May 15 – 22

While we are unable to be together at this time, we hope you join us for a week full of events which celebrate all aspects of UCLA. Join other Bruins from around the world as we celebrate the Bruin community with I ♥ UCLA week.


Ongoing/Throughout the Week

Escape Room

Everyone hears tales of UCLA’s infamous tunnels during freshman orientation. Allegedly, the underground network sprawls over six miles, connecting all major buildings on campus.

You have some spare time after your South Campus lecture and decide to try your luck at getting to your next class on North Campus, all while exploring one of UCLA’s “treasures.” Sounds like a great plan, right?

Enter if you dare…

Sticker Contest

Do you love to create art? Do you want to see your art sold at the UCLA Student Store? The Student Alumni Association and the ASUCLA store have teamed up for an exciting new sticker contest showcasing very talented Bruins! These submissions will be open until Wednesday, June 30.


Saturday, May 15

TedxUCLA 2021

Noon – 3 p.m. PT
via Livestream

At UCLA, incredible ideas are happening all the time. Join UCLA Residential Life and UCLA Extension virtually for a day of inspiring talks. This is a unique event dedicated to spreading ideas and sparking creativity.

This year’s theme, “Agency,” speaks to the power of sharing your voice, your views, your curiosities and engaging in respectful conversations.

Register here.


Sunday, May 16

UCLA MobilexASC

7 p.m. PT
via Zoom

Have any pantry items or old clothing you want to donate before one out this June? Join The Alumni Scholars Club’s External Campus Volunteers department for a letter-writing Zoom event for our unhoused neighbors in Westwood.

In collaboration with UCLA Mobile Clinic, ASC will be hosting a donation drive the following week (May 17, May 18, and May 19) from Noon – 3 p.m. in front of the James West Alumni Center where you can drop off any nonperishable food items, clothing, feminine care products, blankets, disposable and cloth masks, and more.

Help give back to your community and learn more about organizations you can get involved with in Westwood!


Monday, May 17

The Future of Athletics | A Conversation with UCLA Athletics Director Martin Jarmond

4 p.m. PT
via Zoom

Join the Student Alumni Association (SAA) in a conversation with Martin Jarmond, the UCLA director of athletics, as he discusses and answers your questions around the past year and the exciting things on the horizon for the Bruins.

Watch the Interview here.


Tuesday, May 18

My Last Lecture Award 

7 p.m. PT
via Zoom


In 2010, the UCLA Alumni Scholars Club revived a 50 year-old tradition called the Marty Sklar My Last Lecture Award. This student-nominated faculty award was established to honor a notable UCLA professor who has made a positive impact and been an inspiration to students.

This year’s 2021 Marty Sklar My Last Lecture Award recipient is Carey Nachenberg ’95, M.S. ’95, adjunct associate professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. Nachenberg is a leading cybersecurity expert and co-inventor of Norton Antivirus, the world’s most popular computer security product. He was named one of Computerworld magazine’s “40 Under 40: 40 Innovative IT People to Watch,” and was awarded the Wall Street Journal’s 2010 Technology Innovation Award for his innovations in the security field.

Register here.


Wednesday, May 19

Twitch Stream

6 p.m. PT
via https://twitch.tv/bruinspirit

Join the Student Alumni Association (SAA) in a Twitch livestream highlighting some of UCLA Athletics’ best moments of the year.

Twitch is a free live streaming service that features video game live streaming, but has now evolved to offering a variety of “live” content, including music broadcasts, creative content, and much more. During this event, SAA will host an interview with a variety of UCLA Athletics where the audience can ask live questions within the chat.

Watch here.


Thursday, May 20

Mocktail Hour & Casino Night

6 p.m. PT
via Zoom

Ready to try your hand at poker, roulette, or blackjack? Come join SAA for Mocktail Hour and Casino Night!

Alumni, students and faculty are invited to connect over casino games and fun Bruin-themed drinks. Attendees will have the option of joining breakout tables for poker, roulette and blackjack and an opportunity to socialize in the lounge breakout room. Bruin inspired happy hour recipes can be found here.


Friday, May 21

Spring Sing (Online)

8 p.m. PT
via Livestream

Hosted by the Student Alumni Association and UCLA Alumni Association, Spring Sing 2021 is a chance to hear the stories of our student body through music, dance, art and sketch comedy. Since its debut in 1945, Spring Sing has brought Bruins of all ages together for a night of singing, dancing, laughing and celebrating the places and people we love so dearly.

Although we won’t be able to host in person this year, we hope that you’ll help us forge a brand new iteration of UCLA’s oldest and greatest musical tradition. No matter where in the world you are, we can’t wait to see you online to celebrate the innovative creativity and amazing artistry of the UCLA community!

For more information, click here.


Saturday, May 22

UCLA Alumni Awards

5 p.m. PT
via Livestream

Since 1946, UCLA has paid tribute to its most distinguished alumni whose achievements, leadership and service have impacted the world and brought great honor to the University. This year, we continue to celebrate alumni by honoring six individuals and one alumni network for setting new standards of excellence as philanthropists, volunteers and public servants.

To receive the livestream link, please RSVP here no later than Thursday, May 20. For more information about this year’s honorees, visit alumni.ucla.edu/awards.

Questions? Email us at uclabruinspirit@alumni.ucla.edu

Join us on social as we celebrate #IHeartUCLA all week!

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