Bruinlink | September 2017
Move-in weekend is almost here! Parent and Family Programs has the information you need to make the weekend a success. Whether you have questions about the logistics of your student’s move-in time, what they should (or should not) bring, or what activities will happen during the weekend, we have you covered. Don’t forget to visit our information booths on The Hill while you’re on campus.
BRUIN FAMILY INSIGHTS
Bruin Family Insights is a YouTube Live monthly virtual discussion series focused on topics Bruin families want to know about the most. Visit the Bruin Family Insights webpage for upcoming discussion dates and topics.
BRUIN FAMILY WEEKEND
Save the date for Bruin Family Weekend, happening Oct. 20-22! Enjoy three memorable days with your student as you get a taste for campus life and take part in Bruin traditions. Registration opens at the end of September.
Federal laws and student privacy
Under federal law, college students are considered adults and parents’ rights to record access shift. Check out this article to understand what laws like FERPA and HIPAA are all about. Next, make sure you talk with your student about third-party access and what this will look like for your family. Leer en español.
The DACA Decision: Support for Parents & Families
The White House recently announced the decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over six months. This decision raises concerns for undocumented students across the country. If you or a family member are affected, click here for information on support and resources. Leer en español.
Sep. 18 | Financial Aid Disbursement
Sep. 20 | Fall BruinBill Due
Sep. 20 | UCSHIP waiver deadline
Sep. 20-23 | Move-In Weekend
Sep. 28 | Instruction Begins
Oct. 1 | 2018-19 FAFSA opens
Oct. 1 | Mandatory health requirement due
Oct. 13 | Study list official
Oct. 20-22 | Bruin Family Weekend
Could your student use GRIT?
The GRIT Peer Coaching program is committed to the development and well-being of the whole student. GRIT stands for guidance, resilience, integrity and transformation. In this program, your student will receive individualized support from trained peer coaches who provide a safe and supportive space in which your student can comfortably share issues, concerns, or life updates. This program is offered through the Bruin Resource Center.
More links for Parents and Families
We’re Social! Don’t forget to connect with us on the following social media platforms to stay up-to-date on events, activities, and resources for your student at UCLA, and share your UCLA spirit:
Bruins beach getaway
Bruins welcome at Orange County’s AAA Five Diamond-rated Monarch Beach Resort. Receive the Bruin special of up to 30% off your stay and enjoy oceanfront golf, an award-winning spa, oceanview dining and more.
Bruins go solar with SunPower
Going solar isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet. Bruins can receive a $500 rebate with the purchase or lease of a SunPower home solar system. Request a free estimate today.