Frequently Asked Questions

“How Will We Be Gathering?”

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This year our program will have a hybrid format. All student dinners will be in person, while alumni regional dinners will have an in person or virtual gathering option.

“Where Will I Get Information About My Gathering?”

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Everything will be able to be referenced through your personalized portal.

“What If I Have Issues Logging Into My Portal?”

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Contact us at dinners@alumni.ucla.edu.

“When Can I Sign Up To Host?”

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Sign ups will take place from Nov 1 – Jan 14.

“How Long Should My Gathering Last?”

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We suggest your gathering last anywhere from one hour to an hour and a half but do plan out how your time will be spent.

“What Are Some Examples of Themes/Topics?”

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Choose a topic or theme that resonates with you, this could be career and industry related (such as Bruins in Entertainment), food related, or any other interests, passions and affinities you have (like Bruin Athletics). If you are hosting an alumni to alumni dinner specifically you can also theme to location.

“When Can I Sign Up To Attend?”

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Student Attendee Sign ups will take place starting Jan 3. Alumni Attendee Sign-ups will begin starting Jan 11.

“Will I Get Free Food?”

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If you are a student, our local dinners will be in person and you will share a meal with your alumni hosts. For our Alumni dinners, if you select to attend an in person gathering your host will notify you if they will be serving a meal or hosting a pot-luck style dinner.

“Can I Go to Any Gathering?”

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Some of the gatherings are for students and others for fellow alumni – they will be noted by the gathering itself.

“How do I host / attend a dinner?”

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You must Login on the top right of your screen in order to sign up to host or attend a gathering (your personalized portal). This will also be where you can make any changes and see the information in regards to your gathering.

“Can I co-host?”

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Yes, for our in person student local gatherings you will be able to indicate that you are willing to be a co-host, or if you are already co-hosting with another alumni they can add you to their host sign-up.