Thank you everyone for all the memories you shared in the first part of our BN welcome to our new Bruins. I loved reading everyone's stories. We all had unique yet similar experiences, across the generations, yet our love for UCLA is universal.
Here's the second set of questions and answers about our UCLA years. Once again, feel free to contribute your own stories and experiences.
Patroclus: Find balance in your life at UCLA. Study, but also take time to go to games, listen to after-hour talks by your professors and others coming to campus, take in some concerts - you are going to have some incredibly talented classmates, and you can be one of the first to hear them play before striking it big, explore LA, and party. It will seem difficult at first, but it is important and you can do it. Despite what tasser thinks, being a little bit of a bookworm is not a bad thing, keeping balance in mind - I was a loyal member of Club Powell, but I also never missed a home Basketball or Football game while classes were in session.And for the Community College transfers reading this: From the day that you step on campus, no one will care that you spent your first two years at a CC and not at UCLA. Other students won't act as if you are wearing a dunce cap, your professors and TA's will treat you exactly the same, and your UCLA Diploma will be exactly the same as the person that came to Westwood the week after their 18th Birthday. Graduate and professional schools don't discriminate, as long as you get the right grades while at UCLA. Not to pull a humblebrag, but I got into law schools like NYU and Georgetown (and UCLA), and via waitlists nearly got into Chicago, Columbia and Harvard Law 'despite' having been a CC transfer. One of my transfer-housemates earned his masters degree at Harvard, while another transfer friend went on to get her MBA from Georgetown. That's a longer way of telling you to never doubt your place at UCLA - you got in for a reason - and never doubt what UCLA will do for you, whether it be personally or professionally.