Much of campus closed for winter holiday; essential services remain open
By Tod Tamberg December 19, 2013 Category: Campus News
UCLA begins its annual campus closure on Saturday, Dec. 21, with many buildings shut down to save energy and money. The campus reopens Thursday, Jan. 2, and winter-quarter instruction begins Monday, Jan. 6.
During the closure, heating, cooling, ventilation and hot water will be turned off in many buildings, except those housing research projects that require power. Due to the time-sensitive nature of some research, certain staff members and students may work in those building during the closure; they have been cautioned not to work alone on projects involving hazardous chemical or biological materials or other physical hazards.
The UCLA Office of Media Relations and Public Outreach (310-825-2585) will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1, although press officers will respond in the event of an emergency. Members of the news media seeking assistance should be prepared to describe the nature of the emergency.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will remain open, although its clinics will be closed on university holidays (Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1) and weekends. Patients should contact their providers for further information.
UCLA police, emergency medical responders and the Los Angeles Fire Department will respond to calls and emergencies, with normal police patrols continuing 24 hours a day. The UCLA Police Department's Community Service Office will be available to provide safe-travel escorts each evening; arrangements can be made by calling 310-825-4774.
Any accidents, spills, fires or other incidents, regardless of size, should be reported immediately by calling 911 from a campus telephone or 310-825-1491 from a mobile phone.
UCLA Facilities Management's Trouble Call Center at 310-825-9236 will be staffed continuously throughout the closure. The UCLA Administrative Information Systems offices will be closed; emergency-only support will be available at 310-206-6951. Specific information about services is available here.
The UCLA Office of Environment, Health and Safety will be closed, but staff will be on-call and the hotline at 310-825-9797 will be monitored.
Parking at pay stations (except those at medical facilities) will be complimentary during the closure period, from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1. More information about parking and parking structures is available here.
The UCLA Store will be closed from Dec. 21 through 27 and from Dec. 29 through Jan. 1, with restricted hours on other days. More information is available here.
UCLA Central Ticket Office telephone lines will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 30, but the office's service windows will be closed during the holiday break. On event days, the box-office windows at Pauley Pavilion will be staffed one hour prior to the beginning of the event.
The John Wooden Recreation Center will have shortened holiday hours on some days during the break and will be closed from Dec. 23 through 26 and from Dec. 31 through Jan. 1. For hours at the Wooden Center and other recreational facilities, visit the UCLA Recreation website.
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