Dear New Bruin

Dear New Bruin, Congratulations, YOU did it! I’m Stacy Carlos, a soon-to-be graduating senior, with a Communication B.A. and a minor in Digital Humanities. I am also a transfer student from Los Angeles Pierce College! I write to you because I know the plethora of emotions you’re experiencing since receiving your acceptance. Remember this moment,…

Finding My Community on Campus

Hello future Bruins, I want to start by saying CONGRATS on getting into UCLA! Thinking back to when I was in your shoes, I remember my shock and excitement at reading my acceptance letter and looking forward to everything UCLA would have in store for me. I can’t wait to see you on campus! My…

Professional Development Opportunities as a Transfer Student

Hello everyone! My name is Christian Cruz, my pronouns are he/him/his and I am a fourth-year transfer student majoring in Chicanx Studies from Southeast, Los Angeles. Congratulations to all the amazing transfers in being accepted to UCLA! You should definitely feel extremely proud of this accomplishment, it definitely is a journey being here at the…

My Transfer Bruin Journey

I still remember submitting my UC application and the day I was admitted to UCLA like it was yesterday. I never quite foresaw UCLA as a school I would ever attend simply because of its high caliber and my own preconceived notions regarding tuition cost. I never thought I would get in or even attend…

Finding my Inner Kid: UCLA Unicamp

Hi future Bruins! Before I get started, I just want to give a BIG congratulations to you all. I cannot wait till I see you around campus and can congratulate you all in person. My name is Amy Vandyken and I’m a 2nd year Political Science major/Disability Studies minor here at UCLA. I am studying…

Laboratory Research on Campus

My name is Sami Rafeedie and I’m a third year Bioengineering major. I am from Lancaster, California, and I have truly loved my time at UCLA, especially my time spent completing my research in the lab. I came into UCLA as someone without an ounce of experience in a laboratory, which was a significant barrier…

Academics in the Arts

Hear what Grace, a student from the Chicago area, has to say about her experiences within the Arts program at UCLA!

Public Service Jobs & Internships

Hi everyone! My name is Armando Olea, and I’m a first-generation college student from San Diego, CA. I am double majoring in International Development Studies and Chicano Studies with a minor in Education. First and foremost, congratulations on your acceptance into UCLA! As a graduating senior, I am excited what the next four years have…

A Cappella and Dim Sum

Random Voices has been one of the most formative components of my experience here at UCLA. Founded in 1999, Random Voices A Cappella is UCLA’s oldest all-female a cappella group. I auditioned for RV during the first week of fall quarter my freshman year. I was immediately blown away by the talent, sass, and incredible…