Bruinlink | Summer 2020
The UCLA College’s 2020 commencement will kick off on June 12 with a virtual celebration. With actor George Takei ’60, M.A. ’64, confirmed as the ceremony’s alumni speaker and the opportunity for your Bruin to have a photo and message displayed on the commencement web page, this celebration will serve as the launch pad for recognizing the class of 2020. Celebrations will culminate in an in-person event during the 2020-21 academic year when it is once again safe to gather. Visit the commencement website to view all of the latest updates.
Looking for department-specific graduation details beyond The College? Click here to see updates for additional commencement-related activities.
Coming soon: Digital materials to celebrate your 2020 grad wherever you are in the world! Be on the lookout for an email delivery right to your inbox.
Create Your Own Bruin Experience
Applications for the 2020-21 Parents’ Council are open! Make a lasting impact on and off the UCLA campus by supporting students, families, and campus initiatives while enjoying opportunities to connect with students, campus administration and fellow Bruin families. Applications close July 31 so don’t delay, apply today.
A Letter from the Dean
Though COVID-19 has significantly disrupted the UCLA student experience, administrators are hard at work determining how best to support and engage students, while also keeping them safe. In this letter Dr. Maria Blandizzi, Dean for Students, shares about her work in recent months and what keeps her hopeful for the future.
Share Your Feedback
The Parent & Family Association aims to provide quality programs and services that meet the needs of all families. To support this commitment, we invite you to complete our annual survey and tell us how well our current support services meet your needs. The deadline to complete the 2019-20 survey is Wednesday, July 15.
For both graduating students and their families, career concerns abound amidst the uncertainty of a global pandemic. During our current job climate and beyond, the Alumni Association has resources to support you and your Bruin as you navigate your next steps.
May 25 | Memorial Day Holiday
June 8-12 | Final Exams
June 22 | Summer Session A
July 3 | Independence Day Holiday
(observed – university closed)
July 31 | Parents’ Council
August 3 | Summer Session C
Sept. 7 | Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 20 | Fall BruinBill due
Sept. 20 | UC SHIP waiver due
Sept. 28 | Fall quarter begins
Oct. 1 | Instruction begins
VIEW ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Finding Joy for 2020 Grads
The Class of 2020 has a unique challenge: How do you celebrate graduation when all of the anticipated traditions are no longer possible in their original form? In this article, Ellen Paris, Parent ’20, reflects on the challenges and joys of last two months as she and her daughter tried to find joy in unexpected circumstances.
Promoting A Positive
Research has shown that college students can be particularly susceptible to body image concerns or issues. To address this, UCLA Student Health Education & Promotion (SHEP) works to promote positive body attitudes through initiatives such as their annual Be You Festival.