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Sunday, April 12, 2015

UCLA Engineering Open House *AGENDA*
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Because of the legendary LA traffic, we advise that you give yourself plenty of time to arrive on time or early. 

The day will begin with a General Session in Pauley Pavilion promptly at 9:00 A.M, but doors will open at 8am so you can explore the Pauley concourse.

Please grab a bite prior to arrival or pack a snack for the morning.  Lunch will be provided in the department sessions, but timing varies. 

Dress comfortably, there will be some walking around.  If you need special accommodations please let us know (

Parking - $12 for the day  (click here for general campus maps/directions and here for an interactive map of UCLA).  Please park in Lot 7 or Lot 8 as we will be starting the day in Pauley Pavilion.   Please visit the following website for directions to campus or you may use the UCLA interactive campus map

Lot 7 (recommended):

  1. From the 405 (San Diego Freeway) exit to Sunset Blvd East.
  2. From Sunset, turn right on Westwood Plaza
  3. Immediately turn right on Charles E. Young Drive North (this is a pretty quick turn.
  4. Structure 7 entrance will be approximately 100 yards up on the left.  Look for parking attendants on hand.

Lot 8 (self-pay stations):

  1. From the 405 (San Diego Freeway) exit to Wilshire Blvd East.
  2. Travel east three blocks to Westwood Blvd and turn left.
  3. Travel five blocks and turn left into Lot 8, proceed up the ramp and park in spaces that are not reserved for permits.  You may purchase a day pass at one of the payment kiosks.  The information and parking booth on Westwood will be open if you have questions.

9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. General Session, Pauley Pavilion

Welcome and Introductions
Richard Wesel    
Associate Dean, HSSEAS

from the Dean      

Vijay K. Dhir    
Introduction of the Departments by the Chairs and Faculty Representatives

Benjamin Wu     
Chair, Bioengineering

James Liao     
Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Jonathan Stewart     
Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jens Palsberg    
Chair, Computer Science

Chan Joshi    
Professor, Electrical Engineering

Dwight Streit   
Chair, Materials Science and Engineering

T-C. Tsao    
Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Francis Nickels
Director of Operations, Riot Games
Computer Science and Engineering, 1986

Student Representative

Rachel Fang

UCLA Tau Beta Pi

Following the General Session students will be led in groups (by department) to various locations where an overview of the department and majors will take place.  You will meet the department chair and other faculty, students, and staff.

11:00 A.M.  – 12:30/1:00 P.M. Department and Major Sessions                           

Guests will be led from Pauley to their next location by department.

Aerospace Engineering  Young Hall Trueblood Lecture Hall (Rm CS50)
Bioengineering   La Kretz Hall (Rm 110)
Chemical Engineering   Franz Hall (Rm 1178)
Civil Engineering      CNSI Auditorium
Computer Science  Pauley Pavilion
Computer Science & Engineering  Pauley Pavilion
Electrical Engineering   Haines Hall (Rm 39)
Materials Engineering     Math Science Building (Rm 5200) 
Mechanical Engineering  Young Hall Trueblood Lecture Hall (Rm CS50)
Undeclared  Information to follow RSVP
Immediately following the department session you will have the opportunity to eat lunch with faculty, students, and staff.  This will be an informal meet and greet and a great opportunity to introduce yourself and ask questions.  

12:30/1:00 P.M. – 1:30/2:00 P.M. Lunch  and Informal Meet & Greet

Aerospace Engineering Young Hall Patio
Bioengineering  La Kretz Hall
Chemical Engineering  Franz Courtyard
Civil Engineering     CNSI Lobby
Computer Science Coral Walk/Broad Art Plaza
Computer Science & Engineering Coral Walk/Broad Art Plaza
Electrical Engineering  Dickson Court North
Materials Engineering    Math Sciences 5200
Mechanical Engineering Young Hall Patio
Undeclared Information to follow RSVP

1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. 

The below events overlap and you are free to visit the computer labs, or explore the campus on your own.  


UCLA Engineering Ambassador Tours

Meet our UCLA Engineering Ambassadors!  They will offering tours of Engineering and will be available to you more about our facilities, answer questions, and share their experiences. Starting point is at the front of Boelter Hall, near the Student Group Fair.   Tours will be on-going until 3:30.

You are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

Come to our Engineering Student Organizations Fair in the Court of Sciences

Talk to student leaders and discover first hand what some of the many Engineering Student Organizations have to offer you.  Getting involved is critical to your success at UCLA.  We have 47+ clubs with a wide range of interests and levels of involvement.  We invite you to check out as many as you want and find the best fit for you! 

Submit your vote for best table!

(Confirmed!) 2:00 P.M.& 3:00 P.M.  Housing Tours - Line up at the Bruin Bear!

On Sunday, Housing will be offering 2 Housing Tours for Engineers who were unable to come on Saturday.  If you are going on Saturday, there is no new information in the Sunday tours.  We just wanted to give families who were unable to attend both days a chance to view some of the rooms.

However, if you CAN come to both days... Get the full preview of life "On the Hill" as it is affectionately known.  Saturday (Bruin Day) is really when housing will be out in force.  And additional aspects of resident life will be available.  Tours of multiple styles of rooms, you can talk to student panels, faculty resident panels, score swag, and have multiple opportunities to meet current resident students. If you participate in Bruin Day and make it to the dorms, there is no need to go again on Sunday. 

Getting to the dorms is an uphill walk to the residential halls and you are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

SEASnet Computer Labs will be open for viewing:

Computer Labs located in Boelter Hall rooms 2684, 4404, 4405, and 4442 

Explore the campus on your own*

Download the self-guided tour podcast to explore the rest of campus on your own or download a self-guided brochure here.  A Self-guided tour brochure is included in your welcome packet.  The campus is large and there are hills; you are advised to wear comfortable shoes.   

Campus Tours -  additional campus tours will be available throughout the month of April.  Campus tours are reserved for prospective and admitted students – for details refer to


Detailed Agenda Maps of the day's activities will be included in the welcome packets distributed at the General Session. 

Reminder, you are parked in Lot 7 or Lot 8.  We will have students available in the Court of Sciences who can help you get back to your cars.

Bruin Day 2015, April 11th, 2015. 

At Bruin Day, you will get a personal feel for UCLA's energized students, the extraordinary undergraduate programs, and the biggest selection of events, arts, recreation, and happenings at any university. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore UCLA student clubs and organizations, campus and housing tours,  financial aid resources, and other undergraduate opportunities.  Register for both Saturday and Sunday!


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