What to do in the interim between move-in and classes? The traditional activities are getting acquainted with roommates and neighbors, finding your classrooms, and buying books. (Well, those are the traditional student activities – faculty and staff have their own rituals of preparation, such as updating class web sites and making photocopies.)
Here are our suggestions for diversifying: some fun, some educational, some a little of each.
Welcome Week Activities
Concert featuring the bands “Bad Religion” and “Zioni” 6 pm Sunday, Sept. 21 at Pauley Pavilion $5 for UCLA student and $15 for staff, faculty, and members of the UCLA Alumni Association. UCLA ID (or Alumni Association ID) required for all audience members. Tickets available at the Central Ticket Office or at the door.
Free movies: your choice of four Film Screenings Sunday, Sept. 21: all screenings are free, no ticket required. Must present a valid UCLA ID. Seating is limited. Matrix Reloaded, 10:30 pm, Royce Hall The Italian Job, 10:45 pm, Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom The Old School , 11 pm, John Wooden Center Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 11 pm, Covel Commons
New Student Welcome and BBQ for Undergraduates 4 pm Monday, Sept. 22 at Pauley Pavilion and the Intramural Field Chancellor Albert Carnesale, Coach Karl Dorrell (football), Coach Valorie Kondos Field (gymnastics), the Spirit Squad and Joe Bruin welcome new freshmen and transfer students to UCLA. Followed by BBQ dinner and live entertainment in the Intramural Field. UCLA student ID required.
Places to Explore:
UCLA Fowler Museum – Trees of Life Exhibit The Fowler Museum is right on campus, it’s free, and among the current exhibits is the eye-pleasing Ceramic Trees of Life: Popular Art from Mexico. Free admission. Open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 pm; Thursday until 8 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. See www.fowler.ucla.edu
UCLA Hammer Museum – Classic and Contemporary If your taste in art tends toward the classic, browse the permanent collection or the current exhibition of Daumier sketches. Or embrace the contemporary energy of three current Hammer Projects: Markus Linnenbrink, Displaced, and Roger Hiorns. Admission free with UCLA ID. Open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Wednesday and Friday until 9 pm. See www.hammer.ucla.edu
UCLA Library Tours For Undergraduates. Meet at the entrance to the Powell Library Building for a 30-minute tour to introduce you to services such as the reserve desk, computers for papers and research, and study areas. 10 am Wednesday, Sept. 24 and noon Thursday, Sept. 25 For Graduate Students and Faculty. Meet in the lobby of the Young Research Library for a 50-minute orientation tour. 11 am Wednesday, Sept. 24 and noon Thursday, Sept. 25