UCLA will welcome students’ parents, families and caretakers to its 20th annual Bruin Family Weekend Oct. 25–27. With nearly 3,000 people expected to attend, the event brings the UCLA community together to give these special visitors a taste of campus life and a sense of what students experience at UCLA.
The event starts at 8 a.m. on Oct. 25, beginning with breakfast at Dickson Plaza. After that, Chancellor Gene Block will deliver a welcome address in Royce Hall. Participating families are invited to have lunch with the deans later that day and Bruin Family Dinner.
The weekend schedule includes several opportunities to participate in UCLA life, including attending Saturday’s football game between UCLA and Arizona State and the option to attend the Chancellor’s Bruin Game Day Party.
Throughout the weekend, families are invited to participate in fun recreational activities like the Family Fun Run, Cup o’ Joe Walk and Bruin Family Yoga. Families can also attend workshops that offer informative and interactive insights into life on campus as well as special offfice hours, where students and families can ask questions about academics, campus life, career services and financial resources.
Attendees will be able to hear presentations from UCLA faculty covering a wide range of topics, including chair of African American studies Marcus Hunter’s “Black Je$u$ on Slauson: The Sociology of Nipsy Hussle,” professor Ananya Roy’s “Homelessness Amidst Prosperity: Charting a Way Forward,” distinguished professor Peter Sellars’ “Responding to Climate Crisis: Cultural Action on the Front Lines,” assistant professor Sriram Sankararaman’s “The Amazing Mysteries Our Genomes Can Help Solve” and several more.
More information on Bruin Family Weekend can be found here. While online registration is now closed, families can still sign up for the event on-site on Friday and Saturday, space permitting.
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