Commuter students, you’re in good company. Close to 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students travel to campus, according to an annual report documenting commuter behavior at UCLA. Bruins on the move are literally navigating through the college experience. Serving as a welcoming place for Bruins means offering support that helps them thrive. Here are resources on campus available to the commuting community.
UCLA Campus Life's Commuter Support & Programs goes the extra mile to meet the needs of student commuters and strengthen their sense of belonging on campus. They distribute a weekly newsletter and maintain an active online presence via the UCLA Bruin Commuters Instagram account and Facebook group. Commuter Support & Programs regularly hosts events, like Commuter Breakfasts and Lunches, Happy Hours, Meet and Greets, raffles and giveaways, plus a buddy program and paid internship opportunities to work for them.
They also help provide commuter-specific spaces on campus through the BruinHub at the John Wooden Center (JWC) and a new location in the Strathmore Building. Designed for commuters' routines and needs, BruinHub has study tables, charging stations, and pods for relaxing or sleeping. Accessible to users are the building's restrooms and water stations. At the JWC, a refrigerator, microwave, and lockers for storage are also available.
Other departments on campus that offer support to commuter students include the Community Programs Office, First Year Experience, the Transfer Student Center, the Academic Advancement Program, and UCLA Basic Needs.
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