Areas to be avoided: Sunset Boulevard between Veteran and Hilgard avenues, parking structures 4 and 7, the intramural field and Drake Stadium.
The fire is burning away from campus and UCLA is outside the evacuation area.
Expect heavy traffic on routes near campus Friday afternoon.
UCLA will continue to monitor the Skirball Fire situation.
Though classes are canceled today all UCLA hospitals and clinics are open, and most other offices, departments and buildings across campus are conducting normal operations.
This is a difficult decision, since final exams begin on Saturday. However, canceling Thursday classes will allow UCLA officials to assess logistical issues in advance of finals week.
The chancellor says that while UCLA is planning to resume normal operations on Thursday, Dec. 7, he advises everyone to be safe and monitor communications for updates.
UCLA received a bomb threat on Wednesday evening and, as a precaution, moved residents out of their rooms. No device was found.
Chancellor Gene Block created the task force in response to the tragic shooting of Professor William Klug on June 1.
UCLA’s Office of Environment, Health and Safety responded Friday morning to a mercury spill on the loading dock area of Young Hall.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block mourns the loss of William Klug, who earned his master’s degree at UCLA and was a member of the faculty since 2003.
Grief counselors are available to students, faculty and staff. Classes resume Thursday.
Update: Two adult males are confirmed dead in an engineering building at UCLA.
Water running down the street is not expected to cause any flooding or property damage to the campus.
A Los Angeles man was transported to the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles late Wednesday in connection with the alleged assault.
Campus officials ask that drivers avoid the area as much as possible. Access to Parking Structure 9 will be limited on Monday.
An explosion in a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power electrical vault forced some campus buildings to switch to backup power.
The fire was confined to a third-floor office suite. Other than the dentistry school’s academic wing, the Center for Health Sciences complex is expected to be accessible and operating normally.
UCLA police have arrested a Los Angeles man in connection with the recent burglary of laptop computers from a campus library and the student union store.
Fifty-five laptop computers were stolen early Saturday morning from an equipment loan room. Police provided surveillance footage of a suspect.
Two facilities heavily used by UCLA students and intercollegiate athletic teams have reopened following completion of flood-damage repairs.
UCLA police are searching for a man who displayed a handgun to a student in Westwood early Friday morning.
The UCLA Foundation is providing funds to people whose vehicles were destroyed or seriously damaged in the flooding caused by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power water main break July 29.
UCLA has made emergency assistance and interest-free loans available to people whose vehicles were destroyed or seriously damaged in the flooding caused by the recent water main break.
UCLA Transportation reopened about 500 spaces in Parking Structure 4 to a limited number of permit holders today.