201 Covel Commons, Los Angeles, CA 90095   |   (310) 206-6685   |   newstudents@college.ucla.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

PARKING

First Year Students
Due to construction around the residence halls, students will need to park on the east side of campus in Parking Lot 3. Shuttles will be provided to New Student Orientation check-in.

Parking is $12.00 per day. Three-day permits ($36 total, cash) will be sold at the entrance of Parking Lot 3 from 7:00 am - 9:00 am. Permits are required to park on campus and failure to display a permit will result in a parking citation. (Citations currently are a $50 penalty)

Those arriving after 9:00 am will need to call our office at (310) 206-6685 when they arrive at Lot 3 so New Student Orientation staff can assist them in obtaining parking permits and transportation to check-in.

Parents dropping off their students will also be directed to Parking Lot 3. If you are dropping off only, you will not need to purchase a parking permit.

Attendants will provide directions to shuttles and students should bring everything they will need for Orientation with them.

Directions to Parking Lot 3 (from the 405):

Shuttles will run from Lot 3 and will drop students off at Rieber Hall. Students should check into their rooms, drop off their luggage and then proceed to Covel Commons to check into New Student Orientation.

Orientation check-in for First Year students begins in front of Covel Commons.

Click here for a map of the First Year Check-in location

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students will be parking in Parking Lot 3 for New Student Orientation. Parking permits are $12 for the day (cash). All vehicles are required to have a permit or will be subject to citation. (Citations currently are a $50 penalty)

Directions to Parking Lot 3 (from the 405):

There will be signs directing you from Parking Lot 3 to check-in at Royce Hall, which begins at 7:30 am. At the end of the day, shuttles are provided to take you from Rieber Terrace back to Parking Lot 3.

Orientation check-in for transfer students is at Royce Quad, which is not directly accessible by car.

Click here for a map of the Transfer Check-in location

 

DIRECTIONS TO UCLA

Freeway Access to UCLA

Directions (arriving from the North): Take the 405 Freeway to Sunset Blvd. and exit going east. Take Sunset Blvd. east to Bellagio Drive (one light past Veteran Ave.) and turn right. Turn left at the first stop sign (De Neve Dr.) and continue past a second stop sign (Sunset Canyon Recreation Center). The Sunset Village (SV) parking lot will be just past the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on the right-hand side.

Directions (arriving from the South): Take the 405 Freeway to Wilshire Blvd. and exit going east. Turn left at Veteran Blvd. (the first light). Take Veteran until and ends at Sunset Blvd. and turn right. Immediately turn right to Bellagio Drive. Turn left at the first stop sign (De Neve Dr.) and continue past a second stop sign (Sunset Canyon Recreation Center). The Sunset Village (SV) parking lot will be just past the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on the right-hand side.

Click on either of these MapQuest Interactive maps to see Los Angeles area maps and get custom directions from your location:

 

EARLY ARRIVAL

First Year Students

If you are arriving the night before your session and need to park, please proceed to Parking Lot 11. You can purchase 4 one-day permits from the front desk at Rieber Hall for $44 (cash required). You will then need to place the permits on the windshield inside your vehicle.

If you are being dropped off for early arrival to your session, you can be dropped off outside of Rieber Hall (street address: 310 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095).

Your rooms will be available at 8:00 pm. If you arrive earlier than that, you may store your luggage at the front desk or in our office, located in 201 Covel Commons.

Transfer Students

If you are arriving the night before your session and need to park, please proceed to Parking Lot 11. You can purchase 2 one-day permits from the front desk at Rieber Hall for $22 (cash required). You will then need to place the permits on the windshield inside your vehicle.

If you are being dropped off for early arrival to your session, you can be dropped off outside of Rieber Hall (street address: 310 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095).

Early arrival activities begin at 6:30 pm. If you arrive earlier than that, you may store your luggage at the front desk or in our office, located in 201 Covel Commons.

 

ARRIVAL TIME

First Year Students

Check-in begins at 7:45 am.

All students attending New Student Orientation will be expected to arrive no later than 10:00 am on the first day of the session.  If you are not here by 10:00 am, your enrollment in that session will be cancelled and you will be responsible for all fees. 

Attendance at all presentations and advising sessions are required for enrollment in your Fall Quarter classes. 

Check-in will take place outside of Covel Commons

After you have checked into Rieber Terrace and dropped your luggage off in your room, you will want to walk down to Sproul Hall to check into Orientation. There will be staff members available to help you find the location.

Click here for a map of the First Year Check-in location

 

Transfer Students

Check in begins at 7:30 am* and begins with an introduction to the UCLA community, the degree requirements that you will need to complete, and important information about registration and enrollment.

All students attending New Student Orientation will be expected to arrive no later than 10:00 am on the first day of the session.  If you are not here by 10:00 am, your enrollment in that session will be cancelled and you will be responsible for all fees. 

Attendance at all presentations and advising sessions are required for enrollment in your Fall Quarter classes. 

Orientation check-in for transfer students is at Royce Quad, which is not directly accessible by car.

Click here for a map of the Transfer Check-in location

 

THINGS TO BRING


IMPORTANT: Admissions must receive copies of your final official transcripts by July 15, 2014.

 

LOCAL ACCOMODATIONS

If you want to arrive the night before the session begins, and you have not already signed up to do so, please call us as soon as possible at (310) 206-6685. Also, although accomodations are included in First Year session fees, family members who wish to accompany students to the Los Angeles area during New Student Orientation may want to check a listing of local accommodations.

 

BRUINCARD

To get a BruinCard, you will need to submit a signed BruinCard Terms & Conditions form and submit a passport quality photo. Follow the steps below to apply for your BruinCard.

We only accept photo with a white background (i.e. passport photo) and high resolution. We DO NOT accept photos with hats, sunglasses, bandanas, colored backgrounds, and profiled pictures. Please view here for samples of acceptable and non-acceptable photos.

 

HOW TO BE PART OF NSTP STAFF

Being a part of the New Student & Transition Programs staff is a big commitment with great rewards! Whether you are a part of Team Blue or Team Gold, you have the potential to help new students make a successful transition to UCLA. As a new student’s first impression of UCLA, you can instill Bruin pride, motivate for the road ahead, and help them to succeed at UCLA.

Each position has a separate application and interview process. You can apply for both positions, but be prepared to go through two interviews - if you are chosen for both, you will need to decide which position you wish to take.

Recruitment for the NSTP staff will begin in January.