Helpline & Email Assistance
Parents and families can call or email the Parent & Family Helpline with any question, big or small. If you have a question, please call (310)794-6737 or send an email at email@example.com.
PFA regularly shares information and opportunities through the official UCLA Parents Facebook and Instagram accounts, including important deadlines, upcoming parent involvement events and happenings around campus. Parents typically use Facebook as another vehicle to reach the PFA team and stay up-to-date with UCLA.
Bruinlink is a digital parent and family newsletter that is published five times a year (including a special issue for new families). It is designed to inform parents of growing university trends, college student development and their role as a parent of a college student.
Parent & Family Guide
The Parent & Family Guide provides a comprehensive overview of many important aspects about the University including an overview of academic requirements, housing and campus dining, financial matters and student and campus life.
Bruin Family Insights Podcast
Bruin Family Insights, the official PFA podcast, aims to equip families with knowledge to help you get to know UCLA better, and encourage your student to thrive during their time at UCLA and beyond. In each episode, we explore the ins-and-outs of UCLA through the eyes of those who know this journey best: staff, faculty, students, alumni and – of course – Bruin parents themselves.
PFA volunteers welcome students and families to campus, provide assistance with University initiatives and support the program’s efforts. Volunteer participation is unquestionably vital to the success of UCLA programs and events throughout the year. You don’t have to live in Los Angeles to make a difference; parent and family volunteers come from all over the world! Learn more about becoming a parent volunteer here and consider applying for the 2024-25 UCLA Parents’ Council when the application opens in April 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about UCLA or your Bruin’s experience, but aren’t quite sure where to look for your answer? The PFA Frequently Asked Questions page is a great place to begin. It outlines common parent questions and answers, and includes links to important resources.
“As a First Generation Bruin alum, there is a unique sense of pride that comes with experiencing UCLA as a Bruin parent. We feel the energy when we visit and most importantly, see that our daughter is thriving and making the most of so many tremendous options available to UCLA students. During our first experience attending Bruin Family Weekend in 2021 we saw firsthand UCLA’s dedication to bringing families together and making the university inclusive and accessible to families regardless of their educational background. The programs offer something for everyone whether your interest is delving into groundbreaking research, exploring study abroad opportunities, or discovering the multitude of resources available to students. Bruin Family Weekend is a can’t-miss opportunity to foster connections within the broader Bruin Community and embrace the special bond we all share in supporting our students throughout their journey at UCLA.”
– Kathleen Lago ’89, Parent ’24