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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Enormous Activity Fair

This past Monday, several thousand UCLA students packed out the Intramural (IM) Field for the "Enormous Activity Fair," an annual event held a few days before the beginning of the school year.

These are pictures from last year's event - I was on campus
and had a chance to walk around for 30-40 minutes.

I'm normally OK with crowds, but this felt a bit overwhelming.

UCLA has over 800 different on-campus student clubs and organizations.

That's what you get with a school made up of high-achievers, over-achievers, and kids who were involved with pretty much "everything" in High School.

Looking north towards Sunset Blvd.

In 2003, a massive two level underground parking structure was built here below the Intramural Field.

Most students have no idea the grass field they're walking on is part of a 3000 space underground parking structure.

And, yes, it's real grass. Pretty impressive feat of engineering.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, CalPirg, and Campus Crusade for Christ are just a few of the hundreds of student clubs and organizations.

According to, UCLA has the distinction of having more applicants than another other university in the United States. Out of 55,676 undergraduate applications for Fall 2009, 12,098 were admitted. Translation: 4 out of 5 applicants don't get in.

UCLA is on the "Quarter" system - the first day of class was this past Thursday September 23rd.

Smack dab in the middle of a huge city and surrounded by some of the most expensive real estate in the world, including Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills.

All part of the L.A. - or, at least the UCLA - Experience.

Hail to the Hills (of Westwood).

© 2010


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

think this has moved from the IM field to the quad next to Royce Hall