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

Winter 2018 Issue

Highlights from this issue include:

– Winter 2018 important dates and deadlines
– 10th Annual Coffee Socials
– Article: UCLA Alumni Grad Trip 2019
– Bruin Family Insights


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

ISSUE 2 – Bruin finances; Coffee Social Day 2018; Connecting with your Bruin; UCLA alumni grad trip

ISSUE 3 – Common Book Program; UCLA ONE; On-Campus Internships; UCLA alumni grad trip

ISSUE 4 – Parents’ Council; Commencement 2018 information; PFP Annual Survey; Alumni Scholarships Program; End-of-Year Checklist

NEW FAMILY ISSUE – Welcome from the Parents’ Council Co-Chairs;Parents’ Council 2018-19 applications; Understanding UCLA acronyms and phrases; Everything to know about summer orientation

VOLUME 5   |   2018-19

ISSUE 1 – Move-In Weekend; Bruin Family Weekend; Bruin Family Book List; Important dates and deadlines

ISSUE 2 – Bruin Family Insights; Coffee Social Day 2019; UCLA alumni grad trip; Finals success strategies


Additional Articles