Bruinlink | Spring 2021
Parent & Family Coffee Chats
Offered the second Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. PT and the fourth Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. PT, these drop-in office hour-style events provide a virtual space to ask questions, chat with the Parent & Family Association team and other UCLA staff, and connect with other Bruin families who may have similar questions.
While everyone is welcome to join (and come and go as you please!), we do ask that you register for the chats you would like to attend so that we can have an estimated number of attendees and plan accordingly.
Tax Season is Upon Us
Don’t forget to retrieve your 1098-T tax form! Click here to learn more about completing the form and how to access the website.
Virtual Parent & Family Town Hall
Register to join us on Thursday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. PT as we share COVID-19 vaccine updates and information.
Awkward! Talking with Your Student About Sexual Health
How do I broach the topic of sex with my student? Does my student have access to safe sex resources? While it may feel awkward, these questions are important. Register to join ‘sexperts’ Jenna Alarcon and Bella Viducich on Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. PT in a safe, fun and informative virtual event exclusively for UCLA parents. Attendees will learn the basics of sexual health and safety, and explore strategies for talking with your student about this topic.
Alumni Scholarships 2021
A new group of Bruins will soon join the UCLA family and you have an opportunity to help shape their future! The UCLA Alumni Association is recruiting reviewers to read and rank merit-based scholarship applications for newly admitted UCLA students. Register to read applications by Wednesday, March 10.
March 1-20 | UC SHIP waiver period
March 2 | FAFSA & DREAM Act
March 15-19 | Winter final exams
March 19 | Financial aid disbursement
March 20 | Spring BruinBill due
March 22-26 | Spring Break
March 26 | César Chávez holiday
March 29 | Spring instruction begins
April 9 | Study list official
April 23 | Last day to drop classes
May 31 | Memorial Day holiday
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From Incarceration to
Established in 2019 through the Bruin Resource Center (BRC), the Bruin Underground Scholars Program supports the educational pursuits of formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals. In this article, BRC Assistant Director Valeria Garcia shares the impact of the program and how Bruin families can support the program’s efforts.
Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center
During summer and fall 2020, the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative (Semel HCI) Center conducted a research study with students and staff to better understand the unique challenges the Bruin community is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here view the summary of their fall 2020 focus groups exploring how to support students during the pandemic.