Classes Will Resume Tomorrow

Campus Update

Chancellor Block sent the following message to the UCLA campus community.

After a full day of monitoring the Getty Fire, I am pleased to report that, based on current conditions, classes will resume tomorrow on campus, including at the UCLA Lab School, Geffen Academy and Early Care and Education Centers. If there are any significant changes overnight, we will update you by 6 a.m. tomorrow. Please stay tuned to your Bruin Alerts.

I wanted to take a moment to emphasize that our campus remains committed to keeping the entire UCLA community safe and informed about conditions and any new developments that may impact students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors, regardless of whether they reside on or off campus. I also want to reassure you that the fire remains on the opposite side of the 405 Freeway from UCLA and at no point in the day was the safety of anyone on our campus at risk.

It is important to clarify that our decision to cancel classes earlier today was not a result of any imminent danger to our campus, but was rather precipitated by accessibility issues that made it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, for many members of our community to access campus. We also recognize that many members of our community live in the evacuation zone and wanted to be sensitive to all those whose homes may be impacted. In situations like this, we believe that the safety of you and your families must always come first.

I know this has been a difficult and even frustrating day for many of you, but I would like to thank you for your patience and commitment to UCLA and to each other. A special thanks is also appropriate to all of the faculty and staff who were able to report to work, particularly those in our hospitals and clinics who tend to the health of our patients. I would also like to take a moment to acknowledge all of the firefighters and other first responders working so hard to protect life and property.

Please continue to visit Bruins Safe Online for updates, check your Bruin Alerts and stay safe.

  • Gene D. BlockChancellor