Welcome, New Bruin Transfers!

Dear Newly Admitted Bruin Transfers, Congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA! On behalf the Transfer Student Center, we are thrilled to welcome you to UCLA. We appreciate and applaud your hard work and dedication to your academic endeavors. Admission into UCLA is an incredible accomplishment and we are so excited to watch you thrive as…

The Optimists: Kevin Brown

Have you met the UCLA Optimists? Over the next several months, the Bruin Blog will be highlighting our student Optimists. These current UCLA undergraduates will give you insight into the application process and tips, student life and culture, and what it means to be a Bruin. As a first-generation nontraditional college student, going to a four-year university…

Keeping It ‘K’

I’m a recent UCLA transfer student from UC Santa Cruz. Amongst the forest and mountainous climate, UC Santa Cruz isn’t as different as UCLA due to their equal pride in community service. At UC Santa Cruz, I along with a group of undergraduate students began the first chapter of Camp Kesem at UC Santa Cruz…

You’re Becoming a Bruin!

This past weekend, one of my best friends came home from a volunteer program in China. I hadn’t seen her in 5 months and it was good to see her face again and hear her voice. We had quite a bit to talk about–mainly her admission to UCLA as a transfer student! We are both…

Welcome, Summer!!

It was a memorable week at UCLA.  Finals week was filled with many people studying late into the night; luckily, I was not one of these people.  I was able to finish early and spent Finals week relaxing and slowly moving out of my dorm.  It’s hard to imagine that it was only a mere…