Students Starting Fall 2017

DCISS Programs (Highly Recommended)

After you register for iSTART you are then eligible to sign up for events that are exclusively for iSTART participants!

Take a tour of some of the most famous neighborhoods of Los Angeles with your very own professional city tour guide! This is a great way to learn about your new city as well as make new friends. You can register for this event by going to “My Account”, then “iSTART@UCLA”, then click on LA Bus Tour. If you have any questions during the registration process please email the Dashew Center at

If you can no longer attend the tour that you signed up for please be courteous to your fellow students and DROP the event so that other people can register. *Only ONE registration per person is allowed, you are not allowed to reserve multiple seats for the events.

NOTE: All L.A. Bus Tours are from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
If you would like to go on a Bus Tour of Los Angeles please register for ONE date below:

Event Name Event Date
L.A. Bus Tour Sat, Sept 16
L.A. Bus Tour Sun, Sept 17
L.A. Bus Tour Sat, Sept 23
L.A. Bus Tour Sun, Sept 24
L.A. Bus Tour Sat, Oct 7
L.A. Bus Tour Sun, Oct 8


On the Dashew Center Events page we will announce additional iSTART events to help you make new friends and get adjusted to life at UCLA. The following are events that we will be hosting at the beginning of the academic year. More information will posted on our Dashew Events page as time gets closer.

Event Descriptions:

Undergraduate New Bruin Mixer: A two-hour event where undergraduate students will have the opportunity to meet other new international and domestic students. We’ll help get you mixing and mingling with your fellow Bruins and before you know it, you will have a new group of friends!

Graduate Student Networking Night: A two-hour event where graduate students from professional schools (Anderson, Law, Medicine, etc) have a chance to network with other UCLA graduate/professional school students. Build up your connections early before the academic year begins! Refreshments will be provided!

WELCOME EVENT (Highly Recommended)

Our annual Welcome Event brings hundreds of students together to celebrate the start of the new school year. You will not want to miss out on this great opportunity to make new friends from all over the globe! This year’s event will take place on Sunday, October 1st from 2 PM – 5 PM at the Sunset Recreation Center. The event will be carnival themed including inflatable games, cultural activities, food, drinks and a live DJ!

Keep an eye on the Dashew Events Page for more information regarding the 2017 Welcome Event!


UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars
106 Bradley International Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-1681

Fall Grad and Undergrad Students

Anderson MBA Students

Architecture and Urban
Design Students

CSI (College Summer Institute) & Summer
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Law School Students

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