Coffee Socials 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 9 UCLA parents, families and alumni across the globe will gather to share in their Bruin spirit for Coffee Socials 2019. Coffee Socials are small, informal gatherings held at neighborhood coffee shops and hosted by a current UCLA parent or family member. This year marks a special occassion as we celebrate ten years of community and coffee! Volunteer to host a social in your area or save the date to attend one near you. We look forward to #BruinSomeCoffee with you!

Learn more about Coffee Socials.

Dinners for 12 Strangers

Participate in a 51-year-old UCLA tradition which brings together 4,000 Bruins around the world to enjoy good food and great conversation. For more information visit the Dinners for 12 Strangers website.

UCLA Alumni Grad Trip

Is your Bruin graduating this spring? Give the ultimate graduation gift with a trip to Europe. In this article, UCLA Alumni Travel assistant director Suz Park ’10 shares why the June 2019 departure will be the best trip to date.

Bruin Family Insights

Bruin Family Insights is a YouTube Live virtual discussion series focused on topics Bruin families want to know about the most. These virtual discussions provide the opportunity for you to virtually interact with UCLA students, staff, faculty and administrators. From campus safety to communicating with your Bruin while they’re home for break, there’s sure to be a topic of interest to you and your family.

Visit the Bruin Family Insights wepage to view the archive of recorded discussions and register for our next discussion “UCLA Legislative Advocacy,” taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. PST.

Dec. 1-20 | UC SHIP waiver period

Dec. 1-20 | BruinPay plan enrollment

Dec. 10-14 | Fall quarter final exams

Dec. 15 – Jan. 6 | Winter holiday

Dec. 20 | Winter BruinBill due

Jan. 3 | Financial aid disbursement

Jan. 4 | Registrar drop date

Jan. 7 | Winter courses begin

Jan. 18 | Study list deadline

Jan. 21 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 18 | Presidents’ Day


FInals Survival Strategies

It’s nearly time for finals and your Bruin is likely gearing up for this often stressful time in their academic career. In this article you’ll find great tips and tricks for talking with your student about making a game plan for a successful (and less stressful) finals week. From strategizing to building in time for self-care, there are a number of great suggestions that may benefit your Bruin.

More links for Parents and Families





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It’s Good to Be Gold

“My Gold Membership connected me with a network of like-minded Bruins and jumpstarted my career. As a recent graduate, this immediate connection with other Alumni Association members encouraged me to confidently pursue my goals.” – Manjari Daniel ’18, UCLA Alumni Association Gold Member

Help Your Bruin Build Credit

Wescom URB-E Loan can help your college student build their credit and easily get around campus. Act as a co-signer and we’ll loan your Bruin the purchase amount of their URB-E to pay back in convenient, fixed monthly payments. For details, click here.