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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.

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.
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Schedule of Alumni Day Activities
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." After you have registered, you will receive a link to reserve activities that have limited availability.
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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.
Early Bird Rate
For a limited time only, after which rates will increase by $15 in each category
Register today and be first in line to select your itinerary when booking opens.

$35: Adults and teens 15 years and older
$15: Children 3 to 14 (staying with parents)
$25: 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."
Accommodations and Opportunity Drawing
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.
OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Register before the Early Bird discount ends at midnight on Wednesday, April 24 and you will be entered in the Centennial PLATINUM Package Giveaway drawing to win a two-night stay at the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center. Read more here.
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
UCLA Alumni Day is brought to you by UCLA Alumni Affairs. A membership driven organization.