Bucket List: Freshman Year

As the school year draws to a close, seniors in flowing graduation gowns can be seen all over campus, posing for graduation pictures. I can’t believe that my first year at UCLA is almost over (except for finals, bleh). As UCLA prepares to send off a fourth of its population off into the real world,…

Decisions Decisions…

Seeing groups of college tourists on campus through the last few weeks(Bruin Day!), I was reminded of the days I had to make the choice on which college I will attend. Being a haste decision-maker, I especially had a hard time making what then seemed like the most important decision of my life. I still…

Free Football Game Tickets?

Yes! Free football game tickets. UCLA is an awesome school and it has been giving out tickets to incoming freshmen and transfer students at the beginning of every year to let them enjoy some of the school events for free. Last year’s incoming students were able to go to the game for UCLA vs. Washington, in…

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,…

Back to the Beginning

  Hello all! It’s the beginning of the quarter again and Week 1 is in full swing. I want to start by saying I hope everyone had a great break. It was much needed and greatly appreciated, but now its time to get back to work. Over the next week, I’ll be focusing on my…

Fa la la la la Fall Quarter is over!

Winter quarter is right around the corner, which means that I survived my first quarter at UCLA. Congratulate me because it was a little rocky. New place. New job. New people. I’m definitely looking forward to next quarter. This time I’ll know what’s going on most of the time. The only thing I’m looking forward…

Welcome to Hogwarts

UCLA has been compared to the fictional school of wizardry numerous times. It’s a running joke among all the students, mainly because of its grand architecture (and because we’re so smart, just like Hermione). The original campus once consisted of just four buildings: Royce Hall, the Physics-Biology Building, the College Library (Powell Library), and the…

The Best Place to Study

So to begin, many exciting things have been happening during my first two weeks at UCLA. Of course Zero week was a blast, but now first week is here, and it’s time to get serious. Studying for college courses can be very different, depending on how well you studied in high school. Professors don’t just…

From an Incoming Freshman

Hey readers, my name is Kendal and I am a new blogger for the UCLA Life Blog. I’m a first-year student so I’ll be able to share all of my new experiences with you all as I adjust campus. It will be as if you’re right here with me =). Go Bruins! As an incoming…

Dorms!

By now I would guess that all y’all have gotten your dorm assignments. This post will be an introduction to: some background on dorms at UCLA the types of dorms we have and my next post will cover… meal plans roommates some of the cool things we have on the Hill my dorming experience Ok,…

Advice from a nonAdviser: An Essay

For all of you future, present, and past Bruins out there following this blog, and of course for all of you nonBruins who have a fantastically passionate admiration for UCLA and are thus following this blog, I write to you with advice. I know what you’re thinking, what could she possibly know that I don’t…

For incoming Freshmen: Things to do before you get to UCLA

Congratulations to the class of 2015! I’m sure you have been told this tons of times either from friends, family, teachers/counselors/principals or even strangers, but there is never too many congratulations, so I’m saying them anyways! It is August and school starts late next month. The date is soon approaching. As I prepare to return…