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Essential services to remain open during campus winter closure

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UCLA begins its annual campus closure on Friday, Dec. 21, with many buildings shut down to save funds and energy. The campus will reopen Jan. 2, the day the winter quarter begins.
 
Heating, cooling, ventilation and hot water will be turned off in many buildings, except those that house research projects requiring power. Some staff and students may work in those buildings over the break due to the time-sensitive nature of some research. Research staff and students have also been warned never to work alone on projects that involve any hazards — chemical, biological or otherwise.
 
The UCLA Office of Media Relations and Public Outreach (310-825-2585) will be closed Dec. 22–Jan. 2, 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.
 
Essential services will still be available during the closure. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will remain open, although its clinics will be closed on university holidays (Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1) and weekends. Patients should contact their providers for further information.
  
The UCLA Police Department, UCLA Emergency Medical Services and the Los Angeles Fire Department will continue to respond to all calls and emergencies, with normal police patrols continuing 24 hours a day. Also, 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 cell phone.
 
The UCLA Facilities Management 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.
 
UCLA Central Ticket Office telephone lines will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 28, but the ticket office's service windows will be closed during the holiday break. On event days — including the men's basketball game on Dec. 28 and the women's basketball game on Dec. 31 — the box office windows at Pauley Pavilion will be staffed one hour prior to the beginning of the event.
 
The UCLA Store will be closed from Dec. 23 to 27 and from Dec. 29 to Jan. 1. The store will be open on Dec. 28 from noon until 7 p.m. to accommodate the 7 p.m. men's basketball game at Pauley. More information is available here.
 
The John Wooden Recreation Center will have shortened holiday hours on some days during the break and will be closed from Dec. 23 to 26 and from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. For hours at Wooden Center and other recreational facilities, visit the UCLA Recreation website.
 
The University Credit Union at Ackerman Student Union will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1; the credit union office at 1500 S. Sepulveda Blvd. will be open — except on Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1.
 
Parking at pay stations (except those at medical facilities) will be complimentary during the closure period. More information about parking and parking structures is available here (click "Parking Services").
 
To learn more about specific building closures; computer and phone support; parking during the closure; and other details, see the winter closure building list or visit UCLA Facilities Management's winter closure page
 
Happy holidays!
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