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UCLA announces fall quarter plans for classes, housing, health precautions

UCLA announced plans for fall quarter. Most courses will be offered online with up to 20% of the courses being offered in person or in a hybrid fashion. Housing will be decided based on a number of factors such as financial need, and health precautions will be implemented on campus.(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The majority of courses for the fall 2020 quarter will be taught virtually.

Around 15% to 20% of the courses will be conducted in person or as an in-person and online hybrid, according to an email to students from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily Carter. These courses include laboratory courses, performing arts courses and other courses that would be difficult to conduct online, Carter said in the email.

UCLA will provide on-campus housing to a limited number of students based on a number of factors including financial need, the email said. 

UCLA will also provide housing based on the enrollment preferences of third- and fourth-year students who may take courses or participate in extracurricular activities offered on campus. First-year housing will be determined in some part via a lottery system.

Campus life and extracurricular activities will still be offered both in person and remotely, in accordance with health protocols provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the email stated.

International students can refer to the Dashew Center for questions about visa or work statuses, according to the email.

These plans are subject to change based on public health recommendations, according to the email.

Health precautions and protocols such as social distancing and wearing face coverings will be implemented on campus, Carter said in the email. Daily symptom checks will be required for everyone entering campus or living on the Hill, the email said.

On May 11, UCLA announced its decision to conduct summer session C online, following the decision to move summer session A online April 1.

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