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Bruin Tracks: Seize the "Moment"


By Mark Davis

Published Apr 1, 2008 8:00 AM

Copyright © Illustration by Christina Ung

It's your day. YOUR MOMENT.

On May 17, come back to Westwood for UCLA Day, a daylong celebration of UCLA and the Bruin community.

"We want folks to just have a great time," says Ralph Amos, assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations. "Nostalgia can be a great pull, and there will be plenty to rekindle that love for UCLA. But this day is really about celebrating UCLA today and discovering the UCLA we're all building together for tomorrow. We want people to have fun while they learn a little something — just like they did in college."

The day will include a full range of activities to get alumni excited about UCLA. While the campus always will be the place where you experienced some of your most memorable, most moving and most life-changing college moments, it's also undergoing rapid change. From the comfort of a double-decker bus, find out which buildings are gone and what new ones have gone up on an architectural tour of campus.

Rediscover Bruin lore and investigate hidden treasures on tours including "Where Wooden Walked," "Treasure in the Stacks — Powell Uncovered" and "The Fowler."

Class Notes Online

Looking for Pioneers? Or just checking up on old friends? Read about your classmates or enter news about yourself online at You also can send news about you and your family to

Find out how UCLA knowledge is helping to change the local community and the world in panels and lectures focusing on "The New American Family," "Climate Change" and "Why is Shakespeare Still Relevant?"

What's your big UCLA moment? A special booth will help you record your own UCLA memories on camera to share with future generations of Bruins.

The evening will include a casual buffet dinner, followed by special parties planned around your campus affinities. Enjoy small-scale gatherings where you can renew your friendships and form new ones with people who share your interests, went to classes with you, participated in the same activities and hung out with you after classes. Alumni from the classes of 1998-2007 will enjoy a special party hosted in their honor, including food, drinks and games.

Since UCLA Day is for the entire Bruin family, while you explore campus, your kids and grandkids can develop their own love for UCLA through supervised afternoon activities designed just for them.

UCLA Day. James West Alumni Center and various locations on campus. May 17, 2–11 p.m. For information, pricing and reservations, visit