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UCLA's year-long Centennial Celebration features events that are family friendly, open to all, mostly free and grounded in community. Scroll down to review the list of fall marquee events and RSVP to secure your place. Also read about three exciting new initiatives — a fourth will launch in April — designed to deepen UCLA’s commitment to advancing knowledge, creating opportunity through education, and serving communities in Los Angeles and beyond.
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UCLA Centennial Marquee Events Logo UCLA Volunteer Day  |   UCLA Community Classroom  |  10 Questions: Centennial Edition  |  UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact  |  CicLAvia: Heart of LA  |  Internet 50  |  Exploring our Universe  |  Bruin Bash UCLA at USC  |  OpenUCLA  |  UCLA Data for Democracy in LA  |  News Around Campus  |  UCLA Parking Info
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UCLA Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sept. 28
Project sites available throughout Los Angeles County.
UCLA Volunteer Day is only a few days away, but there’s still time to pitch in at one of 90 locations in Los Angeles County in honor of UCLA’s centennial. Now in its 11th year, Volunteer Day is one of the nation’s largest community participation events and it brings new college students, UCLA employees and alumni together in a way that ignites a passion for service and inspires year-round volunteerism.
UCLA Community Classroom
Sunday, Sept. 29
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Row in DTLA, Suite #100
777 Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Admission is free
UCLA Community Classroom: Exploring Today’s Big Ideas is a part of UCLA’s “Knowledge Solves” campaign, which highlights programs and research that serve the greater good. This one-day, multi-dimensional pop-up gives everyone an opportunity to join in on the creation of an interactive community mural, view art installations and experience a human library where volunteers act as “open books.” In addition, UCLA professors will also host mainstage talks with three prominent UCLA alumni.
  • George Takei '60, M.A. '64, famed actor and activist, on culture
  • Natasha Case M.A. '08, founder and CEO of the Coolhaus ice cream brand, on entrepreneurship
  • Ray Garcia '00, award-winning chef of Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria, on sustainability
10 Questions
10 Questions: Centennial Edition
Every Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Dec. 3;
7 – 9 p.m.
Kaufman Hall, Room 200
120 Westwood Plaza
Admission is free, but an RSVP is required.
10 Questions: Centennial Edition, presented by UCLA Arts, gives community members a unique opportunity to experience the conversations that drive innovation at the university. A hybrid academic class and public event, the 10 Questions series convenes great thinkers and doers to discuss essential topics of our time from multiple disciplinary viewpoints.
Oct. 1 What is a university?
Oct. 8 What is knowledge?
Oct. 15 What is justice?
Oct. 22 What is truth?
Oct. 29 What is love?
Nov. 5 What is nature?
Nov. 12 What is creativity?
Nov. 19 What is community?
Nov. 26 What is citizenship?
Dec. 3 What matters?
Our Stories, Our Impact
UCLA Initiative: Our Stories, Our Impact
Opening night
Thursday, Oct. 3 | 5 – 8 p.m.

Exhibit continues
Oct. 4 – 17 | 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Kerckhoff Hall Art Gallery
308 Westwood Plaza
Admission is free. RSVP for opening night.
UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact is a multimedia traveling exhibit that showcases the role of UCLA and its alumni in advancing equity and equality in America. Anchored by the stories of unsung Bruins, both past and present, who have advanced and shaped social justice movements, this initiative is a collaboration led by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Labor Center and the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Immigration Policy and in partnership with the four ethnic studies centers within the UCLA Institute of American Cultures.
CicLAvia: Heart of LA Celebrating 100 Years of UCLA
Sunday, Oct. 6
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
CicLAvia: Heart of LA, welcomes Angelenos to bike, walk, socialize and explore the neighborhoods of Westlake, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights and downtown LA, where UCLA began as a teachers’ college. Take time out to celebrate UCLA’s Centennial with family-friendly interactive activities in the hub of the Civic Center and purchase limited edition commemorative UCLA100 + CicLAvia merchandise.
  • Use UCLA Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences’ Augmented Reality Sandbox to create and explore landscapes by molding and shifting mountains, lakes and valleys, and see the Electron Losses and Fields Investigation (ELFIN) satellite from NASA’s ICESat-2 mission.
  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health presents The Science of CicLAvia, tips and tricks to make our communities lighter and brighter.
  • Learn how wind affects the surface of planets at the Exploring Your Universe pop-up run by students from the UCLA Division of Physical Sciences.
  • Hear UCLA Architecture and Urban Design students re-envision UCLA’s most historic building in “Facts Beyond Images” Royce Hall Studio.
And even more...
  • Lawn games: Cornhole, giant Connect Four and giant Jenga presented by University Credit Union.
  • Learn more about attending UCLA. Visit the UCLA Undergraduate Admission booth.
  • Tag #UCLA100 #CicLAvia when you pose with the classic UCLA letters at the UCLA letters photo op.
  • Visit the UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact Exhibit to hear the stories of UCLA alumni advancing equity and equality in America.
  • Enjoy a preview of the free class series 10 Questions: Centennial Edition, which asks questions such as “What is Justice,” “What is Truth” and “What is Love.”
Internet Lab
Internet 50
Tuesday, Oct. 29
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Royce Hall
10745 Dickson Court
$20 General Admission
Internet 50 celebrates UCLA as the birthplace of the Internet. Few cultural revolutions can trace their origins as precisely as the one that was born on October 29, 1969, in 3420 Boelter Hall at UCLA. The ripple effects of that moment are felt daily five decades later by nearly every human on the planet, and will likely be felt for centuries to come.

Hosted by the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, leading technologists, visionaries and influences — including Eric Schmidt, Mark Cuban, Henry Samueli, Jameela Jamil, Vint Cerf, Patrisse Cullors, Jamie Dimon, Ashton Kutcher, Peter Thiel and many more — will discuss the genesis, current state and future aspirations of our connected world.
Exploring Your Universe
Exploring Your Universe – A Free Science Festival for All Ages
Sunday, Nov. 3
Noon – 5 p.m. | Booths, speakers
5 – 8 p.m. | Night time activities
Court of Sciences
617 Charles E. Young Drive E.
Admission is free.
Exploring Your Universe, now in its 11th year, is one of the country’s largest and most popular science festivals, providing fun, hands-on experiments and presentations to thousands of curious minds and young future scientists alike. As a UCLA Centennial marquee event, EYU plans to expand all events this year with more booths, improved exhibits, exciting speakers – including renowned UCLA faculty members – and new activities.
  • Over 50 interactive science booths from noon to 5 p.m.
  • 30-minute science talks throughout the day
  • Planetarium shows from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Telescope viewings after 5 p.m.
  • Award presentation to a special guest. Previous awardees include astronaut Anna Lee Fisher ’71, M.D. ’76, M.S. ’87, and actress and New York Times best-selling author Danica McKellar ’98.
Planetarium tickets, event maps, and passports will be available at the Info Booth from noon to 5 p.m. Passports completed by finding the special booths before 5 p.m. can be exchanged for a prize!
Bruin Bash
Bruin Bash UCLA at USC Rivalry Game
Saturday, Nov. 23
3 1/2 hours before kickoff
USC (CA Science Center)
$65 adults
$50 ages 6-20
Free ages 0-5
Bruin Bash before the UCLA at USC rivalry game is a not-to-be-missed tradition. Gather under the Bruin Bash tent on game day as the Bruins fight to retain possession of the Victory Bell with a win over the Trojans. You’ll pile your plates high at the buffet line and enjoy an open bar. Wear your favorite UCLA gear and hang out with True Blue fans who share your love of the game.
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Launching: Fall 2019
OpenUCLA highlights efforts to provide open and equitable access to the materials and scholarship produced at UCLA. The UCLA Library — an outspoken, proactive national advocate for open access — will continue as a leader in the effort to change the foundation of how knowledge and scholarship is created, published, shared and collected. This project will include digitizing new materials and collections, providing access to unique and rare materials, a dramatic expansion of the Library’s open repositories, a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create entries for publicly accessible collections, and the launch of special partnerships with the Los Angeles Public Library. The relationships and practices built during the year will strengthen, the number of open access publications and materials will continue to expand, and everyone, from early learners to expert scholars, will turn to UCLA when pursuing knowledge and seeking inspiration.
Children and instructor
Launching: Fall 2019
UCLA Data for Democracy in LA, led by Center X and the Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access at Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, enlists our university’s leading research centers as partners with K-12 teachers to enrich learning and strengthen civic discourse. Throughout the school year, we will engage students across the city with data from UCLA research centers highlighting issues of inequality and opportunity in Los Angeles.  We will provide teachers with ideas for helping students with data, conduct related investigations, and participate in evidence-based discussions about how to expand opportunity and deepen democracy in Los Angeles. These partnerships will produce new curricula, civic partnerships, and opportunities for addressing inequality and improving civic discourse in Los Angeles. The initiative will culminate with a Centennial Youth Summit on campus with over 100 classrooms from across Los Angeles.
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News Around Campus
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‘Common experience’ for new Bruins will be learning about gentrification in L.A.
After completing its first decade, UCLA’s Common Book has expanded this year to become the Common Experience. As with past years, the UCLA community comes together around a single text that provides the genesis for discussion, classes, experiences and more. In honor of the Centennial, this year’s selection – the podcast “There Goes the Neighborhood” – tells the complex history and current tale of Los Angeles, the city referred to in the first episode as “an exceedingly improbable phenomenon” that has become a thriving global metropolis.
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$13 all day parking for campus and medical center areas
$10 all day for accessible parking for individuals with disabilities
$1 for each 20 minutes at short-term self-service pay stations
This is a partial list of Centennial events. Additional events will be added and unveiled throughout the year. Bookmark 100.ucla.edu/events to view the full list and to stay updated.

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