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UCLA Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement

Bruin Weekend is a FREE, 3-day residential summer program for current 9th graders

Participants will learn what it takes to be competitive applicants to UCLA and the UC system. Bruin Weekend focuses on the importance of higher education and preparation for college including academic planning, college student experience, personal development, and UC Admission. Students will work in small teams and large groups.


Program Facts

Date & Time

Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30, 2024


UCLA Campus


Open to 9th graders
(entering 10th grade in Fall 2024)

What you will learn

Students will have a thorough understanding of the UC college application process and how their attitudes and choices affect their future.


Applications are now open for 2024.

Student Quotes

I liked how I felt connected to the other teens in the program. This workshop was worth joining because I got to reassure myself that seeking a higher education is what I want. Also, I made good friendships that I'm going to miss.

— Bruin Week '21 Participant 


I really enjoyed this program. It was informative and a great learning experience. It was also fun and I connected with a lot of people. I definitely would recommend this to other students.

— Bruin Week '21 Participant


Really, really fun! Also extremely informative, without this information I would feel really lost learning about colleges. Thank you!!! No lows, well maybe except it was online, being online and learning kinda sucks. You guys still made it fun even online, very impressive. Every staff member brought a lot of positivity throughout the program! I was honestly terrified of going into the program but within the first few minutes I was put at ease because every staff member that spoke felt calming and fun.

— Bruin Week '21 Participant