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Dinners for 12 Strangers

Dinners for 12 Strangers - UCLA Centennial


Dinners for 12 Strangers is a 52-year UCLA tradition that has become a global phenomenon. Every year, on one of three nights, alumni, faculty and students come together to enjoy good food and great conversation. This past year, alumni hosted more than 500 dinners around the world involving more than 3,700 Bruins.

Dinners can be hosted for students near UCLA or for fellow alumni here in Los Angeles, around the country and the world!

Dinners will be taking place on the following three nights:

Saturday, Feb. 22

Sunday, Feb. 23

Saturday, Feb. 29

Dinners this year are a part of the Centennial Celebration. We encourage your dinners to be themed around the pillars of: Coming of Age, Opportunity for All, Leading the Way and Only Here.

Sign up to host a student or alumni dinner through January 10 by clicking on the links to the left.

First time host? We encourage you to check out our Hosting Tips and FAQ pages.

For more information about our dinners program, contact Alyson Beckman, Director of Student Alumni Programs and Family Engagement at

Follow our story on social media with #D12UCLA

Sit down strangers. Stand up as friends.