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Schedule & Pricing

Friday, May 17th

5:30PM – 7:30PM – Faculty and Alumni Social
Webb Lobby, Engineering VI
Kickoff your reunion weekend by reconnecting with your professors and classmates over hors d’oeuvres and drinks.  Be sure to check out the poster presentations by current graduate students to learn about the cutting edge research happening across our seven academic departments.

8:00PM – 10:00PM – Spring Sing
Pauley Pavilion
Hosted by the UCLA Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association, Spring Sing is an exciting, one-of-a-kind experience! Since its debut in 1945, Spring Sing has showcased UCLA’s most talented students performing song, dance, and sketch comedy.  Purchase a ticket through the registration page to guarantee a seat in the Bruin Engineers Reunion seating block.

Saturday May 18th

9:00AM – 10:00AM – BEL Breakfast
Cohen Room, Engineering VI
*Open to alumni who graduated in 1969 or prior, and their guests
All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago are automatically members of the recently established Bruin Engineers Legacy (BEL) Society.  This annual breakfast is a special opportunity to join Dean Murthy as she inducts the Class of 1969 and officially welcomes new members to BEL Society.

9:30AM – 10:00AM – Registration and Continental Breakfast
Webb Lobby, Engineering VI
Start your day off right with a light breakfast and reconnecting with old friends.

10:00AM – 10:30AM – Welcome from the Dean
Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI
Dean Jayathi Murthy will welcome all alumni to Bruin Engineers Reunion 2019 and deliver a state of the school address, providing updates on all the exciting new developments at UCLA Samueli.

10:30AM – 11:45AM – Engineering in Entertainment Panel
Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI
Los Angeles has been the center of the entertainment industry since the early 20th century. From the silent-films of yesteryear to the CGI and mechanical effects of today, engineers have developed the technology that makes Hollywood magic possible. This panel will discuss how Engineering roles have pushed the boundaries of the entertainment industry. From video games, to amusement parks, to film and tv – Bruin Engineers have become part of the backbone and creative force of this globe spanning industry.  Panelists Include:

Emily Holden ’14, Walt Disney Imagineering
Erin Ramos ’02, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Demetri Terzopoulos, UCLA Computer Graphics and Vision Laboratory
Geoff Wedig MS ’95, Sony Interactive 
Moderated by Jeff Burke ’99, MS ’01, MFA ’10, Professor and Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation at UCLA TFT

11:45AM – 12:50PM – Bruin Family Lunch
Court of Sciences
Festive family-friendly lunch featuring special guests Joe and Josie Bruin and the Kogi Food Truck.  Visit the student group booths to connect with current student group leaders and learn more about their projects.

UCLA Alumni Day

Stick around campus for a full afternoon of programming as part UCLA Alumni Day.  Several sessions will feature Samueli faculty and alumni, including Professors Gaurav Sant and J.R. DeShazo (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Adam Cheyer MS ’93 (co-founder of Siri, Inc). *Separate registration and payment required .

UCLA Centennial Opening Event

End your day in Westwood with a nighttime light and sound show in Dickson Plaza inspired by 100 years of innovation, optimism and world-changing achievements that are “Lighting the Way.”

*Schedule subject to change


Reconnect with old classmates and make new friends

All alumni are invited to a very special centennial reunion in 2019 as we celebrate UCLA’s 100th birthday and the alumni of the anniversary classes ending in 4’s and 9’s

See who is coming

Richard Turnblade ’54, MS ’60, PhD ’67
Philip Bickal ’59
Warren Holman ’59
Larry Tannas ’59, MS ’61*
Hiromu Kuno ’61, MS ’63, PhD ’66
Laurits Alvestad MS ’65
Stephen Allen ’67
Captain Larry Stuppy ’67
Shari Grant ’69, MS ’69
Asad Madni ’69, MS ’72*
Jerry Ogawa ’69
Phil Shigemura ’69, MS ’71
William Weinstock ’69
Luis Kim ’72, MS ’74, PhD ’78*
Paul Chandler MS ’74*
Van Schultz ’74, MS ’75*
Winston Cuan ’78
Kathy Jacobson ’79
Jeff Lawrence ’79*
Chris Wolf ’80
Anthony Loc ’81, MS ’84
Gary Loo ’81, MS ’84*
Carol Turnblade Becker MS ’81
Brian Koch ’82
Hermann Schurr ’82, MS ’85
Juliet Schurr ’82, MS ’86
YC Lo ’84*
Bob Ma ’84
Ann Tai ’84, MS ’86, PhD ’91*
Hoai Vu MS ’85, ENG ’87, PhD ’89*
Kenny Hom ’87
Rusti Baker MS ’89
Jeffrey Echt ’89
Jeanne Finger ’89*
Peter Guzman ’89*
Dave Stephens MS ’89*
Javier Lopez ’92, MS ’94
Newsha Ghodsi ’94, MBA ’01*
Eveleen Liu ’94*
Geoff Wedig MS ’95
Jeff Burke ’99, MS ’01, MFA ’10
Audrey O’Neal MS ’99, PhD ’14*
Ali Shahriyari ’99, MS ’01*
Brad Hirasuna ’02, MS ’04*
Erin Ramos ’02
Dmitry Tulchinsky MS ’04*
Lorenz Torres Verzosa ’04
Marianne So ’07, MBA ’17
Jamie (Harlan) Kolkey ’09*
Aaron Meyer ’09
Julia Pasternack ’09
Nicky (Galloway) Robinson ’09*
Tarang Lal ’11
Sean  Ahdi ’13, MS ’14, PhD ’18*
Bandar Abdulaziz Almangour MS ’14, PhD ’17*
Sade Adeseun ’14
Armen Azizian ’14*
Mike Bauer ’14*
Brooke  Crowe ’14*
Kevin Ellis ’14*
Emily Holden ’14*
Capella Kerst MS ’14*
Matt Kurihara ’14*
Haroula Kyriacou ’14, MS ’16*
Sangavi Pari ’14*
Hector Ruiz ’14
Andrew Tey ’14
Wenrui Yang ’14*
Victoria Heyman ’16
Grace Myung ’17
Morolake Omoya ’17, MS ’18
Eva Chen ’18*
Karen Ekeruche ’18
Zi Ming Li ’18
Oshton Tsen ’18*
Richard Yu ’18

*Indicates reunion ambassador

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

Check out photos and highlights from
Bruin Engineers Reunion 2017 and 2018.

See the full 2018 Reunion Video HERE


Light the Way Home

Bruin Engineers Reunion 2019 stands as a time to reflect on all you’ve accomplished since graduation and all UCLA has accomplished in its first 100 years. 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. This centennial reunion offers the unique opportunity to light the way home for our fellow Bruin Engineers as we lay the foundation to ensure a bright future for those to come in the next 100 years. 

Percent towards alumni giving participation goal by class

  • 1969 57% 57%
  • 1974 60% 60%
  • 1979 47% 47%
  • 1984 53% 53%
  • 1989 60% 60%
  • 1994 49% 49%
  • 1999 54% 54%
  • 2004 36% 36%
  • 2009 35% 35%
  • 2014 33% 33%
  • 2018 33% 33%

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is invited?

All Samueli alumni are invited to come back to campus with their family and friends in honor of UCLA’s centennial and to celebrate the alumni of the classes 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2018 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 weekend, which includes Bruin Family Lunch featuring special guests Joe and Josie Bruin.

When can I register?

Registration is now open, and special early bird pricing is available through April 8, 2019. Registration will close prior to the event and walk-ups will only be accommodated on a space-available basis. 

Where will the Bruin Engineers Reunion be held?

The 2019 UCLA Bruin Engineers Centennial Reunion activities will take place on campus within the new Engineering VI building and other South Campus locations.

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

Accommodations are available at the Luskin Conference Center. Room rates start at $178/night pending hotel availability. Book here using the Centennial Weekend access code “CENTE” 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!

Is parking on campus provided?

Complimentary parking on campus will be provided for Reunion attendees.

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