True Bruin Welcome September 24 - October 1, 2023Sep 24 - Oct 1, 2023

We are so excited to welcome all Bruins back to UCLA for fall 2023.

Whether you’re living on campus or studying from home, UCLA is here to help you enter your next stage of personal growth and academic success.

True Bruin Welcome has hundreds of events that will help you discover new communities, make lifelong friends, ignite your passions, uphold our traditions, and enjoy a taste of everything UCLA has to offer.


The full welcome week schedule with hundreds of events will be published in early September 2023. You can view last year’s schedule to get a sense of what is to come.

Day Date Time Event
Wed-Sun 9/20-24 University Housing Move-in
Sun 9/24 Commuter Student Welcome (1-3pm)
Sun 9/24 Chancellor’s Welcome (3-5pm)
Sun 9/24 Commuter Student Dinner(5-7pm)
Sun 9/24 Westwood Village Block Party (5-10pm)
Mon 9/25 Bruin Bash Rec Fest (12-4pm)
Mon 9/25 Bruin Bash (7-11pm)
Tue 9/26 Enormous Activities Fair (11am-3pm)
Tue 9/26 ChampedUp (3:30-5pm)
Tue 9/26 Transferpalooza (4-6pm)
Tue 9/26 Meet the Hill - ResHall Welcome (4-7pm)
Wed 9/27 Academic Open Houses
Wed 9/27 New Graduate Student Welcome (4-7pm)
Thu 9/28 First Day of Classes
Fri 9/29 UCLA Spirit Day
Sat 9/30 Volunteer Day

Browse Last Year’s Full Schedule

Illustration of UCLA welcome locations and themes like the westwood village theater, john wooden statue, the bruin bear, and pom poms