Spirit at UCLA

Two exhibitions featuring the history of UCLA's school spirit
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, March 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
UCLA Spirit logo
For nearly a century, Bruins have used songs, images, and symbols to express loyalty and community. 
In 1919, UCLA borrowed its traditions from the older UC campus at Berkeley: colors, alma mater, "Cubs," and card stunts.
By 1924-1925, UCLA had grown into a four-year university, granting bachelor's degrees and making its own traditions, some of which are still celebrated today. 
This exhibit explores the evolution of five areas of UCLA spirit: school songs, mascots, the Marching Band, card stunts, and the Spirit Squad.
Exhibits are on display in the Powell Library Rotunda and in the lobby of UCLA Library Special Collections.


Powell Library
Library Special Collections (Research Library)