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UCLA First Year Experience

Bruins come to UCLA from near and far, and every year our out-of-state students travel miles in planes, trains, buses, and cars to attend UCLA. Out-of-state students at UCLA represent every region in the country, including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest, and Non-contiguous regions. Moving across the country can be an intimidating experience, but there are resources and programs dedicated to helping you find your community at UCLA.

Our mission in FYE is to bring awareness to the out-of-state population at UCLA and ensure students find their home away from home. We want our out-of-state students to feel like Bruins, regardless of where your home state is and even though UCLA may at times feel foreign. First Year Experience is dedicated to equipping you with the tools, knowledge, and tips you need to be successful at UCLA. We host events for out-of-state students, connect students to resources, and support the Out of State Student Association (OSSA).

About OSSA

The Out of State Student Association (OSSA) is a student organization here to provide peer-to-peer connection and community between OOS Bruins.


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Social Media

All engagements and meetings with OSSA are held remotely for the 2020-2021 school year. Stay connected with OSSA through their social media platforms!

This page is under construction. Please return Spring 2021 for more updates!

OOS Resources

Explore LA

Natural History Museum: Virtual Tours (scroll down for virtual tours of the dinosaur room and tar pits)

MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art): Virtual Tours

Watts Towers

Hollyhock House (Frank Lloyd Wright)

The Getty: Online Art Exhibitions

LACMA: Short Films and Documentaries

Craft & Folk Art Museum: Explore Exhibitions

Museum of Latin American Art

LA Zoo

DiscoverLA: Daily LA Sunset Broadcast evening

DiscoverLA: Events

Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

The Dashew Center is the place where domestic and international students and scholars meet! The center enhances the UCLA experience for international students and scholars with multicultural programs and services.

The Dashew Center also provides visa services for newly admitted international students and serves as a resource and learning center for the entire UCLA community to promote global connection, international understanding and cultural sensitivity.