BTP Recommended Events

* We are currently working with the Daily Bruin on a "Transfer App" with a calendar that will be downloadable to your SmartPhone. It will list transfer events across campus, from many departments. Look for it in 2014!

Listed below are suggested transfer events from departments across campus. Also, scroll down for Student Affairs' *Departmental Schedules* for Spring 2014, from the Career Center, Recreation, the Undergraduate Library, AAP and more.

    Spring 2014 Bruin Transfer Calendar

    April 3


    Spring Activities Fair

    April 17


    Grand Opening of Powell Library Inquiry Labs

    Newly admitted students are welcome to attend!

    April 25


    15th Annual STOMP Transfer Conference

    STOMP (Student Transfer Opportunity and Mentor Program), along with Undergraduate Admissions, is bringing future Bruin Transfers to UCLA to aid community college students interested in transferring. If you are a newly accepted transfer, you are welcome to attend, too!  The plan is to empower future Bruin Transfers by providing key information that will make their community college experience productive, thus making them more competitive for admissions. Attendees to the Transfer Conference include many low income, first generation, and non-traditional students. Future Bruins: RSVP hereCurrent & Graduated Bruins: Click here to see who else is going, volunteer, and invite your community college friends to attend.

    May 1


    Transfer Appreciation Day from ORL

    Transfer Appreciation Day is a full day on The Hill that spreads awareness and encourages appreciation for the transfer student population at UCLA. Click above to RSVP!

    May 9


    Bruin Transfer Yield Day

    May 10


    UCLA Bruin Transfer Day

    You and your family are invited to come to UCLA from 1-5pm to ask your questions, take a tour, and get excited about Bruin Transfer success!

    May 16


    UCLA Spring Sing

    A UCLA tradition. Join the fun!

    May 22



    Tau Sigma Transfer Honors Society Induction Ceremony


    May 22



    Transfer Mixer & Networking Night


    May 24


    Jazz Reggae Festival at UCLA

    Another UCLA tradition. Enjoy it with friends and family!



    Transfer Graduation Dining Hall Dinner

    From donated 'swipes' from resident transfer students! Thanks for sharing!




    The Transfer Student Alliance student group

    will not be holding Transfer Graduation this year!



Add these quarterly extracurricular events to your calendar now:

Quarterly Exercise & Wellness Events:



Previous Transfer Events:

Fall Calendar, 2013

Transfer Den Camp

Want to know what it takes to be a Bruin? You’ll find out in this 3-day, optional overnight trip where you will bond with classmates transferring in and learn how to succeed boldly at UCLA

September 19-22

@ Camp River Glen

Transfer Transitions

Come learn everything you need to know about being a successful transfer student. Transfer student panels, specialty workshops, discussions about the transfer experience, study techniques, time management and Q&A

September 7


@ Bruin Resource Center

Transfer Transitions (Round 2)


September 13

True Bruin Welcome

Classes begin on Thursday September 26th, but the important introductions to campus begin the Sunday through Wednesday before. Familiarize yourself with the resources to make the most out of your experience (events highly recommended for transfer students listed below; see above link for full schedule)

September 22-27


Bruin Bash

This is the party that starts the year off right: with your peers, some hip hop, and some UCLA love. 2013 lineup includes Tyga & E-40. You only live once, so you might as well make it nasty.

September 22

6:30pm doors

8:00 pm show

@ Pauley Pavilion

Enormous Activities Fair

Campus involvement = transfer student success.

That especially means you, commuting students.

This is the one time all year that ALL campus student groups, departments, resources, study abroad agencies, frats & sororities, clubs, sport teams, etc. will be in one place for 4 hours. It should be called the Enormous Time Saver (you won't have to hunt them down individually to ask your questions, and you can compare groups on site). Take the day off from work for this one. It's worth it.

September 23


@ Royce Quad

Transfer T-Shirt Exchange and Tour

Transfer students can exchange a t-shirt from a previous school for a free UCLA t-shirt. Afterward, take a tour of campus and learn about UCLA's urban legends. Brought to you by New Student & Transition Programs

September 23

2 - 3:30pm

@ Bruin Bear

College Library Tour

Take a guided tour of the College Library in the historic Powell Library Building. Learn about the best places to study; see where you can get help with assignments, papers, and projects; and find out about other services and resources. One of the 10 most beautiful college libraries. Brought to you by the UCLA Library. Click here for the event website


September 23


& 1:30-2pm

@ Front steps of Powell Library Building

Tour & Orientation of the Young Research Library

Learn to use the library before you are assigned that 12 page research paper. You'll thank yourself when you're halfway through the fall quarter, taking midterms, still lost, and without the time


September 23

2 - 2:30pm

@ Research Library Portico

New Student Welcome

Transfers living off-campus: meet at Pauley Pavilion. Look for signs that say 'Transfer Students'. If you are living on-campus, you will attend with your residence hall 

September 23


@ Pauley Pavilion

Volunteer Day

More than 5,000 UCLA students will make a difference in the community in one day.  Commit to civic engagement from the beginning and make new transfer student friends.


September 24



Common Book Discussion: Pedro & Me

Discuss the UCLA Common Book with other transfer students, Community Ambassadors, and Student Affairs staff for a low-stress intellectual conversation. You received a copy of the book at Transfer Orientation, but if you didn't get a chance to get one, come to the Bruin Resource Center to pick up a free copy. If you live on-campus, you will discuss the book with your Residence Hall. Click here to RSVP if you live off-campus and want to join us for this thoughtful conversation

September 24


@ Bruin Resource Center

Transfer Welcome Reception

The official University welcome for you, your family & guests.  Guest speakers include Janina Montero, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Carina Salazar from AAP, Vanessa Luke from the BRC, Jesse Carrasco from Orientation, and Heather & Alan, current transfer students. Representatives from resources all across campus and transfer student groups will be present to answer your questions. Click here to RSVP. Light refreshments served

September 24


@ Covel Commons Grand Horizon Room

"Hire UCLA" Kickoff
The first recruitment and networking night of fall quarter. This event welcomes employers from a wide range of industries who are hiring for entry-level jobs as well as upcoming internships (summer, anyone?). Bruins from all majors are encouraged to explore their career interests and get a head start on active networking. Business attire recommended. See a current list of employers here. Brought to you by the UCLA Career Center. Download the flyer here

September 26


@ UCLA Career Center


Join other new Bruins to engage in recreation classes, sports tournaments, gaming zones, carnival activities, food, massages, prizes & more.  It’ll be active and fun, and a chance to use your smooth social skills and make some friends. Brought to you by UCLA Recreation

September 27


@ Wooden Center

Adjusting to the Quarter System Workshop

Come to this workshop to learn time management techniques, understand why we procrastinate, set quarterly goals and learn about how to handle the quarter system from transfer staff members, interns, and current students. Keep a calendar and keep up to date on assignments by breaking them down into 'doable' chunks

September 27

3-4 pm

@ Bruin Resource Center

Getting Connected at a Research University Workshop

Research, internships, leadership opportunities, study abroad, working on campus, creating a social group… where to begin? Find out how to narrow down and accomplish your college goals in 2 short years

October 4


@ Bruin Resource Center

Resume Day

Interested in having your resume critiqued by an active employer? We thought so! UCLA will be hosting an impressive group of UCLA recruiters to conduct one-on-one resume critiques with Bruins. The critiques will be on a first-come first- served basis, so plan to arrive early with a hard copy of your resume and dressed professionally. Click here for the current list of employers; download the flyer

October 10


@ UCLA Career Center, Second Floor, Room 200

At First Cite: Citation Strategies for Transfer Students

If you're not sure how to cite your sources, avoid making mistakes that could lead to allegations of plagiarism!  Unsure which citation style to use?  Most LS&A professors will accept APA, MLA, or Chicago styles, as long as you’re consistent (but always ask your professors if they have a preference)

October 18

2-3 pm

Lecture by author Judd Winick (of The Real World)

Judd Winick, author of Pedro & Me, the UCLA Common Book speaks to new students and the UCLA community about loss, friendship, and AIDS education

October 23


@ Royce Hall

Commuters Connect Workshop

Being a commuting student is difficult: juggling school responsibilities with the rest of your obligations, plus LA traffic, can be stressful and overwhelming. Come meet other commuters and skillshare on how to successfully get involved on campus and get the most out of your college years. Plus, meet other transfer students!


October 11

@ SAC Conference Rm 3

October Workshops

Oct 16

Oct ?

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@ Bruin Resource Center


UCLA Parent's Weekend

Show your folks, siblings, and/or chosen family how proud you are to be a Bruin. Send a 'Save the Date' to your family for November first through third and a link to the website: Only $65 per person for a 3-day lineup of events.

Transfer Student Family Workshop

Special transfer-specific workshop for the whole family with tips on how to encourage your Bruin Transfer to get the most out of UCLA

November 1-3

@ Dickson Plaza


Internship & Fellowship Night

Companies include Microsoft, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ross Stores, Target, and more. Don't wear flip flops: professional attire recommended

November 5


@ UCLA Career Center

Stress Management Workshop

You've got it, we can help

November 6


@ Bruin Resource Center

STEM transfer community*

Usually meets Thursdays 6-7pm in Math & Sciences, room 6201. On November 7th, they're having a big 'welcome new people' event: hosting a CAPS workshop about Time and Stress Management, especially for students who have just finished their first midterms! Get out and find your cohort!

(*STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering + Math)

November 7


Math & Sciences, room 6201


Winter 2014 Calendar:

Winter 2013 Calendar:

February 3

Transfer Student Honors Society

If you did well your first quarter at UCLA, you will be invited to the Tau Sigma national honors society! Join for life and get honors cords at graduation, a stamp on your diploma, and opportunities for leadership on UCLA’s campus with the premier transfer honors chapter

Bruin Resource Center & the Dean of Students

February 8


Transfer Pride Week meeting

Come plan your event, taking place across campus in spring 2013 and every subsequent quarter, making transfer success more visible, bringing you needed resources, celebrating community college experience, and connecting transfers together. Transfer Pride!

Bruin Resource Center

February 14


Workshop: Got Love? Romantic Relationships in College

Romantic relationships are an important part of the psycho-social development of college students. Find out how to attract your romantic interest, communicate your desires, and succeed in love!

Bruin Resource Center

February 19


Non-Profit Networking Night

Come make friends and meet employers who care about what they do! Sign up on BruinView.

Career Center

February 20


Workshop: Get involved on Campus

Want a better social group? Want to figure out how to form study groups, become a leader, get involved in student groups, or do research, study abroad or anything else that interests you? Come find out how!

Bruin Resource Center

February 22


Transfer Pride Week meeting

Come plan your event, taking place across campus in spring 2013 and every subsequent quarter, making transfer success more visible, bringing you needed resources, celebrating community college experience, and connecting transfers together. Transfer Pride!

Bruin Resource Center

February 12

Bruin Next Steps

You made it through first quarter: what can you do to become an even more successful transfer student? Brought to you by the New Students and Transition Programs

Covel Commons


Non-Profit and Government Open House

Come out for a fun recruitment-focused opportunity to network!

Career Center

February 28


Hip Hop Explosion!

Come out and dance with other transfer students at the culmination of Hip Hop month at UCLA.  The event will take over Ackerman Union at 8. Make it a priority to attend school social events to connect to your cohort. Go HAM with other transfers in the Grand Ballroom.
YOLO.  Brought to you by USAC, CAC, and the Hiphop Congress

Ackerman Grand Ballroom

March 8


Bruin Transfer Student Pride Week Planning Meeting

Come lend your voice with more than 10 departments from Student Affairs and hundreds of transfer students in the creation of this week-long series of events aimed at providing visibility, celebration, dialogue and resources for the transfer community!

Bruin Resource Center

March 7

All Day

Transfer Apprciation Day

TSA and USAC bring you a day of transfer-themed events. Don't miss out!

Covel Commons


March 19



Tau Sigma Transfer Honors Society

Planning Meeting

Ask questions from the student board of Tau Sigma, as well as representatives from the Dean of Students and Bruin Resource Center staff

Bruin Resource Center

March 19


Time Management and Study Skills Workshop

Come learn time management techniques and overcome procrastination from our transfer expert from the BRC. RSVP on facebook!

Bruin Resource Center

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