Personal Perspectives

"UCLA Anderson's strength in entrepreneurship attracted us. My husband was an entrepreneur himself and also worked with startups before coming to business school, and he wants to keep focusing on that afterward as well. A bonus: There are wonderful outdoorsy things to do here that are easily accessible. The weather is fantastic, especially coming from New England."

— Bethany Henderson (Significant other: Daniel Henderson, '06)

 

Family Life

 

Significant others are welcome at most UCLA Anderson and club events. Many spouses and significant others attend social events, Alumni Weekend, special speaker events and Challenge for Charity volunteer events. Leadership roles also may be available.

Joint Ventures Club

The UCLA Anderson Joint Ventures Club encourages the integration of spouses, partners, fiancées/fiancés and significant others into the UCLA Anderson community. The club organizes social events to help become acquainted with one another, find friends and become part of a support network during their time in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit Joint Ventures.

UCLA Activities

In addition to UCLA Anderson activities, spouses and dependents of our MBA students can enjoy activities offered by UCLA through UCLA Recreation. The recreation card provides access to all UCLA recreation facilities, including swimming pools. Please visit UCLA Recreation for more information.

Volunteering

Volunteer opportunities exist across the city of Los Angeles, including at local libraries, museums and schools, and in programs working with the elderly, the homeless and animals. Searching online through L.A. Works is one of the easiest ways to find volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles.

Entertainment

You’ll find a plethora of events, activities and attractions in Los Angeles. Some helpful websites that highlight events and attractions include LA Weekly and Los Angeles Times. The UCLA Central Ticket Office also offers discounted tickets to attractions such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and the San Diego Zoo.

 

Housing

 

UCLA University Apartments are considered by many to be the best value for the money for a married graduate student (with or without children) or a single student with children. The university apartments described below offer housing designed specifically to meet the needs of families, married students and domestic partnerships. Five separate and unique complexes are located in the Palms/Mar Vista area, approximately five miles from UCLA, and one complex is located in Westwood Village.

  • University Village provides premier community living for married students, same-sex domestic partners and single parents. Amenities include a state-of-the-art childcare center, community centers, computer lab, central courtyards, basic cable, adult lap pool, children's playground and children's swimming pool. All units are rented unfurnished and contain a full kitchen (including stove, refrigerator and dishwasher), wall-to-wall carpeting, blinds, air conditioning and central heating. Buildings have a key-controlled building access system and laundry facilities.
  • Keystone/Mentone Apartments (one and two bedrooms) is a modern four-building, 224-unit complex. The complex has a limited number of furnished apartments and its amenities include a shuttle bus to campus, a children’s playground, full kitchens, laundry rooms on every floor and underground parking.
  • Rose Avenue Apartments has 93 unfurnished units (primarily two-bedroom) and is located across from the University Village complex near campus. Amenities include a children’s playground, full kitchens, laundry rooms on every floor and parking.
  • Venice/Barry Apartments offers a spacious and comfortable living environment. The 139-unit building comprises junior one-bedroom and one- and two-bedroom apartments. The two-bedroom apartments here are generally larger than those at other university housing complexes. Amenities include underground parking, a swimming pool, small exercise room, laundry rooms on every floor,and full kitchens.
  • Barrington Manor's '60s vintage-style apartments provide a spacious and comfortable living environment in a quiet residential neighborhood. All apartments are unfurnished and have blinds and wall heaters.

In addition, many students with partners and families live in various neighborhoods around Los Angeles. View our Housing Guide for more information and student reviews on the neighborhoods surrounding UCLA Anderson.

 

Continuing Education

 

Significant others can consider taking a class or possibly obtaining a degree themselves. Los Angeles is home to a number of academic institutions offering a wide range of classes. The following are just a few options. To learn more about admission requirements, course offerings and programs, please contact the specific institution in which you are interested.

University
Phone Numer
Website
University of California, Los Angeles (310) 825-4321 Visit UCLA
UCLA Extension (310) 825-9971 or (818) 784-7006 Visit UCLA Extension
University of Southern California (213) 740-2311 Visit USC
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (310) 338-2700 Visit LMU
California State University, Los Angeles (323) 343-3000 Visit Cal State
Mount St. Mary’s College (310) 954-4000 Visit MSMU
Occidental College (323) 259-2500 Visit OXY
 

K-12 Schools/Child Care

 

For a list of local K-12 schools (public and private), please visit the California Department of Education’s website.

You also may visit the Los Angeles Unified School District’s website for information on public schools in the area.

UCLA Early Care and Education (ECE) is a great resource to utilize. The organization offers care for children from 2 months to 6 years of age at three centers:

This service is only available for UCLA full-time students and UCLA paid staff and faculty. ECE, through its Child Care Resources Program, also provides information on off-campus child care providers and a small number of caregivers who will come to your home. In addition, the program advises on how to evaluate a particular program or provider and on what specific questions will provide parents the information they need. Please visit the ECE website at http://www.childcare.ucla.edu.

  1. Fernald Child Care Center, located near the UCLA Anderson complex
  2. Krieger (Bellagio) Center, located in the northwest corner of the UCLA campus
  3. University Village Child Care Center & Kindergarten, located in the University Village student housing complex