Housing & Campus Life

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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 activities for international students. 

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!” Popular sports include: American football, basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, gymnastics, baseball, and softball.

UCLA Recreation

UCLA Extension Certificate students: To access UCLA recreational resources you first apply for a Bruincard. Once you get the Bruincard, you can join as a Student Affiliate for a fee of $50 per quarter at the John Wooden Center. Permission to use UCLA recreation facilities will be added to the magnetic strip on your Bruincard.

American Language Center students:  To access UCLA recreational facilities (gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts), you must have a UCLA Recreation ID card. To obtain this card, go to the John Wooden Center with a valid photo ID and enrollment verification letter from ALC. Recreation cards are free and expire at the end of each quarter/session.
ALC students should consult with their program advisors and staff to ensure they have the necessary documents to access any of these facilities.

Learn more about UCLA Recreation.

Libraries

The UCLA Library, with more than seven million 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; you can get a free library card with 2 pieces of ID or a CA driver 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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