Technology Resources for UCLA Students

FROM: Senior Dean and Vice Provost Patricia A. Turner and Vice Chancellor Monroe Gorden, Jr.


TO: All Undergraduate Students

Dear UCLA Students:

We understand that the move to online courses for spring quarter may seem daunting and will raise many logistical questions. As you navigate your needs related to technology and internet access, we have gathered a few resources to assist you:

  • Technology grant. We have set up a Bruin Tech Fund Grant (PDF), for UCLA undergraduates who are enrolled in courses for spring 2020 and have demonstrated financial need. The fund will provide a one-time award to assist you with purchasing technology you need for online courses and exams (laptops, tablets and internet hotspots).
  • CLICC lending technology. Students can check out long-term lending laptops, iPads and internet hotspots through the CLICC Lending Desk in Powell Library. UCLA is currently adding laptops and iPads to expand the resources available to students. If you need a device, please fill out this online form on the UCLA Library website. The form will prompt you to create an account, and once your request is processed, you will be given a specific day and time to pick up your device. Visit the UCLA Library website for additional information about remote services.

Internet providers, including Charter and Comcast, have announced various plans to offer free internet service for 60 days to new customers. For more information, please call Charter at 844-488-8395; or Comcast at 855-846-8376 or 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers.

You may also consider checking with your cell phone service provider (e.g., Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T or Verizon) about adding a hotspot option to your current mobile plan. This enables you to create your own Wi-Fi network through your smartphone. Adding this option may result in additional fees; we recommend contacting your provider for more information.

As we navigate the next few weeks, please know that we are thinking of you and your families, and we are doing our best to provide the support you need to transition to an online learning community.

Thank you,

Patricia A. Turner
Senior Dean and Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education

Monroe Gorden, Jr.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs