Bruin Engineers Reunion
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Experience learning inside and outside the classroom


We are pleased to share the below schedule of events for Saturday, May 7th:

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Registration & Check In 
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Light Breakfast & Refreshments
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Bruin Engineering Legacy (BEL) Pinning Ceremony
(for alumni of the Class of 1972 or earlier)
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Welcome from the Dean & State of the School
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM “Behind the Lab Door” with Irene Chen, Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Bruin Family Lunch (outdoors)
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM A Conversation with Tyson Tuttle MS ’92, 2021 UCLA Samueli Alumnus of the Year
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Walking Tour with Engineering Ambassadors
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Open (15 minute tours available)


Reconnect with old classmates and make new friends

All Bruin Engineers are invited as we celebrate the alumni of the anniversary classes ending in 2’s and 7’s

Reunion Committee

Committee Leadership
Suraj Patel ’17, Executive Chair
Len Bonilla ’70, Legacy Society Chair

Reunion Ambassadors
Abe Chuang ’97
Gerardo Franco ’17, MS ’18
Sherwin Goo ’87
Brian C. Koch ’82
Terence Lim ’92
Sean Palacio ’97
Parth Prashar ’17

Please contact Kimberlee Vander Most at if you are interested in volunteering or joining the committee.

Celebrate the past, present, and future of UCLA Samueli!

Check out photos from Bruin Engineers Reunion 20172018, and 2019 and recordings from Virtual Bruin Engineers Reunion 2020 and 2021


Light the Way Forward

We are extremely grateful for the support of alumni and friends who have stepped up over the past two years to help us respond to emerging needs and provide current Bruin Engineers with an unparalleled educational experience. We ask that you consider making a contribution of any amount in honor of your reunion to the Problem Solvers Fund to have a wide-reaching and immediate impact on all part of the Samueli community. Support to this fund provides Dean Jayathi Y. Murthy with the flexibility to address the school’s most pressing needs as they arise.

Reunion Campaign

Percentage achieved towards class giving participation goal

  • 1972 63% 63%
  • 1977 48% 48%
  • 1982 52% 52%
  • 1987 59% 59%
  • 1992 45% 45%
  • 1997 68% 68%
  • 2002 45% 45%
  • 2007 31% 31%
  • 2012 47% 47%
  • 2017 30% 30%

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is invited?

All Samueli alumni are invited to come back to campus with their family and friends as we celebrate the alumni of the classes 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017 observing a milestone anniversary of their graduation year(s).

Can I bring my family and friends?

Alumni are encouraged to bring their families and friends to the reunion event.

Where will the Bruin Engineers Reunion be held?

The 2022 Bruin Engineers Reunion activities will take place on campus predominately within the new Engineering VI building, although there will be a walking tours of related locations available so we encourage attendees to wear comfortable shoes.

Where can I stay if I am coming from out of town?

The UC Travel Center has agreements in place with a number of the local hotels to provide travelers visiting UCLA with discounted rates, including Hotel Angeleno, Hotel Kimpton Palomar, and Luxe Sunset. UC rates are in effect at the time of booking and rates may fluctuate based on occupancy and seasonality. We encourage you to call the respective hotel in question and ask for the UCLA visitor rate.

What is the recommended attire for the event?

The event is casual attire, though we highly encourage showing school spirit and wearing blue and gold!

Is parking on campus provided?

Complimentary parking on campus will be provided for Reunion attendees.

What health & safety protocols can I expect?

We will be following UCLA protocols for organized events, which are subject to change based on city and county guidelines. Event organizers will be communicating the expectations closer to the event date.