May 2019 | National Edition
UCLA Alumni Connect

The History of How UCLA Came to Be

May 23 officially marks UCLA's 100th birthday, the date in 1919 when Governor Stephens signed Assembly Bill 626 into law, turning the Los Angeles State Normal School into the Southern Branch of the University of California. Read on to learn the genesis of UCLA and its first decade.
Royce Hall Lighting the Way Projection Show

Centennial Celebrations

The celebration of 100 years starts on May 18, 8 p.m., as Royce Hall transforms with a spectacular Lighting the Way Projection Show. The show is free and open to the public. Then on May 20, join the special celebration at the State Historic Park in Sacramento.
Alumni Day Double-Decker Bus Tour

UCLA Alumni Day

The excitement is building as thousands of Bruins will descend upon campus on May 18 for day-long festivities, totaling more than 100 sessions, tours and experiences. Check out the full slate. Online registration closes on May 2 but you're also more than welcome to register onsite. 
Then and Now Vermont Campus

Then and Now

The original location of UCLA on Vermont Avenue in 1922 is nearly unrecognizable today as the site of Los Angeles City College. A comparison of these aerial photographs shows the birthplace of our University amidst an evolving metropolis.
Jenn Carson and Sylvia Peterson

Life-Saving Teacher

When Jenn Carson found out her father was a serial killer, she thought she was doomed to follow a dark path. But then she met a teacher who made a difference. Read this heartwarming story of Sylvia Case Peterson '56, and how her kindness saved a life.
Insurance Plans for Bruins

Insurance Plans for Bruins

Bruins can enjoy exclusive benefits and/or discounts on auto/home life and health insurance products, including term life, long-term care and pet insurance.


Lori Gilbert-Kaye '82, Alumna and Bruin Parent, Died at Poway Synagogue Shooting

Video: Michelle Obama at Pauley Pavilion for College Signing Day

UCLA Names Mick Cronin New Men's Head Basketball Coach

Chancellor Block: Protecting Our Campus After Reported Measles Case

UCLA Ranked No. 4 in Forbes Best Value Colleges List

FAQ on 2014 UCLA Athletics Admissions Compliance Report

Ralph '53, J.D. '58 and Shirley '59 Shapiro Receive the UCLA Medal

New UCLA Center Focusing on Disorders of the Esophagus to Be Named for Robert G. Kardashian

Sepi's on Le Conte Closes Its Doors After 50 Years in Westwood


Video - Bruin Career Insights: Mindfulness for Career Success

Bruin Career Insights: The Power of Perseverance - May 29, YouTube Live


Legendary Singer-Songwriter Don McLean to Receive the Gershwin Lifetime Achievement Award at Spring Sing - May 17

UCLA Samueli Receives $5 Million Gift From Stacey Nicholas '85, M.S.E. '87 for Women in Engineering Program

UCLA Law Bankruptcy Professors Help Puerto Rico Take a Major Step Forward

Dance Marathon 2019 Raises $330,000 for Pediatric AIDS Coalition

Daily Bruin Brings Home Multiple Journalism Competition Awards, Honors

Video - Bruin Family Insights: First-Generation Students & Families


Daily Bruin Live at Coachella 2019

Bob Woodward Criticizes Media’s Coverage of Donald Trump in Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series

UCLA Research: New Scientific Device Creates Electricity From Snowfall

Afrikan Student Union Continues Long-Standing Push for Resources Dedicated to Black Students at UCLA

Brian Poli-Dixon Transitions From Pro Football to Full-Time Artist With New Painting Collection

Network Events

Network Events

Central Valley Network

May 9, Fresno | Spring Mixer

Chicago Network

Hawaii Network

May 4, Honolulu | Cinco de Mayo Taco Potluck

Houston Network

Inland Empire Network

May 4, Riverside | Habitat for Humanity Riverside

Las Vegas Network

May 4, Henderson | Chili Tasting – Party & Potluck
May 8, Las Vegas | Board Meeting
June 6, Las Vegas | Joint Networking Social

Monterey Area Network

New York Tri-State Network

Oregon and Southwest Washington Network

Philadelphia Network

Sacramento Network

May 19, Sacramento | Book Club "Catch-22"
May 20, Sacramento | Centennial Celebration

Seattle Network

UCLA Alumni Affairs

May 13-18, UCLA | I ♥ UCLA Week
May 17, UCLA | Spring Sing
May 18, UCLA | UCLA Alumni Day

Washington, D.C. Network

May 11, Washington, D.C. | European Union Embassies Open House
May 22, Washington, D.C. | Trivia Night
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