Campus operations

Our new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

The advisory group, which brings together a broad array of voices from across the institution, will counsel campus leaders on pandemic-related decision-making going forward.

Extending remote work through March 19

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, UCLA is asking employees who are currently successfully working from home to continue to do so through the end of the winter quarter.

Fall update: Shift to primarily remote instruction, reduced housing

UCLA will be moving to remote-only instruction for the fall, with the exception of a limited number of in-person or hybrid courses.

Our plans for fall quarter 2020

UCLA has revised its plans for fall classes, student housing and other operations after consulting with public health authorities.

UCLA Library launches temporary digitization service

These new services will help bolster the resumption of research activities during phase 2 of the campus’s research ramp-up plan.

Extending remote work

Because of the continuing health risks associated with COVID-19, UCLA is asking employees who are currently successfully working from home to continue to do so until Jan. 4, 2021.

Guidelines for communicating about COVID-19 cases on campus

Even as processes and policies will continue to evolve as the situation changes, UCLA shares information about some of the key procedures the university has in place now.

Training required on COVID-19 for all employees

Prior to returning to campus to work, UCLA faculty, staff, student employees and volunteers will be required to complete an online course called “Returning to Work on Campus.” This requirement applies to all employees other than UCLA Health employees.

Symptom monitoring protocol for UCLA students

Effective immediately, students who plan to come to campus for any purpose are required to complete a survey each day to monitor themselves for symptoms of the coronavirus.

Preparations for fall 2020

The latest information about UCLA’s planning for the next academic year.

Plans for ramping up UCLA research activities

To the Campus Community: It has been just over two months since I communicated the need to ramp down on-campus research activities due the COVID-19 crisis and city and county safer-at-home orders. In the weeks since then, I have been impressed by and appreciative of your efforts to support one another and, in many cases, to continue

Remote work guidance

Dear Colleagues: As UCLA continues to closely monitor the evolution of this pandemic, we know our community is also struggling with the uncertainties wrought by COVID-19 as we try to plan our professional and personal lives alike. While we work to make decisions for the next academic year, we also want to provide you with

Fall faculty planning

Dear Colleagues: While we remain committed to a full return to in-person instruction as soon as it can be accomplished safely, the ongoing challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic make it clear that UCLA will need to provide a robust and wide-ranging suite of remote courses in fall quarter. At this moment, we do not yet

Summer Session C will be remote

To the Campus Community: Our prevailing priority during the COVID-19 crisis is to protect the health and safety of our Bruin community. Faculty and staff also remain undaunted in our efforts to continue our teaching mission, despite the challenges this presents. Based on the new data we receive every day, we have decided to continue to

Availability of campus services during Safer at Home orders

To the Campus Community: In response to safer at home orders from the State of California (PDF), County of Los Angeles (PDF) and City of Los Angeles (PDF), UCLA has suspended all on-campus operations with the exception of those that are essential and cannot be conducted remotely. As previously announced, spring quarter instruction will continue via remote learning. For

Making commencement decisions together

To the Campus Community: Yesterday, we made a decision about this year’s commencement ceremonies without first consulting our students and fully understanding their preferences for this important rite of passage. In these unprecedented times, we are guided by our goal of protecting the safety of our Bruin community. But we should have known the impact

How “Safer at Home” orders affect UCLA

Today, Los Angeles County (PDF) and the City of Los Angeles (PDF), among other nearby jurisdictions, ordered all residents to stay home starting 11:59 p.m. tonight, March 19, through April 19, 2020, which are actions similar to those of other large metropolitan areas attempting to limit the spread of COVID-19. Educational institutions, like UCLA, are subject to these

Plans for spring 2020 commencement ceremonies

To the Campus Community: Being a Bruin means more than just being on UCLA’s campus; it also encompasses the emotional and social ties we share with one another. For many UCLA students, no experience is more valued than celebrating the culmination of their hard work and dedication along with their families and friends during graduation

UCLA’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19

To the Campus Community: As we all work to adapt to our new environment following the president’s Friday declaration of a national emergency and recent announcements by the governor and mayor instituting state- and city-wide restrictions, we wanted to provide you with the latest information about UCLA’s continued efforts to protect our campus and the

Recreation facilities closed until further notice

To the Campus Community: Beginning Monday, March 16, all UCLA Recreation facilities will be closed until further notice. Please know that this decision is guided by our top priority of protecting the health and safety of our Bruin and global communities, in what continues to be a rapidly evolving environment. Science tells us that reducing

Remote learning to be extended through spring quarter

To the Campus Community: By this time, you have seen the announcement from Chancellor Block about new campus measures designed to help limit the risk of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on campus. We appreciate your patience as we work thoughtfully to make decisions and adjustments to address the impact of this international public health crisis. Based

Message to faculty, staff and student employees

Dear Faculty, Staff and Student Employees: As a follow up to Tuesday’s memo from Chancellor Block regarding UCLA’s transition to remote instruction through, at minimum, April 10 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share leave policies and other support services that are available to employees, including the option of remote work. Our decision to

Transitioning UCLA to online instruction

To the Campus Community: Like many of you, I have been carefully following news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We have been working around the clock with other campus leaders and public health officials to consider how it has and could continue to impact our students, faculty and staff and developing plans for every possible

Chancellor Gene Block updates the UCLA community

To the Campus Community: As you may have seen, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced this morning that there are additional confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County. Given this news, I wanted to provide continued updates knowing this may cause anxiety among our Bruin community. First, there are

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