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 2016 Issue

Highlights from this issue include:

– Information on True Bruin Welcome Activites
– How your student may benefit from the GRIT program
– Important dates and deadlines for fall
– Bruin Family Weekend and staying connected to UCLA

Issue Archive

Vol. 1 Issue 1

September 2014

This issue includes a spotlight on a UCLA tradition; how Financial Aid & Scholarships work; tips from current parents; facts & figures behind UCLA’s fraternities and sororities.

Vol. 1 | Issue 4

May 2015

This Issue includes considerations if your student is looking to move off campus; UCLA’s student-run Camp Kesem; and ways family members can get involved on-campus.

November 2015

This issue includes tips for supporting your student long distance, programs targeted to help your student launch a successful career after graduation, and 7th Annual Coffee Social info.

New Family Issue 2016

This issue includes a welcome from the Parents’ Council Co-Chairs, as well as important dates and deadlines, campus resources, and articles to provide perspective on the transitioning your student to college.

Vol. 1 Issue 2

November 2014

This issue includes adjusting to the empty nest; student health resources; getting involved from a student’s perspective; and the top 5 benefits of experiential learning.

Vol. 1 | New Family

New Family Issue 2015

This issue includes important dates and deadlines, articles, campus resources, and ways for you and your student to get incolved as you preparate for the Fall Quarter.

February 2016

This issue includes photos from Coffee Socials, the departments that keep your student healthy, and a graduating senior shares what the journey has been like preparing for life after UCLA.

Vol. 1 | Issue 3

February 2015

This issue includes a recap of the 6th Annual Parent Coffee Socials; summer program for students looking to get an EDGE on the competition; and a student spotlight on finding one’s ‘niche’.

September 2015

This issue provides an overview of Move In Weekend activities, the Bruin Resource Center’s staff supporting UCLA’s non-traditional student populations, and facts on Greek Life.

May 2016

In this issue find out more about Parents’ Council and consider applying for next year, know what to expect at Commencement, and see what summer sessions might offer for your student.


Meet the Dean of Students

UCLA Dean of Students, Maria Blandizzi, provides and introduction and overview of how her office supports student and their families.

Building Student-Faculty Connections

Students can greatly benefit, both professionally and academically, from developing strong relationships with professors throughout their undergraduate career. Faculty, student and parent panelists share how.

Preparing for Life After UCLA

Whether your student has their sights set on landing their dream job or starting a graduate program, UCLA has resources to assist them in this process.

Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Bruin Community

Dr. LT Rease-Miles and Patricia Chau Nguyen share resources available students acclimate to UCLA.

Additional Articles