We know that this academic year will be different, which is why we’re highlighting resources to help support your academic success. Below you’ll find information on how to plan for fall, where to go for questions about courses, and how to take advantage of academic and research resources and opportunities.
Planning for this Quarter and Beyond
Students should follow campus updates, checking the availability of courses, and preparing appropriate accommodations for remote instruction. UCLA’s COVID-19 website and the Registrar have both published FAQs for students who have additional questions about classes.
Navigating Your Courses & Requirements
Most classes will be remote. However, there will be in-person options for certain labs, clinical studies, and training programs supporting essential workforce jobs that cannot be taught remotely. Here are some of the resources UCLA offers to help you navigate courses throughout the year.
For Questions About Courses + Availability
For undergraduates, your school or department advisor can help answer questions about courses, degree requirements, and remote alternatives. As you begin your courses, they can also help advise you on important decisions along the way.
- Academic Advancement Program (AAP)
- College Academic Counseling (CAC)
- College Honors Program
- Student Athletics
- School of Education and Information Studies
- Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
- School of the Arts and Architecture
- Herb Alpert School of Music
- Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs
- School of Nursing
- School of Theater, Film, and Television
For graduate and professional students, your departmental Student Affairs Officer or graduate advising office is the primary source of information on course and degree requirements.
For Guidance on Research
Once the academic year begins, you’ll want to utilize UCLA’s resources to help guide you through your research and study needs.
- Graduate Student Research FAQs
- Graduate Writing Center
- Office of UCLA Research and Creative Activities
- UCLA Library
- Undergraduate Research Center, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
- Undergraduate Research Center, Sciences
- UCLA Research Ramp Up
- UCLA Writing Centers
- UCLA Writing Instruction + Research Education
For Assistance with Remote Learning Resources
UCLA has several programs available which have been outlined in the Remote Learning Resources section of this guidebook. For students who may be experiencing financial hardship or difficulty accessing necessary technologies for remote learning, we encourage you to reach out to our Economic Crisis Response Team for assistance.
Making the Most of Your Experience
As you move throughout the year, keep the following things in mind:
- Watch for official updates. The university will continue to provide updates for the remaining quarters. Check your inbox and use UCLA’s COVID-19 page, the Ashe Center’s website, and this guidebook for the latest developments.
- Know where to locate resources. UCLA is a large campus with a wealth of resources which can make it difficult to know where to start. Use this guide as an entry point to find out where to go for all things related to your campus experience.
- Make sure your tech is up to date. Because much of your experience will be remote, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to bring your technology up to date. Take advantage of UCLA’s resources to support you in this area.
- Continue to build community. Maintaining healthy connections will be important for your mental health, success, and overall academic experience. Connect with others through UCLA’s virtual events and programs.
- And most importantly, let us know if you need help! We are here and available to support you! We understand that this might not be the experience you anticipated, but we’re here to listen and help find solutions to make this year the best experience possible. Call the student support line at 310-825-3894 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.