Housing & Campus Life

UCLA Campus Amenities & Activities

Campus Life

Westwood Village at Night

From art exhibits to sporting events, and everything in between, there is always something exciting to do at UCLA!  

UCLA Happenings
Calendar of events at and around UCLA

Westwood Village
Directory of restaurants, shops, theaters and more.

Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars
Services, programs, and campus activities for international students.


UCLA Bruins cheering at a sporting event

Go Bruins!

After a day of studying, you can cheer on the UCLA Bruins at one of many athletic events.

UCLA leads the U.S. in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) awards, so the UCLA motto is not surprising, “UCLA: Champions Made Here!” 

UCLA Recreation

UCLA Extension Certificate Students

Access to the recreation facilities at the John Wooden Center is included in your program fee. In order to access the center, you must first obtain your UCLA Bruincard. Access to UCLA recreation facilities will then be added to the magnetic strip on your Bruincard. You make speak directly with staff at the John Wooden Center if you have problems accessing the facilities.

Learn more about UCLA Recreation.


The UCLA Library, with more than twelve million print and electronic volumes, ranks among the top three university research libraries in North America. You can read books and magazines or study there without an ID card or a library card. To take books home, you need a library card, which you can get for $28 at the front desk of the Research or College (Powell) Library.

The Westwood branch of the Los Angeles Public Library provides free access to computer workstations with reservations; you can get a free library card with two forms of identification or a California driver's license.

Religious Services/Houses of Worship

The Los Angeles community is diverse, with places of worship for persons of nearly all faiths. UCLA student groups also represent many of the major faiths. The University Religious Conference at UCLA can help you contact religious groups on campus.


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