UCLA will welcome about 3,000 parents and others Oct. 20–22 for Bruin Family Weekend. The annual event invites families to UCLA for a jam-packed three days to experience for themselves a sample of student life.
The weekend begins Friday morning with a breakfast at Dickson Plaza and then an address in Royce Hall from UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.
The schedule features fun opportunities to participate in many aspects of Bruin life at UCLA. Families can live like a student and take part in anything from fitness classes to eating breakfast in the dining halls to enjoying UCLA museums to going to the UCLA vs. Oregon homecoming football game and the Chancellor’s Game Day Party at the Rose Bowl. Visitors to Bruin Family Weekend can also visit “office hours” with various deans. There will also be workshops at different campus locations to better understand academic life, financial aid and resources, and career services among others.
Everyone is also invited to experience lectures from UCLA professors. The faculty presentations feature a wide-range of topics from many different disciplines, including director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Peter Kareiva’s lecture on “Born to be Wild: How Nature Makes Us Happier and Smarter,” professor Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko’s lecture, “Fashioned with Passion: The Craft of Costume Design Revealed,” associate professor of psychology Adriana Galván’s lecture on “Under Construction: Understanding the Teenage Brain,” and many more.