With two new residence halls, UCLA comes closer to fulfilling a promise


Situated on the western slope of the Hill the just-opened Olympic and Centennial residence halls offer 621 rooms, multiple study spaces, 3D printer access, a new dining hall, great views from the Hill and 1,800 new beds to undergraduates who want to enjoy the benefits of living on campus. This brings the total number of students living on campus to approximately 14,500 students for fall 2021.

The numbers tell only part of the story. More importantly, Olympic and Centennial halls get UCLA nearer to the finish line of its “4:2 guarantee”: four years of UCLA housing to any first-year student who wants it, or two years for any transfer student.

“High-quality, affordable campus housing helps students access and take advantage of everything that UCLA has to offer,” Chancellor Gene Block said. “The completion of these halls and other construction in the works bring us closer than ever to being able to guarantee housing to every interested freshman and transfer student.”

Pete Angelis, assistant vice chancellor for housing and hospitality, estimates that UCLA will hit that goal by fall 2022 with the addition of two more developments in the pipeline: Southwest Campus Apartments and Gayley Heights, slated to open winter quarter 2022 and fall 2022 respectively.

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