Our digital parent newsletter is published and distributed via email quarterly. It is designed to inform parents of growing university trends, college student development and their role as a parent of a college student. Articles are contributed by a number of individuals including faculty, staff, students and other parents!

Here you can find links to the current issue, New Family issue, and various other article archives. We also encourage you to share your feedback with us via bruinlink@support.ucla.edu


Current Issue

September 2017 Issue

Highlights from this issue include:

– Information regarding move-in weekend
– The brand new Bruin Family Insights webpage
– Bruin connections for Bruins at every stage
– Federal laws and student privacy


Issue Archive

VOLUME 1    |   2014-15

ISSUE 1 – Volunteer Day 2014; financial aid and scholarships; current parent tips; Greek life

ISSUE 2 – empty nest adjustment; student health resources; student perspective on getting involved; benefits of experiential learning

ISSUE 3 – Coffee Social Day recap; EDGE program; and a student spotlight on finding your ‘niche’

ISSUE 4 – moving off campus; Camp Kesem; ways for parents to get involved on campus

NEW PARENT ISSUE – things to know as you prepare for the Fall Quarter

VOLUME 2   |   2015-16

ISSUE 1 – Move-In Weekend activities; Bruin Resource Center supporting non-traditional students; facts on Greek Life

ISSUE 2 – tips for supporting your student long distance; post-graduate preparation programs; Coffee Social Day

ISSUE 3 – Coffee Social Day recap; student health departments; a graduated student’s reflection on preparing for life post-UCLA

ISSUE 4 – Parents’ Council; Commencement information; information on Summer Sessions

NEW FAMILY ISSUE – Welcome from the Parents’ Council Co-Chairs and information to help your family prepare to transition to college

VOLUME 3   |   2016-17

ISSUE 1 – True Bruin Welcome activities; the GRIT Program; Bruin Family Weekend information

ISSUE 2 – Faculty on the Hill; Coffee Social Day 2017; UCLA’s news outlets

ISSUE 3 – Webinar on building connections with faculty; Coffee Social Day 2017 recap; Commencement 2017 information and planning

ISSUE 4 – Parents’ Council; Commencement 2017 information; PFP Annual Survey; Summer Sessions; UCLA ONE networking

NEW FAMILY ISSUE – Welcome from the Parents’ Council Co-Chairs and information to help your family prepare to transition to college

VOLUME 4   |   2017-18

ISSUE 1 – Move-in weekend; Bruin Family Insights; Bruin Connections; Student privacy laws


Additional Articles