University Apartments Housing Regulations

Bias Incidents

As stated by the University of California’s Principles of Community grounded in the mission of teaching, research and public service, UCLA seeks to foster open-mindedness, understanding, compassion and inclusiveness among individuals and groups.

UCLA will work to promptly address acts of discrimination, harassment, profiling or other conduct causing harm to individuals on the basis of expression of race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religious beliefs, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship or national origin, among other personal characteristics. Such conduct violates UCLA’s Principles of Community and may result in imposition of sanctions according to campus policies governing the conduct of students, staff, and faculty.

Bias incidents will be referred to the UCLA Office of the Dean of Students and can be reported by visiting the Dean of Students website.


As a resident of University Apartments, you are responsible for abiding by the University Apartments Regulations (“Housing Regulations”) as well as the UCLA Student Conduct Code. The Housing Regulations have been designed to create safe, supportive, and inclusive living-learning communities that engage residents in the fostering of their academic success, personal growth, leadership development, and social responsibility.

As a member of the community, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these policies and abide by them. Violation of any of the following policies jeopardizes your housing contract, violates the UCLA Student Code of Conduct §102.07, and may result in University Sanctions.

A. General Conduct Regulations


Regulations regarding the possession, consumption, or distribution of alcoholic beverages within or on grounds immediately adjacent to the University Apartments facilities include the following:

a. Manufacture, distribution, dispensing, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of alcohol which is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by, or not in compliance with any University policy or campus regulations is prohibited.

b. Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted in common areas of any University Apartments, except at authorized special events that adhere to the UCLA Alcohol Policies.

c. Possession of bulk alcoholic beverages, that is, amounts for storage or use that is excessive under the circumstances for personal use, is prohibited. Kegs, cases of beer and other beverages with an equivalent amount of alcoholic content in any form of container are considered bulk alcohol. Devices or activities intended or used for the rapid consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

d. Violation of any other regulation while under the influence of alcohol is considered an additional violation of the Housing Regulations.

e. Inability to exercise care for one’s own safety, the safety of others or the safety of property owned by the university or residents due in whole or in part to being under the influence of alcohol is considered a violation of the Housing Regulations.

f. Staff members may require residents to dispose of alcoholic beverages if the possession of the beverages is a violation of State Law or Housing Regulations.


Regulations regarding the possession, use, misuse, or distribution of controlled substances within or on grounds immediately adjacent to the University Apartments facilities include the following:

a. Manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of controlled substances (including medicinal marijuana), identified in Federal or State law or regulations, which is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by, or not in compliance with, any University policy or campus regulations.

b. Possession or use of drug-related paraphernalia is prohibited.

c. Violation of any other regulation while under the influence of a controlled substance is considered an additional infraction of Housing Regulations.

d. Inability to exercise care for one’s own safety, the safety of others, or the safety of property owned by the university or residents due in whole or in part to being under the influence of controlled substances is considered a violation of this policy.

e. The use of any prescribed medication or over the counter drugs in an abusive manner is prohibited.


a. Behavior that disrupts or interferes with the orderly functions in or around the University Apartments community is prohibited. Additionally, acts or behaviors that disrupt or interfere with others’ normal use of facilities or privileges are prohibited.

b. Encouraging or permitting others in the commission or attempted commission of misconduct is a violation of Housing Regulations. Residents are expected to notify an appropriate university official of the misconduct and/or remove themselves from the situation.

c. Residents are responsible for the actions of their children and guests. Children must be appropriately supervised by an adult resident or their designee at all times.


Chemicals, explosives, or highly combustible materials that are potentially dangerous or damaging to the buildings or their occupants are prohibited in and around the University Apartments facilities, patios, garages, carports, or in any common area. These include, but are not limited to, firecrackers, gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, vehicle batteries, unauthorized pesticides, and/or charcoal starter.


Failure to identify oneself to, or comply with the directions of a University official (such as Apartment Coordinators, Resident Assistants, University Apartments staff, Community Service Officers, University Police, etc.) or resisting or obstructing such University officials in the performance of or the attempt to perform their duties is prohibited.


Residents and guests are required to evacuate any Housing facility, in accordance with UCFD evacuation procedures, immediately upon the sound of an alarm or an order to evacuate. Re-entry may not occur until authorization is given by University personnel. Room doors, fire doors, hallways and stairwells may not be obstructed. Activating false fire alarms, misusing, removing, or tampering with fire protection devices (including, but not limited to, smoke detectors, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, and/or alarm pull stations) is prohibited.


Illegal gambling in University-owned Housing facilities is prohibited, i.e., activities played for money, checks, credit, or any other item representative of value (e.g., chips or markers to be traded in later for cash), as provided for in Section 330 of the California Penal Code.


a. UCLA housing is provided exclusively for the residents and their authorized guests. A guest is defined as anyone not included on the UCLA Housing Rental Agreement or Contract for the space they are visiting and is not included on a current UCLA Housing Rental Agreement, Contract, or UCLA Consent to Sublease Agreement. Residents are responsible for informing guests of University policies and Housing Regulations. Residents may be held accountable for the actions and behavior of their guests. Guests who are disruptive, violate University policy, or Housing Regulations may be required to leave the premises, be excluded, and prohibited from entering all UCLA housing communities.

b. Residents accommodating a guest, for more than seven (7) nights in a one-month period, must receive prior written approval from their respective Administration Office. In units with more than one resident, overnight guests also require prior written approval from all room/ apartment mates.


Students must be in possession of their UCLA BruinCard at all times and present it to University official upon request. BruinCard is the property of UCLA and is non-transferable. All other persons within the University Apartments communities must be in possession of and present valid photo identification to University official upon request. Persons who fail to provide appropriate identification may be required to leave the University Apartments community.

Children under 16 years of age and accompanied by their legal guardian or resident host who has valid photo identification are an exception.


Unauthorized possession, use or misuse, removal, defacing, tampering, damage or destruction of University property or the property of others is prohibited.


a. All residents and guests are expected to be considerate of noise levels, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Noise, including, but not limited to, automobiles, voices, televisions, stereos, musical instruments, and playing in the courtyard, must be maintained at all times at a level which does not disturb any other resident or neighboring community member. Residents are expected to dialogue and provide reasonable requests of neighbors to reduce noise levels at all times. Residents are expected to comply with the requests of others to reduce noise levels at all times.

b. Specifically designated Quiet Hours are 10:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m. daily in all buildings and common areas, including gyms, playgrounds, laundry rooms and hallways except Weyburn Terrace and Hilgard which is extended on Friday and Saturday nights to 12:00 a.m. through 9:00 a.m. During Quiet Hours it is each resident’s responsibility to be certain that no noise can be heard outside of their unit or in neighboring units, halls or outside of the building.


Tampering with, or bypassing the safety and security systems of University Apartments facilities (including, but not limited to, propping open, forcibly opening, or unauthorized use of emergency and exterior doors) is prohibited.


Conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person including, but not limited to, physical or verbal assault, threats that cause a person reasonably to be in sustained fear for one’s own safety, or the safety of their immediate family, incidents involving the use or display of a weapon likely to cause great bodily harm, and intoxication or impairment through the use of alcohol or controlled substances to the point one is unable to exercise care for one’s own safety, or other conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person.


Projecting objects or substances (including, but not limited to, trash, bottles, and liquids) from or within facilities is prohibited within the University Apartments community.


Possession, storage, use, or manufacture of weapons or replicas are prohibited, except as expressly permitted by law and UCPD policy. This includes, but is not limited to, firearms (with or without a California permit), or any device which closely resembles a firearm (e.g., air/water/gas propelled guns, replica weapons, or other projectiles), ammunition, knives, swords, foils, and archery equipment. Personal defensive devices (e.g., stun guns, tasers, and brass knuckles) are also prohibited.

See UCLA policy 131 - Weapons on Campus

Possession of martial arts practice weapons is not prohibited; however, such weapons may not be stored in the University Apartments community.


Making a video recording, audio recording, image capture, taking photographs, or streaming audio/video of any person in a location where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, without that person’s knowledge and express consent is prohibited.

“Express consent” is clear, unmistakable and voluntary consent that may be in written, oral, or nonverbal form.

B. Facilities Regulations


a. Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and roller skates/blades may not be ridden in buildings and may be stored only in resident units or designated areas (i.e., bicycle racks). Check with the University Apartments Administration Office for locations of bicycle racks in the University Apartments area. Outside, these items are permitted in accordance with posted signs. It is encouraged that all bicycles operated on UCLA campus-owned, leased, or controlled properties be registered with the National Bike Registry. For more information regarding bicycle registration, visit UCLA Transportation.

b. In accordance with the University of California Hoverboard Policy, the University of California prohibits the use, possession, charging, or storage of non-certified self-balancing, battery-powered boards known as hoverboards in any UCLA owned, operated or leased Housing facility.

c. Vendor-owned personal conveyance vehicles (e.g., ride-share scooters, bicycles, etc.) are prohibited from operation, parking, charging, or storage on University Apartments property.

d. Personal items, including, but not limited to, bicycles, scooters, strollers, and shopping carts may not be stored in stairwells, common areas, lobbies, hallways or attached to handrails. All personal items must be stored in residents’ units or designated storage areas. Business-owned shopping carts are prohibited on University Apartments property.


Residents may not use or share any cable signal outside the room in which it is provided.


Residents agree to abide by acceptable use agreements when they activate the computer port in their room or when they get a computer lab account. Residents also agree to abide by the Bruin Online Acceptable Use Policies.


a. Open flames (including candles and incense), combustible decorations and chemicals, multiple (“octopus”) electrical adapters, and ungrounded electrical appliances are prohibited in University Apartments. Residents are responsible to keep flammable materials from all fixtures and appliances, including, but not limited to, the cooking range, burners, oven, and lights. Residents must practice safety and caution when using all appliances.

b. Personal barbecues may not be used or stored on University Apartments property.


University provided furniture (including mattresses), may not be removed from the originally assigned resident unit without written authorization from the University Apartments Administration Office. Furniture may not be assembled atop bricks, bookcases, or other structures not originally designed to support it.

University beds may only be assembled or adjusted by certified Housing Staff and manufacturer trained installers/movers assigned by the University. No other person or entity may install, adjust, or construct University beds in a room. Bed adjustment requests, must be made in the first two (2) weeks of the fall quarter, and will be assessed a Housing fee per request. This fee covers both the cost of the requested alteration and the returning of the bed to the original configuration upon move-out. Contact the UA Administration Office/Front Desk to request a bed adjustment. To ensure proper stabilization and anchoring for earthquake safety, beds must not be altered. Elevated beds (i.e. bunks and lofts) may not be located directly in front of a window.

Removal of guard rails on elevated beds is prohibited. If the guard rail breaks, residents must immediately notify the UA Administration Office.

Waterbeds are not permitted in any University-owned or leased housing.


For health and safety reasons, hallways, entryways, room doors, fire doors, stairwells, and walkways are to be kept clear of furniture, equipment, trash, personal items, and any other obstacles that might obstruct passage or access. University Village (3300-3360) hallway doors are to remain closed at all times to comply with City of Los Angeles Fire Department laws. Residents must not tamper with door- closing mechanisms or wedge hallway doors open. Loitering, games and other recreational activities are prohibited in these areas, as are skateboards.


The University Apartments staff reserve the right to inspect all rooms and document observations in order to ensure compliance with occupancy, maintenance, and health and safety regulations. Documentation may include pictures, work orders, or other written records. University Apartments staff may conduct Health and Safety Inspections as necessary.


All keys and access cards are the responsibility of the assigned resident. Keys are not to be duplicated, loaned, or furnished to any other person. Doors, door jambs, and locking mechanisms are not to be altered or tampered with in any way, especially in ways that would preclude doors from latching. This includes, but is not limited to, doors on resident rooms, common areas, gates, and exits/entrances. Installation of additional door locking mechanisms (e.g., deadbolt latches, chains, etc.) without prior written permission from your respective UA Administration Office is prohibited and will be removed at the expense of the resident. Lost, damaged or missing keys or keycards may be replaced for a fee. Residents will be charged for any alterations or damage to locks.


a. Motorized vehicles must observe posted speed limits and be legally parked at all times. The city speed limit for alleys is 15 mph. The speed limit for all parking structures is 10 mph. The provisions of the California Vehicle Code shall be applicable upon the driveways, paths, parking facilities or grounds of the University.

b. Vehicle washing, waxing, detailing, etc. is prohibited on University property. Performing mechanical work on vehicles is not permitted on University property. Inoperable vehicles may not be stored on University property. Boats and trailers are not permitted on the property. Garage doors must be closed and locked at all times unless resident is present.

c. No motorized vehicle may be parked or stored inside the University Apartments facilities. Questions about moped and motorcycle parking should be directed to your University Apartments Administration Office.


a. All vehicles parked on UCLA or University Apartments-owned or leased property must have a proper parking permit displayed. Parking is allowed in assigned and designated spaces only. Vehicles parked outside of their assigned space are subject to citation and tow. Parking permits for undergraduate and Hilgard complexes may be purchased with your Housing contract. Weyburn Terrace parking e-Permits are available for purchase on a limited basis through UCLA Campus Parking. Additional information may be found at Ask Housing or UCLA Transportation.

b. Commercial moving vans, or any vehicle with more than two axles, are expressly prohibited from parking on University Apartments-owned or leased property.

c. Assigned parking spaces, garages, etc., are for the express use of the assigned resident only. Any leasing, renting, subleasing, sharing, or trading of parking assignments is prohibited. Residents who are assigned parking in closed garages will not be allowed to utilize the garage for storage in lieu of vehicle parking. University Apartments administrative staff may inspect garages to ensure that closed garages are not utilized for alternative uses.


Animals, visiting or otherwise, are not permitted in University Apartments, except fish in small tanks not to exceed ten (10) gallons. All residents of the unit must agree to have a fish tank. There cannot be more than one fish tank per apartment. This provision does not apply to Service or Assistance animals that are registered and approved through the Center for Accessible Education’s (CAE’s) Housing Accommodation Board.

In accordance with UCLA Policy 135, students requesting to bring a Service or Assistance Animal to University housing are required to submit a CAE Housing Accommodation Request and abide by the Guidelines for Maintaining a Service or Assistance Animal. When not readily apparent that an animal is a Service Animal or the animal is an Assistance Animal, the resident is not permitted to have the animal in University Housing until Housing Services has indicated full approval. For further information, contact CAE at (310) 825-1501 or (310) 206-6083 (TTY/TDD).


a. Residents must dispose of all household trash, in bags, in the dumpsters or trash chutes only. Trash may not be placed outside the apartment door, on the balcony, or in the laundry rooms. Residents may not use the common area trash receptacles to dispose of their unit or household trash. Unattended items will be considered lost or abandoned and disposed of accordingly. No items are to be removed from the recycling bins.

b. Housing facilities and services, including, but not limited to, mail, laundry, parking, pools, and playgrounds are for use by Residents of record. Posted and published regulations and hours for use of the Community and Resource Centers, the pool, the recreational equipment, basketball court, barbecues, gazebos, laundry facilities, and play-ground equipment are to be observed.

c. Common areas must be maintained for shared use at all times. Furniture and other common area furnishings, i.e., floor mats, are to be used in the manner for which they were designated and must remain in the common areas to which they were assigned. Residents with common area furnishings found in their units are subject to incur Housing fees. Furnishings which are not officially designated as part of a residential unit’s accessories may not be moved into any resident’s unit at any time. Sleeping or loitering in common or common areas is not permitted.


No major appliances such as a refrigerator, range, washing machine, clothes dryer, dishwasher, air conditioning equipment, deep freeze units or other appliances, regardless of size, may be installed or brought into any apartment without prior written consent from the University Apartments Administration Office. Plumbing, range, air vents or any other existing fixtures must not be removed or modified in any way.


Unauthorized presence on rooftops or outside ledges, in other resident’s units, in administrative offices, service areas, or areas marked as restricted in the University Apartments community is prohibited. Unauthorized entrance into and presence in construction sites in the University Apartments community is prohibited.


Residents and their guests are to use their unit’s toilet or common area restrooms and must not urinate or defecate in playgrounds, courtyards, laundry rooms, or any common areas. Designated male restrooms are to only be used by males or individuals who have a gender identity or expression as male, and designated female restrooms are to only be used by females or individuals who have a gender identity or expression as female.


a. Residents are responsible for all behavior which occurs in their respective unit. Residents will be required to pay for any damage or excessive cleaning to any part of their room or suite, including, but not limited to, furniture, fixtures, doors, and screens. Report any damages promptly so that repairs may be made. Residents shall maintain the premises, including, but not limited to the balconies/patios, hallways and stairwells in a clean, sanitary and non-hazardous condition. Access and ability of housekeeping staff to perform their duties cannot be obstructed.

b. No business of any kind may be established within any Housing complex; this includes University residential apartments, garages, carports, and common areas. Residents are not permitted to act as either the landlord or resident by entering into a private agreement to rent a bed, a room, garage or parking space from another resident or individual. The apartments and garages are the property of UCLA Housing and are not subject to private rental.

c. The resident may not bring pests into the unit. In the event pests are introduced to the unit by the resident and are deemed by the University a hazard to health conditions in and safety of surrounding units, resident may be liable financially for eradication measures, including, but not limited to, pest control and furniture and/or carpet replacement.


Residents who wish to change their housing assignment must make proper arrangements with their UA Administration Office, prior to any move. All of these changes are regulated by specific procedures. Some changes are limited to certain time periods and may result in a change in the rental rate.


a. Unauthorized gatherings of more than twenty (20) individuals, at any time, in a unit are prohibited.

b. The Housing Assignment Office will continue to sell available space in assigned rooms and may fill a space at any time. Residents are required to keep the vacant space clean and ready for a student to be assigned to the space. No person is permitted to occupy or use the premises unless authorized by Rental Agreement or with prior written permission from University Apartments Administration Office.


Smoking of any kind is not permitted within all University housing communities. In accordance with the UCLA Tobacco-Free Policy, the use of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco, as well as electronic cigarettes such as vapes, is prohibited on campus and at properties owned or leased by UCLA. There are no designated smoking areas. We ask that tobacco users be respectful of our neighbors and not congregate or litter on their property.


Items may not be stored in hallways, balconies, open garage and carport areas, underneath stairways, or in common areas. There are self-storage companies in the area that you may contact if you require additional storage. Any illegally stored items may be removed by University Apartments Housing Staff and disposed of at the resident’s expense. The University is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.


a. No alterations, improvements, paint, redecorating, installation, or attachment of fixtures may be done to the premises without prior written permission from the University Apartments Administration Office. This includes but is not limited to paint, nails, screws, attached wall-to-wall carpeting, linoleum, wall paneling, wall paper, shelves, shelf paper, aluminum foil, tinted window film, play equipment, etc. Cinder or concrete blocks and/or bricks are not permitted inside units.

b. Private balconies and patios may contain up to two lawn chairs, one small table, and a limited number of properly secured potted plants with proper drainage containers only. Only complexes that do not provide bicycle racks allow bicycle storage on the balcony or patio. Balconies may not be decorated with string lights. No items may be placed or stored on balcony railings.


Screens are required to be securely centered and in place at all times in all room windows designed to be fitted with screens. Lost or damaged screens are the responsibility of the resident. Safety latches on windows may not be bypassed or disabled. The positioning or attachment of any materials on ledges, awnings, windows, or outside walls is prohibited; this includes but is not limited to clothes lines, flowerpots, signs. Exiting or entering through windows is prohibited.

C. Residential Restaurant and Dining Service Regulations


Book bags, backpacks, handbags larger than 4.5’ x 6.5”, tumblers, sipper bottles and thermoses are not permitted in any residential restaurants. Storage lockers are provided adjacent to each of these locations.


Individuals are responsible for taking (bussing) their own dishes and trays to the dish belt at the end of each meal.


Disturbances in the residential restaurants, including food fights, the throwing of any objects, and the destruction of property are prohibited.


Shoes and shirts are required in the residential restaurants.


Unauthorized (non-paying) guests are not permitted to enter residential restaurants. Re-entry into residential restaurants is not permitted, neither is any other duplication of meals including entering residential restaurants after making alternative arrangements for the meal in question except for 14 Premiere and 19 Premiere meal plan holders. Residents, guests, and meal card holders are allowed to enter residential restaurants to eat only during official operating hours, as posted by each restaurant.


Food and drinks from outside sources may not be brought into the residential restaurants. Residential Restaurants may allow for certain food items to be taken out of the facility as detailed in each facility’s posted Take Out Policy. All other food and drink items must be consumed within the residential restaurant.

Dining service equipment, including china, glassware, and silverware, may not be removed from residential restaurants.


a. The only person authorized to use a UCLA Dining Meal Plan card is the owner of the card. UCLA Housing and Hospitality Services is the sole vendor of meal plans and dining meals. Dining Plan meals are non-transferable. Meal plan holders may not pass, loan, trade or sell meals or their ID card to anyone for any reason. Your UCLA photo ID card with proper encoding must be shown at all meals in such a manner that the photo is clearly visible to the Restaurant Host or Cashier. It may be necessary for a Restaurant Manager or Supervisor, in the performance of duties, to see your ID card after you’ve entered the residential restaurant. Please assist our supervisory staff by responding promptly when this request is made of you.

b. An On Campus Housing resident may obtain a temporary meal pass from the front desk if s/he has lost their BruinCard but still would like to eat in a Residential Restaurant with their meal plan. Each resident is allowed six temporary meal passes per quarter. When a resident receives a temporary meal pass from the front desk, s/he signs the Temporary Meal Pass Log acknowledging that they will be assessed a $25.00 Housing fee if they are found to have signed up for a Bruin On The Go event or have swiped their BruinCard for the same meal period for which a temporary meal pass was issued.

c. Non-Premiere meal plan holders who participate in the Bruin on the Go program are not allowed to swipe during that same meal period if they sign up for the Bruin on the Go meal program.



All materials for posting, advertising, or distribution within the University Apartments communities must comply with UCLA Regulations on Activities, Registered Campus Organizations, and Use of Properties on Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement Policies, receive verification of compliance with the following guidelines by Residential Life, and must be received at least five (5) business days prior to the desired posting date.

The following restrictions apply to all posted materials:

a. Materials posted under the glass-enclosed bulletin boards must be for official University or University Residents’ Association business only.

b. Materials posted on the open bulletin boards must be from a University Apartments resident and must include their name and phone number on the back of the posting. Materials with reference to any commercial services or personal business (i.e., babysitting, sale of furniture, etc.) must be approved by Residential Life prior to posting.

c. Materials should be single-sided, not smaller than 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches, and may not exceed 8.5 inches by 11 inches in size. Information about all posting material layouts and sizes are detailed on Publicity. Exceptions may be approved by Residential Life. Priority of posting materials will be based on the following order: Residential Life and Housing and Hospitality Services; Resident Governments/Associations; Academic Departments; University Units; Registered Campus Organizations; Approved Sponsors.

d. All postings must clearly identify the sponsoring organization and UCLA affiliation. All flyers pertaining to Greek letter organizations must have prior certified approval from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Any programs co-sponsored with Residential Life must list the Residential Life sponsor on the posting.

e. Messages may not contain references to selling alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or illegal drugs.

f. Posted materials will not be returned at the end of the posting date. They will be removed and discarded.

g. Materials not posted on designated spaces will be removed and discarded.


Advertising or selling of products or services is prohibited in or around common areas of University Apartments facilities unless it is part of a University Apartments sponsored event. Advertising and promotion of non-university goods, services or organizations is allowed in University Apartments facilities only with approval from the Office of Residential Life or as part of a University Apartments sponsored event.