When the Centennial Campaign for UCLA launched, the university was looking forward to its hundredth year. It arrived in May, and the party is just getting started!
Festivities kicked off with a campus celebration May 18, incorporating a record-setting Alumni Day and a centennial installment of the annual TEDxUCLA conference on the subject of time. That evening, thousands gathered in Dickson Plaza among UCLA’s first four buildings for “Lighting the Way,” a projection show that highlighted people, moments, and movements that shaped UCLA’s first century.
A Party — and Progress — for Everyone
Events throughout the year and throughout the city will extend the excitement to the people of Los Angeles. From a celebration in downtown L.A.’s Grand Park to participation in the LA Pride Parade, CicLAvia ride, and public lectures and concerts, UCLA will continue its commitment of education, research, and service that benefits the community.
Looking back on its first century, the university has much to celebrate. From life-saving discoveries to athletic excellence to leading the nation in breaking cultural barriers, UCLA has helped the world turn a lot of corners. As it approaches the turn of its own century, the campaign is about looking forward and preparing for an even more phenomenal future — with the help of donors like you.
Published June 2019