- Pride Admit Weekend (PAW) 2020 is one of many Yield Programs at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Yield Programs focus on providing newly admitted undergraduate students who may identify as a member of a marginalized community a holistic and unique experience of life at UCLA, aimed at encouraging these students to submit their Student Intent to Register (SIR) and join our Bruin family! PAW at UCLA is the only Yield Program in the nation that focuses on queer intersectionality.
Pride Admit Weekend for freshman admits was first started in 2014 by UCLA Project 1, a student group that centers around community outreach and mentorship of local LGBTQ+ identified high school students, particularly under-served communities in East Los Angeles. From UCLA Project 1's spirit of service and social justice, Pride Admit Weekend was pioneered to become the first LGBTQ focused freshman yield programs in the nation. Pride Admit Weekend aspires to not only increase LGBTQ visibility in a large, public institution, but also showcase the diverse and multifaceted LGBTQ experiences, building a strong and sustainable legacy of LGBTQ leadership.
In 2019, we hosted our first transfer Pride Admit Weekend.
- To foster a diverse and united LGBTQ+ community at UCLA
- To welcome LGBTQ+ identified individuals and allies to the UCLA LGBTQ+ community
- To create an intimate and engaging space for people to feel connected and understood
- To showcase the diverse and intersectional LGBTQ+ experiences
- To create a legacy of role/possibility models, of LGBTQ+ advocacy, leadership, and success
- To nurture a sense of security within LGBTQ+ students' identities
- To foster personal growth and academic success at UCLA
- To uplift and support QTPOC within our LGBTQ+ community