Becoming a Bruin

Hello Bruins! My name is Simone Evans and I am currently a first-year transfer at UCLA majoring in Sociology. Let me first start off by saying congratulations on your admission to UCLA, you should be incredibly proud of yourself! I will never forget receiving the notification about admission decisions being released while I was at…

Investing in UCLA

Hey new Bruins! My name is Renato Escobar (he/him), a 2nd-year psychobiology major and part of the UCLA class of 2023. I am from Thousand Palms, California and I am very excited to share my thoughts, feelings, and steps that I took at the time when I was in your position, and hopefully provide you…

My Academic Journey and “Success”

Congratulations, new Bruins! I am so excited to welcome you into this truly amazing community! My name is Naomi Pearl, and I am a first-year transfer student and Junior majoring in Sociology and minoring in Film, Television, and Digital Media. When I first got accepted into UCLA, while I was incredibly excited at the same…

Discovering My Strengths as a UCLA Transfer Student

Congratulations new transfer Bruins! My name is Jenica Blohm and I am a second year transfer student from Mission Viejo, California. I am a Sociology major and Education Studies minor. As a graduating senior, I have recently been able to reflect on my valuable experience of being a transfer student at UCLA.  Attending community college…

Student Life @ UCLA: Starter Pack

Hello Bruins! First, let me start by congratulating you on your admission to UCLA. Whether you’re a freshman or transfer admit, campus is eagerly waiting for your arrival. My name is Marilyn Martinez, I am a second-year transfer double majoring in Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies. I commute to campus from Glendale, California. Although…

Making UCLA my Home: My First-Year Transition

My first-year transition challenged me. But I made it through and grew a lot from it. Before I say anything else, I want to congratulate you all for getting into UCLA! This is an amazing achievement, and I know you each will do amazing things here. Now, let me introduce myself. My name is Ethan…

Advice From A Random Senior: Finding Your Home

I want to start by congratulating you, the class of 2026! As the newest class of Baby Bruins, Iknow you’ll come to love UCLA as much as I do. Even now, 4 years later, I find myself walkingaround our campus pinching myself in disbelief that I am a Bruin. I hope because you’ve been admitted…

My Journey with Affordability at UCLA

Hello New Bruins! Congratulations to you, your families, and communities for this accomplishment! My name is Victoria Morales, I am a second-year majoring in International Development Studies and double minoring in Accounting and Film and Television Studies. In addition, I am also a financial aid peer advisor at the UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships office….

Day in my UCLA Life: Los Angeles

Hello Bruins! My name is Kevin Arifin, pronouns he/him. I’m currently a third year traditional undergraduate student at UCLA double majoring in Psychobiology and Education & Social Transformation studies with a minor in Science Education. I grew up in Southern California in a town called Walnut, which is about an hour east from UCLA (depending…

Academic Diversity: My Journey From South to North Campus

Hello everyone! My name is Kedaar Sridhar (he/him/his), and I am a fourth-year international student at UCLA majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Digital Humanities. I am originally from India but was born and raised in Oman, in the Middle East. I am part of the Bruin Ambassador Program and Cub Tours here at…