First Year Experience
As a unit of the Office of Residential Life (ORL), the mission of First Year, Transfer & Continuing Student Programs (FYTCSP) is to support the academic mission of the University, cultivate safe environments, encourage personal growth, foster social responsibility and develop leaders for/in all new and continuing Bruins. In service to this mission, FYTCSP will:
- Serve as a one-stop-shop for campus resources, programming, and information for first year, transfer, and continuing students.
- Facilitate partnerships and linkages between ORL, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Education, the Graduate Division, Colleges, Schools, Professional Schools, External Affairs, and other primary stakeholders.
- Establish year-specific experiences in line with leading best practices and within the framework of ORL’s Core 5 and UCLA’s True Bruin Values and Principles of Community (i.e. first year experience, second year experience, transfer year experience, etc.).Each of these experiences will follow the outline of the Student Experience Mission including: growth of intellectual and academic competencies, progressive growth of interpersonal skills, identity exploration and development, decision making skills relevant to major and career, progressive growth of self-management skills, multicultural competence, commitment to responsibilities as citizens in a democratic society, and the ability to identify/seek/utilize campus resources.
- Foster overall student success through the synthesis of FYTCSP, ORL, Division of Student Affairs and University goals via intentional programming.