Remaining Committed to Our Values
cog user

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!

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.