Housing & Dining

Living and dining on campus will be different this year. Here’s what’s new.

As we approach fall our teams are working to plan an experience that helps you feel protected and cared for. While our focus is on improving safety measures, we are also planning programming and activities to give students the opportunity to build the communities of belonging that are a hallmark of UCLA living.

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Living on Campus

Move-in and Room Assignments

A safer living environment starts with move-in. UCLA Housing has made adjustments to procedures and schedules to reduce crowds and promote physical distancing. In addition to reducing the density of students living on the Hill and in university-owned apartments, Housing and Residential Life team members will be present to assist students through the required testing and isolation process upon arrival.

Move-in for undergraduate students will begin the week of September 21 and graduate student move-in will be staggered throughout the summer. Students will receive individual communications about the process.

For more information on move-in, testing requirements, and what you can expect upon arrival visit the UCLA Housing COVID-19 FAQ page.

Resident Health & Safety

Students living in campus housing will be asked to do their part to help reduce the risk of COVID-19, including but not limited to the following (which are evolving and subject to change):

  • Practicing proper hand hygiene, physical distancing, and cough/sneeze etiquette based on public health recommendations
  • Regular and ongoing temperature checks at specified locations
  • Diagnostic testing, for those who have symptoms and surveillance testing for those who are asymptomatic
  • Required isolation/quarantine for residents who are exposed to or test positive to COVID-19 (symptomatic or asymptomatic). UCLA has set aside specific rooms for isolation/quarantine if necessary

Shared Spaces & Visitors

Rules for shared spaces and visitors have been updated to meet guidelines as outlined by public health recommendations. All shared spaces will be subject to physical distancing requirements and access to residence halls has been limited to help reduce the flow of traffic on campus. Below are more details on these safety measures.

  • Face coverings will be required outside of a resident’s room, including hallways, restrooms, etc., and throughout the campus
  • Non-resident guests (including family) will not be allowed into the residence halls and campus buildings
  • There will be capacity limits for community spaces, including bathrooms, common spaces and study areas
  • Under the current protocol, events, social activities, and in-person gatherings have been suspended until further notice.

Programming, Activities & Residential Community

Although in-person gatherings will not be possible, UCLA Residential life is planning a diverse range of virtual programs and events. Our hope is to provide continuous opportunities for residents to connect, learn, and participate in shared activities with one another.

Upon move-in, each resident will be assigned a Resident Assistant. Resident Assistants are responsible for building community on their assigned floors and are a great resource when it comes to navigating on-campus opportunities and helping residents identify their niche. Beyond the Resident Assistants, there are professional staff programmers who will also be providing a variety of engagement opportunities to promote involvement and build community.

For a full list of ways that students can connect and get involved, visit the UCLA community page.

Safety & Emergency Preparedness

We are prioritizing safety more than ever. In addition to daily symptom checks, here are other ways we’re preparing for a safer living environment.

Enhanced Cleaning Protocols for a Healthier Living Environment

Cleaning protocols will include enhanced cleaning services for high touch areas and common spaces throughout campus.

Emergency Preparedness

All students should download and bookmark the following apps and websites.


For more information about living and dining on campus visit: UCLA's Housing’s COVID Page.

Westwood and Beyond

Off-Campus Housing

The Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) has published an Off-Campus Housing Guide to help students who are looking for a safe, affordable space to call home this academic year.

The Community Housing site is also a great resource. Although UCLA does not officially endorse any listing sites, students in search of an apartment may consider exploring the following Facebook groups:


For guidance on how to navigate renting in the current environment, students are encouraged to take advantage of UCLA’s Student Legal Services which has provided resources on terminating a lease, signing a new lease agreement and how to identify sublease scams.

The Village

Westwood Village is a longstanding part of the UCLA experience. We encourage students to continue to follow the recommended LA County Department of Public Health guidelines as you engage in the community.

If You Have Questions...

We know a lot has changed, so if you have questions beyond the information on this page, we encourage you to connect with us. The Housing Services team is working remotely and can be contacted via email or live chat Monday through Friday 9 am - 4 pm.