Spouses and Children

We realize it can be an exciting yet difficult move for spouses who come to the U.S. with their partner who will be a student, scholar, staff or faculty member at UCLA so the Dashew Center does its best to provide as much information and resources to the spouses as possible.

Summer 2019 Update: 

July 11 - September 26 the group will meet on Thursdays (instead of Fridays) at 11 AM in the Dashew Center Lobby.  Please note there will be no meeting on August 8. 

Starting Friday, October 4, the meetings will change back to Fridays at 11 AM for the rest of the academic year. 


UCLA Connect is a network of relocated spouses and partners of UCLA affiliates that have recently relocated to Los Angeles. This group is coordinated by its members in conjunction with the Dashew Center. The group provides support to group members during their transition to LA, and is a great way to create a new network of friends! The group welcomes any nationality (including US spouses), and most of their events are open to children as well!

Join their Facebook group “UCLA Connect” to stay up to date on all their events.

Also, check out our UCLA International Partner & Children Handbook for helpful information! 

Check out our UCLA International Partner & Children Handbook for information on pre-departure expectations, banking, childcare, housing, health insurance and more!