How To Use These Maps
UCLA invests in many resources for various populations on campus. Yet due to the decentralized nature of the campus, it can be difficult to locate all the relevant resources available for a given need or objective. In addition, eligibility requirements for international students, scholars, faculty, staff, and their dependents can add an extra layer of work when looking for the right resources.
The Dashew Center created this resource mapping pilot project to begin to solve these problems for our students, scholars, faculty, staff, and their families. Resources are organized by theme and eligibility icons are used to help users find the resources relevant to their eligibility category.
Resource maps include:
- Campus Map. This map highlights accessible pathways on campus, lactation rooms, gender inclusive restrooms, bruinbus stops, parking, libraries etc.
- Financial Aid. This map highlights financial strategies and aid for which international students are eligible.
- Mental Health. This map highlights mental health and wellness resources available on-campus.
- Sliding Scale Counseling. This map displays sliding scale clinics available off-campus for those who used their CAPS sessions or for those, such as scholars, who are not eligible to use CAPS for therapy.
This guide will help you navigate each resource map listed in the navigation bar as well as eligibility icons, so that you can easily find the resources that will meet your needs.
Please note, this is a pilot project, so the refining process is ongoing. Therefore, any comments you leave at the feedback link will help us to find errors in eligibility, locate resources we may have missed, and consider additional themes for future versions of this resource mapping project. Thank you in advance for partnering with us to enhance this tool to suit your needs!
Your status at UCLA determines which resources you can access and use. First, determine the description and symbol that best fit your UCLA status from the guide above. Next, when searching one of the online maps, look for resources with the same symbol as yours to determine whether you are eligible for that resource.
Degree-seeking Undergraduate Students: Degree will be granted by UCLA.
Degree-seeking Graduate Students: Degree will be granted by UCLA.
Visiting Graduate and Undergraduate Students e.g. Visiting Graduate Researchers (VGRs), Undergraduate Research Center students (URCs), Certificate Students, etc.**
Education Abroad Program (EAP) / Exchange Students
UCLA Extension Students
Scholars: Postdocs, Visiting Faculty and Researchers, and Staff
Dependents: F2 and J2 Visa holders.
Open to the public.
** Please note: eligibilities may change and ultimately are determined by the Resource/Service Provider. DCISS has made every attempt to verify the information above and below, but if you encounter an error (e.g. the guide says you are eligible, but you are not, or the guide states that you are not eligible, but it turns out that you are) for a given resource, please let us know using the Feedback link above.
Eligibility Icons: Sidebar and Map
You can find eligibility icons in two places when viewing the Financial Aid or Mental Health resource map: on the sidebar and within the Google map. For example, for Resource #11 below, degree-seeking undergraduate students and degree-seeking graduate students are eligible.
How To Navigate: Campus Map
The campus map highlights a wide array of locations and features of the UCLA campus, such as gender inclusive restrooms, lactation rooms, libraries, parking, and more. Accessible pathways for wheelchair access are also viewable through this map.
To access different layers associated with different themes on the campus map:
1. Click the UCLA menu bar to open the menu on the left
2. Scroll through the various available maps in the menu to view themed content on the map.
For instance, below Gender Inclusive Restrooms are activated and viewable on the map.
3. Or click All Locations and Features
To view all accessible pathways for wheelchair use:
- Navigate to the left menu bar
- Click Map Styles
- Click Accessibility
How To Navigate: Financial Aid and Mental Health Maps
Financial Aid and Mental Health resources are numbered and listed with eligibility information on the left side of the page. Resources are also organized by type, so you can click on the type heading to see resources under that heading. On the right side of the page, a Google Map shows where each respective resource is located on the campus. To learn more about a given resource, click on the resource’s numbered pin on the map.
How to Find Information about Resources?
By clicking on a given resource in the map, you will find detailed information about it, including a photo of building, its address, the organization’s website and phone number, eligibility information, and a brief description.
Track the Resources by Color and Number
Each location is color-coded. Resources that share the same color have the same location, but they might be located in different rooms or on different levels within a building. For example, as shown below, the Bruin Resource Center, Community Programs Office Food Closet, and Microwave are all located in different parts of the Student Activities Center.
Where Are the Resources Not On the Map
Some resources do not have a physical location; they also do not have a location pin in the list or on the map. This is because these resources are online or accessible through your academic department. For example, the location of the resource #3 “Departmental Scholarships” will vary depending on each users department.
Financial Aid and Mental Health resources are numbered and listed with eligibility information on the left side of the page. On the right side of the page, a GoogleMapshows where each respective resource is located on the campus. To learn more about a given resource, click on the resource’s numbered pin of the same color on the map.
How To Navigate: Sliding Scale Counseling Map
The clinics found on the Sliding Scale Counseling map are community mental health clinics open to the public; they are not affiliated with UCLA. Most clinics appear on the map with black location icons. Clinics with icons of a different color represent different branches of the same clinic.
Note: information about these clinics is provided only as a courtesy, and clinics appearing on the list are not specifically endorsed or recommended by UCLA or its affiliates. The Dashew Center, CAPS, or any other UCLA entity are not responsible for the content, claims, or representations of the listed resources.
How to Find Information about Sliding Scale Counseling Resources?
Click on the location icons on the map to browse information about each clinic, such as the facility name, contact information, fee and insurance information, a description of services, hours of operation and more. You may need to call some clinics for more information.
We value your feedback, and look forward to improving this tool for you and others based on your thoughts and experiences using it. Please share your user experience with us, especially if you find errors in the eligibility listings so we can correct those right away. Feel free to leave feedback at any time. Thank you again for partnering with us to develop this pilot project fully!