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Chancellor’s Society
Bruin Woods Weekend
Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

You’re Invited!

As part of the only cross-campus leadership annual giving program at UCLA, Chancellor’s Society donors like you are invited to save the date to attend our exclusive Chancellor’s Society Bruin Woods Weekend*. Every year, this dedicated community gathers in picturesque Lake Arrowhead to relax and reconnect with one another and UCLA, with a special faculty presentation about the innovative work being done on our campus. This year, we’ll have a special presentation from Professor Paul Habibi of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law.

This all-inclusive three-day getaway boasts stunning Lake Arrowhead views, charming chalet-style accommodations, gourmet meals, and a wealth of activities for all ages—including a fun-filled, kids-only camp chaperoned by trained UCLA student counselors.


*This weekend is offered at exclusive pricing for donors at the Chancellor’s Associates level and above.

Entrance to Conference Center

Resort details

UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
850 Willow Creek Road
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Bruin Woods Weekend is held at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, just a two-hour drive from Los Angeles. The forested mountaintop setting, sparkling clear air, and fresh fragrance of pines are a welcome escape from the hustle of city life.

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Wooded paths and rich stonework interconnect unique condolet (“condo + chalet”) accommodations.

Guestroom amenities include:

  • Wood-burning fireplace in most condolets
  • Expansive decks with spectacular views
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet
  • Luxurious bathroom amenities, hair dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Well-lit workspaces

Resort Amenities

Your retreat will be enhanced by these special offerings:

  • Chef-prepared meals, including breakfast and lunch buffets and banquet-style dinners accompanied by select wines
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Tennis courts
  • Solar-heated swimming pool (availability dependent upon weather)
  • Massage services are available for an extra charge
  • Close walking distance to Lake Arrowhead
Bruin Woods Kids


Enjoy three days with an extended family of friends—Chancellor’s Society donors just like you. There’s always something happening: do it all or simply relax. Check out photos from last year’s event to get a sense of the fun that awaits.

Open Activities

Whether you want to spend your days relaxing or take advantage of the full slate of activities provided, you are sure to enjoy every minute of your three-day getaway. Activities include:

  • Fishing, hiking and other outdoor adventures
  • Volleyball, putting green, croquet and shuffleboard
  • Swimming in the solar-heated pool (availability dependent upon weather)

Children’s Program

Bruin Woods has something for everyone in the family! Your children will be making new friends and enjoying all the activities that make up Bruin Woods’ incredible children’s program.

  • Bruin Wood’s exclusive children’s program—for kids ages 3 through 18—allows your child to enjoy age-appropriate activities supervised by our extraordinary team of UCLA student camp counselors
  • Your child will enjoy a day filled with activities—including arts and crafts, games, sports, nature walks and more—with kids close to their own age. Rest assured, our teenage guests have a program tailored to their interests too!

Adult Activities

Our Bruin Woods weekend program has a wealth of activities specially designed especially for adults!

  • Professional-led tennis clinics
  • Arts and crafts workshops
  • Special UCLA faculty member presentation

Faculty Presentation – Professor Paul Habibi

The U.S. Economy – Where We Are and Where We’re Headed

Professor Paul Habibi will guide us through a snapshot of where the macroeconomy is headed, and highlight the opportunities and challenges to come. We will explore some of the latest headline news and data points, and determine what it means for the near-and mid-term future.


Paul Habibi is a Continuing Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management and Lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law. He is consistently a top finalist for the Teacher of the Year Award and began his teaching career at UCLA in 2004.

Widely quoted, he has appeared on BBC World News, Bloomberg, CNN, FOX News, NBC’s The Today Show, NPR, and all major dailies including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Financial Times. A highly sought-after speaker, he regularly presents to leading business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Outside of campus, Professor Habibi is Principal and Co-Founder of Habibi Properties, LLC, which owns and manages three divisions: (1) multi-family apartments in the Los Angeles area; (2) single-family homes in Kansas City, Missouri (Arrowhead Residential Funds); and, (3) almond and pistachio orchards in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

He is also Principal of Grayslake Advisors, LLC, which provides expert witness and litigation support services to large multinational law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government and regulatory agencies. The firm has been retained in some of the highest profile cases in the country. Its clients include Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Bruin Woods View from Zen deck


Where can I RSVP?

RSVP at our website. If you have any questions, please call 1-310-794-6946 for assistance.

Do I have to be a UCLA alumnus to attend?

No. In fact, that is what is so special about this Chancellor’s Society Bruin Woods Weekend—as a valued leadership donor, you don’t need to be a UCLA graduate to enjoy the program.

What is the cost to attend?

This weekend is offered to our Chancellor’s Society donors at the Associate level and above at the exclusive pricing of $520 per adult (ages 15 and older) and $395 per child (ages 3-14), based on double occupancy.

What does my Chancellor’s Society Bruin Woods Weekend reservation include?

Your Chancellor’s Society Bruin Woods Weekend includes condolet accommodations for two nights, six chef-prepared meals, a cocktail reception, all-day children’s programs, activities just for adults, and unforgettable memories your family will cherish for years to come.

What is your refund policy?

We are happy to offer you a full refund if your reservation is cancelled before 5 P.M. on March 24, 2020. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any refund after March 24, 2020.

Can I travel by myself?

Absolutely! Prices listed are based on double-occupancy. Please give us a call at 1-310-794-6946 for single-occupancy pricing.

What time should I arrive?

Room check in begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, but you are welcome to enjoy the grounds beginning at 2 p.m. The welcome reception begins at 4:30 p.m. Room check out is at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2020—however meals and programming continue through 2 p.m.

Will I need a sleeping bag or other camping gear for Bruin Woods?

No. Bruin Woods has beautiful, well-appointed lodging called condolets that are included in the pricing for this event. Each condolet–condo plus chalet–has a bed, bathroom and full amenities appropriate to the size of your party.

Can I bring my children or grandchildren?

Yes. We offer special kids’ programming for children ages 3-18, including specialized activities, hiking and sports. All of the programming is led by highly-trained, UCLA student counselors.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Please contact us at 1-310-794-6946 or if you have specific questions or dietary needs. We will do our best to accommodate you.

If you still have any questions, we are happy to assist. Please contact us at 1-310-794-6946 or