Associate Director of Academic and Student Services Ric Coy opened the event with a presentation on appropriate dinner etiquette manners, including social behavior, suitable dress attire and guidelines for formal introductions.
After the presentation, student-athletes were given the opportunity to put these guidelines to practice during a formal four-course meal. They also spent the evening networking and socializing with alumni, administration and staff members in attendance, including UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero.
The etiquette presentation allowed the student-athletes a chance to learn and hopefully apply these practices in future formal gatherings.
Wide receiver Thomas Duarte said about the night, "It was great; I learned a lot about etiquette that I didn’t already know that I will use in the future at banquets and dinners."
"It was good to be able to learn proper etiquette,” remarked wide receiver Jalen Ortiz. "There were a lot of things that we didn’t know that we learned and can apply to business or casual meetings in the future."