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Emergency services to be maintained during annual campus closure

Winter quarter starts Jan. 5


The UCLA Office of Media Relations and many other units across campus will be closed or have limited hours from Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 4, as part of an annual winter closure to save energy and money.

The campus will maintain emergency response capabilities by UCLA police,  fire and other incident responders, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will be open.

For members of the news media seeking assistance, press officers will be available in the event of an emergency. If the matter is urgent, support is available by contacting an on-call press officer at 310-825-2585.

Heating, cooling, ventilation and hot water will be turned off in many buildings on campus; they will remain on, however, in buildings housing research projects that require power. Due to the time-sensitive nature of some research, certain faculty, staff and students may be working in some buildings.

Researchers have been cautioned to not work alone on projects involving hazardous materials or other physical hazards. Any accidents, spills, fires or other emergency incidents — regardless of size — should be reported immediately by calling 911 from a campus phone or 310-825-1491 from a mobile phone. Serious injuries should be reported to the Office of Environment, Health and Safety at 310-825-9797.

The UCLA Police Department will provide 24-hour patrol, take reports and maintain emergency medical services. Safe-travel escorts by the department’s community service officers will be available each day from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Facilities Management will staff its trouble call center (310-825-9236) continuously during the closure.

The UCLA Store in Ackerman Union will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. UCLA libraries will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 4.

With the exception of medical building parking areas, parking at campus pay stations will be complimentary during the closure.

The winter quarter begins Monday, Jan. 5.


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