Frequently asked questions
- Winter 2020 update: In response to guidelines issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the recommendation of the campus COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force, UCLA will continue with the plans put in place for fall, offering remote-only instruction for the winter quarter, with the exception of a handful of in-person or hybrid courses that provide training for students preparing for essential workforce jobs. Read the full message.
- On-campus housing will remain limited to: (1) Students who have no alternative housing options and whose current housing does not provide a safe and appropriate environment or does not provide sufficient accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act; (2) student-athletes participating in on-campus training and conditioning; and (3) students enrolled in the small handful of in-person or hybrid courses being offered who do not have alternative local housing options.
- More information on winter quarter housing is available on UCLA Housing’s COVID-19 information page.
- Residence hall occupancy is limited to one student per bedroom, and undergraduate apartments are limited to two students per bedroom.
- Certain buildings have been set aside for isolation of students who test positive for COVID-19 or who were in close contact with someone who tested positive and are required to quarantine.
- Housing rates can be found here.
Under current guidelines, residence hall occupancy is limited to one student per bedroom, and undergraduate apartments are limited to two students per bedroom. Rates can be found here.
- Residence halls will be adjusting their move-in schedule and procedures to help reduce crowding and promote physical distancing. They may also implement an earlier-than-typical move-in process to allow for staggering.
- Students will be updated about the new plans as they are finalized.
- UCLA Housing has implemented many physical distancing procedures, and a dedicated housekeeping team is regularly and safely cleaning all public restrooms and common areas in the residence halls.
- Cloth face coverings are required indoors and outdoors for anyone on campus, per guidelines from local and state health authorities.
- Daily symptom checks are required for anyone coming to campus or living in on-campus housing. More information on the campus’ symptom monitoring protocol is available online for staff and faculty performing non-healthcare work on campus (PDF) and for students (PDF).
- Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing will be required for all students living in university housing or participating in on-site or hybrid classes, as well as for faculty, staff, or teaching assistants involved in teaching on site. Tests will be provided at no cost, and contact tracing protocols will be in place when anyone tests positive.
- 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.
- To help students renting off-campus accommodations, UCLA Student Legal Services has provided resources on its website for students looking to start or terminate a lease. Legal Services has waived all fees for its assistance.
- The Undergraduate Students Association Council has released an off-campus housing guide (PDF) to help first-time renters find housing in the Westwood area.
All UCLA students who plan to come to campus for any purpose, including class, work or other activities, are required to take a survey each day to monitor themselves for symptoms of the coronavirus. Students living in university-owned housing are also required to complete the symptom monitoring daily.
The survey may be completed on a smartphone, tablet or computer, and it should take no more than five minutes.
Students will be required to receive a clearance certificate from the survey before entering the UCLA campus grounds or any UCLA facilities — except for their own campus housing residence. UCLA will keep the information about individuals’ symptoms confidential; that information will be shared only with designated campus officials who are involved in responding to the pandemic.
Upon completion of the survey, the system will either generate a clearance certificate or direct students to call the Ashe Center COVID-19 Hotline at 310-206-6217 for instructions prior to entering UCLA shared spaces.
Contact the Housing Mail Center at 310-206-1767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.