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.

A Salute to Our Military Bruins
For generations, UCLA has been home to Bruins who served in the military, whose love for country and UCLA runs deep. Five alumni veterans share inspiring stories of conquering barriers and channeling their passions to benefit future service men and women.

House Hunters UCLA: A Young Bruin’s Guide to Finding and Affording a Home, July 10
If you’re looking to buy your first home, arm yourself with the right information like where to look, when to buy and how much to save. Two UCLA experts lead a discussion that covers not only house hunting basics, but also research-based advice that could get you the best deal possible.

Young Alumni Professionals Summer Mixer, July 16
Grab some friends or coworkers and head over to The Wellesbourne for a networking mixer with fellow UCLA young alumni. There will be networking games and fun interactive activities that you’re sure to enjoy.

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.

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

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

Will Eubank ’05 Gets Confidence Boost from Veteran Actor in New Sci-Fi Film “The Signal”

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 24, Long Beach | Nachos and Networking


July 8, Downtown LA | Nachos and Networking


July 29, Mid-Wilshire | Nachos and Networking


July 2, Newport Beach | OC Bruins Running Club

July 14, Irvine | Board Games Night

July 17, Orange | Nachos and Networking

Aug. 2, Irvine | Make Holiday and UCLA Greeting Cards


July 21, Calabasas | Nachos and Networking


July 14, San Francisco | Nachos and Networking

July 25, San Francisco | Cup of Java Networking Event

July 25, San Francisco | Beach Blanket Babylon


July 31, Pasadena | Nachos and Networking


July 10, UCLA | House Hunters UCLA

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


July, 16, Los Angeles | YAP Summer Mixer


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