2018 New Graduate Student Welcome

October 4th 2018 - New Graduate Student Welcome in Royce Quad from 5 to 7:30 pm


Dean’s Welcome

On Thursday, October 4th, the Graduate Division and numerous campus partners welcomed into the UCLA community around 1,200 members of our incoming class of more than 4,500 graduate students representing 45 states and 63 countries. Our newest Bruins enjoyed an eventful evening of food, drinks, desserts, music, raffle prizes, games and the camaraderie of other entering graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners of the fabulous raffle prizes!

(2) Fire 7“ Tablet with Alexa
Donated by UCLA Graduate Division

(8) Pairs of UCLA show tickets
Donated by Center for the Art of Performance

(3) $100 Napa Valley Grille gift cards
Donated by Napa Valley Grille

(3) $25 Wolfgang Puck gift cards
Donated by Wolfgang Puck Express

(3) $50 UCLA Bookstore gift cards
Donated by UCLA Bookstore

(2) $50 Target gift cards
Donated by City Target

(1) Pair of UCLA vs. Utah Football game tickets (on October 26, 2018 at the Rose Bowl)
Donated by UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics


And to the randomly selected winners of the four $500 fellowships!

Ary Hansen, Law

Qu Hu, Law

Patrick Seaman, Public Health

Victor Tran, Math Science



This event was brought to you by UCLA Graduate Division.

Thank you to our lead sponsor, UCLA STUDENT FEES ADVISORY COMMITTEE,  as well as our additional contributors

Lime Scooters Wescome
Progress Brewing


Target, Wolfgang Puck, UCLA Store, UCLA Athletics, Napa Valley Grille and

UCLA Center for the Art of Performance


For information on sponsoring the New Graduate Student Welcome, volunteering or supporting Graduate Education at UCLA, please contact Pia Arvisu, Associate Director of Development, at parvisu@support.ucla.edu.



View the 2018 New Graduate Student Welcome EVENT GUIDE here

5:00 pm
Gates open for NEW Graduate Students to UCLA!
6:00 pm


Brief welcome and remarks
Robin L. Garrell
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean, Graduate Division
Monroe Gorden
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Michael Skiles
President, Graduate Students Association (GSA)
Joe & Josie Bruin arrive
6:15 pm
Raffle drawings
6:30 pm
The fun continues!
7:30 pm

Weather Forecast

UCLA Weather


View a slideshow of the 2018 New Graduate Student Welcome

View a photobooth slideshow of the 2018 New Graduate Student Welcome

Photo Disclosure: During this event, we may be taking photos, videotaping, and/or recording audio. Thus, you may be photographed, filmed, or as part of the larger attendance or individually. In addition, these elements of the event may be accessible for viewing in marketing materials or online after the event has concluded. By your attendance, you authorize the Regents of the University of California and their appointed agents to photograph, televise, videotape, film, audio record, live stream, duplicate and/or transfer to any present or future technology your likeness while an attendee at the 2018 UCLA New Graduate Student Welcome and agrees that the Regents of the University of California, their authorized agents, employees and assignees may use the videotapes, photographs, film and/or audio recordings prepared there from for UCLA archival and marketing purposes.  No commercial use of the recordings are intended or will be authorized.  No compensation will be paid for this express use.



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If you are interested in volunteering for the New Graduate Student Welcome, we would love to have your help!

Also, throughout the year, the Graduate Division hosts a number of events that provide a wide variety of opportunities for alumni, donors and friends to actively engage with our students and be a part of their graduate education experience. These events range from career development workshops to networking events to our Grad Slam competition that showcases our students who can best present their research in 3 minutes or less.

To volunteer, please fill out the form here.

Dean Garrell Photobooth Picture

New Graduate Student Welcome – 2018



Graduate Student Orientation
Friday, September 21, 2018


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