True Bruin Welcome

Be True. Be You.

September 21-28, 2017


A True Bruin like you deserves a proper reception! With over 50 events on campus, on the Hill, and in Westwood Village, True Bruin Welcome gives you a taste of everything UCLA has to offer.

Want to get more involved? Make new friends? Explore a new campus department? No matter what you’re curious about, you can find your answer at True Bruin Welcome.


Bruin Bash

Start off the beginning of the school year with UCLA’s most lit concert. Come witness the greatness that is Bruin Bash with your fellow Bruins! For ticket information check the event website. Doors open at 6pm the show starts at 7:30pm. Can’t catch the concert? Come by Sunset Recreation for an awesome night of music, food, and Wonder Woman!

Westwood Village Block Party

Enjoy an outdoor movie screening, a petting zoo, and a roller rink as KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe and Anthony Valadez spin records for the next generation of Optimists.

This Is Bruin Life

Your new life as a Bruin begins today. Featuring a live show produced by current students and alumni, along with welcoming remarks from Chancellor Gene Block and ASUCLA President Arielle Mokhtarzadeh.

Open Houses: Academic & Campus Departments

Academic and Campus departments will hosts open houses all week long. Click the link below to find a listing of all open houses and when/where they will take place.

Westside Welcome

Student Committee for the Arts and ASUCLA ars thrilled to announce the return of Westside Welcome (fka Bruin Dance Massive), a late night dance party featuring local LA DJs who are on the rise. Stay tuned for the line-up and info on how to RSVP.

13 Reasons Why Panel Discussion

Join us for a dynamic panel and discussion with the cast of 13 Reasons Why! We will be discussing the show, the cast, mental health, and questions from the audience. Meet and greet to follow immediately after the panel.

Enormous Activities Fair

All students are welcome to check out over 800 student groups and campus departments, get some food, and grab some swag. Your campus life starts here.

Sports Jamboree Presented by Wescom

Get in the game! With representatives from over 50 club teams, Sports Jamboree is an opportunity for all students to learn about the Intramural and Club Sports programs at UCLA. Job opportunities, food, music, and more!

SCA Presents: Arts in the Union

Join us in and around Ackerman and Kerckhoff to enjoy a showcase of student artists! Featuring student bands, acapella, dance, comedy, spoken word, dance, and visual art.

Champed Up! Athletics Rally

Join thousands of fellow Bruins as we kickoff the athletic year with this EPIC welcome event featuring special guest, cheerleaders, band, student-athlete appearances, games, and prizes. Giveaways: First 2,000 students get cell phone wallet, first 1,000 students get a Ralphs mystery value gift card, SNACKS for everyone, one lucky student will win a TCL TV, and MORE!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 21

Friday, September 22

Saturday, September 23

Sunday, September 24

Monday, September 25

Tuesday, September 26

Wednesday, September 27

Thursday, September 28