therefore, priority points are awarded to the person whose name is on the donor/season-ticket account. For two individuals to earn points, both individuals must maintain separate accounts.

I cannot attend games anymore. Can I give my points to someone else?
No, priority points are non-transferable. Priority points are intended to represent an individual’s donation and ticket history with Cal Athletics. Transferring points to a new individual would unfairly elevate the new individual ahead of other longstanding donors. If you know somebody who may want access to priority points in the future, the best course of action is for that person to begin his or her own donation and ticket history as soon as possible.