2017 New Graduate Student Welcome BBQ

Welcome New Graduate Students | October 4, 2017, 4:30-8:00 p.m. | Royce Quad

Vice Provost/Dean’s Welcome

On Wednesday, October 4th, the UCLA Graduate Division and numerous campus partners welcomed into the UCLA community over 1,400 members of our incoming class of more than 4,600 graduate students representing 47 states and 72 countries. Our newest Bruins enjoyed an eventful evening of food, drinks, desserts, music, raffle prizes, games and the camaraderie of other entering graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Congratulations to all the winners of the fabulous raffle prizes! 

$500 Dean’s Special Fellowships
Ivan Barragan, Public Health
Joshua Lin, Law
Patricia A. Martin, Education
Zachary Sauers, Anderson School of Management

UCLA Book Store gift cards ($50)
Wadie Chalgham, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Evan Doughty, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Amr Shahat, Archaeology

Wolfgang Puck gift cards ($25)
Yasmine Krings, Asian Languages and Culture
Landi Luo, Biostatistics
Allison Proud, Public Health

Target gift cards ($50)
Leah Briscoe, Bioinformatics
Emma Fox, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Peter Polack, Information Studies

Tickets to UCLA vs Oregon football game
Lauren Bedel, Public Health
Phillip Li, Architecture and Urban Design

Aeropress & 12 oz Coffee Bag from Groundwork Coffee Co.
Jeffrey Jacobs, Public Health


View a slideshow of the 2017 New Graduate Student Welcome

View a photobooth slideshow of the 2017 New Graduate Student Welcome

Group of 3 students with food and drinks Photobooth postcard picture


This event was brought to you by UCLA Graduate Division.

Thank you to our sponsors!

UCLA Student Fees Advisory Committee

Coca Cola AT&T Groundwork Coffee
Whole Foods



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