Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Three in a room

From the BruinUCLA is planning to offer triple capacity rooms in fall on-campus housing to accommodate a higher number of students, administrators announced Monday.

With the recent decline in COVID-19 cases and increased vaccination rates, Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily Carter said in an campuswide email Monday that under the updated housing capacity, UCLA will be able to offer more housing options to foster youth, veterans and second-year students, including second-year transfer students.

Previously, the priority groups for on-campus housing included incoming freshmen, sophomores, first-year transfer students and students with an institutional need, according to an April 2 announcement...

 UCLA also expects to offer about 80% of courses in-person in the fall, with the exception of large lecture classes, which will likely be held remotely, according to the email Monday. Previously, administrators estimated that 70% to 80% of classes would be held in person...

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