The times they were a-changin' and at UCLA it was no different. With the war raging in Vietnam and political assassinations on American soil, UCLA Freedom Riders took the fight across the country for civil rights and a Bruin ventured into space. It was a time when UCLA students refused to accept the status quo, staging protests and sit-ins, blazing a path in search of a more just and equitable world. The era brought forth the first words across the Internet in the midst of the golden age of UCLA sports.
For the third consecutive year, UCLA has been named the No. 1 public university by U.S. News & World Report, ranking 20th overall. The school also ranked first for ethnic diversity and best public college for veterans. Earlier, UCLA topped the list of public institutions in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
In 2018-19, UCLA Alumni hosted more than 1,300 programs to celebrate, educate, empower and unite Bruins, and welcomed over 4,000 Bruins to campus for Centennial Alumni Day. Here are just a few of the amazing stories that highlight our wide range of programming, innovative approaches and overall impact.
In this Centennial year, you have the opportunity to act as an important bridge from our illustrious past to our bright future by participating in the Alumni Mentor Program. Guiding the next generation of Bruins not only positively impacts their future, but promises to enrich the both of you.
Enjoy three fun-filled days seeing campus through your Bruin’s eyes. Activities include a special breakfast with the chancellor on Friday, Oct. 25, exclusively for alumni parents and their UCLA undergraduates.
The official pregame party for UCLA Football returns for two games only this season. Gather at the Rose Bowl for Homecoming when UCLA takes on Arizona State on Oct. 26, then meet up at USC for the showdown between the Bruins and the Trojans on Nov. 23. Enjoy a buffet spread, an open bar and the energy of True Bruin fans.