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First Gen Alumni Network

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UCLA’s First Gen Network serves alumni who are the first in their family to attend and graduate from college and includes students and siblings for which neither parent has received a four-year degree in the United States. Providing social and professional engagement, community outreach and mentorship opportunities through events, networking and community service, the First Gen Alumni Network will create sustainable connections and support for all members of the community.

Upcoming Events

New Bruin Send-off events
On multiple dates between July and September alumni networks around the world host New Bruin Send-offs to welcome incoming students and families to UCLA. These casual and celebratory events range from backyard gatherings to potlucks in community parks. They showcase the reach and strength of the UCLA community, provide a space for students and parents to ask questions, and give alumni an opportunity to give back to their alma mater in a fun way—through speaking about their experience as students.

If you would like to be a First Gen host to connect with and welcome First Gen students and their families at New Bruin Send-offs, please email