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Close Campus Encounters


Photos by Amanda Friedman

Published Jan 1, 2011 8:30 AM


No, it's not ET Parents Weekend in Westwood, and those lights are beaming up from behind Royce Hall, not down from a UFO. The spectacular Bruin Light Show — four giant columns of blue light rising into the sky around Royce Quad — is a key component of the festivities surrounding UCLA Volunteer Day. The show went on before an enthusiastic crowd one night in late September as part of the True Bruin Welcome event; the next day, approximately 6,000 Bruin volunteers fanned out around the city.