Main information for Undergraduate Program including advising schedule and staff contact.

The UCLA Mathematics Undergraduate Student Services office supports over 2,000 math majors and manages 20,000+ general course enrollments. Like many departments at UCLA, they are made up of a small team and are consistently inundated with requests. Managing a high volume of emails in a shared inbox is cumbersome and inefficient for both staff and students waiting to receive a response.  

Last fall, the Department hosted its first virtual town hall specifically for undergraduate students to voice their concerns to the Department Chair (Prof. Mario Bonk) and Undergraduate Vice Chairs (Profs. Don Blasius and Michael Hill). One of the main student concerns was the long response times for email requests.  

Leadership immediately began working with the Mathematics Computing Group (MCG) who proposed a helpdesk ticketing system as a viable solution. Zendesk, a SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud-based ticketing system, is used by many departments in the UC system. When an email is sent to, it becomes a ticket on the Zendesk platform. Through the Zendesk administrative portal, undergraduate staff can view status in real-time and organize, respond to, and manage support tickets.  

The official roll out of Zendesk in the Department took place during winter quarter. The hope is that this new system will increase efficiency and result in a better customer service experience for undergraduate students. 

Undergraduate town halls will continue to be hosted quarterly as part of a larger effort to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all students. To learn more about the town halls and other action items the Department is taking, please visit:

DataFest is holding its second workshop in the series, 7 Tips for Using Python for Exploratory Data Analysis next Wednesday (Feb 10th) at 6pm PST! 

Learn about Python, a useful programming language especially in fields like data science. The workshop will be led by James Wilson, a previous winner of the DataFest competition and a current Litigation Analyst at Ankura.

To find more details and register, visit our Facebook event page:


DataFest 2021 Planning Committee






We are excited to announce the Ninth Annual Conference to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling and Public Health! This conference is hosted by the MIDAS Coordination Center in cooperation with the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. 

This year’s conference will be held virtually on Friday, February 26 – Sunday February 28. Applications are due by February 19 at 11:59 pm. We encourage you to spread the word to your students! Detailed information about the conference has been included below. See the application link for full application requirements. 

This conference is for undergraduate students or students in a post baccalaureate program from underrepresented groups who have an interest in public health and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. The conference will introduce students to modeling methods and familiarize students with modeling resources of the MIDAS Network. 

Infectious disease modeling is an exciting field whose practitioners study the mechanisms by which diseases spread, to predict future outbreaks, track current outbreaks, and evaluate methods to control an epidemic. Currently, MIDAS members are using infectious disease modeling in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including predicting the trajectory of the disease and communicating findings to policymakers and the public about optimal mitigation strategies. Hear from some of the top experts in the field and their experiences during the pandemic! 

This conference will include: 

  • Scientific talks from MIDAS researchers and graduate students who use infectious disease epidemiology and mathematical modeling to study infectious diseases; 
  • Hands-on sessions* where students will have the opportunity to practice the concepts and skills they are learning using MIDAS resources, and; 
  • Professional development and networking opportunities  
  • The opportunity to apply principles and approaches learned to address a given COVID-19-related topic area, centered on accounting for disparities in risk and access to care, through a team project proposal 

*Depending on your background, hands-on sessions will be in R, Excel, or SAS. 

For any questions about the conference, please don’t hesitate to contact Jess Salerno ( Thank you and we hope to see you soon! 

Curious about what a career in consulting looks like?
Interested in sharpening your professional skills and gaining experience in the field?

UConsulting is proud to partner with Boston Consulting Group to host the BCG x UConsulting Case Competition!

Through this opportunity, participants will gain real-world consulting experience and build confidence in both analytical and presentation skills. The BCG x UConsulting Case Competition is open to entries from teams of 3-5 UCLA undergraduate students from any year and major. All participants will receive feedback regarding their submissions to help them sharpen their professional skills, and finalists will have the opportunity to present their proposals to current Boston Consulting Group Associates! 

Competition Schedule (All times in PST)
2/10 – Presentation Design & Delivery Workshop (6 PM-7 PM) and Info Session (7:15 PM-7:45 PM)
2/13 – Round 1 Submission Deadline (11:59 PM)2/15 – Round 2 Prompt Release (12:00 AM)
2/20 – Round 2 Submission Deadline (11:59 PM)
2/22 – Round 2 Presentations (All day)
2/24 – Final Submission Deadline (11:59 PM)
2/26 – Final Round Presentations (All day)  

Use this link to sign up for the case comp and reserve your spot at the info session: 
Game Changers: People, Companies, and Innovation Evolving the Tech Industry

Game Changers: The People, Companies, and Innovation Evolving the Tech Industry
The Game is Changing… and You Can Change the Game. In this series, industry leaders will share valuable insight on how they created their own opportunities and how the work and workforce are evolving. January 26-28 meet the Game Changers in Tech – Winter 2021 Edition. Black Male App Developers Paving Their Own Way: Breakr-ing the MoldTue, Jan 26 6:00 pm PST – 7:00 pm PSTRegister | Details Black Female Entrepreneurs Driving Change with StartupsWed, Jan 27 5:30 pm PST – 7:00 pm PSTRegister | Details Creating Change in HealthTech: A Guide to Discovery, Career, and Impact in Health & MedicineThu, Jan 28 5:00 pm PST – 6:00 pm PSTRegister | Details For more information: 
We hope to see you there, UCLA Career Center, Residential Life, Black Resource Center, StartupUCLA, and the Community Programs Office

Dear Bruins: 

Join us for the our first Humanities Career Panel Series event of the NEW YEAR!— Bruins from the Bay to the Beach: Inside Careers in Tech for North Campus Majors on  Monday, January 25 from 4-5pm PST – RSVP for Zoom Link.

Student Attendees who come to the event, and fill out a short two question survey at the end are entered to win a $75 gift card to Amazon!

HCPS Event website with panelist bios:

FOLLOW US on Facebook and Instagram @uclahcps. 


Dear Students,

Are you interested in government or public service? If so, you are encouraged to consider applying to the UC Center Sacrament program!

The UC Center Sacramento Internship Program is a one quarter program in Sacramento.  Throughout the program, students complete a public policy related internship, coursework on the topic of California policy, as well as complete their own unique research project.  The program also incorporates professional development such as polishing a resume, crafting writing samples and interviewing techniques. The program is open to ALL majors and is ideal for any student interested in local and state government and public policy.

There will be various information sessions throughout the Winter 2021 term for any student who is interested in participating or learning more about the UCCS program. More information on the dates and times of the information sessions this term, as well as how to register, is provided below. 


Applications for the Public Affairs Major will open on Monday, March 1st, 2021. We will be hosting two information sessions to help students learn about the major and the application process.  

The sessions are open to those ready to apply, those who will apply later but want to prepare early, and Freshmen who want to learn more about our program. Link to RSVP to one of our info sessions: []

Figure 1 Disability Studies Minor logo against a background of black, orange, yellow, and magenta triangles.

Disability Studies Minor Information Session

Week 4, Monday, January 25, 3:00-4:00PM on Zoom*

*Zoom details will be sent to those who RSVP on MyUCLA.
For requests related to disability access for the workshop, contact by 1/20/2021


Explore this question and other questions about disability, the body, representation, and access with the Disability Studies Minor. Learn about ‘disability’ as a social construction and intellectual framework to understand the human experience.

Join our information session to learn more about our Disability Studies minor program requirements, and how to apply.

RSVP here or going to []MyUCLA > Academics > Workshops > search Disability Studies

To learn more about the minor, please visit or follow us @ucladisabilitystudies on Facebook and Instagram.

Cyndi Tando

Disability Studies Minor Counselor