Services for Current Students

Serving veterans is an important part of our mission to create an environment at UCLA in which all graduate students succeed and thrive. If you are a veteran in graduate or professional school at UCLA and would like to get more involved on campus, stop by and see us in B-11 Student Activities Center, or email us at gsrc@saonet.ucla.edu. We would love to connect with you! Check out our website!

Academic Advancement Program

The Academic Advancement Program (The AAP) is the nation’s largest university-based student diversity program. AAP promotes academic achievement through academic advising, collaborative learning workshops, mentoring to prepare for graduate studies and professional schools, summer bridge programs for entering freshmen and transfer students, and scholarships for students. 

 

If you’re a student veteran in need of academic counseling, please contact Academic Counselor, Carina Guerrero Salazar, by phone: 310-206-1568, fax: 310-206-0078, email: csalazar@college.ucla.edu, or in person at 1223 Campbell.

How to make an appointment: Please call (310) 825-1481 or drop by the AAP Counseling Front Desk at 1205 Campbell Hall.

Alumni Association

The UCLA Alumni Association allows UCLA alumni to find, connect, and network with one another. Create and strengthen bonds across the globe with your fellow Bruins.

If you’re a veteran alumni that would like to reach out to other veteran alumni students, please contact Assistant Director of Affinity Groups, Juliana Alvarez, by phone: 310-825-6335, email: jalvarez@support.ucla.edu, or in person at the James West Alumni Center, 2nd floor.

Anderson School of Management

 

The Anderson School of Management pushes students to share success, think fearlessly, and drive change through various degree options and programs and outreach.

If you’re a veteran interested in applying to the Anderson School of Management, please contact Director of Administration, Sylvia Haas, by phone: 310-794-1741, email: sylvia.haas@anderson.ucla.edu, or in person at address A-101j Collins Center, Anderson Complex.

Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness

The Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center (The Ashe Center) is devoted to providing quality, accessible, state-of-the-art healthcare and education to support the unique development of UCLA students. 


If you’re a veteran who’s interested in receiving high quality health and wellness services, please contact the Outreach & Special Project Manager, Geno Mehalik, directly by phone: 310-825-7693, email: gmehalik@ashe.ucla.edu, or in person at the Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center.

Bruin Resource Center

The Bruin Resource Center's Veterans Resource Office (VRO) provides caring and personalized support to UCLA undergraduate and graduate student veterans. We help our veterans navigate UCLA and provide a welcoming space, mentoring from student veterans, guidance on educational benefits, and tools to succeed academically and personally.

 

If you're a student veteran, please contact VRO Program Director, Emily J. Ives, by phone: 310-206-3819, email: eives@saonet.ucla.edu, or in person at 220 Westwood Plaza, room B44.

Career Center

The UCLA Career Center's full-range of services are available to enrolled undergraduate and graduate student veterans. Career counselors assist students with exploring career options, finding and applying for jobs/internships, creating resumes, and practicing for interviews. Counselors can also address a variety of personal issues that may impact students’ career decisions. In addition, students can take various assessments to help clarify career and graduate school interests, and receive advice on how prepare for graduate or professional schools. Furthermore, student veterans will be able to network with employers at our Career Fairs, Employer Information Sessions, and participate in on campus interviews for full time positions. The Career Center also offers career focused events, online job and internship listings through BruinView, a comprehensive career library, and reference file services to store letters of recommendations from professors and employers for future use.

 

If you're a student veteran interested in any one of the services offered by the UCLA Career Center, please contact Career Counselor, Krisztina Kecskei, by phone: 310-206-1908, fax: 310-206-3938, email: kkecskei@career.ucla.edu, or in person at address 501 Westwood Plaza, Strathmore Building. 

Counseling and Psychological Services

UCLA's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports the mental health needs and academic goals of students. CAPS offers psychiatric services, group therapy, workshops and training, and resources to benefit students. 

 

If you're a student veteran interested in taking advantage of these services, please contact Counselor Katherine R. Jakle, by phone: 310-825-0768, email: kjakle@caps.ucla.edu, or in person at the John Wooden Center West.

How to make an appointment: Intake appointments can only be made in person. Please visit our office to schedule your intake, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office is committed to the personal and intellectual growth and development of UCLA students. 


If you're a student veteran seeking extra assistance to better enjoy your UCLA experience, please contact Student Care Manager, Emily Beth Harris, by phone: 310-405-5303, email: eharris@saonet.ucla.edu. or in person at 1104 Murphy Hall.

 

Financial Aid Office

UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships is dedicated to helping students pursue their education by awarding scholarships, grants, and other aid to assist with educational costs. We support the University’s enrollment and retention goals by providing counseling services and access to financial resources in order to increase opportunities for students’ success in reaching their higher education goals.

 

If you're a student veteran seeking financial aid advisory, please contact Senior Associate Director, Ina Sotomayor, by phone: 310-206-9324, email: isotomayor@saonet.ucla.edu, or in person at A129 Murphy.

Graduate Division

Explore the Graduate Division by meeting UCLA faculty, learning graduate school admissions requirements, acceptance rates, and deadlines, and which programs offer doctoral and master’s degrees. 


If you're a student veteran interested in applying to graduate school, please contact DIA Officer, Anna Guzman, by phone: 310-825-3953, email: aguzman@grad.ucla.edu, or in person at 1247A Murphy Hall.

Graduate Student Resource Center

Serving veterans is an important part of our mission to create an environment at UCLA in which all graduate students succeed and thrive. If you are a veteran in graduate or professional school at UCLA and would like to get more involved on campus, stop by and see us in B-11 Student Activities Center, or email us at gsrc@saonet.ucla.edu. We would love to connect with you!
http://www.gsrc.ucla.edu


GSRC/GWC At-a-Glance: 

  • Drop-in advice & assistance with navigating campus
  • 250 pages of free printing every quarter for currently enrolled graduate & professional school students 
  • Programs and workshops on a variety of topics
  • Opportunities for developing your own workshops
  • Advice and referrals for new graduate student groups
  • Meeting and study space
  • Opportunities to meet graduate students from other schools/departments 
  • Drop-in career counseling 2-3:30pm on Tuesdays, provided by counselors from the UCLA Career Center who specialize in career counseling for graduate students
  • Graduate Student Orientation and Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Graduate Welcome Day each fall for incoming graduate and professional school students, in partnership with GSA
  • The Graduate Writing Center

    Graduate Writing Center offers:

  • FREE appointments with friendly, experienced writing consultants (You may work with the GWC writing consultants on almost any academic or professional writing, and on almost any writing issue from grammar and style to argumentation and organization.)
  • Spring/summer dissertation "boot camps" for graduate students working on dissertation proposals and dissertations
  • Master's thesis boot camps or facilitated writing groups for master’s thesis writers

For questions, please contact Program Manager, Valerie Anne Shepard, by phone: 310-267-4805, email: vshepard@saonet.ucla.edu, or in person in room B11 at the Student Activities Center.

Graduate Writing Center

GSRC/GWC At-a-Glance: 
• Drop-in advice & assistance with navigating campus
• 250 pages of free printing every quarter for currently enrolled graduate & professional school students 
• Programs and workshops on a variety of topics
• Opportunities for developing your own workshops
• Advice and referrals for new graduate student groups
• Meeting and study space
• Opportunities to meet graduate students from other schools/departments 
• Drop-in career counseling 2-3:30pm on Tuesdays, provided by counselors from the UCLA Career Center who specialize in career counseling for graduate students
• Graduate Student Orientation and Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Graduate Welcome Day each fall for incoming graduate and professional school students, in partnership with GSA
• The Graduate Writing Center

Graduate Writing Center offers: 
• FREE appointments with friendly, experienced writing consultants (You may work with the GWC writing consultants on almost any academic or professional writing, and on almost any writing issue from grammar and style to argumentation and organization.)
• Spring/summer dissertation "boot camps" for graduate students working on dissertation proposals and dissertations
• Master's thesis boot camps or facilitated writing groups for master’s thesis writers

For questions, please contact Program Manager, Valerie Anne Shepard, by phone: 310-267-4805, email: vshepard@saonet.ucla.edu, or in person in room B11 at the Student Activities Center.

Housing Services

UCLA Housing offers housing options for incoming Freshman Students, Transfer Students, Graduate Students, and more. Explore different housing options and resources for your particular needs at the UCLA Housing Services Office. 

 

If you're a veteran seeking specific housing options, please contact the Assignment Area Manager, Earl H. Duque, by phone: 310-825-4273, email: eduque@ha.ucla.edu. or in person at address 360 De Neve Dr. Sproul on the 1st Floor.

Law School

At UCLA Law, you can find your path to professionalism through a wide-ranging curriculum, in-depth externships and numerous hands-on learning opportunities. 

 

If you're a student veteran interesting in applying to UCLA's School of Law, please contact Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Harrison B. Levy, by phone: 310-825-4891, email: levy@law.ucla.edu, or in person at the Law Building room 1224.

Media Relations

Media Relations and Public Outreach, a unit of UCLA External Affairs, assists the news media in coverage of UCLA. The office publishes UCLA Newsroom and the UCLA Today newsletter, operates the UCLA Broadcast Studio and provides media relations and issues management for UCLA faculty and leadership.

 

If you're a student veteran interested in having your event covered by UCLA Media Relations, please contact the Director of Advocacy Programs, Elizabeth Kivowitz, by phone: 310-206-1458, email: ekivowitz@support.ucla.edu, or in person at the UCLA Wilshire Center, Suite 1500.

Center for Accessible Education

Welcome to the Center for Accessible Education! Our services are designed to meet the unique educational needs of regularly enrolled UCLA students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. Many Vets with disabilities (hearing loss, mobility issues, PTSD, et al) may benefit from our accommodations in making access more readily available. The philosophy and mission of the CAE program is to encourage independence, assist students in realizing their academic potential, and to facilitate the elimination of programmatic and attitudinal barriers. 

 

If you are a prospective student, new student or a current student, please contact Director, Edward McCloskey, by phone: 310-267-2004, email: emcclosk@saonet.ucla.edu, or visit either http://www.cae.ucla.edu or A255 Murphy to learn more.

Parent and Family Programs

The Office of Parent & Family Programs is committed to helping parents and families participate in their student’s experience at UCLA. We believe an informed and supportive family plays an integral role in a student’s educational success. To do this, we communicate regularly with families via our helpline, emails, digital newsletters, Facebook and website.

 

If you're a student veteran and parent or the parent of a student veteran, please contact Director of Parent & Family Programs, Alexandra Rose Price, by phone: 310-983-1293, email: aprice@support.ucla.edu, or in person at JWAC, 2nd floor. 

Recreation

UCLA Recreation offers a wide range of recreational activities and services. Our programming encompasses the competitive, social, cultural and instructional aspects of recreational activity. UCLA Vets can take advantage of our many programs and facilities.

If you're a student veteran interested in accessing high quality recreational experiences that benefit the campus community, please contact Adaptive Programs Coordinator, Michael Garafola, by phone: 310-825-1059, email: adaptive@recreation.ucla.edu, or in person at JWAC.

Registrar’s Office

The UCLA Registrar's Office guides students through two registration processes: a payment of fees and enrollment in classes. If you have any particular questions as a Vet, please contact SAO, Ryan Redding, by phone: 310-825-5391, email: vabenefit@registrar.ucla.edu, or in person at 1105 Murphy.


Residential Life

UCLA Residential Life helps students explore their interests through academic support, joining various residential communities, and getting involved. 

 

If you're a student veteran interesting in serving your community and growing as a leader, please contact Director of Residential Education, Brian MacDonald, by phone: 310-825-3401, email: bmacdonald@orl.ucla.edu, or in person at 205 Bradley Hall, 417 Charles E Young Drive West.

Undergraduate Admissions Office

The Undergraduate Admissions Office at UCLA assists prospective students and current applicants towards their academic goals. Vet students can benefit from learning about the different resources offered to them by connecting with Assistant Director, Brennan Burnett, by phone: 310-206-3347, email: veteraninfo@admissions.ucla.edu, or in person at 1147 Murphy Hall. 

Nathanson Family Resilience Center FOCUS

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center seeks to create and provide high quality, cost-effective services that can be used to help families facing a variety of challenging situations. 

 

To find out how the Nathanson Family Resilience Center can support your specific needs as a student vet, please contact Training Coordinator/Postdoctoral Scholar, Jonathan Baskin/Kristin Shier, by phone: 855-231-9500, email: JBaskin@mednet.ucla.edu, or in person at 760 Westwood Plaza, Room A8-153.

Veteran’s Affairs

The Registrar’s veterans affairs coordinator offers assistance with benefit information, waivers, certification, student status transition, and more. If you're a student veteran interested in the wide range of benefits available to you, including enrollment certification and priority enrollment, please make an appointment with Clinical Psychologist & VA VITAL Coordinator, Marissa Burgoyne, Psy.D., by phone: 818-891-7711  ext: 31208 213-999-6577 on Wednesdays.

 


ROTC Programs

Army 

The UCLA Department of Military Science offers one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of the UCLA curriculum.  During classes and field training, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and how to conduct missions as an Officer in the United States Army.

If you're a student veteran interested in these services, please contact the MSO, Victoria K. Sanelli, at the Department of Mil Science Campus, by phone: 310-825-7381/310-825-7384, fax: 310-825-1785, email: vksanelli@milsci.ucla.edu, or in person at the Student Activities Center room 120S.

Navy

The Department of Naval Science (Naval ROTC) produces officers for the United States Naval Service: Ensigns for the Navy and 2nd Lieutenants for the Marine Corps.  Faculty and staff include Active Duty Officers and Enlisted servicemen from the US Navy and Marine Corps, ranging from four to almost 30 years of active duty service.  Officer candidates within the Seamen-to-Admiral and Marine Enlisted College Programs are full time student while also Active Duty Enlisted servicemen and women.  Of those listed above - they are all considered Veterans.  Throughout the academic year, we participate in the Veterans Day Ceremony, Flag Relocation activity at the Los Angeles National Cemetery (following Memorial Day) and provide Color Guard Support for various Dept. of Veterans Affairs events and various local support organizations (American Legion/Navy League/Navy Belles).  We work closely with the Veteran Resource Office on campus and assist and participate in VRO-sponsored events. 

If you're a student veteran interested in these services, please contact the Manager of the Naval Science Department, Tanya Lara, by phone: 310-825-9075, fax: 310-267-4615, email: tanya@navy.ucla.edu, or in person at the Student Activities Center room 120T.

Air Force

The Air Force ROTC office offers a point of contact for student veterans interested in commissioning as an officer into the U.S. Air Force. We also offer color guard/honor guard support for ceremonies and flag presentations. Lastly, our cadets are a good resource for volunteer support required for any veterans activities, such as commemorating memorial or veterans day on campus.  

If you're a student veteran interested in these services, please contact MSO, Alexandra Skierso, at the Department of Aerospace Studies, by phone: 310-825-1742x2, fax: 310-825-3055, email: askierso@ucla.edu , or in person at the Student Activities Center room 218.