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UCLA is home to more than 12,000 international students and scholars. The Dashew Center serves the international community at UCLA. We are the central hub for resources, support and advocacy for international students and scholars.

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Vaccination, Testing and Safety Protocols

January 13, 2022. Find below the latest protocols and guidelines from the UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force to ensure a safe return to campus for the current Winter Quarter of 2022.

Vaccination Requirements

COVID-19 Testing

Masking, Isolation and Quarantine Protocols

Winter Quarter Remote Start Extended

On January 7, 2022 UCLA has extended remote instruction through Friday, Jan. 28 for the current quarter due to COVID-19 trends and for necessary vaccine boosters and testing. In-person instruction should resume on Monday, Jan. 31. Please read the full update for more details.

Winter Quarter 2022 Start Update

On December 21,2021 the UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force has announced that the first two weeks of the 2022 winter quarter will be remote.

  • Classes will begin as scheduled, on January 3 but remotely, for the first two weeks. In-person instruction is intended to resume on January 18 (subject to change). For more information, please read the full message from UCLA regarding winter quarter plans. Read the FAQ for further clarification and details. ​​​​​​
  • International students arriving from overseas are highly encouraged to arrive as planned, avoiding any delays. This will allow adequate time for students to comply with new testing requirements and to receive vaccinations by the listed deadlines.
  • All students should plan to be back on campus no later than January 9 in order to participate on COVID-19 testing, as well as to receive all required vaccinations/boosters to comply with UC’s vaccine Policy.

U.S. Entry Vaccination Requirements

Beginning November 8, 2021, non-immigrant travelers (age 18 or older at the time of travel) will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to arrival in the United States, subject to limited exceptions. This global vaccine requirement coincides with the end of the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.

COVID-19 Updates

Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for information on COVID vaccines and visa updates. Our Travel Updates page includes information about international travel and quarantine recommendations. Review our FAQ pages for information on housing and vaccine requirements.

Scams & Safety

Remember that the Dashew Center, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. immigration officials will never request your Social Security Number, credit card, or bank information over the phone.

If you receive a phone call from any individual claiming to be a government official, you should ask for a name and phone number to call the person back. If you would like to check with the Dashew Center before calling an individual back, please email You can read more about potential scams and how to keep yourself safe here on the Dashew website.

​​My Student Support Program

CAPS has a new service to support the emotional health and wellbeing of our international students, called My Student Support Program (My SSP) : If you are feeling overwhelmed with your studies, experiencing uncertainty over recent events, or have something else occupying your thoughts and need to speak with someone, My SSP can help!


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