An Important Message for New Bruins and their Families

Please know that we have been carefully following all current information relating to Covid-19, how it will continue to impact the UCLA community, and how it will impact our New Student Orientation and New Parent & Family Orientation sessions. We share in your excitement for the chance to return to in-person activities as soon as it is safe to do so. However, UCLA has determined that all summer programming will be conducted using online technologies, and this includes our New Student Orientation and New Parent & Family Orientation sessions.

Despite these challenging times, we want you to know that we remain dedicated to providing you with the best orientation experience and welcoming you to UCLA. Also, as the campus returns more fully in the fall, we will be hosting in-person events as allowed per state and local guidelines – for both 2020 and 2021 students – so that they can share in the traditional experiences that we have provided in our programming before the pandemic.

We appreciate your understanding, and remain committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students and the Bruin community.

Please visit the UCLA Covid-19 website for more information and updates.


Dear Incoming Students and Family Members,

As one of the units that comprises the Division of Undergraduate Education, New Student & Transition Programs is designed to serve the educational planning, academic advising, matriculation, and adjustment needs of all entering UCLA undergraduates. Our goal is to ensure that all new UCLA students and their families begin their journeys at UCLA with a comprehensive, positive introduction to Bruin life.

The first step begins at orientation, where New Student Advisors provide an introduction to UCLA and its world-renowned academic programs, extensive services, and rich traditions.

Before that time, you will have several opportunities to engage with us in preparation for your orientation session:

  • In Spring, our New Student Advisors will be holding Bruin to Bruin sessions, small group discussions about important dates, deadlines, placement examinations, and much more. Students are welcome to ask our New Student Advisors any questions they have about UCLA.
  • After signing up for a New Student Orientation session, students will be sent a Preparing for New Student Orientation module that will provide information about UCLA’s academic programs, support services, campus involvement, and safety and health information. This will be your way to get ready for your session.
  • Beginning in May, we will be sending students a New Bruins Newsletter that includes articles of interest for new students, including getting involved, academics, and services.

The following pages on our site will provide you with more details about New Student Orientation, New Parent & Family Orientation, and the College Summer Institute. Please review the information here carefully, as it outlines important dates, costs, and other details for you, including when and how to sign up.

Please know that we remain committed to the health, safety, and education of our students and everyone in the UCLA community. We are also dedicated to making sure that new Bruins and their families are supported, informed, and thoroughly introduced to all that UCLA offers.

If you have any other questions about UCLA, including the wide range of academic programs and services here at UCLA, our advisors can assist you in getting the information you need and direct you on the next steps to take. Call us at (310) 206-6685 or email us through the MyUCLA Message Center (with UCLA login or without UCLA login).

Go Bruins!
Roxanne G. Neal
Assistant Dean
UCLA New Student & Transition Programs








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