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Campus Life

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Plan a visit to see why Bruins old and new say attending UCLA is a life-changing experience. As a UCLA student, you are part of a community built around breathtaking scenery, convenient housing, renowned dining, state-of-the-art resources, diverse social life and more. It’s all on campus waiting to be explored.

Campus Environment

Designed as a “college in a garden,” the 419-acre Westwood campus sprawls across the Santa Monica Mountain foothills and south into the Los Angeles basin. You might wonder if every building, bench and path has a story to tell. Chances are, they do.

Stand where MLK Jr. gave his “Segregation Must Die” speech at the base of Janss Steps. Marvel at the red brick Romanesque Revival architecture of Powell Library, where Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451. Stroll past 16 different recreation centers, the playgrounds for Olympic medalists and mere mortals alike. And don’t forget to stop for a selfie at the birthplace of the Internet.

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Housing and Dining

It’s no wonder that more than 98 percent of first-year undergrads choose to live in the residence halls — life on the Hill means you’re a short walk from classes and everything else that campus has to offer. From the more than 5,000 annual events and relaxing sunset vistas to cutting-edge study spaces and palm tree studded terraces, it won’t take you long to find your own happy place.

When it’s time to eat, you have options. Taste, quality, healthy choices, sustainability, dietary restrictions and considerations all top the list, making this food scene the nation’s best. Look no further than this list to find your next meal.

Housing Dining

Clubs, Organizations and Recreation

Because students come from all over the globe and all walks of life, you’re bound to make new friends, find inspiration and maybe even change the world.

What will you do together? With more than 1,000 clubs and student organizations, this campus has a history of building community. Following are just a few of the many areas our students enjoy exploring:

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Culture and Identity
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • The Arts
  • Student Government
  • Volunteering
Clubs, Organizations and Recreation
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Student Health

Your health and happiness are essential to the successful attainment of your educational goals. In support of your growth, the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center (The Ashe Center) provides high-quality health and wellness services, rendered with kindness by dedicated professionals.

  • Primary Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Immunizations
  • Travel Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Radiology and Laboratory
  • Acupuncture

Accessibility is key. Students can schedule appointments online and share secure messages with primary care providers. And there are other resources, too, like a 24/7 nurse line and safety escorts from dusk until 1 a.m.

The Ashe Center

Students with Dependent Children Program

The Students with Dependent Children (SwD) Program within the Bruin Resource Center offers support to UCLA undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have taken on the role of parent, guardian, or caregiver and have continued their academic careers. Through partnerships with parenting student organizations at UCLA, the SwD Program can direct students with dependents to organizations and resources that would support scholars and their families throughout their educational journey.

Visit the Students with Dependents Program
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Career Center

Immerse yourself in the pulse of Bruin life with a job on campus. Or set your sights on the Los Angeles job market and beyond with a competitive career plan. You can do either, or both, while exploring a cache of guidance and opportunity from the Career Center.

Career Center