UCLA is offering triple-capacity rooms in on-campus housing. You need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to live on campus. Those who qualify for an exception to the UC vaccination policy have been offered housing in UCLA’s off-campus university apartments by lottery.

Due to our monthlong pivot to remote instruction at the beginning of this quarter, students in UCLA housing will have their nine-month housing contracts prorated from the date they arrive on campus (up to Jan. 30). A credit will be applied to your housing account for your next installment.

Masking requirements

Masks are required in indoor spaces on campus for those who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations — including the common areas of UCLA residence halls and apartments and at dining halls (except when actively eating or drinking). Masks are not required — but are strongly recommended — for those who are up to date. 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.

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