Undergraduate students

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.

Additional safety measures for undergraduate student researchers

Up to four undergraduate researchers, undertaking necessary safety precautions, may be allowed to work in person in a lab under a current research operational plan.

Expansion of Phase 3 research ramp-up activities

UCLA’s vice chancellor for research outlines the current status of Phase 3 activities related to undergraduate students, field research activities and research-related travel.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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