Life on Campus
UWest’s campus is a reflection of our core values: diverse, vibrant, contemplative, and joyful. The grounds are spacious, but intimate, perched on a lush hillside looking out on the San Gabriel Mountains.
Our students have the opportunity to join any of our wide variety of student organizations—from Martial Arts to Music to Badminton. Check out the UWest Student Association page to learn more.
If you are looking for a quiet place to reflect, meditate or study, UWest’s campus has tons of perfect spots. Just make sure you find two or three, so you always have a backup! And if you really want to meditate, UWest even has a Meditation Center and Buddhist Shrine.
When you need to relax and unwind, UWest has plenty of options for you, including a gym open 24/7, swimming pool, basketball courts, and outdoor badminton and volleyball courts. There’s also a recreation center, featuring all your favorite table sports: ping-pong, pool, foosball, and air hockey. And if you really need to stretch your legs, Whittier Narrows Regional Park is right across the street, with recreation fields, walking and jogging trails, lakes, golf, and other activities. The nearby San Gabriel Mountains offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, camping, swimming, skiing, and more.
The campus is located in the city of Rosemead, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The surrounding community offers many culturally diverse restaurants, shopping destinations, and entertainment opportunities.
On-campus housing is available and convenient, especially for those students coming from outside of the state or the country. Finding a residence off campus is also an option, as off-campus housing is abundant. More information regarding housing both on and off campus is available from the Office of Residential Life.