NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION FOR THE UCLA ARTS COMMUNITY
All WACD personnel are asked to avoid campus and Kaufman Hall until January 2021. This means that as of this writing, the building is locked, and all staff are observing the "safer at home" order. Rest assured, WACD staff will continue performing the vital functions of the department from our homes. We have prepared for this. You will be receiving communications about teaching your courses, taking your courses and all other departmental functions. If you have any doubts or concerns at all, please do contact us.
A FEW GENERAL POINTS OF INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:
- August 3, 2020 UCLA's plans for Fall Quarter
- June 19, 2020 Symptom Monitoring Protocol for UCLA Students
- We are aware of the unprecedented stresses in which you are finding yourselves, and we are here to help. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. Or just to hear a friendly voice!
- Campus has established a support line for students if they need guidance on any issues related to COVID-19 or how campus operations are affected. Students can reach the support line at 310-825-3894, which will remain in operation weekdays from 9 am- 7 pm. Students can also email email@example.com. More information for students in crisis can be found here.
- UCLA Registrar COVID-19 FAQ: The registrar’s FAQ provides answers to common questions regarding registration and fees.
- The UCLA Library has remote learning resources available. Please review their list here.
- Alongside each department’s student affairs officers, the School of the Arts and Architecture’s Office of Student Services is here to help and answer any questions you may have. While they are working remotely, you can contact them via email at:
Shantel Daniels, Interim Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mackenzie Dimler, Student Advisor - email@example.com
ACADEMIC UPDATES FOR STUDENTS:
- Please be aware that systemwide regulations require that graduate students receive a B or better in order to earn a Satisfactory in a S/U. At UCLA, graduate students may receive course credit for C- and above grades unless otherwise prohibited by program requirements. So, the threshold for receiving course credit is higher for a graduate student taking a course S/U than is required to receive credit when taking under a letter grade.
- Certain forms of financial aid require that you enroll for a minimum number of credits with letter grades. Please consult with Financial Aid about your particular situation.
- The minimum GPA for a graduate degree is 3.0, so graduate students should carefully consider whether to use the S/U option depending on their individual situation, as S/U courses are not used in GPA calculations.
REGULATORY CHANGES AND RESOURCES FROM GRAD DIV: CLICK HERE
Graduate students can check out long-term lending laptops, iPads and internet hotspots through the CLICC Lending Desk in Powell Library. UCLA is currently adding additional laptops and iPads to expand the resources available to students. If you need a device, please fill out this online service request form at the UCLA Library website. The form will prompt you to create an account, and once your request is processed, you will be given a specific day and time to pick up your device. Visit the UCLA Library website for additional information on remote services and other resources.
Other valuable resources exclusively for graduate students can be found here.
If you test positive…
Campus has established a support line for students if they need guidance on any issues related to COVID-19 or how campus operations are affected. Students can reach the support line at 310-825-3894, which will remain in operation weekdays from 9 am- 7 pm. Students can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.Campus has established a support line for students if they need guidance on any issues related to COVID-19 or how campus operations are affected. If you or another student develops flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), or believe you may have come into contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, or are awaiting test results for the virus, please call the UCLA Arthur Ashe Center Infection Control Line at 310-206-6217. Callers will speak with a registered nurse who will determine the need for further testing and treatment.
The Ashe Center remains open, but students should always call before visiting.
UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center
221 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Ashe Main Line: 310-825-4073
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 4:30pm
Summer & Spring Break
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9am – 4:30pm
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and maintain safe space from others until they are cleared or otherwise directed by the Ashe Center.
Students in need of mental health support can reach out to UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services.