Co-Chairs’ Message

Congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA, the most applied to public university in the nation! We would like to commend you for all of your hard work throughout high school and let you know that it has all led up to this very moment: you, reading this message on our website, completely unaware of the incredible journey that lies ahead, known as Southeast Asian Admit (SEA Admit) Weekend.

If we’re guessing right, you’re probably visiting our site trying to gather enough information to see what SEA Admit is about, and more importantly, if our program will be worth your time.

Well…we are here to tell you that if you are looking for a life-changing experience, a chance to meet new friends, an opportunity to explore your Southeast Asian Identity, and a visit to your potential undergraduate institution, then you’ve found the perfect program!

To answer your first question, SEA Admit Weekend is a 4-day, 3-night program that is jam-packed with events to help you figure out if UCLA is right for you. Our program features 24 different workshops for you to choose from, which address a variety of important topics such as financial aid, choosing a major, mental health, the LGBTQ+ community, and exploring your Southeast Asian identity. Other weekend highlights include touring UCLA, office hours with a professor or TA, networking with alumni over a fancy dinner, and sleeping in a real dorm, hosted by real college students!

By engaging in meaningful discussions, you’ll find that within the Southeast Asian community exists a surprising amount of diversity. Rather than divide, it is this diversity that strengthens our community. SEA Admit brings people together and empowers students to become leaders. It’s a space to learn about your culture, your history, and most importantly, yourself.

But SEA Admit is not just a series of cool events to attend or an excuse to skip a few days of school. As soon as you step onto the campus, you will find yourself surrounded by like-minded individuals eager to share their unique narratives. These people understand your past struggles and will be there to support you in your future struggles. These are the people who will become your friends, your roommates, your family. The bonds you make during this weekend are sure to last forever.

Still not convinced? Just take a look at some of our staff members–they were once SEA Admit attendees, just like you (hopefully)!

What are you still doing reading this message?!

Go apply and come meet your new family! Hope to SEA you soon!