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Congratulations, LatinX Bruins!

We congratulate you on your acceptance to UCLA! 

Your journey as a Bruin has only begun! 

The Latinx Admit Weekend invites you and your family to our annual Latinx Admit Weekend summit. We aim to support all Latinx Admits in their decision to attend UCLA through workshops, keynote speakers, and networking. Make sure you RSVP to one of the most popular events of the student transition process. 

Come dream with us!

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I was already SIR’d (registered) to go to UC Berkeley but I just went to the weekend to check it out as I had nothing else to do. I realized how much better UCLA was compared to UC Berkeley - at UCLA the Latinx community was so present and welcoming to me and I did not feel that at UC Berkeley. This weekend basically convinced me to unregister from the school I had committed to already. If that does not tell you how powerful Latinx Admit Weekend and the community at UCLA are, I do not know what will.

Alma, 2017

Even though I was not able to attend my Latinx Admit Weekend back in 2019, I remember interacting with the instagram account. Their posts and level of interaction made me feel welcomed, even if it was from afar. Having a strong sense of community was the biggest reason why this organization was the first one I joined as a first year, and the one I have continued to be involved in all four years. The Latinx Admit Weekend has provided me with everything I could have ever wished for - friends, networking opportunities, and family - and I am eternally grateful for this organization! <3

Cindy, 2019

One particular thing I remember from the CPP professor who was our Keynote speaker was when he spoke about being a minority student and facing impostor syndrome. UCLA in particular has an unmistakable brick facade. He told us that when we feel out of place to look at the bricks and know that while we are the first generation in our lineage to attend as students, it was our ancestors (Native American, Chicanx, and Latinx laborers and artisans) who made and laid those bricks. It wasn't built for us but it was built by us and we can continue the trend of hard work.

Micaela, 2020

My favorite memory was how supportive and lit the side chat box was. It definitely helped me feel more enthusiastic and excited to become a Bruin, and reassured me that despite entering university during a pandemic, there are lots of other Latinx freshmen out there who are just as energized as I am.

Amy, 2020

When I got accepted to UCLA while being homeless one of the chairs of the committee really helped me oversee my financial situation so that I could be okay to attend UCLA. I am so grateful for the admit weekend. I found community, and trust, and felt that everything was going to be okay in the end. I'm now a part of the committee in hopes that I can offer the same comfort that was provided to me. 

Aaliyah, 2020

Although my admit weekend was online, it had a significant impact on my decision to attend UCLA, seeing the representation at UCLA and finding my literal roommate/college bestie was my favorite part of the admit weekend and I wouldn't change anything about it.   

Joanna, 2021

When I found out about the Latinx Admit Weekend, I was set in my decision to attend UCI. Even though UCLA was my dream school, UCI was offering more scholarship money. Like many of my first-gen peers, money played a major role in my decision. Through the weekend, however, I was able to learn about all of the different financial aid resources and services available to UCLA students. I even had a committee member go over my financial aid letter with me and help me understand what I would really be paying. More than that, though, the weekend introduced me to parts of UCLA that you don't see that often. Through this event, I saw my culture and my community. The connection I felt with the students and the school was so deep that I changed my mind and decided to SIR to UCLA. Since then, I have become part of the LxAW organization, and it has hands down been the most rewarding part of my UCLA experience so far. I love this organization and everything it has done for me and for other students like me.

Luisa, 2021

When I was deciding on what school I wanted to attend, one of the most important aspects I considered was if they showed genuine interest in me. When I attended the Latinx Admit Weekend, I felt understood by the committee members and felt like the school genuinely wanted me to be a part of the student body. Going to the weekend exposed me to all the organizations on campus that encapsulated both my interests and my culture. Even though the event was online, it was incredibly empowering and made me feel like I deserved to be a bruin. Ultimately, it was the Latinx Admit Weekend that led me to commit to UCLA and it was the best decision I could have made.

Frida, 2021

When I got accepted to UCLA, I was surprised and unsure about what it meant to attend a four-year university. Coming to this weekend as a high school senior, I learned all about the Latinx community, campus resources, academic life, got firsthand advice from current UCLA students, and got to talk to an Alumni during the Networking Dinner who introduced me to AAP's Freshman Summer Program (a wonderful introduction to the quarter system and a perfect way to get used to all things college!!). I am so grateful for the Weekend for having allowed me to gain an expectation of what college is really like, and to prepare myself and look forward to my first quarter! The Latinx Admit Weekend is an inspiring event for prospective Bruins who are unsure or eager to learn more about life at UCLA!

Priscila, 2022

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