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UCLA announces new expanded undergraduate housing guarantee

UCLA announced Thursday that it will expand its housing guarantee for incoming freshmen and transfer students starting fall 2022. (Noah Danesh/Daily Bruin)

By Christine Tran

March 17, 2022 11:27 a.m.

This post was updated March 27 at 11:36 p.m.

UCLA will guarantee four years of housing for incoming freshmen and two years of housing for transfer students starting fall 2022.

The university announced Thursday that its guarantee will secure students a space in any university-owned housing and is the first among all University of California campuses to do so, according to the UCLA press release. Previously, UCLA offered three years of housing for freshmen and one year for transfer students. 

According to the press release, UCLA’s commitment to guaranteed housing is a result of the opening of the Gayley Heights, Laurel and Tipuana complexes in fall 2022 that will add 3,125 beds for undergraduate students. In addition, the opening of the Olympic and Centennial residence halls in fall 2021 has already added 1,800 beds on campus, the press release said. 

[Related: New residence halls aim to facilitate success through work, study spaces]

UCLA currently houses 14,500 undergraduates on campus in addition to 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students in university-owned apartments, according to the press release. 

“We want our students to know that if they wish, they have a home with us when they’re enrolled at UCLA,” said Pete Angelis, UCLA’s assistant vice chancellor for housing and hospitality in the press release. “Secure housing plays a critical role in students’ success, and we are excited to expand this much-needed resource. This is something we’ve worked incredibly hard to do for our Bruins.”

Angelis added in the press release that the university is working to expand graduate housing. He added that the opening of new graduate student apartments in the fall will add more than 300 beds. 

“Living on or near campus contributes greatly both to students’ educational experiences and to the richness of our community,” said Chancellor Gene Block in the press release. “This guarantee represents a crucial milestone for UCLA.”

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Christine Tran | National news and higher education editor
Tran is the 2021-2022 national news and higher education editor in addition to being a contributor for Enterprise. She is also a fourth-year political science student at UCLA.
Tran is the 2021-2022 national news and higher education editor in addition to being a contributor for Enterprise. She is also a fourth-year political science student at UCLA.
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