UCLA Guidance on Face Coverings to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

To the Campus Community:

On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued recommendations for the use of cloth face coverings in public settings (especially in areas of significant... Read full update

Important New Updates for Security on Zoom

Dear Colleagues:

Today, Zoom enhanced its platform to provide additional security and privacy measures. As a result, we have updated UCLA’s guidance for all faculty and staff members who are hosting classes or meetings on Zoom.

Please note that some portions of these instructions are different from those we provided in our April 2... Read full update

To the Campus Community:

I know you have received a lot of messages from UCLA lately. Amidst profound change, there is so much information to share and so many questions to be answered. We will continue to share information and answers, but today, I just wanted to say thank you.

To our students, I... Read full update

To the UC community

We write today to acknowledge a new reality and to announce our decision to do all we can to support our UC family during this unprecedented time.

The novel coronavirus has now affected everyone on the planet in some way, and by all indications, we can expect more disruption in the weeks ahead. We are keenly aware of the health concerns and economic uncertainty... Read full update

Dear Colleagues:

In light of the disruptions that have taken place during online classes and meetings this week, we want to provide you with additional information about how to strengthen the security of your Zoom sessions.

All instructors and Zoom meeting hosts should immediately refer to... Read full update

Summer Sessions and Remote Instruction

To the Campus Community:

Our priority during the COVID-19 crisis is to protect the health and safety of our Bruin community. Despite the challenges we face, we will continue to take steps that support our teaching mission. Based on the rapidly developing situation and new data every day, we have decided to continue to offer instruction... Read full update

Protecting Our Remote Learning Environments

To the Campus Community:

We were horrified and angered to learn that earlier this week several of our online Zoom classes were disrupted by individuals making anti-Black and anti-Semitic comments as well as other racist remarks. Any form of bigotry is dehumanizing and hurtful and has no place at UCLA, including in our online and remote... Read full update

Our Gratitude to UCLA Staff

o Our Staff:

As we all work to adapt to the new realities of these trying times, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for the deep and abiding commitment of UCLA’s staff. We know that the outsized impact of UCLA is only possible because of your dedication, hard work, and partnership. Particularly during these times of great stress... Read full update

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 have put in such extraordinary efforts to complete the winter quarter under the stress of moving final assessments to alternative modes in response to COVID-19. We also recognize that the necessity to move to remote instruction... Read full update

Most Campus Laboratory Research to Shut Down

To the Campus Community:

I appreciate your efforts to develop strategies for ramping down on-campus research activities following my March 17 communication.

In light of Los Angeles County’s safer at home order, UCLA has determined that these ramp-down strategies must be fully... Read full update

Tuition and Payment Plan Extension and Course Material Fee Suspension

To the Campus Community:

We are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic may be creating unforeseen financial challenges for our students and their families, and we are working diligently with our campus partners to address its effects on the Bruin community.

In an effort to help members of our community manage... Read full update

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... Read full update

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... Read full update