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Summer 2016 Happenings


Published Jul 1, 2016 8:00 AM

Arts & Entertainment / Sports / ALUMNI EVENTS

Bruin Bash

UCLA Bruin Bash is a pregame tradition! Join fellow Bruins and enjoy a buffet of delicious food and beverages, giveaways, entertainment, games and special guests at this pregame event.

VARIOUS SEPT. DATES / SAT / TIMES TBA. Locations: Sept. 3, UCLA at Texas A&M (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas); Sept. 10, UCLA vs. UNLV (Rose Bowl, UCLA Fan Zone, Lot H); Sept. 17, UCLA at BYU (TBD — Provo, Utah); Sept. 24, UCLA vs. Stanford (Rose Bowl, UCLA Fan Zone, Lot H). Register: or (310) 206-0475. Contact: or (310) 206-0475.

New Bruin Send-offs

New Bruin Send-offs offer something for each member of the UCLA family. Incoming students can grow peer networks, while alumni and parents can come together to make new friends, build community and celebrate the True Bruin spirit. All Bruins are welcome!

JULY – SEPT. Locations: Multiple locations in the U.S. and abroad. Contact: Web:

Cup of Java

Exchange referrals and expand your professional network at our monthly Cup of Java meetings, held in Silicon Valley and San Francisco from 8 to 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, respectively. Bring business cards!

VARIOUS DATES / FRI / 8 A.M. Locations: Silicon Valley (July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9), Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., 2nd floor, Mountain View, CA 94041; San Francisco (July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 23), KPMG Building, 55 2nd St., Lobby Atrium, San Francisco, CA 94105. Registration:

Nachos and Networking in New York City

Nachos and Networking brings Bruins together as they unwind from the workday to enjoy delicious food and tap into the powerful UCLA alumni network. Bring business cards and get ready to share stories, experiences and True Bruin spirit. Look for upcoming events in Atlanta, Los Angeles and the Conejo Valley.

JULY 14 / THURS / 6:30 P.M. Contact: regionalnetworks@alumni.

Pilipino Alumni Association 25th Anniversary Benefit

2016 marks the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association’s 25th anniversary! Join fellow Bruins of all backgrounds at this milestone celebration. Witness the inauguration of the new Pilipino floor in the residence halls, opening in the fall.

OCT. 15 / SAT / 6:30 P.M. Location: UCLA. Contact: Web:

Welcome to the City: A Year-Round Tradition

Whether you’ve just moved or are a lifelong resident, exploring where you live can be fun and exciting. UCLA Alumni are eager to welcome you to your city!

Originally created for recent graduates, Welcome to the City (W2C) hosts dozens of events each year that provide unique opportunities for alumni to bond with fellow Bruins and explore their city. Open to all alumni, as well as to friends and family of alumni, W2C keeps Bruins across all generations connected and enriched with True Bruin spirit.

W2C presents a variety of localized adventures to alumni of varying activity levels and interests. Alumni can choose activities around their city that range from a leisurely picnic in the park to paddle-boarding in the beautiful Pacific Ocean. W2C focuses specifically on activities in distinct geographic locations so Bruins can go on outings personalized to them and customized exactly to their area. From San Diego to Indonesia, events are hosted around the globe and offer alumni the chance to discover the culture and history of their home.

Past events have led daring alumni to the summit of the world’s smallest active volcano, Mount Taal in the Philippines, and gathered Bruins for a relaxing champagne brunch and an enthusiastic eight-clap in Seattle. Alumni have also come together for philanthropic causes such as the AIDS Walk Los Angeles with the UCLA Lambda Alumni Association, an event that helped benefit dozens of HIV/AIDS service organizations.

As a UCLA Alumni member, if you are passionate about local art, enjoy scenic hiking or delight in your region’s authentic cuisine, you can volunteer to host a gathering. Events hosted by alumni networks are another excellent way for Bruins who identify with a particular community to get involved with the program. Alumni attend museum tours, lunches and outdoor explorations hosted by UCLA Alumni Networks, like the UCLA Alumni Veterans Network, in order to meet Bruins.

Since its inception, the 3-year-old program has put on more than 40 events and has been gaining popularity with alumni in numerous countries. W2C is growing beyond a strictly seasonal affair into a proud year-round UCLA Alumni tradition. Visit and let UCLA Alumni welcome you to your city!

“Like” the UCLA Alumni Facebook page to see photos from past W2C adventures or to learn about future events in your area.

For more information about volunteering, upcoming events and other inquiries, email