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UCLA First Year Experience

Your Home Away From Home

As a first year Bruin, you will become a part of a large, diverse and active community at UCLA. It may seem intimidating at first to find your way around such a big campus, but rest assured, there is a community here for you, and FYE is here to help you find your home away from home. This page will help you get involved with identity-based resources and organizations, participate in service opportunities, and connect with student organizations.

Join Student Orgs

There are over 1,000 student organizations on campus! All student organizations are advised through the Main Office of Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement (SOLE). Visit the SOLE website to explore potential organizations to join once you are on campus.

During True Bruin Welcome, you will have to opportunity to learn more in-depth about all student organizations at the Enormous Activities Fair. This will be your chance to sign up for email listservs, talk to current club members, and discover organizations that speak to your own interests and passions.

Bruin Resource Center

The Bruin Resource Center serves all UCLA students, with a particular focus on:

The BRC also offers programs that promote holistic development and education of the student and the larger campus community.

UCLA Athletics

Show your Bruin Pride by cheering on UCLA athletic teams! Purchase the Den Pass to attend every Football game and up to 18 Men's Basketball home games!

All new UCLA students are invited to attend a UCLA Football game for free. If you are an incoming freshmen, transfer or graduate student to UCLA in the Fall of 2016 you are eligible to receive one free student ticket!

Community Programs Office (CPO)

The Community Programs Office is UCLA’s cross-cultural center that aims to build and nurture an inclusive and diverse community of scholars and leaders who are committed to giving back to historically marginalized communities. Programs include student-initiated, student-run outreach, service and retention.

The LGBT Campus Resource Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center at UCLA offers a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. The LGBT Center offers weekly workshops, support groups, counseling, ally training, and more.

Volunteer Center

Looking to give back to the community and expand your Bruin network? The UCLA Volunteer Center coordinates service activities on campus and throughout Greater Los Angeles to inspire members of the extended UCLA family to give of their time and talent. Both one-time and ongoing events are available to UCLA students throughout the year.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Jerry Kang, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion upholds the mission to build equity, for all.

The office works with student, staff and faculty in areas of community engagement, prevention and compliance, research and policy, and advice and counsel.

Intergroup Relations

Alliance through Intergroup Dialogue (AID) is a peer-based diversity education leadership program run by the Intergroup Relations Program. AID members develop programs that promote dialogue outside the classroom, throughout campus, and in the community. AID also strives to raise awareness of the diverse social identities of UCLA students and the power dynamics of privilege and oppression that accompany them.