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…

A Guide to Getting Involved at UCLA

Hi everyone and welcome to UCLA! YOU DID IT!!! My name is Claire Glendening and I am a 4th year Math/Economics major with a specialization in computing. I was born and have spent most of my life in New York City, but I have also lived in Virginia and Connecticut. Moving across the country was…

Transitioning to UCLA

Hi prospective and incoming Bruins! Congrats and welcome to UCLA – we’re so excited to have you join our transfer community. My name is Maxine Zhao and I’m currently in my last quarter at UCLA, about to graduate. I’m double majoring in Political Science and Communications and am originally from northern California, where I transferred…

UCLAtHome

Hey everybody! My name is Brandon Washington.  I am a first year transfer here at UCLA from Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.  I grew up in Los Angeles County so I, like many others, envisioned myself attending universities like UCLA or USC.  I was ecstatic when I received my acceptance letter and learned that I…