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Summer 2018 Happenings


Published Jul 1, 2018 8:00 AM

Arts & Entertainment / Sports / ALUMNI EVENTS

Courtesy of UCLA Alumni Association.

New Bruin Send-off Celebrations

New Bruin Send-off Celebrations have something for every member of the UCLA family. Incoming students will start making new friends, while alumni and parents build community and join in celebrating the true Bruin spirit. All Bruins are welcome to attend any and all Send-off events!

JULY - SEPT. Locations: Cities and towns around the world. For information to

Star Wars: A New Hope with the San Francisco Symphony

Watch this intergalactic epic come to life on the big screen with the San Francisco Symphony performing John Williams’ unforgettable score live. Dine on hors d’oeuvres and sip champagne at an exclusive Bay Area Bruins pre-concert reception, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Green Room at the S.F. Symphony.

JULY 21 / SAT / 5:30 P.M. Location: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102. For more information:

It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane … It’s UCLA Alumni Day, and it’s Online!

Join fellow Bruins on Thursday, Sept. 13, for UCLA Alumni Day, transformed in 2018 into an online community for alumni and friends worldwide. On hiatus since 2015, Alumni Day will return to campus as part of the UCLA Centennial Celebration in 2019 — but this year, UCLA will come to you.

In the spirit of Brigadoon — the magical Scottish village that appeared for only one day every 100 years — the UCLA Alumni Day website ( will be bursting with games, history, tours and wisdom for just one day. You won’t need to get snarled in traffic on the 405 Freeway or pay a fee to park. In fact, there are no fees at all. To join, all you need is your phone, tablet or computer. Log in from home, work, a coffee shop, on the train during your daily commute or anywhere you find yourself with a few free moments. Then be part of a groundbreaking experience that will bring the UCLA community into a shared space for fun, information and innovation.

Bruins are proud of UCLA’s reputation as a thought leader, a barrier breaker and a tradition maker, and in keeping with that spirit Alumni Day will celebrate the people and possibilities of UCLA in an online space. Just as Dinners for 12 Strangers — which was first imagined 50 years ago with two dinners and has now grown to more than 4,000 participants — has been duplicated across the nation, Alumni Day is the beginning of a vibrant tradition. Your participation is key to creating an online community gathering place that welcomes alumni back to UCLA from anywhere in the world.

Follow your Bruin pride and curiosity to your keyboard and join the fun. Content is easily digestible, varied and suitable for multiple visits throughout the day. Turn back the pages of time with our virtual yearbooks and see the future with the latest in artificial intelligence. Watch videos, listen to music and ask professors anything. Rest assured that you’ll discover something new or gain a fresh perspective. As the launch date gets closer, you’ll receive a login link from us.

UCLA Alumni Day: It’s online for one day only — and created especially for you. Hope to see you there!