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New Parent & Family Orientation

Welcome to the UCLA community! It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Bruin Family and invite you to attend one of our New Parent & Family Orientation sessions this summer.

New Student Orientation is geared toward preparing new students for a successful transition to the UCLA campus. Part of that transition involves the encouragement and understanding of the family. So whether you are a parent, spouse, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling of a new UCLA student, you are part of a whole support process that will promote student success at UCLA.

The adjustments that face new UCLA students are varied and complex, with more academic demands in a new learning environment. Within this, students need to show greater personal independence and responsibility.

New Parent & Family Orientation is designed to provide information on: the factors leading to achievement at UCLA; the role of families in promoting student achievement; graduation requirements and curriculum alternatives; student services information; how students are advised regarding courses & campus involvement; the environment at UCLA.

New Parent & Family Orientation also provides you with the opportunity to meet with undergraduate student advisors and hear about their adjustments to UCLA, explore the campus, and meet UCLA faculty and administrators. I encourage you to attend New Parent & Family Orientation and take advantage of this chance to better understand what new UCLA students face. Please encourage the new UCLA student from your family to attend a New Student Orientation session as well.

As family members of a new UCLA Bruin, you must be very proud. It is a distinction that reflects upon not only the accomplishments of the student, but also upon your influence in guiding him/her to this part of life. It is our goal to have you continue to support your student’s academic success and personal development while at UCLA.

Roxanne Neal, Director
UCLA New Student & Transition Programs

 

SESSION DETAILS

New Parent & Family Orientation is a one-day session designed to meet the basic concerns of family members who are new to the UCLA community. The program will focus on answering your questions about the University and discussing your role as a support for your new university student.

The day will include: an opening address, presentations on UCLA‘s academic degree requirements and the faculty perspective, an introduction to the services and educational opportunities available at UCLA, a discussion on the transitional experiences of students and families, lectures with University staff and faculty, an information fair, an opportunity to learn about the campus, and tour of a residence hall facility. The activities will be led by student advisors. A light continental breakfast and catered lunch are included.

New Parent & Family Orientation session activities are held separately of the student session and coincide with the last day of the three-day First Year session. New Parent & Family Orientation begins at 8:00am and will end at approximately 5:30 pm (the same time your student will be ending their respective orientation session). New students should attend a New Student Orientation session.

Since time will be spent walking around campus, appropriate attire is recommended (e.g., comfortable walking shoes and clothing are suggested). For those unfamiliar with the area, summers in Los Angeles are usually warm and dry. However, we suggest you bring a light sweater for time spent indoors with air conditioning.

If you need assistance while attending an Orientation session due to a permanent or temporary disability, we will make every effort to accommodate you. If you would prefer an interpreter, we may have fluent speakers of Mandarin, Spanish, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Farsi, Bengali, Gujuraiti, and Amharic available. Please specify your needs in the appropriate section on the reservation form.

 

CHILDREN'S ORIENTATION

In order to make the New Parent & Family Orientation experience enjoyable for all family members, New Students & Transition Programs offers activities for children ages 5-17 as part of the scheduled day’s program. During New Parent & Family Orientation's adult presentations, advisors will engage the “Bruin children” in activities tailored to their interests.

Scheduled activities include: arts & crafts, UCLA trivia, lunch with parents, kids' tour & outdoor play, a visit to the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame, and an “I'm Going to College Workshop” for high school students.

If you plan to bring your children with you to New Parent & Family Orientation, please be sure to include their names and ages on your reservation. Parents who wish to have their children participate in the Children's Orientation session will be required to sign a waiver of liability at the beginning of the session.

 

DATES

Space in each Orientation session is limited and reservations are processed in the order received. While it is advantageous to place your reservation promptly, please make sure to read all session information thoroughly, so you understand fees, deadlines, and the cancellation policy.

Beginning May 3, 2016 at 3pm (PDT), you may sign up for an Orientation session via New Parent & Family Orientation Reservation System .

Do not make travel arrangements until you receive your online confirmation notice indicating the session for which you are scheduled. Please print this confirmation for your records.

SESSION NUMBER

DATES

LAST DATE TO SIGN UP WITHOUT A LATE FEE

Session 101

July 8

July 1

Session 102

July 14

July 7

Session 103

July 21

July 14

Session 104

July 28

July 21

Session 105

August 5

July 29

Session 106

August 10

August 3

Session 107

August 19

August 12

Session 108

August 24

August 17

Session 109

August 30

August 23

Session 110

September 2

August 26

Session 111

September 9

September 2


COSTS

New Parent & Family Orientation Session Fee - The current rate is $65 per person.

Children's Session Fee - $15* per child

*a person under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult

Please see lodging if you need to add one night to your stay.

Billing
Your New Parent & Family Orientation session fees will be billed to your student's UCLA Billing Statement. There is no payment necessary when you sign-up.

Billing for New Parent & Family Orientation will be done according to the following schedule:
All July sessions (101-104) will be billed in early August, with payment due in September.
All August sessions (105-109) will be billed in September, with payment due in October.
All September sessions (110-111) will be billed in late-September, with payment due in October.

Payments will only be accepted through the UCLA Billing Statement. Your student's Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) fee of $100 does not cover Orientation fees.

Failure to pay your Orientation fees by the billing deadlines will result in a $20 per month Student Accounting late charge and may result in a hold on your student's records.

 

HOW TO SIGN UP

Beginning May 3, 2016 at 3pm (PDT), you may sign up for an Orientation session via New Parent & Family Orientation Reservation System .

Do not make travel arrangements for your session until you receive your online confirmation notice indicating the session for which you are scheduled. Please print this confirmation for your records.

 

PARKING

Freeway Access to UCLA

Directions (arriving from the North): Take the 405 Freeway to Sunset Blvd. and exit going east. Take Sunset Blvd. east to Bellagio Drive (one light past Veteran Ave.) and turn right. Turn left at the second stop sign (De Neve Dr.) and continue past another stop sign (Sunset Canyon Recreation Center). The Sunset Village (SV) parking lot will be the next structure past the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center tennis courts on the right-hand side.


Directions (arriving from the South): Take the 405 Freeway to Wilshire Blvd. and exit going east. Turn left at Veteran Blvd. (the first light). Take Veteran until and ends at Sunset Blvd. and turn right. Immediately turn right to Bellagio Drive. Turn left at the second stop sign (De Neve Dr.) and continue past another stop sign (Sunset Canyon Recreation Center). The Sunset Village (SV) parking lot will be the next structure past the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center tennis courts on the right-hand side.


Parking is available for $12.00 per day in Lot Sunset Village (SV). Your parking permit may be obtained from a parking attendant at the entrance to Lot SV between 7:3 0 and 9:00 a.m. We suggest you affix your parking permit on your car immediately when you arrive. Should you arrive late, please proceed to the Information Booth on Westwood Blvd. (see Check-in map) to acquire the necessary permits. Please note that the current citation for parking in a lot without a valid permit or at an expired meter is $42.00.


Click on either of these MapQuest Interactive maps to see Los Angeles area maps and get custom directions from your location:

 

CHECK-IN LOCATION

Check-in for New Parent & Family Orientation is at 8:00 am on the Sunset Village Patio, adjacent to the Sunset Village parking structure. Both family and student sessions will end by approximately 5:30 pm.

Check-In Location and Campus Map

 

ON-CAMPUS AND LOCAL ACCOMODATIONS

We are pleased to offer parents and family members an opportunity to stay on campus while your student is attending New Student Orientation. Courtside Collection offers 100 hotel-quality rooms in the heart of UCLA's housing community. For more information, prices and availability please visit http://www.uclameetings.com/Accommodations/Courtside-Collection-1.aspx

In addition, we have provided a list of local hotels if you would like to stay in the West Los Angeles area.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Orientation Policy
Although it is our hope that all Orientation participants take advantage of everything offered at their session, we are not responsible if participants fail to attend or participate in any part of their session. If a student does not participate in all the events offered at Orientation, s/he may jeopardize proper academic advising and course enrollment.

Right to Privacy
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the Orientation Program protects the confidentiality of any student (age 18 or over) records. Access to a student’s Orientation records - including all financial records - will be given to that student only, unless the student has given consent. For more information visit www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/ferpa and http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/soc/ursa.htm