University Apartments Housing Regulations
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UNIVERSITY APARTMENTS HOUSING REGULATIONS
As a resident of University Apartments, you are responsible for abiding by these 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 by you or your guests jeopardizes your housing contract, violates the UCLA Student Code of Conduct §102.07, and may result in sanctions as defined in the University Apartment Conduct Process and Student Conduct Code.
As used in these Regulations, the following terms are defined as follows:
“Tenant” means a regularly enrolled, full-time UCLA student as defined by the Registrar’s Office, full-time post-doctoral appointees, post MDs, post DDSs, or another eligible university affiliation.
“Authorized occupant” means a spouse, domestic partner, or child of the tenant who is listed as an authorized occupant in the tenant’s housing contract.
“Resident” refers to both tenant and authorized occupant.
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. Possession, consumption, distribution, or being in the presence of alcohol by residents or guests under the age of 21 is prohibited. This includes all other use of alcohol in violation of state law, University policy, or campus regulations.
b. Consumption of alcohol by residents or guests who are 21 or older is permitted only in the resident’s assigned space, and with the provision that the door is closed and no individuals under the age of 21 are present. 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. All other use of alcohol in violation of state law or University policy is prohibited.
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 such as “borgs”, beer bongs, funnels, etc., are prohibited.
d. Violation of any other provision of the Housing Regulations or UCLA Student Code of Conduct 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 others due in whole or in part to being under the influence of alcohol is considered a violation of Section A.1 of the Housing Regulations.
f. Regardless of ownership or origin, staff members are authorized to require residents to dispose of alcoholic beverages, kegs, beer balls, taps, or other mechanisms used to dispense alcohol if the possession of the beverages is a violation of State Law or Housing Regulations.
g. Selling or causing to be sold any alcoholic beverage to any other person is prohibited.
h. Drinking games, including, but not limited to, beer pong, flip cups, and quarters, are prohibited. Simulated drinking games are also prohibited regardless of whether or not alcohol is used.
A.2 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES/ILLEGAL DRUGS
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. The 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 violation 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 others 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. Prescription medication may only be used by the person to whom it is prescribed for its intended purposes.
A.3 DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
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. Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests and any additional occupants on their apartment lease, including children. Children must be appropriately supervised by an adult resident or their adult designee at all times.
A.4 EXPLOSIVES, CHEMICALS, OR HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
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, gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, vehicle batteries, unauthorized pesticides, and/or charcoal starter.
Residents are not permitted to bring or possess Fireworks, including firecrackers of any size. Fireworks are defined as any device containing any combustible or explosive substance for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation.
Residents are not permitted to bring or possess an Incendiary or Destructive Device. An Incendiary or Destructive Device is any device that is constructed or designed to start an incendiary fire including any sealed devices containing dry ice or other chemically reactive substances assembled for the purpose of causing an explosion, flame, or smoke by chemical reaction.
A.5 FAILURE TO COMPLY
a. Failure to identify oneself upon request to, or comply with the directions of a University official (including but not limited to Apartment Coordinators, Apartment Resident Assistants, University Apartments staff, Housing Safety Ambassadors, University Police)
b. Resisting or obstructing such University officials in the performance of or the attempt to perform their duties is prohibited.
A.6 FIRE SAFETY
a. Residents and guests are required to evacuate any Housing facility, in accordance with the Fire Department 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.
b. Room doors, fire doors, hallways and stairwells may not be obstructed.
c. Residents and guests are prohibited from improperly activating fire alarms in the absence of a genuine fire-related emergency, or misusing, removing, or tampering with fire protection devices (including but not limited to smoke detectors, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, and alarm pull stations).
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 responsible 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 other residents in the unit. Any guest staying past 1:00 a.m. may be deemed an overnight guest.
Students must be in possession of their UCLA BruinCard at all times and present it to University personnel 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 personnel upon request. Persons who fail to provide appropriate identification may be required to leave the University Apartments premises.
Children under 18 years of age and accompanied by their legal guardian or adult designee who has valid photo identification are an exception.
A.10 MISUSE OR VANDALISM OF PROPERTY/THEFT
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 accommodate reasonable 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 in Weyburn Terrace and Hilgard, which is extended where Quiet Hours on Friday and Saturday nights are 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.
A.12 SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SYSTEMS
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.
Entrance doors to apartment units must be closed when the room is unoccupied, and no resident of that room is in the immediate vicinity or when occupants are sleeping.
A.13 HOSTILE AND INTIMIDATING BEHAVIOR
Engaging in intimidating conduct directed to any person while on, from within, or directed at someone in the University Apartments community is prohibited.
A.14 THROWING OBJECTS
Projecting objects or substances (including, but not limited to, trash, bottles, and liquids) from or within facilities is prohibited within the University Apartments community.
UCLA Policy 131 – Weapons on Campus applies on UA premises, including parking facilities, at all times. Residents and guests are prohibited from:
- Possession, storage, use, or manufacture of weapons or replicas, except as expressly permitted by law and UCPD policy. This prohibition includes the use or possession of sporting items such as archery equipment and martial arts practice weapons; weapons or replicas used for decorative purposes; weapons rendered inoperable; and ammunition.
- Possession of a loaded or unloaded Firearm or an assembled or disassembled Firearm.
- Possession of a “Generally Prohibited Weapon” (California Penal Code §16590).
- Possession of an Imitation Firearm which includes but is not limited to any BB device, toy gun, paintball gun, replica of a Firearm, or other device that is substantially similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing Firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a Firearm.
- Possession of a Lethal Weapon which includes but is not limited to large knives, ice picks, daggers, knives or similar implements with fixed blades longer than 2.5 inches, and other similar instruments. Kitchen cutlery used exclusively for the preparation and consumption of food is permitted.
- Possession of a “Less Lethal Weapon” which includes but is not limited to a device that is designed to or that has been converted to expel or propel less lethal ammunition by any action, mechanism, or process for the purpose of incapacitating, immobilizing, or stunning a human being through the infliction of any less than lethal impairment of physical condition, function, or senses, including physical pain or discomfort. Examples include but are not limited to pepper spray, batons, tasers, and “Stun Guns.
A.16 VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDING AND CAMERA USE
Making a video recording, audio recording, image capture, taking photographs, or streaming audio/video of any person in a location in or around University-owned, leased or controlled property 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.
Encouraging, assisting, facilitating, participating, or permitting others’ commission or attempted commission of misconduct is a violation of the University Apartments Housing Regulations.
A.18 SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN AND NONSTUDENT RESIDENTS IN FAMILY HOUSING
Residents are responsible for the supervision and actions of their children and/or the children of their guests. Residents are financially responsible for any harm or damage to others and/or to property caused by their children and/or the children of their guests. Abusive language and physical abuse (e.g., hitting, kicking, biting, etc.) constitute unacceptable behavior by children when that behavior is directed toward others on UA premises. Dangerous, disruptive or other prohibited conduct by children is not permitted on the University’s premises. Tenants are subject to the conduct process even if they were not present during the time of the violation.
b. Tenants are responsible for the behavior of authorized occupants that reside with them in the same unit. Tenants are responsible for any conduct violation that an authorized occupant in their unit commits and must assume responsibility in regard to harm or damage caused to others and/or to property. Abusive language and physical abuse (e.g., hitting, kicking, biting, etc.) constitute unacceptable behavior by any member of our community. Dangerous, disruptive or unacceptable behavior by residents is not permitted on the University’s premises. Tenants must adhere to the conduct process even if they were not present during the time of the violation.
c. Tenants are responsible for the behavior of their guests. Tenants are responsible for any conduct violation that a guest commits and must assume responsibility in regard to harm or damage caused to others and/or to property. Abusive language and physical abuse (e.g., hitting, kicking, biting, etc.) constitute unacceptable behavior by any member of our community. Dangerous, disruptive or unacceptable behavior by guests is not permitted on the University’s premises. Tenants must adhere to the conduct process even if they were not present during the time of the violation.
B. Facilities Regulations
B.1 BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, HOVERBOARDS, STROLLERS, GROCERY CARTS
a. Bicycles, scooters (including e-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.
B.2 CABLE USE
Residents may not use or share any cable signal outside the room in which it is provided.
B.3 COMPUTER USE
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.
B.4 FIRE HAZARDS
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 for keeping 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.
B.6 HALLWAY/ENTRYWAY USE
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,.
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. Such inspections will occur during normal business hours and upon prior notice except in the event of an emergency, abandonment, surrender, or other reason allowed by law.
B.8 KEYS/KEY CARDS AND LOCKS
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, doors, or doorframes.
B.9 MOTOR VEHICLES
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 the 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 it is 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).
B.12 COMMON AREA CARE
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 in their area of assignment, including approved additional occupants. 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 playground 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.
B.13 REFRIGERATORS, APPLIANCES, AND FIXTURES
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.
B.14 RESTRICTED AREAS
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. In buildings with community restrooms, residents and guests should use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity or utilize restrooms that are designated all gender or gender inclusive.
B.16 ROOM/UNIT BEHAVIOR
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. Residents should report any damage 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 the 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, the resident may be liable financially for eradication measures, including, but not limited to, pest control and furniture and/or carpet replacement.
d. Residents who live in shared apartment units are required to complete an “Apartment Agreement” upon moving into their University Apartment room or suite. Apartment Agreements are facility-specific and designed to facilitate discussion and compromise around issues of individual preferences. Stipulations in the Apartment Agreement supplement the University Apartments Regulations; in any conflict between the terms of an Apartment Agreement and the University Apartments Regulations, the University Apartments Regulations will prevail. An Apartment Agreement is to be completed each time there is a change in unit occupancy. The completion and signing of an Apartment Agreements are facilitated by designated Apartment Resident Assistants.
B.17 ROOM/UNIT CHANGES
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.
B.18 ROOM/UNIT OCCUPANCY
a. Room/unit occupancy may not exceed two (2) guests per assigned resident at any time.
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 the Rental Agreement or with prior written permission from University Apartments Administration Office.
B.19 SMOKING AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS
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 residents who are 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 improperly 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.
B.21 DECORATING, ALTERATION TO PREMISES/ PROPERTY DAMAGE
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, bidets, linoleum, wall paneling, wallpaper, 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.
B.22 WINDOWS AND EXTERIOR SURFACES
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
C.1 BOOK BAGS
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.
C.2 BUSING DISHES AND TRAYS
Individuals are responsible for taking (busing) 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.
C.4 DRESS CODE
Shoes and shirts are required in the residential restaurants.
C.5 ENTRY AND RE-ENTRY
Unauthorized (non-paying) guests are not permitted to enter residential restaurants. Re-entry into residential restaurants is not permitted, nor 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.
C.6 FOOD AND DINING SERVICE EQUIPMENT
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.
C.7 MEAL PLAN USE
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. Residents with a meal plan 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.
D . Activities Regulations
D.1STUDENT ELECTION CAMPAIGNS
Campaigning in and around the residential property is limited to elections for undergraduate and graduate resident student/family governments only. Campaigning is defined as any activity on the part of any person for the purpose of convincing another to vote for a candidate, initiative, referendum or recall. Distribution of materials, posting literature, speeches, and debates are examples of campaign activities. Candidates are responsible for their campaign conduct and activities, and they are responsible for the conduct and activities of the others who campaign for them. Specific campaign activities regulations include the following.
Campaign procedures within each residence area must apply consistently to all candidates. Campaigning may only occur on residents’ floors as part of a program sponsored by Residential Life or Residents’ Associations and in accordance with procedures determined by the Residents’ Association in each residential community. Knocking on residents’ doors for the purposes of campaigning is not permitted. Campaigning is not permitted in any dining area. The emergency public address system and the Front Desk operations may not be used for campaign activities.
Distribution of campaign materials/literature (such as flyers) is not permitted. Campaign posters in common areas must be approved by the Resident Director as well as the Residential Life Advisor to the applicable residents association and will be limited to one per candidate per community. Posters may not be attached to painted, wooden or carpeted surfaces. Campaign posters may not exceed 24 inches by 22 inches in size. Candidates must remove campaign materials from the residential community within 24 hours after the voting results are reported.
Campaign activities are restricted to the common areas of any residential community, except during meetings upon the specific invitation of the Residents’ Association. Campaign posters in the common areas must be approved by the Resident Director and will be limited to one per candidate and may not exceed 24 inches by 22 inches in size. Use of residents’ mailboxes is permitted only through the regular US Mail postage and distribution process.
D.2 DONATIONS AND FEES
While monetary donations may be requested from program participants, mandatory fees may not be collected from residents and meal card holders for University Apartments events. Any exceptions must be approved by the Associate Director responsible for program services. Off-campus events may involve an expense for program participants.
UCLA funds, properties, and materials may not be donated to charitable or other organizations.
D.3 FACILITIES USE RESTRICTION
Common areas are intended to be available for general use by the residential community. Private use requires approval and/or sponsorship with the appropriate Association, Council, or Residential Life. In considering whether to approve and sponsor proposed uses, Residents’ Associations, Councils, and/or the Residential Life office will consider the benefit of the proposed use to the residential community, and the impact on use of the area for study purposes. Approval and sponsorship will be granted or denied on a viewpoint neutral basis. With approved use of common space for a private event, the use of outside vendors (i.e., food trucks, inflatable structures etc.) is prohibited without written confirmation and approval of Residential Life and University Apartments Housing Management.
Fundraising activities that comply with UCLA Regulations on Activities, Registered Organizations and Use of Properties may occur in University Apartments Housing. Fundraising activities originating from members of the University Apartments housing community and occurring in University Apartments Housing must be sponsored and fully financed by Residential Life or the appropriate Residents’ Association and must be approved by a Residential Life professional staff member. Residential Life or the sponsoring Association is responsible for maintaining accurate accounting for all funds collected.
Fundraising activities in University Apartments Housing by non-residential campus organizations must be approved by Student Organizations, Leadership, & Engagement (SOLE) as well as sponsored by Residential Life or the Residents’ Association of the respective community. Residential Life or the sponsoring Association assumes responsibility for ensuring that time, place, and manner requirements of the activities are clearly identified. Residential Life or the sponsoring Association and/or SOLE do not assume financial liability for the fund-raising events of non-residential organizations.
Residential Life or the Residents’ Associations may not sponsor fundraising events that are open to non-campus participants or fundraising events conducted by unregistered campus organizations.
Student Organizations, Leadership, & Engagement (SOLE) must pre-approve any fundraising publicity materials before they can be considered for posting within the University Apartments Housing community.
The sale of items for profit is prohibited in common areas of University Apartments Housing. Upon approval of the Resident’s Association, along with that of the Resident Director, the ASUCLA Student Store or the Association may sell items in designated areas only. In the latter case, individuals participating in the selling of items for the Association must be residents.
Any attempts to steal, remove, conceal and/or destroy any mail or package which has been left for collection from or out of any authorized mail receptacle or doorway, is prohibited.
D.6 FACILITIES CARE
Residential Life or the sponsoring Residents’ Association is responsible for compliance with established security procedures as well as prevention of damage to any furniture or equipment at a program. Keys for locked rooms may be issued according to specific procedures at the residence hall Front Desk.
Resident initiated petitions related to Residential Life or the University may be placed in a building lobby or common area only after approval by the appropriate Association, Council, or Residential Life. In considering whether to approve placement of a petition, the Residents’ Associations, Councils, and/or the Residential Life office will consider the benefit of the proposed petition to the residential community and the impact of its placement in the lobby area. Approval and sponsorship will be granted or denied on a viewpoint neutral basis. With approved use of common space for a private event, the presence of outside vendors (i.e., food trucks, inflatable structures etc.) is prohibited without written confirmation and approval of Residential Life and University Apartments Housing Management.
D.8 POSTING, ADVERTISING & DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS
All materials for posting, advertising, or distribution within the University Apartments communities must comply with the UCLA Regulations on Activities, Registered Campus Organizations, and Use of Properties, 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 the Residential Life Publicity Request webpage. 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.
D.9 RESEARCH PROJECTS
Research projects involving the University Apartments Housing resident population is not permitted unless such project is approved by the UCLA Institutional Review Board and conducted according to specific guidelines and with prior approval from Residential Life. For more information, please contact Residential Life at (310) 825-3401 (campus extension 53401).
D.10 PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
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 prior approval from the Office of Residential Life or as part of a University Apartments sponsored event.