Information for students

Information about the status of classes, procedures for final exams, commencement, tuition, financial aid, scholarships, housing and counseling, among other topics.

When will the campus completely reopen?

  • UCLA officials are closely monitoring the situation and relevant communications from county, state and federal authorities. They will continue to provide information on any new developments that would impact the campus and take action to ensure the health and safety of the Bruin community.

What do I have to do before returning to campus?

  • 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.

What is the status of classes, exams and grades?

  • UCLA has suspended all in-person classes and will continue with remote instruction through Summer Session C, which concludes Sept. 11. Students with questions about their ability to participate in remote classes or exams are asked to call 310-825-3894 or email the Dean of Students office.
  • 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.
  • 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.

What happens if someone tests positive?

  • Any UCLA community member who develops symptoms or receives a positive test result for COVID-19 is obligated to self-isolate and to contact the UCLA Infectious Disease Hotline at 310-267-3300 (for faculty, staff and volunteers) or the Ashe Center COVID-19 Hotline at 310-206-6217 (for students).
  • If a student, staff or faculty member is confirmed to have COVID-19, medical professionals at UCLA or the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will investigate to determine who is considered a “close contact” to that person, contact them and ask them to self-isolate and schedule a test, if appropriate. Relevant deans, vice provosts, vice chancellors, directors and department chairs will be notified of any positive case within their areas of responsibility.
  • More information on notification procedures from the Administrative Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities.

What is the status of commencement ceremonies?

  • The UCLA College hosted a virtual celebration on June 12. The class of 2020 will have an in-person event during the 2020–21 academic year when it is again safe to gather.

Summer session classes

  • Summer Sessions A and C will be conducted through remote learning.
  • The Summer Sessions COVID-19 FAQ provides links about:
    • Academic courses and summer intensives
    • College and professional summer institutes
    • Precollege summer institutes

Will tuition be affected if the 2020–21 academic year begins with remote instruction?

  • Due to COVID-19, some or all of UCLA’s instruction for all or part of the 2020–21 academic year may be delivered remotely for the safety of students and the campus community. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the academic year.
  • Full tuition and mandatory fees are necessary to cover operations related to COVID-19, such as remote instruction, and services such as financial aid, registration and remote academic advising.
  • For more information on tuition and fees, as well as registration, financial aid, course materials and other topics, visit the UCLA Registrar’s Office COVID-19 FAQ page. The UCLA Undergraduate Admission site also has a section on student fees, tuition and budget and one on the latest information on classes and tuition.

Resources for remote learning

Financial aid and scholarships

  • The financial aid office is available virtually Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through the Message Center or by calling 310-206-0400.
  • The federal government has made emergency financial aid grants available to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations. UCLA prioritized providing awards to eligible students enrolled in spring term 2020. The campus will continue to monitor federal and state economic conditions, as well as the prospects for additional government emergency funding for students.
  • Visit the office’s video library for answers to some common questions about financial aid.

What is the availability of housing for the 2020–21 academic year?

  • In normal times, UCLA is able to offer housing to a majority of incoming and returning students. At this point, it is still unclear how the COVID-19 crisis will affect operations in student housing and residential life during the 2020–21 academic year.
  • The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost announced June 15, however, that on-campus housing will be provided at a lower population density to a limited number of students, with some rooms set aside for quarantine or isolation. Read the full message.
  • UCLA also aims to offer housing to as many first-year students as feasible; some of these offers will be determined by lottery. UCLA Housing will reach out to students regarding available accommodations by June 29. More information and details about the factors used to determine eligibility are available at this Housing FAQ page.
  • UCLA does not anticipate canceling any eligible graduate students’ 2020–21 housing contracts and rental agreements in response to the pandemic.

Are libraries open?

Is the student health center open?

  • The Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center is classified as an essential service by UCLA and remains open for all students, but some services are limited during this time. The Ashe Center currently offers in-person visits for any acute, urgent issues and prescheduled appointments for any routine issues by phone, email or online.
  • Call the Ashe Center’s COVID-19 Hotline at 310-206-6217 if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19.

Where can I turn for counseling?

Resources for educational accessibility

Recommended COVID-19 resources

UCLA Covid experts

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