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Campus to close for winter break, Dec. 23–Jan. 1, 2018


UCLA will close for a winter holiday break from Saturday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. The campus will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2.

For UCLA employees, the 10-day closure includes four university-paid holidays (Dec. 25, 26 and 29, and Jan. 1) and two non-holidays (Dec. 27 and 28). For information about using vacation days or compensatory time for those non-holidays, check out Campus Human Resources or this FAQ. Employees who normally pick up their paychecks will also find information at these sites about where and when to do so during the break or how to set up direct deposit to their bank accounts.

The annual winter closures have enabled UCLA to lower energy consumption and costs by reducing heating, cooling and ventilation to non-essential campus buildings. These services will, however, remain in effect at selected facilities during the break. The campus will maintain emergency response capabilities by UCLA police, fire and other incident responders, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will be open. Find information on plans for particular facilities and services here.

The Luskin Conference Center and Plateia restaurant will be closed to guests beginning Dec. 16 and reopen Jan. 5. In addition, the UCLA Guest House will be closed to guests beginning December 22 and reopen Jan. 2.

The Central Ticket Office telephone lines will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 29, but the service windows will be closed during the campus break. On event days, the venue box office windows will be staffed 60 minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

If you have further questions about your department’s holiday-closure plans, contact your supervisor. For additional queries, please contact Anthony Solana in Campus Human Resources at asolana@chr.ucla.edu or Maure Gardner in Health Sciences Human Resources at mgardner@mednet.ucla.edu.

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