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…

The UCLA Transfer Center

Bienvenidos nuevos Bruins a la Familia! My name is Ivan Vera and I am a 4th year Political Science major, African American Studies minor, transfer student from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am here today as a senior graduating from the #1 public university because of the community, support, and aid I have…

UCLA: Am I Meant to be Here?

Hello everyone! My name is David Franco (they/them). I am a first generation, third year Sociology major from Bellflower, CA. Once again, a huge congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA! You have just accomplished something so wonderful and you should be so proud of yourself! When I learned that I had gotten accepted into UCLA,…

My Transfer Experience

Hi everyone! I want to start off by saying congratulations to all the incoming transfer students on your acceptances to UCLA! My name is Caitlin McKenna I’m an Anthropology major and Film minor. Even though I’ll be graduating this spring, my UCLA journey started two years ago when I was accepted as a transfer student…

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…

Feeling at Home on Campus

Hi ya’ll! My name is Sanjana (she/her) and I’m a third year student at UCLA. I’m majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Affairs. I lived in Mumbai, India for most of my life but I now live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As an out-of-state student, I had several inhibitions before coming to UCLA…

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…

Finding Support in the Sciences: UCLA PEERS Program

My name is Mel Miller and I am a second year Biology major with a minor in African American studies. My hometown is far away from Los Angeles in Dallas, Texas; but, I chose to leave the Lone Star State for the greatest college experience I could have ever hoped for.  April 2018 was the…

Hands on Experiences in the School of Theater, Film and Television

My name is Malcolm Wilson, I am a second year Theater major with an emphasis in lighting design, and I am here to talk to you about UCLA and TFT! First, congratulations on getting accepted to UCLA and welcome to the class of 2024! I remember getting in several years ago after the exhaustive college…