Student housing

Information for students about the status of housing, dining and safety precautions in the residence halls, among other topics.

Frequently asked questions

  • Fall 2020 update: On August 3, UCLA announced fall-term plans that included the return of about 5,000 students to campus residence halls. However, in response to new guidelines issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, we have had to greatly reduce the number of students that can be accommodated on campus. Read the full message.
  • On-campus housing will now be 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.
  • Students with current housing contracts will be receiving letters from Housing staff to assess whether they fall into any of the above categories; those who do not will be notified of the cancellation of their contract and receive a refund of fees paid.
  • More information 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 will be 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.
  • Students whose contracts have been canceled or who are considering changing their housing status are encouraged to read the Financial Aid and Scholarship office’s Changes to Your Housing Selection FAQ (PDF) for information on how these decisions may affect their financial aid.
  • UCLA does not anticipate canceling any eligible graduate students’ 2020–21 housing contracts and rental agreements in response to the pandemic.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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