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A celebration of 100 years

in one unforgettable year.

Join us at over a dozen free community events and activities throughout the year commemorating 100 years of UCLA. Events range from free community concerts, to a 6–mile open streets celebration in downtown LA with CicLAvia, to a day of service led by the UCLA Volunteer Center with 100 sites across LA and around the world.
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Spring Sing logo is shown next to a phonograph

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 6:30 PM | Pauley Pavilion
Spring Sing is part of the weekend of events launching UCLA’s year-long Centennial Celebration. Since its debut in 1945, Spring Sing has showcased UCLA’s most talented students performing song, dance and sketch comedy. The show attracts celebrities, scouts and Bruins of all ages. Hosted by the UCLA Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association, Spring Sing is an exciting, one-of-a-kind experience!
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Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Reno, Nevada
UCLA alumni in Reno/Tahoe: Be a part of the UCLA Centennial kickoff celebration at Reno’s premier hotel, Peppermill Resort. Meet up with friends, make new contacts and expand your local network while sharing your favorite UCLA stories and memories. Invite your friends and family for an evening of Bruin camaraderie!
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Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Katy, Texas
UCLA alumni in Houston: You're invited to a centennial dinner celebration hosted by Jeff '70 and Phyllis '73 Schneider in Katy, Texas. Come together to celebrate UCLA's milestone year, make new connections and share your UCLA memories. Enjoy an evening of delicious food, UCLA trivia and, of course, Bruin camaraderie!
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A bridge extends across horizontally with a city and its high-rises in the background

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Dallas, Texas
UCLA alumni in Dallas: You're invited to a UCLA Centennial happy hour celebration. Come together to celebrate UCLA's milestone year, share your UCLA memories and raise a glass for UCLA!
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Stylized text for Bruin Nights Centennial Pre-Party

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 6:00: PM - 8:00 PM | Kerckhoff Patio
UCLA students! Join the Centennial Pre-Party at Kerckhoff Patio. Free arcade and video games, free flow in the dark Centennial t-shirts for the first 100 students, plus $5 food, including Blaze pizza, wings, and more. Then join campus for the 8 PM showing of Lighting the Way, a spectacular light and sound projection show on Royce Hall.
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Royce Hall, a large UCLA facility building, is lit by a visual projection map displaying a blue and yellow with the UCLA centennial logo.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM | UCLA Campus
Our centennial year kicks off with a special day at UCLA, featuring inspiring TEDxUCLA talks and special Alumni Day sessions, tours, and performances. The day will culminate with Lighting the Way, a spectacular evening light-and-sound projection show using Royce Hall as the backdrop.
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A set of stairs lead to two large brick university buildings on a hill

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Janss Steps, UCLA
2019 marks both UCLA's centennial and the bicentennial of Walt Whitman. To celebrate, join UCLA Writing Programs and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA for the first-ever west coast "Song of Myself" Marathon reading at UCLA Alumni Day.
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A dynamic angled photo of the California State Capitol building in Sacramento in the daytime.

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 5:30: PM - 7:30 PM | Sacramento
UCLA alumni and supporters are invited for a special reception in Sacramento as we celebrate 100 years of UCLA. At this reception we will recognize UCLA's impact on California and the world, as well as celebrate the incredible Bruin community in Sacramento.
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A large fountain is lit blue and gold in the evening

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 6:30: PM - 8:30 PM | Grand Park
Join us at Grand Park for an unforgettable community celebration as we count down to the lighting of City Hall in blue and gold in honor of 100 years of UCLA. UCLA alumna and ESPN anchor Cari Champion will preside over the evening festivities, which will include lawn games, music by KCRW DJ Jason Bentley, special guests, the UCLA Marching Band, food trucks, and more.
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A boat with red sails navigates on water at night. High rises in the background.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Interval Coffee Bar, Hong Kong
UCLA alumni in Hong Kong: Join fellow Hong Kong Bruins for a UCLA Centennial kickoff celebration on the university's 100th birthday, May 23. Enjoy an evening of fun and festivities with friends and family at this Bruin-owned bar. Expand your network, reconnect with your Bruin spirit and share your UCLA memories!
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The UCLA 100 Years logo is displayed next to the logo of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture

Friday, May 24, 2019 | 12:00 PM | Founder's Rock, UCLA
Join us for a celebration honoring the contributions of UCLA’s Latino forefather, Reginaldo Francisco del Valle, including an interactive exhibit, music, and food. This event simultaneously recognizes and honors the more than 100 years of contributions Latino students, alumni, faculty, and staff have made to UCLA and to the wider community.
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Women in colorful traditional dresses stand together smiling

Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Royce Hall, UCLA
Grupo Folklórico de UCLA will like to cordially invite you to our 12th annual Fiesta Mexicana. This year our theme, La Fiesta del Siglo, commemorates UCLA’s 100 year celebration. Our event is completely free and open to the public. Since our establishment in 1966, we as a group work to promote cultural diversity at UCLA and the greater Los Angeles area through our dance form and traditional music.
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Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 5:30 PM
Since 1946, UCLA has paid tribute to its most distinguished alumni who have lit the way for UCLA’s brightest stars to shine. From larger-than-life legends to community heroes, UCLA Awards are bestowed upon Bruins who have brought great honor to the University and whose contributions impact the world.
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A large group of people pose together at LA pride, they hold a large banner that says

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | West Hollywood
In celebration of Pride Month, the Bruin community of faculty, students, alumni, and staff are proud to march and be a part of the 2019 LA Pride Parade. Join us as we celebrate LGBTQ lives and the Los Angeles community.
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A large group of people sitting at an outdoor concert venue during dusk watching a pianist perform on a creatively lit stage.

Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Levitt Pavilion
Each summer, over 60,000 Angelenos of all ages and backgrounds gather in historic MacArthur Park to enjoy free live music. Join us for a free community concert under the stars as La Sonora Dinamita, one of the most beloved and renowned cumbia groups in the world, perform on the Levitt Pavilion stage.
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Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 | 5:00 PM | Westwood Village
This event celebrates our relationship with the Westwood community and our new students and their families. Save the date. More information to come this summer.
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Several UCLA students are smiling while planting a community garden. They have blue gloves on and Volunteer Day shirts on. Someone is holding mulch and two people are reaching into a yellow bucket.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | All Day | Global
UCLA Volunteer Day is an annual day of service offering participants a wide-range of community service projects around the globe. Projects include sorting donations at food banks and shelters, beautifying K-12 schools, parks and neighborhoods and visiting with residents at senior centers and veterans’ facilities. Join us as we give back across 100 project sites across the city and around the globe.
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Saturday, September 29, 2019 | All Day | The Row in DTLA
We’re bringing together today’s most influential change makers for a multidimensional pop-up in downtown Los Angeles. Get inspired by discussions on art, science, technology, and more. Gain insights from UCLA on today’s most pressing topics. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking art exhibitions, including live art creation, photo-friendly backdrops, and an interactive community mural. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event at the Row in Downtown LA.
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A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, we explore the following question: What is the university?
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A large group of bicyclists in Downtown LA  waiting for their turn to cross an an intersection.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Downtown Los Angeles
Imagine the streets of downtown Los Angeles with no cars for a day – just open to Angelenos to wander and explore on a bike or by walking, jogging, or skating. Imagine no more. Join us on Sunday, Oct. 6, as we honor our early years in downtown LA and partner with CicLAvia on an eight-mile route celebration of open streets with art, food trucks, performances, and more.
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A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, we explore the following question: What is knowledge?
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A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, we explore the following question: What is justice?
10.23
A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019, we explore the following question: What is truth?
10.29
Old photo of four men in a room with lots of technology

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 | All Day | UCLA
Mark your calendar for the second biggest date in the history of the Internet. The first, when it was born at UCLA on Oct. 29, 1969. The second? Oct. 29, 2019, when the world’s leading Internet experts – from business, entertainment, government and media – will gather at UCLA to honor the significance of its inception 50 years ago and take stock of the impact the Internet has had on every facet of our world. Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Internet and set the course for its future.
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A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, we explore the following question: What is love?
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A group of kids learning through activity by touching a base of dirt and water in a box in a classroom.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 | All Day | UCLA
Don’t miss UCLA’s free science festival, one of the country’s largest and most popular, featuring telescope viewings, planetarium showings, science talks, physics and chemistry demonstrations, special guests, and more. Free to attend. RSVP soon to come.
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A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, we explore the following question: What is nature?
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A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, we explore the following question: What is creativity?
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A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, we explore the following question: What is community?
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A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, we explore the following question: What is citizenship?
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A panel of speakers sit discussing something together on a well lit stage in front of a projected backdrop of a large bookshelf.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Kaufman Hall 200
10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant interdisciplinary conversations. The public will be invited to join UCLA students in the classroom for an intimate panel discussion featuring leading scholars from across UCLA and distinguished alumni as they come together to explore a different essential question. On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, we explore the following question: What matters?
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Stadium is filled with rows of tables and students using computers.

Friday, March 27, 2020 to Sunday, March 29, 2020 | All Day | UCLA
This is a special multi-day event, where students from all over Southern California come to UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion to code, innovate, and compete for the best idea prototype. The end result is Southern California’s largest student hackathon: a sped-up thinktank of determined inventors with the skillsets to move the world forward.

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