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Bruin Engineers Reunion brings together UCLA Samueli alumni to reminisce, rekindle friendships, and create new memories. UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is planning to make this event a memorable celebration and provide our Bruin Engineers with unique opportunities to engage in content that is timely, cutting-edge, and relevant as our world-class Engineering faculty and fellow alumni take the reunion stage!

Bruin Engineers Reunion Weekend 2018 will proudly feature panel discussions with industry experts, our top-notch engineering faculty and distinguished alumni. Spend your Saturday afternoon enjoying lunch with current students and pick out your best outfit for a Saturday night adults only dinner and cocktail reception at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center. 
We hope you will return to campus to celebrate your reunion milestone and relive the past, celebrate the present, and inspire the future.


Friday, May 18

5:30PM-7:30PM — Faculty and Alumni Social
Luskin Conference Center 

8:00PM-10:00PM — Spring Sing
Pauley Pavilion


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Saturday, May 19

9:00AM-10:00AM — BEL Breakfast
*Invitation Only
All BEL members will be honored at a special breakfast with a pinning ceremony to celebrate 50 plus years since graduation.

10:00AM-10:30AM — Registration and Continental Breakfast
Engineering VI

10:30AM-10:50AM — Welcome from the Dean
Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI
Learn about the state of the school and the school’s highest priorities from Dean Jayathi Murthy.

11:00AM-12:20PM — Panel 1 – Gearing Up for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI
Los Angeles has never been a city shy of being in the spotlight.  The City of Angels will once again be front and center as we host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028, with UCLA prominently featured as the Olympic and Paralympic Village.  The decade preparation period provides an unprecedented opportunity to deliver a financially responsible model for a host city and a unifying moment for Angelenos.  This panel will explore some of the opportunities the next decade could hold for LA as we get ready to showcase our city on the world stage.
*Panelists: Rajit Gadh and Special Guests 

12:30PM-2:00PM — Bruin Family Lunch
Student Creativity Center Courtyard
Join your favorite mascots Joe and Josie Bruin for a family friendly lunch in Boelter Courtyard.  Throughout lunch, Engineering students will open their group workspaces in the courtyard for alumni to see their latest projects.

2:10PM-3:30PM — Panel 2 – AI: Living in the Age of Machines
Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI
Despite ominous media portrayals like HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, artificial intelligence has become an integral part of 21st century living.  Whether we are using Waze to outsmart LA Traffic or asking Siri what time the UCLA game starts, we rely on artificial intelligence to make our lives easier.  However, the impact of this technology goes well beyond having a digital assistant in our pocket.  This panel will explore the current status of artificial intelligence in our society and how it will continue to grow into the future.
*Panelists: Adam Cheyer, Chair Adnan Darwiche, Veronica Santos, Guy Van den BroeckKai-Wei Chang

3:45PM-5:00PM — Behind the Lab Door: Highlights from Current Faculty Research
Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI
Hear from our esteemed faculty members Abeer Alwan and Aaron Meyer as they present findings from their latest research.

6:00PM-7:00PM — Committee Reception
*Invitation Only
We invite our reunion committee members to join us for an exclusive reception with Dean Murthy.

7:00PM-10:00PM — Samueli Soirée
Centennial Terrace, Luskin Conference Center
Pick out your best outfit for a Saturday night adults-only dinner and cocktail reception.  Dancing is encouraged!



Your reunion year stands as the time to reflect on all you’ve accomplished since graduation and ensure excellence for generations of future Bruin Engineers. We reunite as Problem Solvers, both to give back to the place that gave us so much and to provide further growth and innovation for the school. In addition to making an enormous impact on our school, reunion giving increases Bruin pride and creates friendly competition among classes. Learn more about your class giving and participation goals on your class page, or make your reunion gift and/or 5 year pledge today!



TOTAL Gift Goal

For more information on Bruin Engineers Reunion Weekend 2018 contact:

Office of External Affairs


Connect With Your Class




Who is invited?

Alumni who received a degree from UCLA Engineering in the following years: 1968 and prior, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2017, are invited to attend. Spouses, other family members, and guests are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

Can I bring my family and friends?

Alumni are encouraged to bring their families to the Saturday daytime programming, which includes lunch featuring special guests Joe and Josie Bruin. Children 12 and under are eligible for a discounted rate ticket.

When can I register?

Registration opens March 1, with special early bird pricing available through April 8. Registration will close the Sunday prior to the event, May 13, 2018. Walk-ups will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Where will the Bruin Engineers Reunion be held?

The 2018 UCLA Bruin Engineers Reunion activities will take place on campus within the new Engineering VI building and the Luskin Conference Center.

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

Accommodations are available at the Luskin Conference Center. Room rates are $232/night pending hotel availability. Please for the Engineering promo code to access this discounted room rate.

What is the recommended attire for the weekend?

The weekend is casual attire, though we highly encourage showing school spirit and wearing blue and gold! Suggested attire for the Saturday Reunion Celebration is cocktail attire.

Is parking on campus provided?

Complimentary parking on campus will be provided for Reunion attendees in Lot 9.

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