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Class Change from Top of Old Physics Building, Royce Hall in Background,1966 (Ansel Adams)

Detail from "Class Change from Top of Old Physics Building, Royce Hall in Background, 1966" (Ansel Adams)


Originally the Los Angeles State Normal School founded in 1881; became part of the University in 1919. The University of California, Los Angeles--UCLA for short--is the largest campus in enrollment in the University of California system.

It is located in the western part of Los Angeles with the Santa Monica Mountains as a backdrop and the blue Pacific Ocean about five miles distant. The campus is of rolling terrain and was once a part of an old Spanish land grant, the Rancho San Jose de Buenos Ayres.

 
 
ABOUT UCLA

Historical Overview

The birth and early history of the UCLA campus

Administrative Officers

Information about chancellors and other early officials

 
ACADEMICS

Colleges and Schools

The creation and history of UCLA's main academic units

Academic Departments and Programs

The creation and history of individual academic departments

Faculty
Faculty biographies from In Memoriam

Graduate Division

The history of graduate study at UCLA

Institutes and Research Centers

Institutes and Research Centers and the dates they were established

Summer Sessions

History of summer study at UCLA

STUDENT LIFE

Student Housing

The development of residence halls, co-ops, and veterans' housing

Student Government

History of student governance at UCLA and student body presidents

Student Publications

Early student publications and their editors

Student Services

The offices that governed student life, including financial aid and health services

Traditions

From Homecoming to the Victory Bell, UCLA traditions

 
LIBRARIES AND THE ARTS

Cultural Programs

The development of the arts on the UCLA's campus

Libraries

Creation and history of UCLA's library system

 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Related Links

Links related to the UCLA campus

Bibliography

Books, monographs, articles and other documents related to the UCLA campus.

 
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