OpportunitiesWelcome Week 2023

Welcome Week

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

The Department of English will be hosting a number of info sessions on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. These sessions offer you the opportunity to learn more about specific programs within the department and to meet some of our faculty. We hope to see you there!

We encourage all of our students to attend the annual Humanities Welcome the afternoon of 9/27.

Info Session: Departmental Honors Program with Professor Sarah Kareem
Wednesday, 9/27
11 am – 11:30 am
Kaplan Hall 193

Interested in producing a senior honors thesis? Professor Kareem, Director of Departmental Honors, invites you to learn more about the departmental honors program. Applications open in January of the junior year–rising juniors and incoming transfer students are encouraged to attend.

Info Session: Sigma Tau Delta
Wednesday, 9/27
1:00 to 1:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 193

Learn about our local chapter of this international English honor society and the opportunities that participation and membership have to offer.

Info Session: Creative Writing with Professor Reed WilsonWednesday, 9/271:30 to 2 pmKaplan Hall 193

Professor Wilson will be available to answer your pressing questions about Creative Writing at UCLA, including the new Minor in Creative Writing and Westwind, UCLA’s Journal of the Arts. What are the workshops really like? How does the application process work? Is the Creative Writing Minor right for you? Come and find out!

Info Session: Florence Summer Travel Study with Professor Christopher Looby
Wednesday, 9/27
4 pm – 4:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 193

English and American literatures can be studied around the world! Professor Christopher Looby, program director, looks forward to sharing information about summer travel study in Florence, Italy.

Meet the Chair + London Summer Travel Study with Professor Saree Makdisi
Wednesday, 9/27
4:30 pm – 5 pm
Kaplan Hall 193

Professor Saree Makdisi, Chair of the Department of English, leads one of our annual summer travel study programs. Stop by to learn more about summer travel with UCLA English and to meet our Chair!

Info Session: Minor in Professional Writing with Professor Michael Cohen
Wednesday, 9/27
5 pm – 5:30 pm
Kaplan 193

Professor Cohen will be answering questions about this popular minor! Learn about the minor’s curriculum, application process, capstone experience, and more.