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.
A celebration of 100 years starts with one unforgettable day. On May 18, 8 p.m., watch Royce Hall transform with a spectacular Lighting the Way Projection Show inspired by 100 years of innovation, optimism and world-changing achievements. The show is free and open to the public.
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.
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.
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.