UCLA Samueli COVID-19 Information

This webpage is designed to answer frequently asked questions from students, faculty and staff at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering regarding the impacts of COVID-19. We will update the page as quickly as possible when new information becomes available. This page was last updated on September 23, 2021. For real-time updates from the university, please visit UCLA COVID-19 and vaccine resources.

University Status:

Q: Is daily symptom reporting required?
A: Daily symptom checks are still required for students, faculty, staff (including UCLA Health employees) and others (including guest lecturers and laboratory volunteers) who are living, learning or working on campus or at other UCLA properties, regardless of their vaccination status.

Take the symptom monitoring survey

The survey, which can be completed on a smartphone, tablet or computer, should take no more than five minutes. Individuals will need to receive a daily clearance certificate from the survey.

Use the mobile app: The UCLA Mobile app, which is available on the App Store and the Google Play Store, now includes access to the Symptom Monitoring System.

Q: Will fall quarter courses be offered remotely or in person?
A: With public health restrictions being rolled back and COVID-19 vaccinations continuing to progress, UCLA expects to offer a substantial in-person learning experience in the fall. At this point, campus officials hope to implement the following plan:

  • Close to 80% of courses will be offered in person, as well as most labs.
  • Large lectures will primarily be conducted remotely, with corresponding discussion sections held primarily in person.

Our expectation is that every student will receive at least some in-person instruction. For those unable return to campus at this time, there will still be a number of remote courses available to support continued progress toward their degree.

Based on public health guidance, adjustments could be made to classroom density or enrollment limits for in-person instruction. While we do not believe it will be needed, the campus will develop a contingency plan to reduce in-person learning and other activities should that become necessary.

Q: What formal events can be held in-person on campus at this time?
A:Meetings, receptions, conferences and colloquia no longer have capacity limits or physical distancing restrictions and are allowed on campus in alignment with guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which includes mandatory masking at indoor events of any size. At most outdoor events, face masks are not required, but it is strongly recommended that attendees— especially those who are unvaccinated — wear masks when they are in crowded settings and in sustained close contact with others whose vaccination status is not known.

Per county guidelines, additional recommendations and restrictions will be in place for larger indoor and outdoor events.

Large indoor events
From Sept. 20, 2021, forward, by order of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (PDF), attendees at indoor events with crowds of more than 1,000, must provide either proof of full vaccination or documentation they have received a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours. Those who cannot provide proof will not be admitted. Face masks are required of all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, except while actively eating or drinking.

Large outdoor events
The county recommends, but does not require, that outdoor events with crowds of more than 10,000 verify the vaccination or negative test status of attendees. All attendees, whether vaccinated or not, must wear face masks except when they are actively eating or drinking.

Q: Can we hold informal social gatherings on campus?
A: Capacity and physical distancing restrictions on smaller, informal gatherings have been lifted. Meetings are now allowed on campus, but participants must wear face masks at all times when meeting indoors except when actively eating or drinking. Mask-wearing is highly encouraged but not required for small outdoor gatherings. Please see the UCLA site for details.
Q: What does proof of vaccination for COVID-19 mean at UCLA?
A: Proof of “full vaccination” for the activities mentioned above requires a government-issued photo identification AND one of the following: a vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine received and date last dose administered) OR a photo of the attendee’s vaccination card as a separate document OR a photo of the attendee’s vaccination card. The event location manager or ticket taker at the entrance should request proof of full vaccination be shown prior to entry. However, such records should not be collected or stored and no further inquiries are permitted about vaccination status or lack thereof.
Q: Will the university be requiring that all students and community members get vaccinated for COVID-19?
A: All UCLA students and personnel, including non-degree educational program participants on campus, are required to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the start of fall quarter. Narrow exemptions and exceptions will be allowed based on medical, religious and disability grounds, along with deferrals due to pregnancy. Proof of vaccination or requests for exemptions must be submitted no later than two weeks before the first day of fall instruction.

Visit UCLA’s Return to Campus website for the latest information and our current plans for 2021.

Q: How is UCLA handling the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine?
A: The UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force has been hosting a series of virtual town halls to update faculty, staff and students on the progress of UCLA Health’s vaccination distribution process. To stay updated on vaccine-related developments, please visit the UCLA COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub.
Q: What are UCLA's COVID testing requirements?
A: Effective June 15, in alignment with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, regular COVID-19 surveillance testing will no longer be required for fully vaccinated students, faculty and staff who are living, learning or working on campus. (Fully vaccinated individuals are those who are 14 days past having received their final dose of a vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization.)

Students, faculty and staff who are living, learning and working on campus who are not fully vaccinated, who lack proof of their vaccination or who have received approved vaccination exemptions will be required to participate in twice-weekly testing. More information is available on the UCLA Ashe Center’s COVID-19 testing website and community screening FAQ page.

All members of the Bruin community — including those who have opted out of mandatory testing and students who are living near campus but are not involved in on-campus classes are work — may continue to voluntarily test if they wish by stopping by one of the testing sites.

Beginning July 12, saliva swab tests offered by Swab-Seq, a research lab based at UCLA, will be available to active BruinCard holders at no charge through vending machines at roughly a dozen locations on campus. UCLA will continue to operate at least one in-person testing site at 300 Bradley Hall for those needing assistance or further accommodation. Information on additional in-person sites and vending machine locations are available on the UCLA Ashe Center’s COVID-19 testing website.

The mobile testing unit operated by the UCLA Ashe Center was discontinued June 11.

Q: What would cause the university to switch back to remote learning?
A: Eight separate pivot points — including increased UCLA or regional rates of breakthrough cases, increases in UCLA or regional positive tests, increases in COVID-related deaths in the region, decreases in available ICU beds, decrease in available isolation capacity or contract-tracing capacity — will result in implementation of additional health and safety protocols or a scaling down of in-person activities.

Pivots ranging from an increase in remote learning to limitations of campus activities will be triggered based on an increase in those eight factors and the severity of increase in those factors.

This is addressed in the document titled UCLA COVID-19 Pivot Plan and Decision Matrix. This document can also be found on the COVID site protocols page.

Q: Will revised guidelines for events be coming out soon and what might they be?
A: Updated guidelines on events are expected to go out via Bruin Post during the week of Sept. 20.

Currently, at indoor events, face masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status or the size of the event. All individuals at indoor events with 1,000 or more attendees are required to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours. At outdoor events with more than 10,000 attendees, face masks are required for all individuals, except when they are actively eating or drinking. On Oct. 7, per LA County health guidelines, all attendees at outdoor events with more than 10,000 attendees will also have to show proof of vaccination or of a negative test in the previous 72 hours.

Q: Can a unit require people to wear masks while outdoors at our events?
A: No. Face masks are not required to be worn outdoors, with certain exceptions associated with new COVID-19 cases and outbreaks on campus. (Unvaccinated members of the Bruin community must comply with additional non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as wearing masks at all times when around others.) UCLA recommends that individuals, even those who are vaccinated, wear a mask when outside in large groups in which physical distancing is not feasible.

On Oct. 7, the county will require face masks at outdoor events of more than 10,000.
Note: New guidance for events is expected to be issued the week of Sept. 20.

UCLA Samueli COVID Efforts:

Q: How is the School of Engineering contributing to COVID-19 relief efforts?
A: Engineers are problem solvers. At UCLA, we have not shied away from challenges presented by COVID-19. Our computer scientists and engineers have been collaborating with colleagues at the David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health to develop urgently needed personal protective equipment, cutting-edge testing methods, predictive models adopted by the CDC, and vaccine boosters. And there are numerous creative student-led efforts as well.

You can read the highlights of UCLA Samueli COVID-related research projects and press coverage here.

New Students:

Q: Are new student programs still available? Can I defer my enrollment?
A: Please visit the New Student Programs website for details. On a case-by-case basis, students may submit a written request for a deferment to another term if they have significant extenuating circumstances. For students deferring to later quarters, there could be issues with certain classes due to missing specific prerequisites taught in earlier quarters.

International Students:

Q: How does in-person instruction this fall affect my ability to enter the U.S.?
A: International students who have not been able to come to the U.S. will be able to join us this fall by enrolling in on-site courses. Visit the Dashew Center’s website for additional guidance for international students.

Enrollment and Classes:

Q: Will I be able to audit a class?

A: Auditing classes will be up to each individual professor’s discretion. If you’d like to audit a specific class, you can email the professors and they may be able to add you as a participant to the CCLE page and allow you to access course material.

Q: What should I do if a classmate refuses to wear a mask or is not wearing it appropriately?

A: In some cases, students may not be wearing a face mask simply because they forgot to put one on. Complimentary disposable face masks are available at the John Wooden Center for students who do not have a face mask. If a classmate is not wearing their face mask properly, you may ask them to adjust it to cover their nose and mouth if you are comfortable doing so.

You may also ask your professor or instructor to remind students of the face mask requirement and ask them to put on their face mask or adjust it. If a student refuses to comply, instructors may ask the student to leave, just as they would ask a student who is being disruptive to either cease their disruptive behavior or leave the classroom. Such incidents should immediately be reported to the Office of Student Conduct at or (310) 825-3871. UCPD should not be contacted in such cases as UCPD is not charged with enforcement of the face mask requirement or other COVID-19 mitigation requirements.

Reports of violations will result in a determination, expected to be made within one business day, of whether the violation was willful or not. People with willful violations, multiple violations and violations believed to have resulted in infection will face measures up to and including exclusion from campus.

If an individual student who is out of compliance with campus COVID-19 mitigation measure refuses to comply and refuses to leave upon request, remember that they are not likely to be a significant threat to others who are wearing face masks and complying with campus policies. While instructors may consider ending the class or shifting it to remote instruction for the day, they are cautioned to carefully consider whether the risk posed by the presence of a single non-compliant student justifies the learning disruption for the rest of the students.

Q: Will lectures be recorded for students who cannot attend in-person classes?

A: If students cannot attend in-person classes, professors should consider the best means to provide instruction to these students. This can include allowing the student to arrange for the classes to be recorded through Zoom. Many classrooms are equipped for BruinCast Video or Audio or Zoom streaming and professors are encouraged to record their lectures.

Q: Are there limits on the number of students that can be in a classroom?

A: UCLA is not subject to any classroom density limitations. There are no caps on the number of students in a classroom beyond the normal room capacity. See UCLA’s Protocols for Fall 2021 Instruction from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force and the Academic Personal Office.

Q: Can a student demand a class to be halted until someone not wearing a mask leaves or puts on a mask?

A: No. Faculty members are encouraged to consider the following:

If a student refuses to leave upon request, instructors may consider ending the class or shifting it to remote instruction for the day, though they are cautioned to carefully consider whether the risk posed by a single non-compliant student justifies the learning disruption for the rest of the students. All such incidents should be reported to the Office of Student Conduct at or 310-825-3871. See the CRRTF’s FAQ on classroom management for details.

Student Life:

Q: What are the current guidelines on small gatherings in Los Angeles County?
A: Los Angeles County’s guidance on gatherings has changed. Please see the LACDPH website for the current guidelines.

Please note that UCLA has its own requirements regarding wearing masks indoors.

Q: Are recreation centers and libraries open on campus? What about the museums?
A: The Sunset Canyon amphitheater lawn, tennis courts, Mapes beach volleyball courts, Park Pool and Family Pool, Drake Stadium fitness zones, Marina Aquatic Center in Marina Del Rey, Kinross Recreation Center and the John Wooden Center are open at reduced capacity and limited hours for UCLA students, staff, faculty, emeriti faculty and retirees with a reservation. Users must complete the Return to Rec membership process prior to making a reservation.

Updates will be added to the UCLA Recreation website.

UCLA Library resumed onsite services at most of its library locations Sept. 13 and will steadily ramp up to normal operations by the start of fall quarter. Libraries are open to current BruinCard holders and face masks must be worn upon entering regardless of vaccination status. Visit UCLA Library’s Fall 2021 Opening FAQ page for more information.

The Hammer Museum and Fowler Museum are now open to the public. Face masks must be worn at all times while visiting the museums.

The Fowler Museum at UCLA currently has on display The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA and Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970s–1990s The Map and the Territory was previously postponed as part of UCLA’s Centennial celebration.

Financial Assistance:

Q: I’m uncertain about financial aid. Can changes in enrolled units or other areas affect my financial aid? Is there anything else I need to know?
A: Students receiving financial aid can find answers related to such changes on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website. The university is not changing policies and procedures regarding declaring nonattendance or withdrawal.
Q: Are there any scholarships or fellowships available to students through the School of Engineering?
A: UCLA Samueli offers a variety of undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships that help remove some of the financial barriers for promising students. These may be awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit or other criteria, and all current or incoming undergraduate/graduate students are welcome to apply. Matriculated graduated students are eligible to apply for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship.

If you are an undergraduate or incoming freshman/transfer student, click here to view information and application instructions for a UCLA Samueli scholarship.

If you are a graduate student or candidate, you may search for fellowships available to UCLA graduate students.

Q: Are there any resources for students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and other unforeseen crises?
A: UCLA remains committed to supporting students during these unprecedented times. We recognize that students may be experiencing a variety of challenges and financial hardship.

If you are experiencing a financial crisis beyond available financial aid resources, please contact the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) by completing the ECRT Self-Assessment Intake Form.

For information on submitting appeals or other general Financial Aid related questions, please visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website.

Housing and Campus Services:

Q: What kind of university housing will be offered this fall?
A: With increased COVID-19 vaccinations and the easing of public health restrictions, we are pleased to report now that UCLA expects to be able to offer on-campus housing to a high percentage of those interested.

University apartment capacity is expected to remain the same.

Q: Who will be eligible for on-campus housing in fall 2021?

A: We are currently planning for triple capacity rooms in on-campus housing, allowing us increased capacity to welcome foster youth, veterans, new first-year freshmen and transfer students who are seeking housing with us. We will also be able to welcome more second-year students, including second-year transfer students, than previously anticipated. If UCLA is unable to accommodate demand from these groups in the fall, additional housing will be available starting winter quarter. Graduate housing will continue to be offered as usual.

Students who do not fall into one of the above groups but who plan to return to campus should secure housing off-campus in privately-owned accommodations. More information about fall housing is available on the UCLA Housing website.

Technology and Accessibility:

Q: How will UCLA assist students who feel they don’t have adequate technology resources? What if I have problems with my laptop/device not being compatible for class?

A: Students can submit a form to borrow a laptop and other technology from the UCLA Library for an entire quarter, while supplies last. If you have compatibility issues with your current technology, submit a message using the MyUCLA Student Support COVID-19 Message Center. For one-time internet connectivity error, please get in touch with your professor to attempt to resolve the problem. For more major technology accessibility issues, UCLA has several programs that can help with purchasing or borrowing laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, and other devices. Please visit Bruin Resources and Tools for more information. We also encourage any student who may be facing financial hardship to reach out to our Economic Crisis Response Team for assistance.

Q: What accommodations can be made for students with technological difficulties, particularly regarding attendance requirements and live-time activities?

A: Students with difficulties that prevent them from participating in synchronous class activities should communicate directly with their professors or TAs to discuss possible accommodations. Further concerns can be directed to the UCLA Academic Senate. Read the full list of adjusted policies from the Academic Senate here.

Q: Will remote learning options be available for the academic year?
A: With public health restrictions being rolled back and COVID-19 vaccinations continuing to progress, UCLA expects to offer a substantial in-person learning experience in the fall. At this point, campus officials hope to implement the following plan:

  • Close to 80% of courses will be offered in person, as well as most labs.
  • Large lectures will primarily be conducted remotely, with corresponding discussion sections held primarily in person.

Our expectation is that every student will receive at least some in-person instruction. For those unable return to campus at this time, there will still be a number of remote courses available to support continued progress toward their degree.

Based on public health guidance, adjustments could be made to classroom density or enrollment limits for in-person instruction. While we do not believe it will be needed, the campus will develop a contingency plan to reduce in-person learning and other activities should that become necessary.

Q: What is the university doing to address concerns from disabled students?
A: Students who are immunocompromised, have disabilities or special medical circumstances that make them more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 may seek reasonable academic adjustments including:

  • Contacting the UCLA Center for Accessible Education (CAE), which will review requests from students to reorder course sequences for their health and safety, seeking to ensure that immunocompromised and other students do not lose opportunities to take required courses in a timely way.
  • Requesting notes from CAE, which is assigning notetakers to attend in-person classes and provide notes and/or individual recordings of the lectures for those students who have been granted accommodations.

To best support our entire community, instructors are being encouraged to adopt the following approaches:

  • Create video or audio recordings of lectures, either live via Zoom or to watch later.
  • When broadcasting lectures via Zoom, use real-time automatic captions to support many different types of learners and increase access. (Reach out to the Center for Advancement of Teaching about alternative options.)
  • Allow accommodations for student absences caused by reasons related to public health mitigation (such as a student’s compliance with a symptom monitoring instruction to remain off campus, go into isolation or quarantine) when determining a final grade
  • Reschedule exams and presentations to accommodate individual student absences caused by public health risk mitigation requirement to go into isolation or quarantine

To best support our entire community, instructors are being encouraged to adopt the following approaches:

Faculty and Staff

Q: What should department staff expect in their return to campus?
A: UCLA has created a Campus Ramp-Up Planning Guide that provides guidance for FlexWork opportunities, strategies to reduce employee density and other resources to make the transition back to in-person offices as safe and smooth as possible.

Managers are encouraged to adopt FlexWork practices, more information for which is available in the FlexWork Guide for Managers. FlexWork allows employees to work remotely on a full-time or part-time basis depending on their individual needs and comfort levels, usually utilizing a hybrid approach to remote and in-person work.

Q: What are UCLA guidelines for instructors on COVID-related questions in class?
A: For faculty needing information on student masking requirements, accommodations, microphone reservation and other COVID-related questions, please read this FAQ.
Q: Are faculty required to wear masks while lecturing?
A: Masks are required indoors. Instructors and TAs may request alternatives, such as a clear face mask or face shield with a drape, from the UCLA Emergency PPE Store if it is helpful for their students to be able to see facial expressions or read lips.

Instructors and TAs who are concerned they may not be heard through their masks may also reserve microphones if their classroom is not already equipped with one. For those in smaller classrooms or otherwise unable to secure microphones, individual PA devices may be available. Departments may wish to consider purchasing PA devices for their instructors and TAs. For more on these alternatives, see the CRRTF’s FAQ on classroom management.

Q: When faculty are required to quarantine, what should they do about their classes?
A: Given the university’s commitment to in-person instruction, instructors are not permitted to unilaterally move their classes to a remote format without prior permission from the administration and/or at the direction UCLA’s Exposure Management Team. An instructor may move a single, individual in-person class, or up to two classes in a row, to Zoom without prior authorization under the following circumstances:

  • The instructor has an illness or physical symptoms and is thereby not cleared for onsite work from the symptom monitor survey but feels well enough to teach remotely.
  • The instructor has had direct, recent, extensive close contact with someone who is COVID-positive and believes that they should temporarily quarantine (even though current university protocols and public health orders do not require vaccinated individuals to do so if they remain asymptomatic).

The university needs to understand the frequency with which such situations arise across the institution. For this reason, instructors must inform their department chair or chair’s designee within 48 hours of any in-person class moved to Zoom for the above reasons.

Best practices also include preparing a fellow faculty member, co-teacher or TA to lead one or more classes in case the primary instructor is not available.

See the protocols for instructors, posted on Sept. 17.

Research, Teaching Assistant (TA) Positions & Internships:

Q: I’m going to be a researcher or TA. Is there anything I need to know?
A: For positions that do not involve compensation, there should be no issues. For TA-ship, which involves verification of status and social security number, the U.S. has certain guidelines; individuals must be hired by a third party in their home country. There will be more information to come, so please contact your specific department. TOP (test of oral proficiency) exams will be offered via Zoom. When TOPs are offered in person, they will take place at 270 Powell Library in the Instructional Media Lab.
Q: How can I become a graduate student researcher?
A: Graduate Student Researchers assist faculty with scholarly research and may or may not collaborate in the publication of research results. Students interested in a GSR position should contact their faculty advisor to discuss potential opportunities.
Q: How do I find an internship?
A: The Undergraduate Internship Program (UIP) is a new initiative from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to assist UCLA Samueli students by providing resources, information and opportunities. UIP hosts multiple workshops throughout the year to better prepare students in securing an internship, offers a seminar on the internship process, co-hosts the ESUC Industry Liaison Committee along with ESUC, and offers organizations the resource to track attendance of their events.

The UCLA Career Center also offers a variety of resources such as career counseling, career fairs, job-seeking platforms and more.

Health and Wellness:

Q: How do I know if someone tested positive for COVID-19 was recently in a campus building I plan to visit?

A: UCLA created a COVID-19 case dashboard (DOCX) in an effort to keep our community members informed if they were present in a building where someone who tested positive for COVID-19 had been. Whenever UCLA receives notice of a COVID-19 positive case occurring on a UCLA property, the case location dashboard will be updated and an email notification will be sent to those who indicated in the symptom monitoring survey if they were present in the related facilities. These email notifications will be sent to both campus and UCLA Health employees.

Q: What precautions is UCLA taking to keep our community safe?

A: The safety of our students, faculty and staff remains our top priority. UCLA has put recommended infection-control procedures in place on campus. These include physical distancing, lower density in classrooms and other spaces, frequent cleaning of classrooms and facilities, and the requirement that people wear face coverings while on campus, in consistency with guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Additionally, daily symptom checks will be required for anyone coming to campus or living in on-campus housing.

More information on the campus’ symptom-monitoring protocol is available online for staff and faculty performing non-healthcare work on campus (PDF) and for students (PDF).

Please follow UCLA’s Standard Operating Procedure in reporting a confirmed COVID-19 case: For students — Email Dr. Sam Elias at UCLA Arthur Ashe Health and Wellness Center promptly. For employees, including student workers, working remotely or on premises if they have been exposed to COVID-19 — their supervisor should email Dr. Maria Han and Dr. Shaunte Walton in preventative health promptly. In the email, provide the following information:

  • Subject line: Confidential Report of Potential Covid-19 Incident
  • Body: (1) Name of exposed employee and their supervisor, (2) location on campus where they last worked and the date, (3) nature of incident (e.g. hospitalized for symptoms and under review for confirmation), (4) actions taken (for example: referred to hotline, advised not to return to work until cleared, OSHA report submitted)

*Important: Send all emails with “[Secure]” written prior to the subject in email and minimize notifications to other individuals to protect patient privacy. Campus officials will handle notification plans or other needed actions.

If the staff member was exposed and/or infected during the course of work-related duties, notify the Office of Insurance and Risk Management (IRM) at: IRM Workers’ Compensation. If work-related and the individual was admitted into the hospital overnight for in-patient treatment beyond observation, call the Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Serious Injury Hotline at 310-825-9797 for Cal/OSHA reporting.

Direct the person to call the UCLA Infectious Diseases Hotline at: 310-267-3300. This hotline provides individualized support for exposures and initial testing of employees, symptom monitoring guidance, and cluster investigations.

Q: What wellness resources are available to me, even remotely?
A: Students have access to multiple mental health resources from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), which has a satellite clinic in Boelter Hall, to the Resilience in Your Student Experience (RISE) Center. CAPS has also provided a guide that can help inform students on available resources and how to access them. Typically, the engineering satellite clinic is scheduled from weeks 5 to 10, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. CAPS offers one-on-one therapy sessions, group therapy, and skills groups such as “Coping Throughout the Quarter,” “Break the Cycle of Anxiety” and “Progress Not Perfection.”

CAPS can also assist incoming students with utilizing resources such as the TAO app, which is available and covered for any student with a UCLA email address. However, CAPS cannot treat incoming students until they are fully registered or enrolled.

Students with disabilities are also eligible to receive accommodations from the Center for Accessible Education. If you are experiencing a crisis, please visit UCLA’s CAPS website for additional resources. For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911 or UCPD’s 24- hour dispatch line at (310) 825-1491.

Counseling is also available for staff and faculty.

Q: Where can I get tested for COVID-19 near campus?
A: Saliva swab tests offered by Swab-Seq, a research lab based at UCLA, are available to active BruinCard holders at no charge through vending machines at roughly a dozen locations on campus. UCLA will continue to operate at least one in-person testing site at 300 Bradley Hall for those needing assistance or further accommodation. Information on additional in-person sites and vending machine locations are available on the UCLA Ashe Center’s COVID-19 testing website.

The mobile testing unit operated by the UCLA Ashe Center was discontinued June 11.

Q: How can I report violations of public health guidelines in the UCLA campus community?
A: Email the Office of Student Conduct regarding known individuals at . You can also report incidents anonymously online via the Whistleblower Hotline or by phone at (800) 403-4744 providing the date, time, nature and location of the violation. In urgent situations, call the On-Campus Housing Dispatch at (310) 206-9633.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Q: What steps has UCLA Samueli taken to address diversity and inclusion in the School of Engineering?
A: At UCLA, diversity is an indispensable element of academic excellence. The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is committed to providing a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and nurturing learning environment. We strive to foster a diverse student and faculty body, with programs designed to complement a rigorous engineering education for anyone with the talent and desire to succeed. A population rich in diversity expands the range of knowledge, experiences and viewpoints, leading to innovative new solutions that otherwise would not be possible. Programs to enable the success of all of our students, regardless of ethnic or economic background, are in place – and are making progress. Over the next decade, we hope to double the percentage of underrepresented minorities and increase the percentage of women in both our student body and our faculty. Please visit our equity, diversity and inclusion page for more information.

Clubs & Organizations:
ACM- Women
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
IEEE WATT (Women Advancing Technology Through Teamwork)
Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association
National Society of Black Engineers
Pilipinos in Engineering and Science
Queers and Trans in STEM
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Programs:
Women in Engineering (WE@UCLA)
Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED)

Discrimination:

Q: I feel that I’m being targeted based on my race and ethnic background due to the outbreak of coronavirus, what should I do?
A: UCLA Samueli is deeply committed to providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive learning environment. We ask that anyone who experiences a bias incident to report it to us by completing a UCLA Incident of Bias Reporting Form so we can take action. Resources to report electronic abuse, including UCPD, can be found here.
Q: Why might referring to COVID-19 or the coronavirus by a particular geographic location be offensive?
A: At UCLA, we believe it is important to promote an equitable, inclusive and diverse culture. Using terms such as “Wuhan virus” has unfortunately led to people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent being teased, bullied, harassed, harmed or made to feel like outsiders. See this post from the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for more information. If you are a target of bullying or harassment, please report it to us by completing a UCLA Incident of Bias Reporting Form so we can take action. Resources to report electronic abuse, including UCPD, can be found here.

The Samueli COVID-19 Task Force

The Samueli COVID-19 task force has been created to address academic and operational issues resulting from the outbreak. Please direct specific questions to the following individuals:
 

Role Name Phone Email
Task Force Chair, and Chair for Academic Affairs Rick Wesel 310-825-2942
Chair for Operational Affairs Jeff Goldman 310-825-2704
Communications Christine Wei-li Lee 310-206-0540
MSOL and online classes Jenn-Ming Yang 310-825-2758
Physical plant Lex Kopfer 310-206-1946
Research infrastructure Hal Monbouquette 310-825-8946

Departments and Programs Contact List

Melissa B Tran
Bioengineering

Lesly Navas
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Stacey Fong
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Leticia Ortiz
Computational Medicine

Cassandra Franklin
Computer Science

Jaqueline Tran
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jaine Park
Master of Engineering

Alisa Janesajawan
Master of Science in Engineering Online

Judy Rayos
Materials Science and Engineering

Alex Duffy
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering