Fall 2003 Bruin
As you enjoy the events of Homecoming and Parents’ Weekend
this fall (Oct. 24-26), there’s one thing you may not realize. The Homecoming
Parade and Rally are put together almost entirely by student volunteers. This
year, 10 students will virtually “do it all,” says Jillean
Dubatowka ’04, executive director of the Student Alumni Association
Homecoming Committee. From organizing the parade — which means obtaining
the necessary permits, getting the route approved and notifying the merchants
along the way — to recruiting student groups and members of the community
for the parade and rally, the students work diligently to make it happen. “It
is a lot of hard work,” says Dubatowka, who also volunteered last year.
“But on the night of the event, it’s so cool to see everyone from
different aspects of UCLA — the alumni and their families, students and
the faculty — come together, hang out and show their spirit.”
For info on Homecoming go to: www.UCLAlumni.net/homecoming2003;
for details about Parents’ Weekend go to: www.parentsweekend.ucla.edu.