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From Dusk to Dawn


By Sally Davies (Photographer)

Published Jan 1, 2017 8:00 AM

The campus that never sleeps.


As most of us sleep, the campus comes alive with sights, sounds and surprising encounters. Come with us as we explore UCLA "From Dusk to Dawn" — from the Fowler Museum to the Hill, from Pauley Pavilion to Royce quad — and meet the Bruin night owls, students and staffers who thrive after the sun goes down.


Historically African-American fraternities and sororities express their pride through dance in the National Pan-Hellenic Council's Stroll-Off in Northwest Campus Auditorium on the Hill.

The entrance to Sproul Hall, one of UCLA’s 10 on-campus housing options.

Third-year psychology student Briona Bonner works the Sproul Hall front desk.

As the night lengthens, students on Sproul's Design & Innovation floor gather in lounge areas equipped with whiteboards to encourage creativity.


The entrance to Pauley Pavilion under the moonlight.

The UCLA women's soccer team takes on Cal at Drake Stadium.

Tennis under the lights in a quiet stadium.

In Parking Structure 7, our photographer and art director come upon a dance crew practicing routines.


Second-year Lauren Holland guards the entrance to the Intramural Field, making sure that only students access the facility.

On deadline, third-year applied mathematics and economics student and Daily Bruin staffer Prakrit Gupta copy edits tomorrow's edition.

A game of soccer on the Intramural Field.

Custodian Victor Canada on the job in the James West Alumni Center. A Bruin staff veteran, he's worked at UCLA through four chancellors.

Jeff Chanchuan '07 has worked at the EMS dispatch center for two years. The center takes 911 calls and dispatches police, fire and medical first responders to surrounding areas.


Fitness enthusiasts get in some tough runs up and down Janss Steps in the early evening — but not before stretching first!

Just after dusk, sitar player Farzad Amoozegar-Fassaie, oud player Gabriel Lavin and sitar player Rahul Neuman, co-director of UCLA's Music of India Ensemble, perform in the Fowler Museum courtyard.

A view of the stairs at Powell Library, where students study late into the night.

Second-year M.F.A. student Jade Robertson practices for her upcoming solo performance.

The glow of sunrise can be seen beyond Janss Steps as our UCLA dusk-to-dawn adventure comes to a close.