Dinners for 12 Strangers is a 50+ year UCLA tradition that has become a global phenomenon.

Every year, on one of three nights members of the Bruin Community come together.

This past year, we transitioned our dinners online and alumni hosted more than 100 virtual gatherings around the world involving more than 1,000 Bruins keeping the tradition alive.

This next year we will keep the program going by transitioning to a hybrid format and allowing you to choose an option that is best for you. We believe in the power of community and the Bruin network to inspire and guide one another.

  • Feb19
  • Feb26
  • Feb27
Over the course of three nights, Feb. 19, 26 and 27 we encourage you to meet, network and join fellow Bruins around the world.

Ready to join the fun?

Student Gatherings

Student Gatherings will take place in-person this year.

Alumni can sign up to host our incredible students and share in a great meal together. Host participation is limited to Los Angeles to minimize transportation challenges for students.

UCLA Students attending a dinner

In keeping with established regulations for UCLA community members, attendees must present their UCLA COVID-19  Symptom Monitoring Clearance Certificate upon arrival. Alumni hosts must visit the vaccination verification site and select “Non-UCLA community member (without a Single Sign-On UCLA Logon ID).”

  • UCLA Alumni,
    Faculty & Staff:

    Sign Up to Host a Student
    Gathering

    Host sign-ups are now closed

  • UCLA Students,
    Faculty & Staff:

    Sign Up to Attend a Student
    Gathering

    Attendee sign-ups are now closed

Alumni Gatherings

Alumni gatherings will take place in-person and virtually.

Alumni can sign up to host an in-person dinner in their area or host a virtual gathering open to all alumni — the choice is yours! Hosting a gathering for alumni is the perfect opportunity to make new friends and connections and re-engage with the UCLA community.

UCLA Graduates enjoying a gathering

Attendees must present proof of their fully vaccinated status or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event.

  • UCLA Alumni:

    Sign Up to Host an Alumni
    Gathering

    Host sign-ups are now closed

  • UCLA Students,
    Faculty & Staff:

    Sign Up to Attend an Alumni
    Gathering

    Attendee sign-ups are now closed

For more information about our dinners program:

or, contact us at dinners@alumni.ucla.edu

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Sit down strangers. Stand up as friends.