Saturday

  • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Registration

    Check in at Bruin Central, the hub for all your UCLA Bruin Family Weekend needs.

  • 10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Explore Campus

    Enjoy seeing more of campus by taking an in-depth look at some of UCLA’s many noteworthy features.
    Visit Explore Campus for more fun ways to spend free time at UCLA.
    • Discover the Sculpture Garden

      Northeast Campus

      UCLA student educators trained in museum education pedagogy will be available to engage families with activities in the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden during this time. They will highlight key works in the garden and encourage participants to ask questions and talk about what they see.

      The student educators will be wearing nametags and will be there from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday only.

    • Sustainability Tour

      Departs from Bruin Central

      UCLA is widely recognized as a leader in campus sustainability. Join this tour to see the “green roof” at the new Court of Sciences Student Center, which is LEED Gold-certified; solar-powered smart EV chargers that are part of the Smart Grid Energy Research Center living laboratory project; and other highlights. Learn how to save green by going green and how to get involved in on-campus sustainability.

      Two tours are available: 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Allow 45 min to complete the tour.

  • 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Blue & Gold Lunch

    Dickson Plaza

    Relax while enjoying lunch and the chance to share your Bruin spirit with other families and students. Chancellor Gene Block and Mrs. Carol Block will be in attendance.

  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

    Faculty Presentations

    See UCLA through your student's eyes. Hear renowned UCLA faculty speak on fascinating and groundbreaking topics.

    • Food, Energy and Water in the 21st-Century Megalopolis

      Ackerman Union, Grand Ballroom

      Laurent Pilon, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering;
      UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability

      By 2030, roughly 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, up from just 34 percent in 1960. As a result, much larger amounts of food, energy and water will need to be transported into urban centers, often from far away, creating a new and massive array of complex socioeconomic and urban-planning challenges. Hear Professor Pilon talk about these profound new challenges and how UCLA is well-positioned to develop innovative solutions toward a sustainable city that can serve as a template to others. Learn about Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS), a National Science Foundation-supported initiative at UCLA, which was designed to help growing urban centers thrive under the pressure of global climate change.

    • When Women Ruled the World: A Journey to Ancient Times

      Schoenberg Music Building, Schoenberg Hall

      Kara Cooney, associate professor, Egyptian art and architecture; chair, near eastern languages and cultures

      Almost no evidence of successful, long-term female leaders exists from the ancient world. The female kings of Egypt, like Hatshepsut and Cleopatra, Chinese Empress Lü, and the Briton queen Boudicca were exceptions. Still, for the most part, they served as mere placeholders. A woman’s power in the ancient world was compromised from the outset. In this lecture, Professor Cooney will address the root causes of this social inequality and explore relevant issues, like how women in the ancient world were able to negotiate their limited leadership roles. Did they find ways to rule “behind the throne,” so to speak, and how are we to see a woman’s power when it was so habitually cloaked by a man’s dominance? Discover meaningful answers and see how much of this ancient reality still touches us today.

    • The Write Stuff: How Creative Writing Builds Empathy and More

      Moore Hall, Room 100

      Fred D’Aguiar, professor of English

      How does the study of creative writing benefit us as individuals and society as a whole? Join Professor D’Aguiar, an award-winning poet and novelist, as he explores how learning about the art of writing and flexing one’s creative-thinking muscles can help build empathy, critical thinking skills, creative expression and humility. Hear from some creative writing students and see extracts of interviews with past and present writers. In addition, learn about the many paths open to students who are interested in creative writing.

  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Parent & Family Workshops

    Learn, discover and get your questions answered at these informative and interactive workshops.

  • 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Parent & Family Workshops

    Learn, discover and get your questions answered at these informative and interactive workshops.

  • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    Bruin Family Dinner

    Dickson Plaza

    Join your Bruin family for a friendly meal with a guest DJ. Get ready for a rousing performance by the UCLA Bruin Marching Band and Spirit Squad.

  Times and locations subject to change.