University Apartments Housing Regulations

If you have any questions regarding the University Apartments Housing Regulations & Policies, please contact your respective University Apartments administrative office.

UA North Administration Office

Office Hours: Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Phone: (310) 983-1300 E-mail: uan@ha.ucla.edu
Location: 11020 Weyburn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024

UA South Administration Office

Office Hours: Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Phone: (310) 398-4692 E-mail: uas@ha.ucla.edu
Location: 3200 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

UNIVERSITY APARTMENTS HOUSING REGULATIONS

All University Apartments residents are responsible for abiding by the UCLA Housing Apartments Regulations and, as applicable, the UCLA Student Conduct Code. These regulations have been developed in support of UCLA’s mission and values and to preserve and protect the University Apartments community.

The University Apartments Regulations are listed below.

The University Apartments Regulations are listed below in the following sections:
* A. General Conduct Regulations
* B. Facilities Regulations
* C. Residential Restaurant and Dining Service Regulations (not applicable to University Apartments)
* D. Activities Regulations

A. General Conduct Regulations

A.1 Alcohol

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

b. 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.

A.2 Controlled Substances/Illegal Drugs

a. Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, misuse or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of controlled substances, identified in federal or state law is prohibited. The use of marijuana, including medicinal, is illegal under federal law and is prohibited. In addition, the use of any prescribed medication or over the counter drugs in an abusive manner is prohibited.

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

A.3 Disruptive Behavior/Complicity

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 under the age of 13 must be under the immediate supervision of an adult resident or his/her designee at all times.

A.4 Chemicals, Explosives, or Highly Combustible Materials

Possession, storage, or use of chemicals, explosives or highly combustible materials that are potentially dangerous or damaging to the buildings or their occupants are prohibited inside the University Apartments, patios, garages, carports, or in any common area. This includes but is not limited to firecrackers, gasoline, vehicle batteries, unauthorized pesticides, kerosene, propane, paint thinner, charcoal starter, oily rags, boxes, and/or excessive amounts of newspapers.

A.5 Failure to Comply

Residents are required to comply with directions of University personnel (such as University Apartments staff, Community Service Officers, University Police, etc.) while in the performance of their duties. Resisting or interfering with University personnel while in the performance of their duties is prohibited.

A.6 Fire Safety

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 strictly prohibited.

A.7 Gambling

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.8 Guests

a. UCLA housing is provided exclusively for the residents and their authorized guests. Resident hosts are expected to be present with their guests at all times. Allowing a person entrance into a building and leaving them unattended is prohibited. Residents are fully responsible for the conduct of their guests and for informing their guests of the University rules and University Apartments regulations pertaining to conduct within the University community. Residents may be disciplined in lieu of the guest for a guest’s violation of University regulations. A guest is any person who is invited by or accompanies a resident within or around the University Apartments community. Guests, or those wishing to be guests, may be required to leave the University Apartments community for violating University regulations or causing a disruption within the community.

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.

Residents may provide anonymous reports of violations of the Guest Policy via the “tip” line (310) 825-2406 (UCLA406). Please leave the name or unit number of the individual violating the policy on the voicemail. This voicemail system is available 24 hours a day. It is not to be used to report maintenance or other administrative issues to the Administration Office.

A.9 Identification

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 community.

Children under 13 years of age and accompanied by their legal guardian or resident host 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 (including landscaping) or the property of others is prohibited.

A.11 Noise

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 car horns, car alarm systems, car mufflers, screeching of tires, voices, televisions, stereos, game systems, musical instruments, playing in the courtyard) must be maintained at all times at a level which does not disturb any other residents of University Apartments or other buildings in the neighborhood. Residents are expected to comply with the requests of neighbors and/or University Apartments personnel 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 public spaces, 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 his/her unit or in neighboring units, halls or outside of the building.

A.12 Security & Emergency Systems

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

A.13 Threatening Behavior

Conduct that threatens the health and safety of any person in or around the University Apartments community is prohibited.

A.14 Throwing Objects

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

A.15 Weapons

Possession or unauthorized use of firearms or replicas, ammunition, knives, potentially dangerous sporting equipment (including but not limited to pellet guns, paint guns, sling shots, air soft guns, swords, foils, archery equipment), or other weapons (including but not limited to tasers or stun guns) is prohibited within the University Apartments community. Possession of martial arts practice weapons is not prohibited; however, such weapons may not be stored in the University Apartments community.

B. Facilities Regulations

B.1 Bicycles, Skateboards, Hoverboards, Strollers, Grocery Carts

a. 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 UA Administration Office for locations of bicycle racks in your University Apartments community. 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 hoverboards in any UCLA owned, operated or leased Housing facility.

c. Personal items, including but not limited to 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, combustible decorations and chemicals, multiple (“octopus”) electrical adapters and ungrounded electrical appliances are prohibited in residents’ units. Residents are responsible to keep anything that can catch fire away from all fixtures and appliances, including but not limited to the cooking range, burners, oven, lights, and ensure they practice safety and caution when using all appliances.

b. Personal barbecues may not be used or stored on the premises with the exception of selected locations in Village Terrace. Residents of Village Terrace are not permitted to use lighter fluid with barbecues on the patios or balconies. Village Terrace residents, please consult with the UA Administration Office for additional details.

B.5 Furniture

If furniture is provided (including mattresses), it may not be removed from the unit of original assignment without written authorization from the University Apartments Administration Office.

Lofted or bunked beds may only be assembled by certified Housing Staff and manufacturer trained installers/movers assigned by the University. No other person or entity may install or construct lofts or bunk beds in a room. Bed adjustment requests will be assessed a Housing fee per request and processed while supplies last. 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 for a bed bunking request form. To ensure proper stabilization and anchoring for earthquake safety, lofts in rooms 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, 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.

B.7 Inspections

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.

B.8 Keys/Key Cards and Locks

All keys and access cards are the responsibility of the assigned resident. All 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.

B.9 Motor Vehicles

a. Motorized vehicles must observe posted speed limits and be legally parked at all times. The city speed limit for the 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. All vehicles must be parked in designated areas only. No motorized vehicle may be parked or stored inside the University Apartments facilities. Improperly stored vehicles will be removed at the responsibility of the owner. If you have questions about moped and motorcycle parking, see your University Apartments Administration Office.

c. 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.

B.10 Parking

a. All vehicles parked on UCLA or University Apartments-owned or leased property must display a proper parking permit. Parking is allowed in assigned and designated spaces only. Parking permits for undergraduate and Hilgard complexes may be purchased with your Housing contract. Weyburn Terrace parking permits area 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, must park on the street. These vehicles 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 will inspect closed garages a minimum of twice annually to ensure that closed garages are not utilized for alternative uses.

B.11 Pets

Pets are not permitted in University Apartments, visiting or otherwise, except at Park Wilshire where residents must abide by the homeowner’s CC&Rs. This provision does not apply to service or therapy animals. If you feel you need a service or therapy animal, prior to moving the animal in, you must contact the Center for Accessible Education at (310) 825-1501 or (310) 206-6083 (TTY/TDD) to register and request accommodations through the Disabled Students Housing Appeals Board (DSHAB). Residents must also abide by the “Guidelines for Maintaining a Service or Emotional Support Animal with the Residential Community” available from the UA Administration Office.

B.12 Public/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 public 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, laundry facilities, and play-ground equipment are to be observed.

c. Common and public areas must be maintained for shared use at all times. Furniture and other public area furnishings, i.e., floor mats, are to be used in the manner for which they were designated and must remain in the public areas to which they were assigned. Residents with public area furnishings found in their units are subject to 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 public areas is not permitted.

B.13 Appliances and Fixtures

No major appliances such as a refrigerator, range, washing machine, clothes dryer, dishwasher, air conditioning equipment, deep freeze units or other large appliances 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.

B.15 Restrooms

Residents and their guests are to use their unit’s toilet or public restroom and must not urinate or defecate in playgrounds, courtyards, laundry rooms or any public 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.

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. 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 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 University Apartments 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.

B.17 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 some changes require an administrative fee to be paid at Housing Services.

B.18 Room/Unit Occupancy

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 open space clean and ready for the student 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 the 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, 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.

B.20 Storage

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 UA Facilities Management 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, 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.

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.

D. ACTIVITIES REGULATIONS

D.8 Posting, Advertising & Distribution of Materials

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 and must be submitted to the University Apartments Administration Office for verification of compliance with the following guidelines at least 5 working days prior to the desired posting date. The materials will remain posted for a period of no longer than one week.

The following restrictions apply to all posted materials:
* Any material posted under the glass-enclosed bulletin boards must be for official University or University Residents Association business only.
* Any materials posted on the open bulletin boards must be from a University Apartments resident and must include his/her name and phone number on the back of the posting.
* Any materials posted on the open bulletin boards with reference to any commercial services or personal business (i.e., baby-sitting, sale of furniture, etc.) must be approved by University Apartments Administration Office prior to posting.
* No materials posted will be returned at the end of the posting date. They will be removed and discarded.
* Messages may not contain direct references to selling alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or illegal drugs.
* Any materials announcing an event or program that convey information in a language other than English must include full translation in English. Posted materials may include only date, time, location and description of the event.
* Materials should be single-sided, not smaller than 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches, and may not exceed 8 ½ inches by 11 inches in size.
* Materials not posted on designated spaces will be removed.

D.10 Products or Services

Advertising or selling of products or services is prohibited in or around public 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.