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Emergency services to be maintained during UCLA’s annual campus closure

Winter quarter starts Jan. 4


The UCLA office of media relations and many other units across campus will close or operate with reduced hours during the annual winter closure, which begins Thursday, Dec. 24.

UCLA police, fire and other incident responders will maintain emergency response capabilities. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will remain open.

The closure, designed to save energy and money, runs until Friday, Jan. 1. Winter quarter starts Monday, Jan. 4.

Members of the news media seeking assistance on urgent matters can reach an on-call press officer at 310-825-2585.

During the closure, heating, cooling, ventilation and hot water will be turned off in many buildings on campus, but they will remain on in buildings that house 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, which will monitor its hotline at 310-825-9797.

Other key dates and information:

  • The UCLA Police Department will provide 24-hour patrol, take reports and maintain emergency medical services. Safe-travel escorts will be available from dusk until midnight.
  • Facilities Management will staff its trouble call center (310-825-9236) continuously.
  • The UCLA Store in Ackerman Union will close Dec. 24 and reopen Jan. 2.
  • Most facilities of UCLA Libraries will be closed on Dec. 24 and reopen Jan. 4, although some will be closed beginning Dec. 19.
  • With the exception of medical building parking areas, parking at campus pay stations will be complimentary through Jan. 3.
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