Residential Life: Where my Job is to Break the Ice

“Share your name, year, hometown, and major,” my Resident Assistant announces as he explains the icebreaker.  The first-year version of me looks around at our floor’s study lounge. It’s filled with new, nameless faces. As we begin the icebreaker activity, I wonder how many of the names I’ll be able to remember. I think about…

UCLA’s Diverse and Immersive Opportunities

Hi everyone! My name is Alexa Garcia, and I am an Economics major and Environmental Systems and Society minor at UCLA from Santa Barbara, California. As a 4th year student, I have been involved in various organizations on campus such as Bruin Women in Business, Greek Life, the Bruin Ambassador Program, and gained work experience…

Finding My Place at UCLA

Hey there! I’m Conner, a sophomore at UCLA from Arcadia, CA (right by Pasadena, where the Rose Bowl is held and where Trader Joe’s was founded!). First, I want to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS on getting into UCLA! It’s really such an incredible accomplishment, so take a moment to be proud of yourself. You —…

A True Bruin Community from the Beginning

When I got into UCLA, I didn’t know any current students. I was really nervous about going to a school where I didn’t know anyone- I wanted to make meaningful connections at college, and I was worried I wouldn’t know where to start at a large school. However, I quickly realized that there were a…

Agents of Change: Why I Chose UCLA

The values of optimism and leadership have always been important to me. I have always believed in the ability of people to be agents of positive change in their communities. So, when it came time for me to decide where to attend college, UCLA was at the top of my list because it shared my…

There’s no telling where being a Bruin can take you

Perhaps this won’t come as a surprise, but summer is by far my favorite season. The weather is beautiful (as it is year round in SoCal), the days are longer, and the water is warm. But as much as I love to sit by the beach, the best part of summer as a college student…

Planning a Campus Tour at UCLA

Thank you for your interest in visiting UCLA! We are excited to welcome you and your guests to campus to learn more about the Bruin experience first hand. If you would like to visit, be sure to reserve your spot on a campus tour! We encourage you to plan your visit early since our tours…

Choosing UCLA meant choosing community

When I chose UCLA back in 2017, it was a no-brainer. Growing up around the LA area, there was nothing really new or special about it. I came up here for summer programs and field trips at least once every year in high school. I didn’t even visit the other schools I was considering after…