From the moment you set foot onto the UCLA campus, you become a Bruin for life. Take part in the many traditions of excellence, spirit and service that make the UCLA community unique. As you begin completing these traditions you will become more connected to UCLA and feel like a True Bruin. Complete a certain number of these traditions and be awarded the True Bruin Traditions Keeper medal at Commencement. If you have any questions about True Bruin Traditions Keeper, please contact our office at (310) 206-6685, or email us through the MyUCLA Message Center (with UCLA login or without UCLA login).
Listed below are the True Bruin Traditions. In order to verify your completion of each tradition, you will need to show some sort of proof of completion (i.e. a picture, a ticket stub, etc.) so be sure to document each activity. You can download the free True Bruin Traditions Keeper app from the Apple App Store to help keep track of your progress (currently, the app is only available for Apple products).
Due to the COVID pandemic some of the traditions are not available for completion. To help offset this and allow students to still complete all of their traditions, we have lowered the required amount of traditions that need to be completed. If you entered UCLA as a first-year student you will need to complete 55 traditions (as opposed to 75) and if you entered UCLA as a transfer student you will need to complete 30 traditions (as opposed to 40). Any tradition that is taking place over Zoom can still count towards to your total amount. Just be sure to take a screenshot of the event/activity.
Once you have reached your required amount of traditions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will verify that you are finished.
If you share your experiences on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #truebruintradition. You can download the list below and begin completing your True Bruin Traditions! Good luck on becoming the next True Bruin Traditions Keeper!
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