One of the most joyous times on the UCLA calendar comes every spring, when high school students log in to the UCLA Admissions portal to find out whether they've been offered admission for the fall. During these unprecendented times of physical distancing and staying “safer at home,” the UCLA community rallied together to celebrate brand new connections to the newly admitted class of 2024.
Incoming Bruins, together with their families and friends, took to social media on March 20 as they met this exciting milestone, learning their years of hard work paid off before posting live video reactions full of hugs, screams, disbelief, family photos and the best kind of tears.
I’m high school, I helped my father lay concrete so that we could afford to pay rent at the end of the month. I experienced the pain of my brother working through a mental health disorder. I was laughed at and told “Mexicans belong in the fields.” Today I was admitted to UCLA pic.twitter.com/n9ODA8fsdh— Jonny (@Jonnyxlifts) March 21, 2020
“The proudest mom.”
I am the proudest mom in the world! My son telling me he got accepted to @UCLA they have no idea what a hard working resilient kid they are taking a chance on! I thank God for helping him push through the pain of the loss of his dad and opening this door for him! #UCLAbound pic.twitter.com/J8FzAJRR4L— Veronica (@veronica49ers) March 21, 2020
“LET'S GO! LET'S GO!”
“I can’t believe it is becoming a reality.”
OK im late to the thread but @UCLA I HOPE YOU STILL SEE THIS 🥺! Still can’t believe that I’ve been admitted to my dream school I still feel like I’m on Cloud 9! I’ve been wanting to go to UCLA since 4th grade & now I can’t believe it is becoming a reality. #UCLAbound #UCLA pic.twitter.com/uSB9Ikkr9b— jadee 🦇 (@_Taekuukie_) March 21, 2020
Flashback of a baby Bruin
UCLA's #1 fan becomes the newest Bruin.
“I GOT IN! WHAT? WHAT?”
The pictures tell the story
You can hear, from far and near, this future Bruin roar
Live reactions posted on TikTok: