OpportunitiesWelcome Week 2020

Welcome Week

We’re excited to welcome new Bruins and to welcome back familiar faces!

We’ll be hosting a number of virtual events throughout True Bruin Welcome Week, from a student welcome panel to faculty-led info sessions. Please note that all Dept. of English events require pre-registration, so please use the registration links below!

We encourage all of our students to register for the Humanities Welcome on 9/30, immediately preceding our Department Welcome Panel.

MAIN EVENT: Department of English Welcome Panel
Wednesday, 9/30 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Hear from current UCLA students about their experiences in the Department of English! Our student panelists will represent our various majors and minors, transfer and first-year pathways, the departmental honors program, creative writing workshops, professional writing workshops, and more! We’ll also have our undergraduate advising team on hand to answer your questions. We hope to see you there!

Info Session: Minor in Literature and the Environment with Professor Ursula Heise
Monday, 9/28 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Engage with the cultural and environmental issues shaping the 21st century with our unique, interdisciplinary minor. Our department chair, Professor Heise, teaches regularly for the minor and looks forward to speaking with you.

Info Session: Minor in Professional Writing with Professor Megan Stephan
Monday, 9/28 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Professor Stephan will be answering questions about our newest minor, launched in Spring 2019! Learn about the minor’s curriculum, application process, capstone experience, and more.

Info Session: Creative Writing with Professor Justin Torres
Monday, 9/28 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Professor Torres will be available to answer your pressing questions about Creative Writing at UCLA. What are the workshops really like? How does the application process work? Is the Creative Writing Concentration right for you? Come and find out!

Info Session: Summer Travel Study in Florence with Professor Christopher Looby
Thursday, 10/1 from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This program examines the experiences of some of the most important American writers and artists who spent time in Florence, the beautiful Tuscan city where the Italian Renaissance originated. Join Professor Looby, program director, to learn more.