Dear UCLA Nursing Community, 

Welcome to the 2023 Fall Quarter! I hope each of you found time to rest and recharge over the summer months and are looking forward to the start of a new academic year. 

To our incoming class of students, new faculty and staff, as well as all those new to our school – welcome to UCLA Nursing! We’re thrilled you have chosen to be part of our community. To those returning – welcome back! I look forward to celebrating your accomplishments and watching all you achieve. 

This year will be filled with meaningful opportunities, fresh perspectives, and inspiring challenges. Our commitment to excellence and continuous improvement will drive us forward, shaping the future of Nursing that we aspire to create together.

Let's embrace this academic year with enthusiasm, curiosity, and dedication to our goals. We are here to support and uplift one another and foster an environment where each of us can contribute and thrive. Together, we can make this year a memorable and transformative experience for all. Please take a moment to review our Welcome Week Events below and consider attending when able. 

With Bruin Pride, 
Lin Zhan
Dean & Professor

Lin Zhan

Welcome Week Events

New Student Welcome 

Tuesday, September 26, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium

This school-wide welcome program will feature our Faculty, Staff, new and returning students. There will be presentations by the Office of the Dean of Students, UCLA Health, our Director of Student Success, and a very special keynote speaker, Assistant Vice President of Nursing Services at AltaMed. Light breakfast will be provided along with a community-builder activity in Westwood Village, and an optional campus tour for those who would like to join.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 20

Event Program

New Student Welcome Flyer


Welcome Breakfast Social 

Thursday, September 28, starting at 7:30 a.m.
School of Nursing Lobby

Join your SON peers, Faculty, and Staff for a light breakfast and a time to network and get to know each other before the first day of classes.

Breakfast Social Flyer


PhD Student & Faculty Welcome Luncheon

Thursday, September 28, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Calling all SON PhD students! Enjoy lunch and great conversation with your Faculty and meet other SON PhD students.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 20

PhD Luncheon Flyer


School of Nursing Student Organizations Fair 

Thursday, September 28th, 4pm-7pm
CHS Courtyard

All SON students invited and encouraged to attend. Meet SON student leaders and learn about the extracurricular engagement opportunities available with our student organizations. Light refreshments and SON swag item will be provided. This event will provide a great opportunity for all students to network and learn more about how to get involved with our student organizations. 

Student Org Fair Flyer


Welcome Back Ice Cream Social 

Tuesday, October 3, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
School of Nursing Lobby

Join your SON Faculty, Staff, and fellow classmates for our first community-builder program of the year. Enjoy conversation with your faculty and get to know your peers at this program. Ice cream and toppings will be provided.

Ice Cream Social Flyer


APRN New Student Welcome 

Wednesday, October 4, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
School of Nursing Auditorium

Welcome event for APRN students. For questions please contact Stephanie Dominick.

APRN Welcome Flyer