UCLA PenPal Program

One of the best parts of a UCLA education is the connections and relationships that are built within the Bruin community. It is not uncommon to hear of roommates becoming best friends or randomly-assigned lab partners studying together after class. Until we can be on campus together again, the UCLA Pen Pal Program facilitates a new way to generate unexpected connections that often grow into meaningful friendships. The UCLA Pen Pal Program will match two Bruins based on their common interests. These two students will become pen pals for the quarter, where they can exchange letters, doodles, art, etc. If the pen pals chose to communicate via physical mail, prepaid postcards will be provided. Throughout the quarter, the students have the option to follow guiding prompts on the website for inspiration. Please fill out this form if you are interested in participating in the UCLA Pen Pal Program. We will reach out shortly to notify you of your pen pal match and provide further guidance.

For info on how to join the UCLA Pen Pal program, email penpal@orl.ucla.edu

Sign up link: Tinyurl.com/UCLApenpal

Prompts:

Strangers

What would you say to introduce yourself to someone you just met? 

Where do you call home? 

What was the rose and thorn of your week?

What inedible thing do you wish you could eat? 

What’s the best thing you ate this past week? The worst?

What’s your patronus/ fruit/ vegetable?

Tell me about your outfit right now. 

Acquaintance

What is something you are looking forward to?

What is a skill/hobby you have been practicing recently? Can you share an example?

Do you believe in astrology?

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be and why?

What is the first book you remember really loving?

What was your favorite subject in school?

What kind of things do you enjoy making (cooking or art or anything)?

What’s your favorite part of the day?

Peer

How would your 10 year old self react if they saw what you’re doing with your life now?

What is your definition of success? 

What makes you feel at peace?

What do people overestimate or underestimate about you? 

What are your top three favorite songs right now?

What is the meaning of your name? Do you feel like it resonates with who you are?

Do you get stage fright?

Friend

Which of your personality traits are you the most proud of?

Do you have any recurring dreams?

What’s the last embarrassing moment you experienced?

What’s a pet peeve of yours?

What is the best gift you have ever received?

What’s something you’ve done recently that was out of your comfort zone?

What’s something you wish more people knew about you?

Do you think you’ve ever encountered a ghost?

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Partners:

Residential Life Arts Engagement @iartucla

UCLA Center for the Art of Performance @cap_ucla

Student Committee for the Arts  @sca.ucla