Co-Chairs’ Message

Congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA! Your hard work and accomplishments have been recognized, and you should be proud of how far you have come. This is an incredibly exciting and confusing time in your life – the rush of emotions, the endless questions, and the uncertainty. Well, we understand what it’s like. We have been there and we would like to thank you for taking a look at Southeast Asian (SEA) Admit Weekend.

We wanted to first talk a little bit about SEA Admit Weekend and how this program can be a great experience for you. Southeast Asian Admit Weekend is a 4 day, 3 night entirely free program designed to showcase the many resources UCLA has to offer to you, the incoming students! It is a wonderful program run entirely through current student volunteers, and coupled with the many specially designed activities, you will have made friends and a community here at UCLA even before you ever take a single class. Did we mention that it is free?

Many of our volunteers are past SEA admit participants, and such, are very experienced and emotionally tied to the program. Many have met people they have become close with; many see UCLA as a safe and supportive space due to SEA Admit. Despite coming from all over the country, there is such a strong sense of relatability and openness that one cannot help but bond with other participants. Some of our staff members wrote letters future SEA Admit students, and we wanted to share a few memorable quotes, some of which are tips to make the weekend even more impactful:

  • “Never forget that you’ve made it to the most applied school in the country. They must’ve seen the greatness in you.”
  • “Talk about all the things you wish you could, but never got the chance to.”
  • “Don’t be afraid to venture out, to be someone who stands up instead of sitting out.”
  • “College will be a completely new experience, and I hope you will let us become part of your journey.”
  • “Support is important. Self-care is important. Keep your roots in mind, always.”

The amount of passion our staff has for this program is so real. Although many of us have different reasons for participating in SEA Admit, we all have one common goal: to make sure you, a future Bruin, enjoy it and walk away knowing that there is a community here for you at UCLA.

So we hope that come Thursday, April 13th, you’ll be ready for 4 days, 3 nights of bonding, laughter, learning, and making lifelong friendships. The transition to college is never as easy as one may think it is, so we want to help you by providing you with the tools and support system to make UCLA the four next best years of your life because, hey, you are a Bruin and nothing can stop you. If you have any questions about the program or want to get a head start in inquiring about UCLA, go ahead and shoot us an email at and we are more than happy to answer and help. SEA you soon!