Graduate students

Reminder: COVID-19 virtual town hall for students March 29

From 5–5:45 p.m., campus leaders will share spring quarter updates, including proposed changes to UCLA’s masking and testing protocols.

COVID-19 protocol updates for spring quarter

Masking and surveillance testing requirements will be eased for those who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, effective April 11.

COVID-19 testing, upgraded mask distribution and N95 training

As we resume in-person instruction and work, we want to ensure that all students, faculty and staff are best prepared to reduce COVID-19 risks and follow UCLA protocols.

In-person instruction to resume on Jan. 31

The change comes in light of decreasing case and test positivity rates at UCLA and in L.A. County, as well as increased compliance with the testing protocols and vaccine booster requirements.

Updated masking, isolation and quarantine protocols for UCLA

In many cases, isolation and quarantine periods have been shortened to five days. Well-fitting upgraded masks will also be required on campus.

Remote instruction extended through January 28

Due to regional and campus trends in positivity rates, as well as staffing and operational concerns, UCLA will extend remote instruction for an additional two weeks.

Monitoring our winter quarter return

While our plans to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 18 remain in place, we are prepared to modify them if it is in the best interest of the safety of our community.

Exceptions to remote instruction for first two weeks of winter quarter

Lab and studio classes may be offered in person when learning would be degraded by remote participation, and existing safety protocols can be observed.

Remote start to winter quarter instruction and COVID-19 booster requirement

To reduce the risk of a rise in new COVID-19 cases, classes will begin, as scheduled, on Jan. 3 but will be held remotely for the first two weeks.

Monitoring Omicron and its potential impact to winter quarter plans

In response to the variant’s spread, UCLA is reviewing a number of options, such as modifications to the start of winter quarter, and will announce any changes next week.

Winter travel reminders and return-to-campus health protocols

Read UCLA’s latest guidance on how to remain safe during the holidays and what to do when you return to campus after the winter break.

Supporting a safer holiday season

Guidance for how to travel more safely during the upcoming holidays, including information on testing availability.

Proof of vaccination or exception with negative COVID test to be required for entering certain UCLA facilities

The new protocol, which goes into effect Nov. 4, covers restaurants, gyms, fitness centers, museums, galleries, theaters and other campus venues.

Reminder of mandatory daily symptom monitoring

All individuals living, learning or working on campus or at other UCLA facilities must complete UCLA’s symptom check each day they will be on these properties.

Updated campus COVID-19 protocols in effect

UCLA’s protocols addressing disease prevention, vaccines, testing, exposure management, and isolation and quarantine have undergone substantial changes.

Reminder to confirm vaccination status by this Thursday, Sept. 9

Students, faculty and staff must submit proof of vaccination, request an exception or declare being fully remote for fall quarter in order to be compliant with the UC’s systemwide COVID-19 vaccination policy.

A safer start to the 2021–22 academic year is a collective effort

As we plan for our return to campus, we want to remind the community about the importance of adhering to public health and campus safety protocols.

Guidance for instructors, fall 2021

As we near our return to campus-based in-person teaching, the Academic Senate is providing practical classroom guidance for faculty, lecturers and teaching assistants.

UCLA Library to resume onsite services at most locations Sept. 13

The library will steadily ramp up operations for the start of the fall term while discontinuing most temporary services developed to support remote research and learning during the pandemic.

Reminder to provide required COVID-19 vaccination documentation

UC’s vaccination policy requires all UCLA faculty, students and staff to be fully vaccinated and to submit proof of their vaccination at least 14 days prior to the start of the fall term.

Mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing

The testing requirement applies to all UCLA students, faculty and staff members who work, learn or live on campus and other UCLA properties, regardless of vaccination status.

Required COVID-19 prevention training for UCLA employees

This is a new training module that reflects recent changes from Cal/OSHA.

Indoor masking to resume at UCLA

In alignment with an order from the L.A. County Department of Public Health, UCLA is requiring all individuals, whether fully vaccinated or not, to wear face masks in all public indoor spaces effective Saturday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m.

New self-administered COVID-19 saliva tests available July 12

Anyone with an active BruinCard will be able to receive up to two test kits each week.

New indoor masking requirements now in effect

UCLA has modified campus masking protocols in light of the emergence of COVID-19 variants and encouragement from public health officials.

Revised COVID-19 policies now in effect at UCLA

The campus is open to the general public, with new guidance on face masks, physical distancing, live events and other topics.

Guidance on face masks, COVID-19 testing and more

While many local COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted, certain safety protocols on the UCLA campus remain in place for the time being. As we review the guidance, we will revise out policies accordingly.

UC announces COVID-19 vaccination requirements

The University of California announced June 10 that it is finalizing a policy that will require all UC faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with limited exceptions.

Research operational plan process coming to a close

Effective June 1, the ROP program UCLA launched as part of its research ramp-up plan will no longer be required for research and creative activities, either on campus or in the field. Additional restrictions will also be lifted.

UCLA advances to yellow tier allowances with modifications

The campus is happy to announce that it is adopting several new changes and expanded activities based on Los Angeles County guidance, effective immediately.

Fall on-campus housing updates

With increased COVID-19 vaccinations and the easing of public health restrictions, UCLA now expects to be able to offer on-campus housing to a high percentage of those interested.

Welcoming guests to UCLA’s class of 2021 recognitions

Two guests will be allowed per each graduate at Drake Stadium ceremonies and at recognition events hosted by certain professional schools and student groups at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Updated L.A. County public health protocols allow some expanded campus activities

The protocols, which have been adopted by campus leadership, permit limited attendance at events and performances with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Comment period on proposed UC COVID-19 vaccination policy open through May 31

Questions or comments about the proposed policy — which would require faculty, students, staff and academic appointees to be fully vaccinated, with limited exemptions — can be submitted by email to the UC Office of the President.

University of California announces proposed COVID-19 vaccination policy

The proposed policy would require all UC faculty, staff, academic appointees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited medical and religious exemptions.

Library welcomes Bruins back to designated campus spaces

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and the Ahmanson-Murphy Reading Room in the Charles E. Young Research Library will soon begin operating with limited hours and capacity.

Honoring UCLA’s class of 2021

Spring commencement activities will include both virtual ceremonies and a special in-person procession and individual commemoration for graduating students.

Guidance for faculty on spring 2021 instruction

With courses being conducted primarily remotely this spring, the Academic Senate has provided advice to faculty members on remote teaching, assessments and final examinations, and other topics.

Planning for a fall return to campus

If public health conditions continue to improve and our faculty, students and staff are able to be vaccinated in the coming months, we are very optimistic that UCLA will once again be a bustling campus community by the start of fall quarter.

New countywide ‘red tier’ status allows for additional campus activities

UCLA leadership is pleased to announce further expansion of on-campus services for spring quarter. Details regarding fall planning will be announced once additional information is available.

Announcing Phase 3 of research ramp-up

With UCLA leaders deciding that the campus’s research ramp-up can move into its next phase, Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto outlines the new developments.

UCLA to reopen certain spaces at limited capacities, safety remains paramount

Campus officials share plans related to the limited reopening of two libraries, specific campus outdoor study spaces, some recreation facilities, and some arts studio and practice spaces.

A safer spring break is our collective responsibility

With the pandemic still lingering, UCLA is urging all students, faculty and staff to refrain from traveling and gathering with individuals outside their households during the break.

UCLA faculty and staff are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

To the extent that supplies allow, employees will be invited to schedule vaccinations through UCLA Health. At the same time, everyone is encouraged to get the vaccine as early as possible, wherever that may be.

‘Hold in place’ on research ramp-up activities has been lifted

With the decline in positive COVID-19 cases and the progress made toward vaccinating research personnel, UCLA is allowing new research operational plans to be submitted.

How county COVID-19 protocols for higher education affect UCLA

The recent easing of restrictions could allow UCLA to resume a limited variety of activities for students. Plus, updates on COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution.

Plans for spring quarter remote instruction and work

UCLA will continue with remote-only instruction and significantly reduced student housing levels for the spring 2021 quarter.

New COVID-19 case notification dashboard

The dashboard is part of an effort to alert members of the Bruin community who were present in a UCLA building or facility where someone who tested positive for COVID-19 had been.

10-day quarantine required for return to Southern California

Students, faculty and staff who traveled outside the region may not return to in-person classes or on-site work before completing the self-quarantine.

Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday break

As we look toward 2021 with hope and optimism, we must continue to adhere to all public health guidance, including specific instructions for those returning to campus in the new year.

Safety reminders for the holidays

All undergraduate student residents — both on campus and in university-owned apartments, and regardless of whether or not they have traveled — will be required to take COVID-19 tests and to sequester themselves during the week of Nov. 30.

Be among the first Californians to use CA COVID Notify

Beginning Nov. 16, UCLA will become part of California’s pilot of CA COVID Notify, a completely voluntary program that uses smartphone technology to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Plans for winter quarter instruction

UCLA will continue with remote-only instruction and significantly reduced student housing levels for the winter 2020 quarter.

Asymptomatic testing and community screening

As part of UCLA’s ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the campus is expanding its COVID-19 testing program.

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.

Fall 2020 student welcome

UCLA has created a digital guidebook for students — an evolving resource that provides information about academic resources and financial support options, student services and building community.

Health protocols for a safer return to campus

UCLA officials have outlined the plans in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and facilitate a safer return for those coming back to campus this fall.

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.

Postponement of fall intercollegiate athletics

The Pac-12 Conference has announced it will postpone all sports competitions through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

Graduate students dependent care survey

To better understand the dependent care needs of graduate students and postdocs this fall, UCLA is asking them to complete a brief survey.

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.

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.

Introducing UCLA’s new COVID-19 resources website

This new site is intended to provide the UCLA campus community and our broader community with a single hub for information about how UCLA is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Preparations for fall 2020

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

Next phase of research ramp-up begins June 8

UCLA will begin a gradual resumption of research activities on June 8, when we begin phase 2 of our ramp-up plan.

Supporting the graduate student community’s academic success

Although we are living through a time where so much can feel outside of our control, we want to make sure that students reach out for support.

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

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

Financial support for UCLA students

Dear Students: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the financial hardships and mental health toll that it has wrought

Planning for fall 2020 and beyond

To the Campus Community: As we navigate these unprecedented times, our decisions will continue to be guided by the safety

Update on Zoom security settings

To help members of the UCLA community manage Zoom security concerns — including Zoombombing — we recommend these steps for using Zoom

Chancellor Gene Blocks thanks all students, faculty and staff

To the Campus Community: I know you have received a lot of messages from UCLA lately. Amidst profound change, there is so

Update on spring quarter grading

To the Campus Community: The Academic Senate wishes to express its appreciation to all the faculty, staff, and students who

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

Extension of graduate thesis and dissertation submission deadlines

Dear Colleagues: To ensure that graduate students are impacted as little as possible by the rapidly changing events associated with

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

Extension of graduate thesis and dissertation submission deadlines

Dear Colleagues: To ensure that graduate students are impacted as little as possible by the rapidly changing events associated with

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