The First-Generation Experience. Approximately one-third of UCLA students are the first in their families to attend college, most of whom come from underrepresented minority groups and underserved communities. Yet, more than 90% attain their degree from UCLA. These are stories about overcoming the odds, and how the university prioritizes the success of first-generation Bruins.

More Than a Game, It's a Bruin Watch Party
All across the country, Bruin fans will gather in neighborhood bars, restaurants and homes to watch UCLA Football take on Texas A&M this Saturday. But as four Bruins from Long Beach, Sacramento, Chicago and Washington, D.C. will attest, the experience is so much more than just watching the game. Find a Watch Party near you.

Note to My Future Bruin Self
During Summer Orientation, UCLA's incoming students were asked to write letters to themselves answering the question: “What impact do I want to make on the Bruin family?” with the intent of re-reading these letters when they graduate. Their responses will make you proud to be a Bruin.

Photos: Good Times at Bruin Bash
Whether home or away, come to the ultimate pregame party complete with a sumptuous buffet, refreshing beverages, games for all ages, entertaining Spirit Squad and UCLA Marching Band performances, big screen TVs, a DJ, unlimited Bruin spirit, and a chance to high-five Coach Mora and the football team. The first Bash just sold out so reserve your spot for upcoming games.

Stay and Play at UCLA
A new campus destination—the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center—beckons you to come stay and play! We invite you to take advantage of the special guest room rate exclusively for members of the UCLA Alumni Association.

UCLA Ranked Second Best U.S. Public University, 12th Overall in the World

UCLA Law Students Win Clemency for Man Serving Life Sentence for Nonviolent Drug Offense

UCLA Sets Fundraising Record with $664 Million in 2015-16

UCLA Athletes, Coaches Deliver Strong Performances at Rio Olympics

UCLA Deepens Ties and Raises Profile in Asia

L.A. Lakers and UCLA Health Announce New Partnership and Naming Rights for New Training Facility

Shirley Malcom, M.S. '67 Receives the University's Highest Honor. Read More in Class Notes

Photos: Bruin Olympians Share Their Rio Memories on Social Media

Rachel Sumekh '12 and Two Friends Founded Swipe Out Hunger to Help Feed the Hungry While Cutting Food Waste

Scientist Names New Species of Fish to Honor Late UCLA Alumna Kristina Louie, Ph.D. '03

Former UCLA Athletes Give Back to Community, Mentor Young Children

Two Alumni Create Instagram-Famous Corgi Through His Adventures at UCLA

Whether Near or Far, You Have Something Valuable to Offer a UCLA Student as an Alumni Mentor

Experience Life on Campus with Your Bruin at Bruin Family Weekend - Oct. 21-23

Classmates May Sun '76 and Richard Wyatt '78 Featured for Their Works of Art in L.A. Metro Stations

Werner Herzog Film Follows Internet from Its Birth at UCLA

UCLA Anderson Economist Ed Leamer on Why He's Running for Vice President

Angel Blue, M.A. '08 Reaches Greater Operatic Highs with Support of Family, Mentors

Jessica Lim '11, Recently Crowned Miss Asian America, Promotes Awareness

Save on Your Electric Bills and Get a $500 Mail-in Rebate When You Choose SunPower® Home Solar

Member Perk: Take More Than One Course at UCLA Extension and You Can Save More Than the Cost of a Blue Membership; Online Classes Available

Receive 20% Off Your Child’s Membership for the Bruin Kids Club Presented by UCLA Health


Sept. 3, College Station | Bruin Bash at Texas A&M


Sept. 10, Boston | Volunteer with UCLA Bruins at the Boston Food Pantry


Sept. 11, Arlington | Dallas Wings vs. New York Liberty WNBA Game


Sept. 2, Bryan | UCLA at Texas A&M Friday Night Welcome Party


Sept. 7, Rancho Cucamonga | College Fair Training


Sept. 11, Las Vegas | Las Vegas Bruins Book Club: “The Interloper”


Sept. 11, Private Residence | New Bruin Send-off Celebration

Sept. 18, Sacramento | Book Club: "Cannery Row" and "Travels with Charley"


Sept. 18, Seattle | Welcome to Seattle Champagne Brunch Overlooking Lake Union


Sept. 13, Washington D.C. | Board Meeting


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