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

Fall 2020 Issue

Highlights from this issue include:

– UCLA community building resources
– Bruin Family Experience 2020
– Student health remote resources
– Fall quarter important dates and deadlines


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

VOLUME 2   |   2015-16

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

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

VOLUME 3   |   2016-17

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

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

VOLUME 4   |   2017-18

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

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

VOLUME 5   |   2018-19

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

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

ISSUE 3 – UCLA Alumni Day; Coffee Social Day 2019; Prioritizing college student mental health; 1098-T tax information

ISSUE 4 – Commencement 2019; Parents’ Council Applications; PFP Annual Survey; Finals De-Stress Tips

VOLUME 6   |   2019-20

NEW FAMILY ISSUE – Welcome from the Parents’ Council Co-Chairs; Parents’ Council 2019-20 applications; Understanding UCLA acronyms and phrases; Important dates and deadlines

ISSUE 1 – Move-in Weekend; Bruin Family Insights; Bruin Family Weekend; Important dates and deadlines

ISSUE 1 – International Family Edition – Move-in Weekend; Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars; Quick tips for international students; Important dates and deadlines

ISSUE 2 – Coffee Socials 2020; Bruin Family Insights; Dinners for 12 Strangers; STAND Program; Important dates and deadlines

ISSUE 3 – Coffee Socials 2020 Recap; Article: Parenting Across State Lines; Promoting Social Well-being; Important dates and deadlines

ISSUE 4 – Commencement 2020; Parents’ Council applications; Article: Finding Joy for 2020 Grads; A letter from the dean for students

VOLUME 7   |   2020-21

NEW FAMILY ISSUE – Welcome from the Parents’ Council Co-Chairs; New Bruin family resource page; Letter from the Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs; Important dates and deadlines

ISSUE 1 – UCLA  community building resources; Bruin Family Experience 2020; Student health remote resources; Important dates and deadlines


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