October 2018 | San Diego 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

UCLA Signs 10-year Sponsorship with Wescom Credit Union

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

L.A.’s Filipino Foodscape


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

Network Events

Network Events

Parent and Family Programs

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

San Diego Network

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 26, San Diego | Game Watch Parties at the Regal Beagle
Oct. 13, San Diego | Culinary Tour: Cocktails and Urban Street Food
Oct. 26, San Diego | Cup of Java
Nov. 3, 10, San Diego | Game Watch Parties at the Regal Beagle

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