Information for students and faculty about the status of classes, remote learning, academic continuity, study abroad programs and other topics.

Frequently asked questions

  • UCLA has suspended all in-person classes and will continue with remote instruction through Summer Session C, which concludes Sept. 11.
  • UCLA anticipates that 15% to 20% of courses for the 2020–21 academic year will be offered in-person on campus or in a hybrid format combining remote and in-person instruction, according to a June 15 announcement from the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Read the full message.
  • Faculty and students should expect that for fall quarter 2020, large courses will be taught remotely, as will some smaller required courses. UCLA intends to provide a robust and wide-ranging suite of remote courses for fall quarter. 
  • Academic units have been advised to ensure that they provide sufficient numbers of required courses remotely so that no student’s academic progress suffers from an inability to attend in person. In a May 13 message to faculty, the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost wrote: “It is especially critical that large introductory courses, or courses that must be taken in sequential order, are available to students to the same extent as they would be in a normal fall quarter.” Read the full message.

With students having taken their final exams under different circumstances, the UCLA Academic Senate provided recommendations for how faculty can evaluate students’ learning with due compassion for the conditions created by the pandemic, especially students with internet and hardware problems and students living in different time zones.

  • Summer Sessions A and C will be conducted through remote learning.
  • The Summer Sessions COVID-19 FAQ provides information on academic courses and summer intensives, college and professional summer institutes, and precollege summer institutes.

The UCLA Center for Accessible Education offers a page of resources.

The libraries continue to provide resources for students, although the buildings are closed.

  • Due to public health concerns, the University of California Education Abroad Program has made the decision to suspend fall-term 2020 programs and yearlong programs beginning in fall 2020 in all locations. Impacted students have been emailed by the UCEAP Systemwide Office and UCLA IEO about the news. Read the entire statement.
  • At this time, all winter and spring 2021 programs are still scheduled to run. Because the earliest of these programs does not start until January 2021, no decisions otherwise have yet been made. Decisions on these programs would likely come sometime in late summer or fall quarter, when there is more up-to-date information about the COVID-19 situation. UCLA IEO and UCEAP will email all winter and spring 2021 applicants with updates as they become available.
  • The international education office has a COVID-19 FAQ with more information.

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