UCLA orientation session tomorrow, aug 9

<p>hey guys, is anyone going to this one?</p>

<p>my flight is getting to LAX at about 7:30am, then i have to take a shuttle at 8am to ucla. expected arrival to ucla is about 8:45-9am. is this going to be a problem?
i still have not done anything about getting my bruincard. i had planned on just getting it once i get to campus in the morning.
anyone who has already attended orientation: how long does it take to get the bruincard on campus, and what is on the schedule for 830-930 ish?</p>

<p>thanks if anyone can help</p>

<p>I'm attending this session... though I'm not much of a help. I'm heading up tonight for "early arrival".</p>

<p>I'm planning on arriving by 10 am... I searched the threads earlier today and this is some of the information I found (sorry for not citing the original sources!) --</p>

<p>the only important parts of the day for me:</p>

<p>7:30 am check in:
get free breakfast, true bruin backpack, pen, true bruin pin, a book called "Zeitoun" that apparently everyone has to read, and folders with useful info</p>

<p>7:30 - 8:30:
get your bruincard if you haven't already</p>

<p>8:30 - 10:30:
pointless introductions, but go to these if you must</p>

meet your student adviser for lunch who will answer any questions and also give you your "degree in progress report," this is very helpful and has A LOT of information about your current progress towards graduating and fulfilling your major requirements, you're probably thinking "wait i haven't even started at ucla yet, so how can they have so much info about me?" </p>

<p>1:30 meet with head advisers from your major department and ask them questions about your major</p>

<p>...everything from 2:30-7:50 PM is pretty pointless imo because it's been stressed on so much they'll be touched on again throughout the quarter (honors program, fin aid, research opportunities, study skills, etc), a lot of people used this time to go to computer labs around the dorms and plan out their classes which you'll sign up for at 8:00 sharp in your student advisers dorm room, after which you'll just go home</p>

<p>*I recommend
- having your classes planned out before your orientation WITH BACKUPS because you WILL NOT get your first choice
- ask as many questions as you can
- keep in touch with your student adviser
- have him/her show you the various resources such as computer labs, free printing, etc around campus while you're walking from orientation to orientation
- get your free dinner pass around 5pm, the dorm food is soooo goood!</p>


<p>scans of the itinerary -- </p>

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<p>looks like the schedule is like this :
* 8:30am - Opening Address: Entering a Community of Scholars
* 9:30am - What It Means to Be a Bruin
* 10:30am - University and College Degree Requirements
* 11:30 am - Students Meet Their Orientation Counselors
* 12:30pm - Lunch and Activities Fair
* Afternoon - Departmental Advising Appts and Academic Advising Appts with Orientation Counselor
* Afternoon - Various workshops and presentations
* 5:30 - 7:30pm - Dinner
* 7:30pm - Registration and Enrollment presentation
* 8:00 pm - Enrollment in Fall Quarter classes </p>

<p>cant quite tell how long lunch will be, but dinner is two hours long, so maybe thats a better time to meet and greet everyone?</p>


<p>Hope this helps. Good luck to those of you going tomorrow, I know I'll need it!</p>