LATINX ADMIT WEEKEND
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Latinx Admit Weekend is a welcome event held every year for newly admitted self identified Chicana(o)/ Latina(o) high school students. MEChA de UCLA began Latinx Admit Weekend previously known as Raza Day in 1999 in order to make Latinx students feel more comfortable and create a community feel before the students decide to commit to attend UCLA. We realize that many times, Latinx students are first generation college students, aren't aware of all the resources available to them, and have many questions. The purpose of Latinx Day is to have current UCLA students answer all their questions and serve as a resource to orient students in the UCLA environment. We want to welcome new students with students who look like them, come from similar communities and backgrounds and understand what it feels like to leave home and attend UCLA. Latinx admit weekend is full of activities, workshops, resources, and a tour where students are able to imagine themselves attending UCLA. We also realize that many times being a first generation college student means that parents and maybe the whole family has many questions and that is why Latinx admit weekend invites the students and all the family they want to bring.
Although started by MEChA de UCLA, today, this event is hosted by DAWP. Latinx Admit Weekend is a Diversity Admit Weekend Program (DAWP) coordinated event consisting of a variety of guest speakers, cultural performances, workshops, social and academic events in order to welcome recently admitted self-identifying Latinx students.