Housing and dining: summer sessions

UCLA is offering triple-capacity rooms in on-campus housing during summer. Housing is available to eligible university students and high school students enrolled in summer institutes or courses.

Vaccinations: Students — including all visiting students — and institute participants need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to live on campus.

Testing: It is strongly recommended that UCLA students enrolled in on-campus summer courses test regularly through the campus surveillance program; students visiting for the summer may also voluntarily test through the campus program if they wish.

COVID protocols: All students — including visiting students — must adhere to the following additional protocols:

Dining: Breakfast and dinner will be provided each day in the UCLA dining halls — 14 meals per week — for those living in on-campus housing for the summer.

Please visit http://ask.housing.ucla.edu to view a database of frequently asked questions or to submit an email.

Masking requirements

Masks are required in indoor spaces on campus, including the common areas of UCLA residence halls and apartments and at dining halls (except when actively eating or drinking). It is suggested that all students, regardless of their vaccination status, wear a mask in their living space when the presence of people from outside their immediate household.

Guest policy

Students may have one off-campus guest per resident in their room at a time. All guests must be cleared by UCLA’s online Symptom Monitoring Survey (using the “non–UCLA community member” form) before entering housing facilities and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon request. Guests staying overnight must be fully vaccinated and must be cleared by the survey each day.


UCLA will be performing regular cleanings and disinfections of all high-use common areas, restrooms and public spaces in the residence halls.

If you need to isolate or quarantine

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are found to have been in close contact with an infected person — within 6 feet in an indoor setting for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period — you may need to spend time in isolation or quarantine. To understand how this process works, please see our isolation, contact tracing and quarantine guidelines.


Due to COVID-19 mitigations and staffing shortages, UCLA has had to reduced its number of dining facilities. Facilities in the residence halls are for residents only; we will not be offering the Bruin Meal Plan for off-campus students. We anticipate opening more outlets as staffing levels rise and will reassess the Bruin Meal Plan at the end of the term.

On-campus residents have the option of three all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants — in Carnesale Commons, Covel Commons and De Neve Plaza. They may also choose from our quick-service restaurants, including Bruin Bowl, Bruin Cafe, Rendezvous, the Study at Hedrick and the Drey. (Please see the dining website for the most up-to-date hours of operation and menus.)

Premier Meal Plan holders on-campus won’t be allowed to swipe in guests at the all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants, but students may swipe more than once at to-go restaurants.

Indoor seating for students with meal plans is available at both all-you-care-to-eat and to-go restaurants. 

Pivoting in response to COVID

Significant changes in the public health landscape could require UCLA to make changes to housing and dining, including adjusting housing density, restricting indoor dining and broadening COVID-19 surveillance testing. Our COVID-19 Pivot Plan and Decision Matrix (PDF) describes the criteria that will inform possible changes in our operations.

For more information on housing and dining, see:

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