Frequently asked questions

The campus is now open to the general public. California’s economic reopening and revised public health orders issued by Los Angeles County have allowed for the expansion of on-campus services and activities, including certain libraries, museums, restaurants, dining halls and recreation facilities. For more details, visit our UCLA Return to Campus page.

While UCLA was able to provide many students and their families with limited in-person graduation events at Drake Stadium and the Los Angeles Tennis Center this spring, we remain committed to hosting large in-person, indoor commencement ceremonies for both the entire class of 2021 and the entire class of 2020.

The UCLA College announced in early June 2021 that in-person commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate members of the class of 2020 will take place in early fall 2021. The College will soon provide dates and times for these indoor ceremonies, as well as information about ticketing. The commencement events will also be livestreamed. Confirmation of vaccination status may be required for both students and their guests.

UCLA will continue to update the campus community about commencement plans as details become available.

Libraries

The following libraries and library facilities are currently open at reduced capacity to UCLA students, faculty and staff:  

The Ahmanson–Murphy Reading Room at UCLA Library Special Collections is also currently open at reduced capacity but will be temporarily closed beginning July 1 to accommodate critical infrastructure work. The reading room is expected to reopen at the start of the fall quarter.

Seat reservations are required for these spaces (see law library access), and entrants to these buildings will be required to wear a mask, show their BruinCard and a COVID-19 symptom-monitoring clearance certificate, and present their seat reservation confirmation.

Additional libraries are expected to open in phases, ramping up to 50% as restrictions are loosened.

While most UCLA Library buildings remain closed, the libraries continue to provide an array of resources for students, faculty and instructors.


Museums

Hammer Museum: The Hammer has reopened to the public with limited guest capacity. The reopening coincides with the museum’s acclaimed biennial, “Made in L.A. 2020: a version,” which will be presented at both the Hammer and the Huntington Museum of Art from April 17 through Aug. 1. Advance reservations (free) will be required.

Fowler Museum: The Fowler will reopen July 1. Please check the museum’s website for further updates.

The UCLA Recreation facilities below are currently open at reduced capacity and limited hours to students, staff, faculty (including emeriti) and retirees. Those interested in accessing these facilities should complete a “Return to Rec” membership form on the UCLA Recreation website prior to making a reservation.

  • Sunset Canyon amphitheater lawn, tennis courts and Mapes beach volleyball courts
  • Park Pool and Family Pool
  • Drake Stadium fitness zones
  • Marina Aquatic Center in Marina Del Rey
  • Kinross Recreation Center

In addition, the John Wooden Center is slated to reopen June 21. More information on the Wooden Center is available on their website, including reopening policies, hours and reservations.

Per Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Guidelines, gyms can now operate at 50% capacity, and hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms may also begin operating. This will allow for expanded reservation opportunities at both the Kinross Center and the Wooden Center.

Masks are required at all UCLA Recreation facilities, both indoor and outdoor.

For more information about memberships, bookings and policies, and for answers to frequently asked questions, visit the UCLA Recreation Return to Rec page. Updates on facilities will be posted each Monday afternoon on UCLA Recreation’s news page.

Restaurants and dining halls on campus can now operate indoors and outdoors with no limits on seating capacity or physical distancing requirements. Masks are required in restaurants and dining halls except when eating, in which case masks may be removed as long as physical distancing is maintained.

Plateia at the Luskin Conference Center is currently offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout meals.

Several restaurants at Ackerman Union and the Court of Sciences Student Center have also resumed full operation for the summer. For a list of open restaurants and schedules, visit ASUCLA.

UCLA Dining’s Bruin Café (at Sproul Hall) and Buin Bowl (and De Neve Plaza) are open to students for summer, with breakfast, lunch, dinner and grab-and-go options. For hours, see the UCLA Dining website.

ASUCLA Catering continues to offer Catering Express menus for meal pick up or delivery to those who are working on campus, and Starship delivery robots are available to deliver meals to those on campus from a number of ASUCLA restaurants.

The UCLA Store in Ackerman Union and several other stores on Ackerman’s A and B levels are currently open to the public without physical distancing or capacity limitations. Face masks are required in indoor public spaces.

The Court of Sciences Store, the Health Sciences Store and the Hill Top Shop near the residence halls are also currently operating.

Lu Valle Commons and the North Campus Shop are closed.

For store hours and updates, visit the store schedules page.

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. 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.

Call the Ashe Center’s COVID-19 Hotline at 310-206-6217 if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19.

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.

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.

As public health restrictions loosen and on-campus services and activities resume at a larger scale, some employees currently working remotely will likely need to return to campus in July to support these efforts. It is conceivable that many returning employees who formerly used public transportation or UCLA’s various transportation services may instead choose to drive to campus. To alleviate any potential pressure on parking capacity, we will be working to design plans that strategically stagger the days various employees working hybrid in-person/remote schedules come to campus.

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