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Saturday, May 18

Alumni Day festivities begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 8 p.m.
Bruins will then ascend Janss Steps for the Lighting the Way Projection Show.

Online registration is now closed. Walk-up registration will be available in Wilson Plaza on Alumni Day. Use the expandable tabs below to review all the information you'll need for your day or view your reservation schedule.
In its early years UCLA was dubbed “the twig,” an offshoot of the University of California created to serve the state’s rapidly growing population. The sapling took hold, each graduating class strengthening the roots boring deep into the bedrock. Every breakthrough, discovery and stride fortified the trunk and sent its branches skyward. And as UCLA’s alumni, faculty and students made their mark in the world they loaded each bough with magnificent leaves of accomplishment, flowers of wisdom and the sweet fruit of hope. UCLA Alumni Day will commemorate our first hundred years and anticipate the endlessly bright possibilities of the future.
UCLA - a twig no more.
Come back to campus and celebrate with fellow Bruins. Reconnect with friends and enjoy a panoply of engaging performances, sessions and tours.
General Information
  • For access to parking for Alumni Day, enter Parking Structure 4 from Sunset Blvd. or Parking Structure 8 from Westwood Plaza. Use the interactive map for driving directions and to find event locations throughout the day.
  • All-day parking is complimentary for Alumni Day guests. To avoid a citation, pick up a parking pass from an attendant at the entrance to Parking Structure 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Parking Structure 8 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • After receiving a permit, the parking attendant will direct you to park in any available spot in the structure except for Pay Station parking spaces. Handicapped and Electric Vehicle parking spaces are reserved for vehicles that fit the description.
  • Live close to campus? Take a Lyft and save 25% on your ride. Use promo code: UCLA100
Attending Activities
Some activities are sold out and have a standby line. If you are confirmed for an activity, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start to claim your seat.

We will seat as many people as possible from the standby line. The Fire Marshal prohibits sitting or standing in aisles or in the back of the room.
Activity Locations
This map gives you an overview of locations where events are taking place on campus. If you have registered, you can access your schedule from here. The full program is available here. Each item in these lists will include a link to the location of the activity on UCLA's interactive map.
Restrooms can be found on the first floor of the Student Activities Center, Ackerman Union's A-Level, James West Alumni Center (JWAC) and the Morgan Center. See the Whova app for an all-gender restroom map.

There is a lactation station in the Student Activities Center (room B06 - use access code 0833).
Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo ATMs can be found on Ackerman Union's A-Level.
In Case of Emergency
Emergency personnel will be in Wilson Plaza throughout Alumni Day. In the case of an emergency requiring police, fire or medical aid, contact the UCLA Police Department Dispatch Center by dialing 9-1-1 from any landline telephone on campus, by using one of the many Emergency Reporting System (ERS) call boxes, or by dialing 9-1-1 from your cell phone. Read more.
The weather for Alumni Day is predicted to be a pleasant 70 degrees. Consider dressing in layers to ensure your comfort.
Handicapped and Mobility Accommodations
Handicapped parking with convenient elevator access is available in the parking structures. If you have mobility issues, there will be golf cart shuttles, mini-vans and Bruin buses cruising the campus to help get you to your destination. Accessibility and route maps are available in the Whova app or at the "Ask Me" tents.
Photo Release
Photography and filming will occur during UCLA Alumni Day. Read more.
Stock up and Save on Bruin Gear at the UCLA Store in Ackerman Union
Show your membership card at the UCLA Store between 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. to receive a 20% discount on UCLA apparel, accessories and BookZone purchases. Sign in and print your card.
Your Alumni Day Schedule
Review Your Group's Reservations
UCLA Alumni Day is right around the corner and we are so excited to welcome you back to campus! Here is your personalized schedule of activities and other information that will help you navigate the day. Go Bruins!
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Download the Whova App
  1. Download and install the Whova app from the App Store (for iPhones) or Google Play (for Android phones).
  2. Search for your event: UCLA Alumni Day
  3. Enter in the Invitation Code: uclhw
  4. You're all set. Now enjoy!
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Complete Alumni Day Program
Alumni Day at a Glance
This quick-glance schedule is not interactive, but shows the types of activities taking place at various times. Note, for instance, tours and experiences run throughout the day, with tours ending at 5 p.m. and most experiences continuing until 7 p.m. Networking activities have unique start times and durations and sessions are mostly scheduled in four distinct blocks. Neither has counterprograming during the Conversation Amongst Chancellors.
11 a.m.
1 p.m.
9 p.m.
Following is the list of Alumni Day activities. Use the options below to view the list of activities by topic, type or time. You can also view the full list by choosing "Show All Activities." Clicking on any location in the activities list will link you to it on the campus map.
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Registration and Pricing
What a Ticket Gets You
Alumni Day registration includes inspiring and enlightening sessions, campus exhibits, tours and moments of service to others. There will be a grab-and-go breakfast in the morning and an outdoor alumni lounge stocked with abundant hors d'oeuvre in the evening. Food trucks and campus dining options are on your own and include a no-host bar. Evening activities will thrill with informal networking sessions and live performances.
Youth Programming
Parents can enjoy Alumni Day activities confident that their children are being chaperoned and entertained by hand-selected student counselors in age-appropriate activities. Participants must be diaper graduates.

Pre-registration required. No walk-up registration permitted.
Online registration has ended. Walk-up registration will be available at Wilson Plaza on Alumni Day. Pricing is as follows:

$50: Adults and teens 15 years and older
$30: Children 3 to 14 (staying with parents)
$40: Youth programming for children 3 to 14; Noon to 6 p.m.
General Admission
Closes Tuesday, April 30
$50: Adults and teens 15 years and older
$30: Children 3 to 14 (staying with parents)
$40: Youth programming for children 3 to 14; Noon to 6 p.m.
Other Centennial Weekend Events
The UCLA Centennial Weekend at a Glance
UCLA’s Centennial Celebration will be a 14-month series of events, programs and initiatives taking place at UCLA, throughout Los Angeles and around the world. On Friday and Saturday, May 17-18 four events will usher in the season. Spring Sing, a fifty-year student tradition of comedy, dance and song will lead the way on Friday night followed by Alumni Day and TEDxUCLA on Saturday. Capping off the evening will be a breathtaking display of light and sound that will be shown after Friday and Saturday night’s events.
Centennial Weekend Event
Spring Sing
In 1945, right before the close of World War II, UCLA fraternities began the custom of serenading sorority sisters. It wasn’t long before there was a difference of opinion as to whose group was the best. The gauntlet was thrown, and the challenge was accepted. That year, ASUCLA director William Ackerman arranged for the first Spring Sing competition to be held in Royce Hall with 11 groups competing. Over the years the singing competition moved to a now demolished open-air theater on campus, the Hollywood Bowl, Pauley Pavilion and the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Back in Pauley, tickets are on sale now.
Centennial Weekend Event
As UCLA reflects on its first century and accelerates into its second TEDxUCLA proudly presents the theme TIME. Awe-inspiring talks and adventures will be crafted to engage the mind and challenge paradigms as an exploration of the idea of time.
Centennial Weekend Event
Centennial Opening Event
Join the Bruin family in Dickson Plaza for a breathtaking show of light and sound inspired by 100 years of innovation, optimism and world-changing achievements that are "Lighting the Way."
Stay at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
15% off
Use Centennial Weekend access code:
CENTE to check in as early as May 16 and check out up to May 20.
Talk With Us or Get Involved
Contact Us
Phone: 310-825-2586
Toll free: 800-825-2586
Email: alumniday@support.ucla.edu
Share Your UCLA Impact Story
As part of the celebration we are collecting stories of how UCLA impacted people’s lives. We would love to hear your story.
Support Our Work
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