Commencement 2014 had it all: joy, inspiration and one big surprise. That surprise came in the form of 7’2” legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar ’69, who took to the podium alongside Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman ’71 and Chancellor Gene Block at the College of Letters and Science ceremony. New graduates and their families were also greeted at Grad Central with Diddy Riese cookies and a photo op with Joe and Josie Bruin as they were welcomed to the alumni family. Watch the full Commencement video.

Nachos and Networking
Great food, great company, fantastic conversation. Come connect with fellow Bruins and unwind after work with food and drink. Share your story, build relationships and tap into your professional alumni network.

New Bruin Send-offs
Join us in welcoming new students to the Bruin family. All alumni and friends are welcome to help send off incoming freshmen at a BBQ, picnic or game day near you.

Bridging Alumni and Athletics
UCLA alumni love their Bruins. So when Karen McClain ’85 was given the responsibility to be the UCLA Alumni liaison to Athletics, she jumped at the chance to enhance the alumni experience at sporting events through Bruin Bash, the Alumni Tent and basketball tournament pre-game parties.

Unveil the Mysteries of Myanmar, Oct. 28 - Nov. 10
With timeless traditions, join popular UCLA travel lecturer Peter Narins for a journey of deep discovery and reward. Begin in Yangon, touring the downtown area including revered Shwedagon Pagoda, a wonder of the religious world and Kipling’s 2,500-year-old golden mystery.

Insurance Plans for Bruins
Enjoy exclusive discounts on auto, home, life and health insurance products, including term life and long-term care insurance.

Entertainment Industry Icon and Philanthropist Receives UCLA’s Highest Honor

UCLA Ranks #19 Among U.S. Computer Science Graduate Programs

Robert Freedman ’79 Musical Wins Four Tonys Including Best Musical

After Two Decades Westwood’s Last Newsstand Closed for Business

School of Dentistry’s Gary Parker, D.D.S. ’77 Receives UCLA Medal for His Humanitarianism

Archbishop Gintaras Grusas ’83 Newly Confirmed by Pope into Congregation of Clergy

A Special Thank You to the Outgoing UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors

Co-Founded by Alumnus Dr. Bill Dorfman, the LEAP Foundation Teaches Youth Valuable Life Skills

Author, Entrepreneur and Model Alicia Dunams ’98 Shares Stories for Millennial Women in Shero

Graduating Mother of Three from Compton Sets a Valiant Example

Super Bowl Champ Derrick Coleman ’12 Gives His First Class Seat to Marine

Video: George Takei ’60, M.A. ’64 Narrates His Personal Journey from the Internment Camp to Star Trek to Gay Rights Activist

George Hewett ’14 Skips Commencement to Bike Ride Cross-Country for Charity

UCLA Men’s Basketball Guard Bryce Alford Performs Soccer Trick Shot

Connect with UCLA Students as a Task Captain at Volunteer Day

Support Bruin Veterans, Get Involved with the UCLA Veteran’s Network

Were You a Part of the UCLA Radio Family as a Student? Join the UCLA Radio Alumni Network

Share in the New Student Experience By Reading This Year’s Common Book “I Never Had It Made” by Jackie Robinson

Has Organic Chemistry Become UCLA’s Most Beloved Class?

Join South Bay Alumni at Hollywood Bowl’s Beatles Tribute (8/22) and Hitchcock Flicks (8/31)

UCLA Film Students Create Stories Using Google Glass

Former L.A. City Councilmember Ed Reyes ’85 Tells Stories of Police Brutality and Changing the Landscape


July, All Chapters | Networking Meetings


July 1, Hermosa Beach | Network Planning Meeting

July 15, Palos Verdes | South Bay Bruins Book Club Meeting


Aug. - Nov., Nationwide | Bruin Bash

Sept. 6, Pasadena | Alumni Tent: Football vs. Memphis

Oct. 4, Pasadena | Alumni Tent: Football vs. Utah

Oct. 11, Pasadena | Alumni Tent: Football vs. Oregon

Nov. 1, Pasadena | Save the Date: UCLA Homecoming, Football vs. Arizona

Nov. 22, Pasadena | Alumni Tent: Football vs. USC

Nov. 28, Pasadena | Alumni Tent: Football vs. Stanford


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