Warm. Diverse. Welcoming. Energetic. Here, you’ll discover people from every walk of life and activities to suit every interest. Immerse yourself. There’s always something extraordinary going on.
Find Endless Ways to Expand Your Horizons
What does our multifaceted campus mean for you? Over 1,000 student clubs and organizations. Film screenings, coffeehouse concerts, art exhibits, comedy nights, sporting events, networking. And an amazing array of cultures, backgrounds and passions. It’s easy to find your niche when you have the world at your fingertips.
Embrace Diverse Ideas, Backgrounds and Cultures
Here, we surround ourselves with those who approach every day with an open mind and open heart. We celebrate differences and other points of view. We feel compassion for others and pave the way for greater understanding. And we know that together, we have a stronger chance of making the world a better place.
Ethnic Diversity among top 25 universities
Best Public University for Veterans
Celebrate the Spotlight
From Spring Sing, UCLA Hill’s Got Talent and spoken-word performances to open mic night, jazz, a capella and Bollywood dancing, there are endless ways for our students to shine in the spotlight. Take it all in or join in and share your talents with the world.
Be Inspired by World-Class Art and Performance
Take in world-renowned dance, music and theater through the Center for the Art of Performance. See fascinating art exhibits, forums, lectures and screenings at the Fowler and Hammer museums. And enjoy free independent, foreign and repertory films with Melnitz Movies — all without ever leaving campus.
UCLA’s Film & Television Archive is home to the largest university-based collection of media materials in the U.S. and hosts about 400 screenings per year.
Celebrate Bruin Traditions
Tap into your school spirit by joining in on our fun traditions, which have fostered Bruin pride and bonded students together for generations.
Since its inception, the annual Beat ’SC Bonfire has inspired celebrities, students and alumni to gather together to cheer on the Bruins before their rivalry football game against USC.
Parents and families come from all over to spend Bruin Family Weekend with their students. Here, a family tailgates before cheering on UCLA Football at the Rose Bowl during the event.
Every year on one of three nights, students, faculty and alumni come together to enjoy good food and conversation during Dinner for 12 Strangers, a 52-year tradition.
Bruins have a blast cheering on the home games of UCLA football at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena and UCLA basketball at Pauley Pavilion.
Each year, Spring Sing showcases UCLA’s most gifted student performers and attracts celebrities and talent scouts. Past performers have included Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles.
One of the world’s largest university-related service days, UCLA Volunteer Day invites students, alumni, faculty and staff worldwide to organize and take part in charitable events in their communities.
The annual UCLA Dance Marathon has students dancing 26 hours straight and has raised millions for pediatric AIDS research.
The Victory Bell is the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual UCLA-USC rivalry football game. The winner keeps the bell for the next year and paints it the school’s color.
Hundreds of Native Americans from Southern California and beyond come to the annual two-day UCLA Pow Wow to celebrate their cultures and compete in a variety of dance events.
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Activate Your Interests
Rock climbing, tennis, intramural sports, swimming, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing … With 16 recreational and athletic facilities and six pools on campus, plus the UCLA Marina Aquatics Center by the beach, fun ways to stay active are always just steps away.