October 2019 | Orange County Edition
UCLA Alumni Connect

UCLA in the Sixties

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. 

No. 1 Public University

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.
Annual Report

A Year in Review

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. 
Helen Ellis ’98, M.A. ’09, Ph.D. ’15, and Jasmine Cardenas

Mentors Matter

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.
Bruin Family Weekend

Bruin Family Weekend  Oct. 25-27

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.
Bruin Bash

Bruin Bash

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.

UCLA 100

UCLA Centennial Events to Attend This Fall

Photos: Centennial Celebrations in Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo

UCLA Arts Invites the Public Into the Classroom for "10 Questions: Centennial Edition"

CicLAvia: Heart of L.A. Takes Cyclists Back to UCLA's Origins - Oct. 6

Latino Alumni Association to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at Their Scholarship and Awards Gala Fiesta de Inspiración - Oct. 10

Pioneers & Visionaries to Celebrate Internet’s 50th Anniversary at UCLA - Oct. 29

UCLA Alumni and Friends Give Big in the Final Months of the Centennial Campaign

Happy 35th Birthday to The Bruin


UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero to Retire in July

UC President Janet Napolitano to Step Down Next Year

University Receives $20 Million to Establish UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute

See Billy Porter and Other Bruins Who Won a 2019 Primetime Emmy


Find a UCLA ONE Group That Fits Your Interests and Start Networking

Q&A With The Washington Post's Matea Gold '96 on Politics and the Press


Sandy Argabrite '82 Tells Us What It's Like to Win in the Best Ever Trivia Show

Scholarship Named for Beach Boys Legend Brian Wilson

Former Student Harrison “Psalm” Chang Wins Over $1 Million at Fortnite World Cup Using Esports Skill

Video: Haunted UCLA Presents The Parapsychology Lab

UCLA’s Super Fan Hopes for New Streak After Missing First Home Game in 70 Years

Photo: Bruin Republicans Memorialize 9/11 Victims With Flag Display


UCLA Volunteer Day Unites Bruins Around the World in Day of Service

Help Bruins Improve Their Confidence at Interview With a Bruin - Nov. 5

Get Involved With an Alumni Network and Bring the Bruin Community Together in Your Area. Leadership Positions Available


Alumni Travel: Enjoy an Active Trip to Alaska, Experience the Historic Silk Road or Witness the Next Total Solar Eclipse in Argentina

UCLA Art's Fall Public Events Calendar

Alumna Ava DuVernay’s Series "When They See Us" to Set Exonerated Five’s Truth Free

Getting Into UCLA Is Hard. Getting Into These UCLA Schools Is Harder

Disabled Dancers Learn to Redefine the Aesthetics of Movement at UCLA

As the Common Book Program Evolves, This Year New Students Will Share a Podcast


Enjoy Any of Five Mini-Vacations in the Mountains at Bruin Woods Family Holidays. Applications Open Oct. 7

Network Events

Network Events

Bruin Professionals

Oct. 16, Irvine | Network Meeting
Oct. 17, Costa Mesa | UCLA Football vs. Stanford Game Watch Party

Orange County Network

Oct. 9, Irvine | Planning Meeting
Oct. 23, Huntington Beach | Young Alumni Paint Night
Nov. 13, Irvine | Planning Meeting
Nov. 16, Huntington Beach | UCLA Football vs. Utah Game Watch Party
Nov. 23, Huntington Beach | UCLA Football vs. USC Game Watch Party

Parent and Family Association

Oct. 12, 13, Various Locations | Fall Meet & Greets
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