Bruin Plaza played host to a carnival with games and entertainment before the bonfire began.
First-year mathematics of computation student Sarah Enavati plays Skee Ball at the carnival.
Bruin Harmony performs on the stage at Wilson Plaza.
Junior quarterback Josh Rosen and the rest of the UCLA football team walk down Janss Steps onto the stage to address the crowd in Wilson Plaza.
Confetti is shot into the air as the crowd cheers on the football team before they take on USC on Saturday.
Freshman defensive backs Jay Shaw (left) and Elijah Gates (right) pose while on stage.
UCLA students start an 8-clap before the bonfire begins.
The fire marshals begin to light the pyre.
Students and firefighters watch as the fire grows.
The UCLA Fire Department marshals periodically hosed the bonfire to keep the flames under control.
Students film on their phones as the fire marshalls put out the fire.