2017-18 UCLA Common Book

UCLA’s Common Book program engages students in conversations around global citizenship and cultural competency. Each year, a new book serves as the centerpiece for campus events, course instruction and community discussion. The 2017-18 Common Book, “The Best We Could Do” by Thi Bui, follows Bui’s journey with her family from Vietnam during the 1970s. Bui’s gripping graphic novel explores the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family.

Parent & Family Programs recently hosted a special installment of Bruin Family Insights entitled “The Best We Could Do: A Common Book Discussion.” Watch the recorded discussion and provide feedback about the event by Friday, March 9 for the opportunity to win your own copy of “The Best We Could Do” by Thi Bui!

UCLA Alumni Grad Trip: Give the ultimate graduation gift with a trip to Europe.

Tax Season is Upon Us: Don’t forget to retrieve your 1098-T tax form.


Top Ten Reasons to Join UCLA ONE

UCLA ONE is a professional networking platform exclusive to the UCLA community where Bruins can connect online. Students can access career advice and resources, opportunities to network with Bruins in their desired professional field(s) and internship and job opportunities. Did you know that UCLA ONE is not just a resource for your student, but also for you? Take a look at the top ten reasons both you and your student should join the platform today!

March 2 | FAFSA & DREAM Act Application Deadlines

March 19-23 | Winter quarter final exams

March 20 | BruinBill due

March 20 | UCSHIP waiver deadline

March 23 | Financial Aid disbursement

March 26-30 | Spring Break

March 30 | César Chávez holiday

April 2 | Spring courses begin

April 13 | Study list official


The Value of an On-Campus Internship

There are many formative experiences available to students while in college that help them envision the professional they will be after graduating from UCLA. In this piece, senior Bruin Jennifer West reflects on her time as a student intern with Parent & Family Programs and how this role has not only benefited her professional development, but has also positively affected her family’s connection to UCLA.

More links for Parents and Families





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San Manuel Casino Presents George Lopez

George Lopez returns to the Inland Empire as San Manuel Casino proudly presents his one-night stand up performance on Friday, May 4 at Ontario’s Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tickets start at $50.


Bruin Branded Coffee

Java Partners invites you to enjoy free coffee up to 24 cups with the code UCLAFREE. Offer is good until March 18, 2018. A maximum of $9.95 shipping and handling applies.