Apartment Life

The dorm experience was one of my favorite parts of freshman year, but eventually bruins feel the need to spread their wings and venture into the intimidating world of apartments. UCLA freshman are guaranteed three years of on campus housing, but many chose to move after their second or third year to apartments off campus….

Moving in

You know you’re in LA when you feel the surge of warm heat right when you open the car door. I finally arrived at UCLA last Saturday for move-in. It took nearly 6 hours from my hometown, Monterey, to get to Los Angeles by car. Before going to the campus my family stopped by Koreatown,…

Freshman Orientation

Looking back, the last few days went by in a blink of an eye. But it sure did not feel that way when I was in the midst of it. The hours of campus-touring, the scorching heat, and the endless nights socializing with friends made the freshman orientation draining and fun at the same time….

Dorm Dinner

In what is becoming a quarterly tradition, Bruin Ambassadors had their final meet of the quarter in De Neve Dining Hall. (Side note: Bruin Ambassadors is the undergraduate admissions program I work for). For those of us who no longer live on the hill, the younger ambassadors pull together enough swipes to feed all of…

Apartment Hunting in Westwood

As much as I love living in the dorms, I think it is time for a change. That is why my friends and I decided that we are going to move to an apartment next year. I have loved living in the dorms the last two years and I know I will miss it, but…

Super Sunday at UCLA

As a Bruin Ambassador, I often am asked the question about what life is like living away from home. I usually tell people that everyone’s experience is different, but that you quickly adjust and make UCLA your new home. A great example of this is when events that you are used to happening and experiencing…

Princeton Ly – Apartment Hunting

  Finals aside, one of the things you should be thinking about as a UCLA student is where you’re going to be living next year, and with who. The dorms are of course a great option, especially if you’re just a first year this year. I’ll tell you right now, having food at the swipe…

Baikus

  It is my last day of summer, and instead of being out drinking Starbucks (what I should be doing), I am indoors packing all of my entire everything into trash bags. It is my fault. I waited and procrastinated until all my packing got squeezed into this one day. So, to de-stress I am…

Moving into Westwood Village North

This past weekend, I moved into Westwood Village North, where a cluster of apartments have been in the area for some time now, to serve UCLA students who typically move out of the dorms after their second or third undergraduate year.  At UCLA, we don’t have to worry about moving off campus right away (some friends…

Charley’s summer vs. UCLA

Charley’s summer: 2.5 meals a day, one of which usually involved a scrambled egg and 2.5 of which most certainly included a tomato from the backyard 70% of daylight spent in bed watching Parks and Recreation / Family Guy / the entirety of Netflix Instant Watch moderate amounts of facial trauma (I had my wisdom…

For Freshmen: Getting to Know your Roommates AFTER Move In

I recently wrote a blog about getting to know your roommates BEFORE you actually live with them. Now, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get into the topics you deal with AFTER you move in and start living with your roommates. There is a saying that goes “You don’t really know a person until you…