Dear Parents & Families,

We hope you enjoy the September issue of Bruinlink – our newsletter designed specifically for parents and families. The articles are a collaborative effort, written by staff, faculty, students and UCLA parents. Highlights in this edition include information about Financial Aid & Scholarships, 2014 Volunteer Day and Facts & Figures about Greek Life at UCLA .

Your student should have received their housing assignment and Move In date and time, now check out Housing’s article on What to Expect at Move In Weekend.

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– Office of Parent & Family Programs’ Team

Dad & son

Whether your are moving your student to UCLA for the first time or the fourth time, parents learn something new every year. Current UCLA parents share their words of wisdom, check out their tips and suggestions.


Parent & Family Matters

WEBSITE_volunteercenterVolunteer Day 2014: A UCLA Tradition entering its 6th Year

At UCLA, there are many ways for students to give back to the community. Asst. Director, Shannon Hickman, details some of the many exciting opportunities for students to get involved through UCLA’s Volunteer Center. Read more...
WEBSITE_Financialaid_BruinlinkFinancial Matters: How the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office Works for Your Family

Financial matters are on many families' minds as they enter the new academic year. Representatives from the Financial Aid and Scholarships office provide helpful tools and tips for financing your student's education. Read more...
WEBSITE_Greeklife_BruinlinkDemystifying Greek Life: The Facts and Figures Behind UCLA's Fraternities and Sororities

Representing 15% of the student population, fraternity and sorority members make up an integral part of the UCLA community. This article covers what membership entails for you and your student while also addressing some common myths and misnomers. Read more...