Welcome New Bruins!

Welcome First Year Bruins! First Year Experience (FYE) is dedicated to equipping all first year students with the skills, tools, and knowledge supporting your transition to UCLA. Utilize this website as a resource as you navigate your first year as a Bruin so that you can be aware of the vast opportunities and support services available to you!


As a first-year Bruin, you may be feeling excited and a little bit overwhelmed about starting your academic journey here at UCLA. Don't worry, we are here to support you every step of the way!

At UCLA, we offer a range of academic resources specifically designed to help first-year students succeed. UCLA is committed to providing first-year students with the tools and resources necessary to achieve academic success. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources and reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to supporting you throughout your academic journey at UCLA!

Check out Amanda's tips and recommended resources to maximize your academic experience.

YOUR Academic Experience

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      Amanda Mrad (she/her) | UCLA '24

Social Life

College is not just about academics, but also about the social experiences and connections you make outside of the classroom. At UCLA, we offer a vibrant and diverse social scene, with plenty of opportunities to meet new people, try new things, and have fun!

Overall, UCLA offers a lively social scene that provides opportunities to connect with others, explore new interests, and create lasting memories. We encourage you to get involved and make the most of your time at UCLA!

Check out Kerry's tips and recommended resources to maximize your social experience.

YOUR Social Experience

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    Kerry Sempelsz (he/him) | UCLA '25

Bruin Spirit

As a Bruin, you are part of a proud and passionate community here at UCLA. Bruin Spirit is more than just a catchy phrase – it is a reflection of the pride, unity, and dedication that define the UCLA experience.

Overall, being a Bruin is about coming together as a community and demonstrating our pride and passion for UCLA. Whether it's through attending athletic events, participating in traditions, volunteering, getting involved in student government, or celebrating our diversity, there are many ways to show your Bruin Spirit and make the most of your time at UCLA!

Check out Pedro's tips and recommended resources to maximize your bruin experience.

YOUR Bruin Experience

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             Pedro Ochoa | UCLA '25


We believe that well-being is an essential part of student success, and we offer a variety of resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Overall, UCLA is committed to helping you prioritize your well-being so that you can thrive both academically and personally. We encourage you to take advantage of the resources available to you and to make your well-being a top priority during your time at UCLA.

Check out Kayla's tips and recommended resources to maximize your well-being experience.

YOUR Well-being Experience

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        Kayla Law (she/her) | UCLA '24

True Bruin Welcome Guides

Freshmen and First Year Transfer Students are invited to engage in a curated Welcome Experience to kickstart your UCLA journey! 

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