UCLA will be abuzz with activity Saturday in every corner of the campus when an anticipated 14,000 prospective students and their families visit on Bruin Day. The annual event for students who have been admitted as freshmen showcases the best of UCLA, from world-class academic opportunities to a rich, diverse campus life.
Organized by a cross-campus collaboration of faculty, staff, students and alumni, Bruin Day runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers visitors information fairs on financial aid, study abroad and many other topics; campus tours led by UCLA students; visits to residence halls, recreational facilities and libraries; and open houses at the UCLA Alumni Association, Bruin Resource Center, LGBT Campus Resource Center and other sites.
Highlighting the campuswide event will be lectures from top professors, including life sciences professor Jay Phelan, who will discuss why humans have difficulty with self-control in “Genetics, Evolution and Behavior,” and English professor Robert Watson, who will examine the intriguing controversy over “Who Really Wrote Shakespeare’s Plays?”
Energized with Bruin spirit, a Spirit Rally will open with the Spirit Squad and UCLA Bruin Marching Band leading participants in a rousing eight-clap. Throughout the day, the student-run Cultural Affairs Commission will sustain that lively ambiance with music and dance performances by many of UCLA's ethnic and cultural groups and performance ensembles.
“The demand for UCLA’s world-renowned education increases year after year,” said Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management. “We are delighted that this year we’re able to respond by offering admission to more undergraduates. We’re especially gratified that, with the state’s help, UCLA will enroll upwards of 700 more California residents. It’s a great opportunity for both UCLA and Californians that we expect our prospective students will not pass up.”
Admitted students who submit their Statement of Intent to Register on Bruin Day will be able to have their photos taken with UCLA mascots Joe and Josie Bruin.
For detailed information and up-to-the-minute posts and photos, visit the UCLA Bruin Day website and search #UCLAbound on your social media accounts. A separate Bruin Day is being organized for transfer students for May 14.