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Welcome, Bruins!

The RISE Center's core mission is to uplift and support every Bruin’s well-being by providing the education, resources, and tools needed to foster health, healing, and hope for themselves and the world around them.

As an extension of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), we are committed to helping students build a strong foundation of resilience that includes caring for their mental wellness through daily practice.

Our intentional programming and restorative on-campus space are run by a dedicated and diverse staff who are committed to helping students become their authentic selves in accessible, supportive, and inclusive peer-oriented spaces.

All services are free of cost and include an array of workshops, trainings, drop-in consultations, and self-directed resources. Programs are offered both in the RISE Center and in collaboration with students, staff, and partners across campus.

UCLA community members are invited to request a workshop or training and to stop by the RISE Center during our open hours.

RISE Center Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
​​​​​​Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Note: RISE will be closed from 3-5 on Wednesday, 2/8 AND from 11-1 on 2/22 for staff development.

Lu Valle Commons basement (next to the UCLA Store, across courtyard from Dodd Hall)

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Winter Quarter Zen Den Hours

Open times to come in to the RISE Center to relax, study, check out our library, chill on the couch, or talk to a staff member about resources.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 10 am–2 pm

Tuesdays: 3–6 pm

*Our Healing Room is open unless there is programming scheduled in the space. If you would like to come relax and study outside of the times indicated above, please check the calendar to ensure the space will be open for general use.

Drop-In Hours

Stop by to chat with a staff member about campus mental health resources, getting connected to CAPS, managing academic stress, or if you just need to talk.

Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm:

Drop in with Alea Orange, M.Ed, Health & Well-Being Coordinator

Mondays from 4 pm to 6 pm:

Drop in with Julianna Mora, MSW student & previous UCLA undergrad, Graduate Student Assistant

Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm:

Drop in with Laura Fettig, MSW, Health & Well-Being Coordinator

Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm:

Drop in with Valeria Lopez, MPH, Health & Well-Being Coordinator

Connect with us

Please use our outreach request form if you'd like to collaborate or request a training, or stop by the RISE Center for more information. More about RISE programming can be found on Instagram: @RISEcenterUCLA or Facebook: RISE Center UCLA, or you can email us at

How to find us

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