Campus operations

Information on the status of campus buildings, services and operations and how the campus is maintaining safety during the pandemic.

Frequently asked questions

  • Pursuant to public health orders, the campus is currently closed to the general public. Only people who are engaged in essential campus operations, are attending approved in-person courses, or are receiving care at UCLA hospitals and clinics are permitted.
  • Some campus buildings remain open for essential services.
  • Certain campus units, including UCLA-owned housing, the Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center, UCLA Recreation, Counseling and Psychological Services, and ASUCLA dining facilities will continue to provide services, though some services may be modified.
  • See the complete list of available campus services.
  • Anyone on campus should maintain safe distances from others and wear a mask.
  • UCLA officials continue to closely monitor the progression of COVID-19 and adhere to guidance from local, state and national public health authorities. The campus will provide updates to the Bruin community on any new developments that would affect the campus or the status of campus operations.
  • On Oct. 26, UCLA announced that the winter quarter would be remote-only instruction with the exception of a limited number of in-person or hybrid courses necessary to train students for essential workforce positions.
  • UCLA leadership has developed a four-phase strategic plan for a potential resumption of normal campus operations at some point in the future, including a return to onsite instruction, living and working. This plan is outlined in our COVID-19 Back to School and Safer Return to On-Site Work During COVID-19 guides.

Custodial Services will be performing enhanced cleaning services for high touch areas and common spaces through out campus. For more detailed information please review the UCLA Facilities Management Custodial Services COVID-19 Procedures (PDF).

  • UCLA Transportation has closed all in-person lobby transactions until further notice. Please contact transportation by email at transportation@ts.ucla.edu or call 310-794-7433.
  • For people visiting UCLA Health, all parking and information booths are currently closed until further notice. Customers who need to purchase parking are instructed to use the pay stations, ParkMobile or the Bruin ePermit portal.
  • UCLA Transportation has discontinued the UCLA Vanpool program in light of the challenges presented by COVID-19. Vanpools participants have the option to lease directly from other vanpool vendors to set up or maintain commuting groups.
  • BruinAccess is operating normally.
  • In coordination with BruinBus, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus is providing additional service to the UCLA community, with Routes 2 and 17. The change supplements the BruinBus U1 service, which has been temporarily suspended due to the university’s shift to primarily remote instruction. All remaining BruinBus routes are operating normally. Visit the BruinBus page for updates.
  • BruinBus, which serves the UCLA campus and Wilshire Center, cleans and sanitizes its vehicles twice daily and has placed hand sanitizer dispensers in all buses.
  • UCLA SafeRide is operating normally with on-demand rides through the UCLA SafeRide app and the new Safe Loop (PDF), which provides continuous service arriving at stops approximately every 30 minutes.
  • Large in-person gatherings are currently prohibited, but the Events Office is accepting scheduling requests for events that can meet all requirements, or for events that could happen when restrictions are lifted. Events and film shoots on campus are subject to public health and safety guidelines by local, state and university officials.

UCLA has suspended all nonessential events of any size for the time being.

The Hammer Museum and the Fowler Museum are both closed.

  • Although UCLA Library buildings are currently closed, campus libraries continue to provide an array of resources for students, faculty and instructors.
  • Faculty course materials: While print reserves are currently not available from the UCLA Library for instructional purposes, library staff will help faculty and instructors obtain electronic materials for their courses. In some cases, they will digitize content from library-owned materials and provide them to faculty and instructors through course management systems. For further information on course materials, visit the library’s Information for Instructors page. To submit digitization requests, see the Faculty Reserves page.
  • Additional research and teaching support for both students and faculty can be found here.
  • All ASUCLA restaurants and retail stores are closed.
  • For fall 2020, dining facilities will be open for carry-out meals with limited seating and other safety precautions in place.

Ackerman Union, Lu Valle Commons, Health Sciences, North Campus Shop and South Campus Shop are closed.

The Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center is classified as an essential service by UCLA and remains open for all students, but some services are limited during this time. The Ashe Center currently offers in-person visits for any acute, urgent issues and prescheduled appointments for any routine issues by phone, email or online.

  • The UCLA College hosted a virtual celebration on June 12. The class of 2020 will have an in-person event when it is again safe to gather.

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