I mentioned this summer that UCLA had killed Undie Run before the fall quarter even began. It was a preemptive strike when students were away and unable to defend the short-lived tradition.
As a current student, I just received this email, jointly signed by the dean of students and the chief of police. It makes me proud:
This is a reminder that the unofficial tradition of Undie Run at UCLA ended last year in response to health and safety concerns, damage to property, an increase in violent incidents involving non-UCLA participants and complaints from neighbors. However, rumors have been circulating that some students are planning to conduct the run this week.
Please be advised that UCPD officers will be out in force, together with Student Affairs officers. We are taking this issue very seriously and will be closely monitoring the campus and the surrounding neighborhood for violations of law or the UCLA Student Conduct Code.
The safety of our campus and our students is top priority here. Please do your part to keep UCLA safe for all of us.
Robert J. Naples
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
Chief of Police, UCPD
I don’t have the time, or really the interest, to actually see what happens at midnight on Wednesday, but I can only imagine it will be more troublesome than Undie Run was. And if it isn’t, give it a few more quarters.