UCLA Centennial Celebrations

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Centennial Look Back

May 23, 2020 marked UCLA's 101st birthday. We're celebrating by taking a look back at some of the memorable moments of UCLA's Centennial year.

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Spring Sing 2019

On May 17, 2019, Spring Sing kicked off Centennial Weekend with an amazing show of student performances.

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UCLA Alumni Day

A father-daughter selfie moment at UCLA Alumni Day. Nearly 4,000 alumni and friends were welcomed back to campus for tours, lectures, live entertainment and much more.

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Centennial Launch Projection Show

The Centennial was officially launched with a spectacular light projection show about UCLA's first 100 years. Watch the video again.

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Banner Signs

The signs of celebration were everywhere.

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Kerckhoff Hall

Kerckhoff Hall was decked out in blue and gold.

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City Hall

Los Angeles City Hall joined the celebration.

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Los Angeles Downtown Fountain

They lit the fountain at Grand Park in Downtown L.A.

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LA Live

LA Live and the Staples Center congratulated UCLA.

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LAX Pylons

The LAX Pylons flashed blue and gold as it welcomed visitors from around the world.

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Times Square

In Times Square, not too far from Ebbets Field where Jackie Robinson played, we reminded the world of how UCLA changed the game.

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Sacramento Celebration

In Sacramento, Assemblymembers gathered with the UCLA delegation during a special resolution commemorating the UCLA Centennial.

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Taipei Celebration

In Taipei, Bruins posed with a Centennial balloon frame during a visit by a UCLA delegation.

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Hong Kong Celebration

Bruins in Hong Kong and their UCLA guests celebrated the Centennial with an 8-Clap.

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Pride Parade

Bruin Pride was well represented at the West Hollywood Pride Parade last June.

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Levitt Pavilion Concert

Bruins joined thousands of Angelenos at MacArthur Park for a free community concert under the stars, as La Sonora Dinamita, one of the most beloved and renowned cumbia groups in the world, performed on the Levitt Pavilion stage.

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CicLAvia UCLA Celebration

UCLA partnered with CicLAvia for the day-long celebration of biking, walking, jogging or skating along an open six-mile route in Downtown L.A.

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Commencement 2019

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Westwood Block Party

The annual Westwood Block Party brought the whole community together.

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Rep. Ted Lieu Tribute to UCLA

Political leaders in federal, state and local levels paid tribute to UCLA's Centennial, like Rep. Ted Lieu's (CA-33) speech on the House Floor of the U.S. Capitol.

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Assemblymember Shirley Weber (CA-79) shared her UCLA story in the state capital.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti commemorated UCLA's Centennial.

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Our Stories, Our Impact

The first Centennial initiative "UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact" is a multimedia traveling exhibit sharing the stories of Bruins who have advanced equity and equality in America.

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10 Questions

10 Questions were intimate panel discussions that featured leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni who came together to explore a different essential question each week, like What Is Truth? and What Is Love?

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Exploring Your Universe Science Festival

Exploring Your Universe brought kids of all ages on campus for a free science festival, which featured special guest, Mayim Bialik ’00, Ph.D. ’07.

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2nd Initiative GSEIS Professors

The second of UCLA's Centennial initiatives will engage students, teachers and schools in an exploration of issues impacting equality, opportunity and social change.

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UCLA Awards

UCLA's annual traditions were Centennialized like the UCLA Awards Ceremony honoring six distinguished alumni and a network.

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Black 2 Westwood

A good time was had at the Second Annual Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend, entitled Black 2 Westwood — Centennial Edition.

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Fiesta de Inspiracion

In celebration of the UCLA Latino Alumni Association's 30th year, the annual Fiesta de Inspiración gathered the community to congratulate incoming scholarship recipients and recognize the Alumni of the Year, Patricia Pérez ’87 and Earl Watson ’19.

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UCLA Volunteer Day

For the first time in 10 years, UCLA Volunteer Day went global with more than 100 project sites filled with Bruin volunteers.

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Dinners for 12 Strangers

Any celebration isn't complete without breaking bread with fellow Bruins at a Dinner for 12 Strangers.

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We love our Bruin Centenarians! Hear their UCLA story in their own words.