October 2018 | National Edition
UCLA Alumni Connect

No. 1 Public University

For the first time ever, UCLA stands alone as the number one public university in the nation according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings. Last year, UCLA tied with UC Berkeley for number one and, in preceding years, consistently ranked just behind its older sister school. Overall, UCLA is tied at 19th with Washington University at St. Louis. Other California schools listed in the top 25 include Stanford (7), Cal Tech (12), UC Berkeley (22) and USC (22).
Mentor and Mentee

Be a Mentor

The UCLA Alumni Mentor Program enables alumni around the world to share their professional and personal experiences with students. The connections made in the program help prepare students for a successful future. Sign up by Oct. 14.
Mother and Daughter at Bruin Family Weekend

Bruin Family Weekend

Spend three extraordinary days on campus bonding with your Bruin. Activities include a special breakfast on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 a.m. with Chancellor Gene Block that is exclusively for alumni parents and their UCLA undergraduates. Register now!
The Bruin Statue

Alumni Board Nominations

Do you know someone who would make a good leader for UCLA Alumni as we enter our Centennial year? Nominations are now open for positions on the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors and various campus boards.    
Plateia dining table

Upscale Casual Campus Dining

Inside the Luskin Conference Center, where Lot 6 used to be, Plateia restaurant and lounge boasts a relaxing atmosphere to accompany its Mediterranean-inspired, sustainably-sourced, artfully-prepared meals. It's a must-taste adventure on your next campus visit.   
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Show Support. Get Rewarded.

Get a $150 cash rewards bonus offer with the official UCLA Alumni Association credit card. Apply Now!


UCLA’s Impact on California Economy Is $11.06 Billion

UCLA No. 3 in the World in Graduate Employability Ranking

Gymnastics Coach Valorie Kondos Field to Retire After 2019 Season

University of California Commits to Using 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2025

Campaign News: Recent and Longtime, Loyal Alumni Are Helping UCLA Improve Lives in L.A.


For Bruin Professionals, Good Business Is a Byproduct of Meaningful Relationships

Video - Bruin Career Insights: Creating a Great Company Culture

Participate in the Passionate People Project and Share Your Career Journey with Current Students

Podcast: CEO and Co-founder of Coolhaus Ice Cream, Natasha Case, M.Arch. '08 Discusses Her Atypical Rise to Success

Margaret Martin, M.P.H. '93, Dr.P.H. '98, Founder of Harmony Project, Which Offers Music Lessons to At-risk Youth in Los Angeles, Is Preparing to Expand Nationwide


Watch UCLA Football with Fellow Bruins at a Game Watch Party Near You

Journalist Jorge Ramos Talks About UCLA and His Immigrant Roots. He Will Receive the UCLA Medal on Oct. 9.

Students Prepare to Hit the Road in California’s Swing Congressional Districts

Decades Later, Man Meets the UCLA Doctor Who Saved His Life

Bruin Spotlight: Four Assistant Coaches Who Are National Champions, Olympians, Former Pros and Alumni

Remembering Jonathan Gold '82


UCLA Volunteer Day Makes an Impact in L.A. and Around the World

Help Choose Scholarship Recipients by Reviewing Applications or Interviewing Exceptional Candidates


Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan Advises Students on Civility and the Virtue of Listening

UCLA Roboticist Dennis Hong and His Robot Magician, MAGI, Shine on the Netflix Show "Magic for Humans"

Alumni Travel: Arctic Expedition, Southeast Alaska, Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

Undergraduate Team Builds and Launches Two NASA Satellites to Study Space Weather


Bruin Woods Family Holidays Offer All the Fun and None of the Work. Applications Open Oct. 3

Network Events

Network Events

Central Coast Network

Oct. 13, San Luis Obispo | Game Watch Party at Laguna Grill

Central Valley Network

Chicago Network

Oct. 18, Chicago | UCLA Speed Networking

Coachella Valley Network

Oct. 13, Nov. 3, 10, La Quinta | Game Watch Parties at the Beer Hunter  

Inland Empire Network

Oct. 13, Nov. 3, 10, Rancho Cucamonga | Game Watch Parties at 4th and Mill

New York Tri-State Network

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 26, New York | Game Watch Parties at Clinton Hall FiDi
Oct. 24, New York | West Coast Meets East Coast Meet & Mingle
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, 30, New York | Game Watch Parties at Clinton Hall FiDi

Parent and Family Programs

Oct. 10, YouTube Live | Bruin Family Insights: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Oct. 26-28, UCLA | Bruin Family Weekend

Philadelphia Network

Oct. 7, Philadelphia | Cappuccinos and Conversations

Reno/Tahoe Network

Sacramento Network

Oct. 4, Rocklin | Sacramento Bruins Oktoberfest Mixer
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 26, Sacramento | Game Watch Parties at Clubhouse 56
Oct. 21, Sacramento | Book Club: "The Plot Against America"
Oct. 27, Sacramento | Brunch 'n Brews at bru co taproom
Nov. 3, 10, 17, Sacramento | Game Watch Parties at Clubhouse 56
Nov. 9, Sacramento | "The Beauty of Washi" Artist Reception

UCLA Alumni Affairs

Nov. 10, Tempe, Ariz. | Bruin Bash at ASU

Washington, D.C. Network

Oct. 7, Washington, D.C. | Pac-12 D.C. Alumni "Golden Mile"
Oct. 13, 20, Washington, D.C. | D.C. Network Game Watch Parties at Mackey's Public House 
Oct. 17, Washington, D.C. | All-UC Alumni Financial Planning Workshop
Oct. 28, Manassas, Va. | Mexican Food and Wine Tasting
Nov. 17, Washington, D.C. | D.C. Network Game Watch vs. USC
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