UCLA at 100

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A Centennial Celebration of Past, Present, and Future

When UCLA was founded in 1919, the 65-page Announcement of the Southern Branch served as its catalog — even though it included UC Berkeley curricula. Today, the 2019-20 edition of the UCLA General Catalog takes a look back at the history of this institution, the milestones it has achieved and surpassed, and how its surroundings and components have changed. It also offers a peek into what the University, and its students and faculty, bring to the present and might bring to the future.

In this special section, the editors have compiled a timeline of achievements, milestones, and discoveries made by the people of UCLA. Readers can discover the history of the University: its leaders, physical campus, and academic achievements. The editors offer some comparisons of what UCLA was like from its earliest days to today, how the Westwood neighborhood grew up around it, how its landmarks and other features got their identities, and tidbits that aren’t commonly known.

This chapter closes with profiles of recent graduates and current students who are making their way based on their UCLA education, the role of UCLA in upcoming significant events, and a gallery of every catalog cover.