Check with your program to find out how to obtain access to a variety of UCLA recreational resources:
- Los Angeles Tennis Center: 8 lighted tennis courts.
- Sunset Canyon Recreation Center: 25- and 50-meter pools with picnic/barbecue areas.
- John Wooden Recreation and Sports Center: Gym & fitness center, racquetball, basketball, and rock climbing.
- Marina Aquatic Center: Located at the Pacific Ocean, offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and other nautical sports.
You will need to show your verification letter and a photo ID to get a UCLA Recreation ID card. For a small additional cost, you can also take classes in fitness, sports, dance, martial arts, tennis, and swimming. This is a good way to have fun, learn new skills, relieve stress, and meet Americans students with similar interests.
UCLA Happenings: Click here for a calendar of events at and around UCLA
Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars:
The Dashew Center provides services, programs, and activities for foreign students and is a great way to increase social contacts. Located on the UCLA campus in the Bradley International Hall, 417 Charles E. Young Dr. West, (310) 825-1681.
The UCLA Library, with more than seven million volumes, ranks among the top three university research libraries in North America. You can read books and magazines or study there without an ID card or a library card. To take books home, you need a library card, which you can get for $25 at the front desk of the Research or College (Powell) Library.
The Westwood branch of the Los Angeles Public Library provides free access to computer workstations; you can get a free library card with 2 pieces of ID or a CA driver license.
Religious Services/Houses of Worship
The Los Angeles community is diverse, with places of worship for persons of nearly all faiths. UCLA student groups also represent many of the major faiths. The University Religious Conference at UCLA can help you contact religious groups on campus.
UCLA Social & Culture Clubs
UCLA’s Center for Student Programming (CSP) lists hundreds of different clubs and interest groups open to all students. Many have an international and cultural emphasis such as the International Folk Dance Club, the Korean American Student Association, and the Chicano Latino Film Festival.