- Previously, the UC residency guidelines state that being absent for more than six weeks in a one-year period disqualify a student from in-state status. UC Provost Michael T. Brown has announced that students who temporarily leave California in response to the pandemic remain eligible for in-state residency for the 2020-21 academic year so long as they meet all other applicable eligibility requirements. See Provost Brown’s letter (enclosed) for more details.
- Students who are experiencing financial hardship (for example, losing their jobs) because of Covid-19 should get in touch with UCLA Economic Crisis Response. https://www.studentincrisis.ucla.edu/Economic-Crisis-Response
- Keep receipts of all Covid-19 expenditures (webcams, computers, emergency travel expenses, etc.) in case reimbursement is possible later (for example, if the UC receives federal or state emergency aid).
- It is likely that time to degree requirements will be modified and made more flexible.
- The requirement that only one faculty member can attend a thesis defense remotely has been lifted.
- If you are concerned about access to a scanner, you can use the CamScanner app to scan documents into a pdf file. https://www.camscanner.com/
- SSC lab facilities are remaining open and staffed for people to use computers, come in and record lectures, etc.
- Undergraduates can apply for an emergency grant to help buy computers and wi-fi hot spots. https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-offers-undergraduates-emergency-financial-support-for-remote-learning-technology