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…

Finding My Community on Campus

Hello future Bruins, I want to start by saying CONGRATS on getting into UCLA! Thinking back to when I was in your shoes, I remember my shock and excitement at reading my acceptance letter and looking forward to everything UCLA would have in store for me. I can’t wait to see you on campus! My…

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…

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…

Public Service Jobs & Internships

Hi everyone! My name is Armando Olea, and I’m a first-generation college student from San Diego, CA. I am double majoring in International Development Studies and Chicano Studies with a minor in Education. First and foremost, congratulations on your acceptance into UCLA! As a graduating senior, I am excited what the next four years have…

UCLA Academics: Engineering Beyond the Classroom

Hello hello! My name is Sarah Ciudad, and I am currently finishing up my 3rd year here at UCLA studying Civil Engineering. I’m originally from Vacaville, CA, but decided I wanted to switch up the scenery and move to Southern California for college. My experience here has been as fun and stretching as it has…

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…

A True Bruin Community from the Beginning

I first want to congratulate you on your acceptance to UCLA! All your hard work and dedication these last four years has paid off, and the exciting part is that it’s really just the beginning of an exciting journey. Wherever you choose to spend the next four years, you’ll form relationships and connections that will…