UCLA becomes first UC to guarantee all undergraduates campus housingAcademicStudents
Students entering as freshmen will be offered four years in campus residences
Beginning in the fall of 2022, UCLA will guarantee up to four years of housing in university-owned residences for incoming freshmen and two years for transfer students. The move fulfills a long-held aspiration that campus leaders first articulated in a student housing master plan in 1986.
The guarantee is the first such commitment among the University of California’s nine undergraduate campuses.
“Living on or near campus contributes greatly both to students’ educational experiences and to the richness of our community,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “This guarantee represents a crucial milestone for UCLA.”
The expanded housing guarantee is possible because the campus is in the midst of significantly expanding its housing inventory. This fall, UCLA will open a 17-story high rise called Gayley Heights, along with the Laurel and Tipuana apartment buildings, which will collectively add 3,125 beds for undergraduates; in fall 2021, the opening of Centennial and Olympic residence halls added 1,800 beds.