Academic Support

Whether you live on or off campus, UCLA Residential Life seeks to give you access to additional resources to ensure your academic success. Learn from your peers and take advantage of some of the great academic resources and support available to you, right where you live.

First Year Experience

First Year Experience (FYE) is dedicated to equipping all first year students with the skills, tools, and knowledge supporting your transition to UCLA.

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First Year Experience

Utilize this website as a resource as you navigate your first year as a Bruin so that you can be aware of the vast opportunities and support services available to you!

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Common Experience

Each year, The Common Experience selects a title for the Bruin community to read, listen or watch together centered around a common theme. Our mission is to ignite campus-wide discussions on compelling social issues and inspire action within the Bruin community.

Places to Study

Study Spaces on the Hill

Epicuria at Covel: Starting Week 4, Sunday through Thursday 10 PM to 2 AM. Free coffee and tea served!

Sproul Landing Living Room & Hedrick Study: 24 Hour Study Space


Reservable Individual & Group Study

Reserve a space to study or to take an online exam. Check out all the available study spaces.

Available Study Spaces

All UCLA Spots

Click the map to explore study and print locations.

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Places to Print

"WEPA" Print Station Locations

  • Covel Commons - Lobby
  • De Neve - Front Desk Lobby
  • De Neve - Learning Center (Third Floor)
  • Gayley Heights - Lobby
  • Hedrick Hall - The Study
  • Laurel/Southwest Campus Apts - Study Lounge
  • Olympic Hall - Study Lounge
  • Rieber Hall - Lobby
  • Sproul Landing Living Room
  • Sunset - Learning Center (By the Mailroom)
  • Weyburn Commons - Study Lounge
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Learning Centers

All of our learning centers have new computers, scanners, and printers ready for our residents' use.


Your Portal for Music, Making, Media, and Gaming.

The Learning Centers Team manages a number of spaces across UCLA On Campus Housing: DeNeve Learning Center; Sunset Village Learning Center; MakerSpace @Olympic Hall; MultiMedia Production Studio in DeNeve and the UCLA Housing Media Team Creative Space in DeNeve. Our spaces and resources are free for all students with a BruinCard

Living Learning Communities

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Explore Our Communities

Join a community of students who share your passion for exploring an interest or identity and participate in specially designed programs that cater to your academic, social, and personal needs in a diverse community of shared scholarly interest.


UCLA Residential Life gives you unprecedented access to world class faculty living among students in the residence halls. Get to know the Faculty-in-Residence outside the classroom and learn more about the amazing work of UCLA professors.

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Meet our Faculty-in-Residence

Dr. Bharat Venkat

UCLA Institute for Society & Genetics / History

De Neve West

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Dr. Bridget Callaghan


Rieber Vista

Dr. Bridget Callaghan is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology where she directs the Brain & Body Lab. In her lab, Bridget and her students study how early experiences (particularly with caregivers) get under the skin to influence mental and physical health across the lifespan. Using a diverse range of tools such as brain imaging, heart rate monitoring, and gastrointestinal microbiome analyses, as well as behavioral observations of parents and children, and cognitive tasks, Bridget’s research is aimed at creating personalized mental and physical interventions and supports for people who are struggling after early caregiving adversity.

Bridget was born in Sydney Australia and received her undergraduate BA degree in Psychology and her Ph.D at the University of New South Wales before moving to the USA in 2014 to complete her postdoc at Columbia University. Bridget moved to sunny Los Angeles in 2019 with her husband Beau, and her fur baby (Vinnie). Bridget and Beau welcomed their smiley son Freddie to the world in April 2021. Bridget, Beau and Freddie love to spend time at the beach, at the UCLA pool, and taking long hikes. Vinnie nearly drowned in a water outlet on Christmas Day 2019 (Bridget had to dive in to save him) and so does not partake in water based activities (he also does not like garden sprinklers). Freddie likes to get tickled and laugh.

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Dr. Catherine Provenzano


Saxon Suites

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Dr. Eddie Cole


Hitch Suites

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Dr. Genevieve Carpio

Chicana/o Studies

Sproul Hall

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Dr. Irene Chen

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Olympic Hall

Irene Chen is an associate professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA. She grew up in San Diego, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Harvard, and earned an M.D. from the joint Harvard-M.I.T. program and a Ph.D. in Biophysics at Harvard. Her laboratory studies nanoscale synthetic biological systems to learn about the transition from non-living to living systems and to develop alternative antimicrobial agents. Her spouse, Michael Schindlinger, grew up in New York and attended Berklee School of Music before earning his Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. Their two sons, ages 5 and 10, excel at keeping things silly.

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Dr. Jen Silvers


De Neve Towers

Jen Silvers is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology where she teaches courses on developmental psychology, emotion and neuroscience. Jen also directs the Social Affective Neuroscience and Development Laboratory, where she and her lab members use neuroscience tools to understand the effects of stress and social relationships on the emotional brain in children and adolescents.

Jen grew up in Bethesda, MD and earned B.A. degrees in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Virginia. After spending two years working as a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, D.C., Jen completed her Ph.D. and postdoctoral training at Columbia University in New York. Nine years in New York City left Jen with a strong appreciation for bagels and public transportation, but also with an even stronger desire to never walk her dog through snowdrifts again (thanks, LA!).

Jen and her husband, Jason, have a dog child, Sally, and two human children, Ellie and Sebastian. Sally, Ellie and Sebastian enjoy getting all kinds of attention from UCLA students and proving to Jen that she knows a lot less about development than she thinks. The Silvers Buhle family loves all of the joyous things that LA has to offer, especially food, film, art and nature.

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Dr. Jessica Harris

Education & Organizational Change

Delta Terrace

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Dr. Jose Loya

Public Affairs

Delta Terrace

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Dr. Mark Vestal

Public Affairs

Rieber Hall

Dr. Michelle Liu Carriger

Theater and Performance Studies

Hedrick Summit

Michelle Liu Carriger is an assistant professor of theater and performance studies where she is at work on a book about clothing and performance of self in everyday life by examining fashion controversies in 19th century Britain and Japan. In addition to this research, she is a longtime practitioner of the Japanese Way of Tea and occasional theatre maker. Dr. Carriger teaches Theater history and performance theory with specialities in fashion, reenactment, Japanese performance, feminist and queer theories.

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Dr. Mike Hill


Sproul Cove and Landing

Mike is a Professor in the mathematics department here at UCLA. A pure mathematician, Mike’s research area is "algebraic topology", a branch of mathematics that uses tools and techniques in algebra to solve geometric problems. Here at UCLA, he teaches in this area, and he also teaches Fiat Luxes in "Art and Math" and "Women in Mathematics". Prior to coming to UCLA, Mike taught for 9 years at UVA in Charlottesville, VA, where he was first a Post-doc before becoming faculty. While there, he worked with several colleagues at other universities to start "Spectra: the association for LGBT+ mathematicans", a national organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ workers in the mathematical sciences. While not in the classroom or up on The Hill, Mike and his husband Tim love exploring the huge metropolis that is LA. From biking to the beach to wandering the streets of downtown, Mike and Tim love seeing all of the cool things the city has to offer.

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Dr. Miryung Kim

Computer Science

De Neve East

Miryung is a Full Professor in Computer Science at UCLA. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2001 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington in 2003 and 2008 respectively. Between January 2009 and August 2014, she was an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She also spent time as a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research in 2011 and 2014. Her research group develops development tools and program analysis techniques to improve programmer productivity and program correctness. She studies professional software engineers in the wild and analyzes open source project data to design novel software engineering tools.

Miryung is a fun mom for her eight year old girl Sophia, a loving wife to her husband Alan, a motivating and demanding cheer leader for her graduate students, and an active skateboarder who has enjoyed long boarding for 10+ years. She enjoys all kinds of good food, loves snacking, and likes going to a cross-fit gym to compensate for her snacking habit. She is passionate about gender equity in the technology field and advancement of minority. She has partnered with Monica Hanna and Markeith Royster to teach Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars: “From Impossible to I’m Possible: Analysis of Impostor Phenomenon.”

She lived in Seoul Korea, Seattle WA, Vancouver BC, Austin TX, Munich Germany and LA. Her husband Alan lived in Edmonton Alberta, San Francisco CA, Vancouver BC, Taiwan, Edinburgh Scotland, Hong Kong, Victoria BC, Seattle WA, and Austin TX before moving with her to LA.

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Dr. Nina Eidsheim


Rieber Terrace

Nina Eidsheim (Professor of Musicology, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music), Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice (Duke UP, 2015) and The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music (Duke UP, 2019); co-editing Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies (June 2019); Co-editor (with Josh Kun and Ronald Radano) of the Refiguring American Music book series for Duke University Press; recipient of the Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Cornell University Society of the Humanities Fellowship, the UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship and the ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship. She received her bachelor of music from the Agder Conservatory (Norway); MFA in vocal performance from the California Institute of the Arts; and Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, San Diego. She’s currently collaborating on a book and performance project with composer and trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith.

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Dr. Rana Khankan

Life Sciences

Hedrick Hall

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Dr. Sarah Beckmann


Rieber Vista

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Dr. Suzanne “Seppy” Seplow


Hedrick Hall

Asst. Vice Chancellor, Student Development

Dr. Suzanne L. Seplow (aka Seppy) is a fellow Bruin, receiving her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership here at UCLA. She is currently the Executive Director, Residential and Student Life.

Focusing on learning communities and environmental influences, Dr. Seplow specializes in maintaining living/learning communities that foster positive impacts on student learning.

Suzanne earned her Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences and Biology, with a concentration in Education, from Muhlenburg College in Allentown, PA. She completed her Masters degree from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City, studying Higher Education and specializing in Student Affairs.

Dr. Seplow teaches an honors service-learning class focusing on citizenship, leadership and service. She also participates in the Fiat Lux series and has taught for many years a class on sexual orientation and gender identity. In addition to these undergraduate courses, Dr. Seplow teaches identity development theory to graduate students in the Masters of Student Affairs program within the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Suzanne, her partner Robin, and their two children love being part of the residential community and opening up their home to students. They enjoy participating in student programs, open discussions, cultural experiences and other learning adventures.

Her hobbies include anything sports (particularly fantasy football), card games, spending time with family and watching The Voice!

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Dr. Tina Christie


Centennial Hall

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Class Collaborations

GE Cluster and Fiat Lux programs offer students an intimate atmosphere, group activities, and the opportunity to connect with fellow students while exploring a diverse array of subjects. 

Orientation Video Video

UCLA's Freshman Clusters are yearlong, team-taught, interdisciplinary courses available to entering freshmen students. The Clusters offer first-year students the opportunity to study complex topics in depth, with smaller class sizes and personal access to some of UCLA’s most prestigious faculty members. Students are part of learning communities of fellow students with similar interests, which helps in the transition to college. Clusters focus on big topics of timely importance ranging from the global environment to interracial dynamics. 

UCLA Fiat Lux with Dr. Genevieve Carpio Video

The Fiat Lux program is a collection of one-unit (pass/no-pass) seminars spanning the rich variety of disciplines at UCLA, several of which are taught by Faculty-in-Residence. Designed primarily for first-year students, these seminars provide an opportunity for undergraduates to learn about our world class faculty's intellectual passions and expertise. Although listed under the Honors program, all students are invited to participate. 

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