Alumni & Friends

Message from the Department


Dear Alumni and Friends,

Welcome, or welcome back, to the UCLA Department of Germanic Languages! Although recent faculty departures make this a time of transition for the department, we remain active in all the areas to which we have always been committed to undergraduate and graduate education, to all the Germanic languages and linguistics, to literature and cultural studies, and to interdisciplinary humanistic inquiry. Helping us remain vigorous during this transitional period, two visiting faculty have brought new ideas and energy to our program this year and will continue to do so next.

We hope you will stay in touch and remain involved in the life of the department. We would be delighted to see you at any of the lectures or symposia that we organize. Please see our events page for more information. To receive announcements about upcoming events and programming, subscribe to our events listserv by sending an e-mail request to: If you have any comments on our website or would like to send us your news or get more involved with the department, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line here.

As well as your involvement, we need your support. We are fiercely committed to public education despite the fact that state funding for UCLA continues to decline. Your donation will help the department remain vital intellectual environment and will help our students, both undergraduates and graduate students, reach their educational goals.

Thank you for your continued commitment to Germanic Languages at UCLA. We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at a future event.