The UCLA Office of Media Relations and Public Outreach and many other units across campus will close or operate with reduced hours during the annual winter closure, which begins Friday, Dec. 23.
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 though Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. The campus will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Members of the news media seeking assistance on urgent matters can reach an on-call media relations representative by calling 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.