Welcome to UCLA!! On behalf of 450,000 alumni and the UCLA Alumni Association, we are excited that you are joining our Bruin family! We look forward to celebrating and welcoming you and your family through our Send-off program this summer.

When you become a Bruin, you are a Bruin for life. No one understands the joy, responsibility and sense of purpose associated with entering UCLA like someone who has already completed the journey.  Alumni willingly pass the mantle and take pride knowing that you will continue UCLA’s legacy of excellence. In hometowns across the United States and abroad, alumni are busy planning Send-off celebrations to provide your family the perfect opportunity to meet and network with other Bruin families, as well as alumni in your area. This event will introduce you to a strong local community of support that will provide multiple avenues to stay connected to your student and UCLA.

Send-offs begin in July and continue until mid September. Many of the event locations, times and details are still in the planning process (additional locations may be added), but below is our list of Send-offs this summer:


Diversity Networks

Central Coast (San Luis Obispo)

Channel Islands (Camarillo)

Conejo Valley (Agora Hills)

Downtown L.A.


Inland Empire


Orange County


Palm Springs / Desert

San Diego

San Fernando Valley

San Francisco Bay Area

Santa Barbara

South Bay

Southeast L.A.

Westside L.A.


Asian Pacific Alumni – location TBD

Black Alumni Association – location TBD

Lambda LGBT – location TBD

Latino Alumni Association – location TBD

Pilipino Alumni Association – location TBD

Visit alumni.ucla.edu/sendoff  to check for updates regarding all events.

Across the US


Austin, TX

Atlanta, GA

Boston, MA

Dallas / Fort Worth, TX

Denver, CO

Honolulu, HI

Houston, TX

New York, NY

Portland, OR

Reno, NV

Seattle, WA

Washington D.C.




New Delhi





If you and your new Bruin are in the area of a Send-off Celebration, we encourage you to register today! Invitation postcards have already begun to go out and your student will receive an email invitation. You may also visit alumni.ucla.edu/sendoff  to check for updates regarding all events.

If there isn’t a scheduled event in your area but you and your student are interested in attending a location that is holding a Send-off, please feel free to register online for it.

We look forward to celebrating the wonderful journey you and your new Bruin are beginning. UCLA alumni support you and your student every step of the way – from now in the beginning to well after graduation!

You are welcome to attend any Send-off that you wish to attend!


Go Bruins!

Amber Buggs
Assistant Director, Bruin Recruitment