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Welcome Home On-Campus Housing In-Room ResourcE GUIDE

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make friends. have fun. find your place. take pride. UCLA True Bruin Welcome is an annual tradition at UCLA and inspires a sense of Bruin pride in first-year and returning students. Take part in the fun, informative, and supportive activities and programs in order to find your place, make friends, and share the True Bruin experience.

FRONT DESK SERVICES Your front desk provides many services. Here you can retrieve packages, ask for a key replacement, find the “lost and found� and ask general questions about getting around. The desk is staffed by students and all questions are welcomed! De Neve Plaza Front Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hedrick Court Front Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rieber Court Front Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sproul/Sunset Front Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

310-825-5451 310-825-2965 310-825-2275 310-825-2075

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for emergencies, dial 911 Emergency Information Hotline . . . . . 1-800-900-UCLA (8252) UCLA Police Department (UCPD) . . . . . . . . . . . . 310-825-1491 CSO Escort Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310-794-WALK (9255) Evening Van Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310-825-1493 Blue Emergency Response Phones connect immediately to the campus police. Find them located throughout campus and in the Residential Community.

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Emergency Procedures Be prepared for fire, earthquakes, and power outages.

get a kit with basic supplies and keep it in an accessible location. Visit for more information.

make a plan • k now your emergency routes, • create an Emergency Contact Card, and • know where potential hazards may be.

be informed • subscribe to BruinAlert, • call the Emergency Info Hotline, 1-800-900-UCLA (8252), and • tune to 1630am on or near campus only.


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in UCLA’s Residential Community

The True Bruin Respect program. UCLA is committed to maintaining a campus community that provides the strongest possible support for the intellectual and personal growth of all its members. Acts intended to create hostile climates that are directed at any of our campus members are unacceptable and have no place in our community. The True Bruin Respect program has been put in place to aid in responding to such acts.



What can you do? • B  e aware. Do not let anyone unknown to you enter a building or other area. Report any unusual person or behavior. • B  e secure. Room doors should be closed and locked when the room is unoccupied or when occupants are sleeping. • R  eport hostile climate incidents.

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in UCLA’s Residential Community


Your BruinCard will allow you entry into your community. Our 24-hour electronic access control system includes card readers at lobby entrances, elevators, and stairwell entrances that lead to living or restricted areas. All building exterior doors are locked and alarmed (except for those in Residential Suites). As an added precaution, Access Control staff monitors entrances to the Residence Halls in the late evening and early morning. Community Service Officers (CSOs) escorts are available to walk with students, faculty, staff or visitors 365 days a year from dusk until 1:00 a.m. between all campus buildings, local living areas or Westwood Village. Call 310-794-WALK (9255). Evening Van Service is a shuttle service operated by CSOs during the academic year under the direction of the UCPD. Hours are 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Ask at your front desk or call 310-825-1493 for more information.

Keeping our community safe is everyone’s responsibility.

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ORL supports your academic success!

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Looking for study spaces? Locate quiet spots in the residential community, elsewhere on campus and in Westwood at Academic Resources right next door. ORL partners with the Division of Undergraduate Education to house New Student & Transition Programs (NT&TP) and the Scholarship Resource Center on the second floor of Covel Commons at


Academic Resources

The Undergraduate Writing Center (UWC) in Rieber Hall, Room 115, provides free writing assistance to students and is managed by Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) who are fellow undergraduate students that are experienced and objective readers available to assist you. Visit

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Academic Resources

continued Computer Labs/Learning Centers. The three computer labs/learning centers located on the Hill are a great place to study and have computers, scanners, CD/DVD burning, and color printers. • D  elta Terrace is centrally located in Sunset Village across from Covel Commons. Call 310-206-0950. • De Neve Plaza Podium Building (Room 333) specializes in multimedia and video production software and equipment. Call 310-794-7492. • R  ieber Hall (Lobby Floor) especially supports group projects and collaboration. Call 310-206-2397. • Residents get 100 pages of free black and white printing per quarter at Faculty-In-Residence Program. Sponsored by ORL to promote mentoring relationships between residents and faculty members, the Faculty-in-Residence program is run by faculty members who live in UCLA’s Residence Halls and are committed to student development and success at UCLA. They believe one of the best ways to promote this development is to bring learning experiences into the living environment by providing both formal and informal resident-faculty interactions in the residential setting. To learn more about each faculty visit

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quality cuisine

is an award-winning program that is nationally recognized for its high quality cuisine, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative services. They offer a wide variety of menu choices, dining hours and meal plans. For a complete listing of dining facilities, hours of operation, menus, nutritional information and more visit

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Sustainable Dining Tips. UCLA Dining Services is committed to heightening its sustainability efforts through operational practices and food purchases. Here are ways you can contribute: • G  o trayless: Washing trays uses water and energy. Using a tray can also lead to piling on more food than needed. • C  hoose Organic: Eat local, in-season organic foods whenever possible. • B  e mindful of eating meat: Meat production uses much greater amounts of water and energy, with far greater greenhouse gas emissions.

Conserve Energy and Water. • Turn off lights, heating and air conditioning when you leave your room. • Turn off computers and other appliances when not in use. • Wash laundry in cold water or warm water instead of hot.

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The BruinGO program allows UCLA students and employees to travel on any bus operated by Santa Monica Big Blue (BBB) or Culver City Bus (CCB) at a subsidized rate.

get around town and save with BruinGo!

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• BruinGo Flash Pass. If you are (or would like to become) a regular rider on BBB and/or CCB, it is recommended that you purchase a Flash Pass, which allows you to ride any bus on either of these networks for an entire academic quarter for the low cost of $33. Flash passes are only sold online: • Co-Pay Option. If you are not a regular public transit rider, you can still ride Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver CityBus at a discounted rate. Either swipe your BruinCard (on BBB) or show your card to the driver (on CCB), and you’ll be able to ride for $0.50, half the regular fare.

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How do I get to LAX from campus? • T he Westwood FlyAway service departs every 60 minutes at the top of the hour in front of UCLA Parking Structure 2. It operates daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Visit • S uperShuttle is an alternative cost-effective shared-ride airport shuttle service, providing door-to-door ground transportation to LAX. Go to

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How do I get to Los Angeles Union Station from campus? • C  onnecting buses to Union Station (Amtrak, Metrolink Commuter Rail): From the southeast corner of Wilshire and Westwood, take Metro Rapid #720E to Wilshire and Western. Transfer to Metro Purple Line from Wilshire and Western to Union Station. Visit

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First Year Experience Goals are intended to support UCLA students, faculty and staff in working collaboratively to create the foundation for undergraduate success. Visit The Freshman 15 series, in collaboration with campus partners, provides first year students access to traditional and skills-based workshops that cover topics important to transitioning students including: student success/campus navigation, academic resources, research skills, health and wellness, financial literacy, and diversity/multicultural awareness. Go to

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The UCLA Common Book experience was created for all new undergraduate Bruins to come together to discuss the book and related issues during True Bruin Welcome; to build a community of intellectually-engaged learners; and to share and understand diverse perspectives in a respectful way. Visit Theme/Living Learning Communities provide students with an opportunity to share and explore academic and personal interests in a fully residential community at:


enhancing the UCLA student experience

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student jobs!


Enjoy the benefits of a student job in Housing, Dining or the Office of Residential Life! Competitive pay rates, flexible schedules, convenient work locations and promotional opportunities.

Are you interested in getting involved and making a difference? Do you want to have an impact in your residential community? Are you ready to make a difference on the Hill, the campus, and the Los Angeles community? The Office of Residential Life (ORL) is here to assist you in deciding which involvement opportunity is right for you. Develop leadership skills, meet fellow students with similar interests, and unlock your potential while complementing your studies with practical and applicable experiences.

For updates on available student jobs and how to apply, please visit us online at: • •

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Hill Government Representatives (HGRs) make up the cabinets of each residential community and represent their Residents Association in weekly meetings. They plan activities and collaborate with groups across the Hill and throughout campus. Visit hill-government-representative.

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Team Green is a student resident education and leadership program focused on sustainability. One representative from each residence hall acts as a green ambassador either as a Team Green Coordinators who participate in co-curricular education programs or as a Team Green Members who attend meetings and monitor sustainability operations in their individual communities

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The Student Conduct Council (SCC) is an organization of students dedicated to the on-campus housing conduct process, and responsible for promoting awareness of the Rules for Residents in the on-campus housing community; providing guidance to residents going through the ORL Conduct Process; and serve as a council of peers in hearing cases where students have requested their case to be heard or reviewed Volunteer Center. Your first stop to find out how to get involved and make an impact through community service


The On-Campus Housing Council (OCHC) is a body of student representatives from each Resident’s Association, as well as appointed Executive Board members. OCHC members represent students’ concerns to housing and dining professionals; organize all-Hill programs; and serve as a liaison between on-campus housing and other UCLA student organizations and campus offices

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Join us for games, prizes, free giveaways and more!

Join us on Saturday and Sunday during Move-In Weekend 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Sunset Village for the

Vendor Fair. Our corporate sponsors are selected by the Office of Residential Life and all demonstrate good business practices, and have a record of customer satisfaction. Their products and services enhance those provided by UCLA.


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