UAS Handbook Section 2

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Your Community

The UCLA University Apartments community, like any other well-managed community, requires a high degree of cooperation, respect, concern and orderliness among residents. Certain regulations and policies have been developed to preserve and protect the rights of the community group without unduly compromising the rights of individual members. These are detailed in the UCLA University Apartments Regulations & Policies. It becomes your responsibility to maintain, uphold and abide by these regulations.

While in the apartments or in surrounding University-owned, leased or controlled property (e.g., grounds, recreation facilities and parking areas) you are subject to regulations of the University, the University Apartments and to all other applicable laws. These regulations apply equally to all residents, non-residents and staff.

Any violation of these rules or other applicable University policies (e.g., those rules described in the University document entitled “Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students”) may, at the University’s discretion, result in the imposition of disciplinary action or civil action. In addition, violation of applicable laws may result in other civil liability, or in criminal prosecution. You should be aware that these different kinds of actions are treated separately and that all could occur simultaneously. Administrative actions may range from an official warning to sanctions to termination of the contract.

The following acts are violations of the rules and regulations:

  1. Any illegal activity including, but not limited to, gambling, smoking, theft, drug use or possession, to include smoking paraphernalia, and vio­lent acts against a person or property.
  2. Possession of weapons, potentially dangerous sporting or recreational equipment, or harm­ful instruments in or around the University Apartments.
  3. Jeopardizing or interfering with the safety and security systems of, or other unauthorized access to, or any unauthorized entry into the University Apartments.
  4. Threats of violence (including threats or attempts of suicide) or conduct that threatens the health and safety of self or any other person in or around the University Apartments.
  5. Actions or behaviors that result in additional clean up in or around the University Apartments.
  6. Actions or behaviors that impede, interfere with, or prohibit the arrival of a roommate. These actions include, but are not limited to moving into the cleaned bedroom or bed space, using the cleaned bedroom or bed space for guests or storage of personal belongings, not keeping the common areas in clean and sanitary condition, and/or not having space available in shared areas such as the kitchen, bathroom, and/or closets.
  7. Unauthorized use of University property, including but not limited to, leasing equipment or space, subletting, or operating a business and profiting from the use of University property.
  8. The use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products, as well as electronic cigarettes, on University property.

A complete copy of the UCLA University Apartments Regulations and Policies may be found online at https://housing.ucla.edu/my-housing/rates-contracts-rules/ua-resident-handbooks.

If you wish to report any violations of the Regulations and Policies (e.g., loud parties conducted after Quiet Hours), you may call the 24-Hour Service line at (310) 391-0686.

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The following regulations are representative responses to common community concerns.

Barbecues

Gas barbecues are provided for the resident’s use for cooking food only. Any other use is prohibited. There are no reservations for the barbecues; use is on a first come-first served basis with the exception of the University Village gazebo (gazebo rental includes the use of the barbecues). Hours of use are from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. April through October and 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. November through March. Residents using barbecue grills are responsible for cleaning the grill and surrounding area immediately after use. Residents are reminded to observe Quiet Hours policies and be courteous to their neighbors at all times.

  1. University Apartments-provided barbecues are the only barbecues allowed on the premises. Personal barbecues may not be used or stored on the premises.
  2. All the barbecues are gas operated. Do not use charcoal or wood in the barbecues.
  3. The barbecue grills must be properly maintained for each resident to enjoy this benefit. After using the barbecues remember to turn all burners off and clean the grill and surrounding area.
  4. Be extremely careful when using the barbecue in the presence of small children.
  5. No alcoholic beverages or containers are permitted around the barbecue area.

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BruinCard

BruinCard makes life at UCLA easier for everyone. This multi-purpose card serves as your official UCLA student identification card, registration card, library card, recreation card, meal card, student health ser­vices card, BruinGo bus card, and much more.

If you want to make your BruinCard even more versa­tile, you can “activate” it to function as a convenient debit card for making purchases around campus and at many locations in Westwood Village. The “Easy Pay” debit feature enables you to deposit funds into a fee-free account so you can use your BruinCard for debit purchases. Once established, you can view your account at www.bruincard.ucla.edu. If you lose your card, your funds are protected.

Funds may be added to your account via the BruinCard website, through payroll deduction (call 310-825-2336), or at any of the Value Transfer Stations or BruinCard centers on campus.

You may also use your BruinCard for a discounted flex­ible on-campus meal plan available to students living in University Apartments. You’ll dine in UCLA Dining Services residential restaurants where it’s all-you-care-to-eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When, where, and how often is up to you. You can join the BruinCard meal plan for only $20, and your meals will be charged against this prepaid amount. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted for this plan.

You can also use your BruinCard at authorized food and vending machine outlets. For further information on this program, call the BruinCard Office at (310) 825-4775.

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Building Entry System

Your building is equipped with a call box at the main entrance that will call UA Facilities Management and the Administration Office. This call box can be programmed to call a local cell phone number that will allow building access by pressing "9". This service enables guests to contact the resident via the phone and provides residents the ability to allow remote entry to the building from their phones. Please contact the Administration Office if you would like this service.

Call box use is easy; simply depress the * or # and search the menu. Once you have found the resident's name, depress the 3 digit number into the keypad, e.g., 001, 002, 003 and so on. After your call is answered just speak in a regular tone into the call box. The resident who receives the call from the call box may press "9" on his/her phone to allow the guest access to the building.

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Common Areas

Common areas such as courtyards, balconies, playgrounds, laundry facilities and pools are provided for the use and enjoyment of the resident. While these areas are maintained by custodial and maintenance staff on a regular basis, we need your help in limiting actions or behaviors that result in additional clean up in or around the University Apartments or disruption of the community.

  1. There are no reservations for use of barbecues, picnic tables, or any other common area space or equipment. Residents shall cooperate with each other with the use of these facilities. Pursuant to University policy, no alcohol is allowed in the common areas.
  2. Running, roughhousing, skateboarding, roller-skating, roller-blading, Frisbee or ball throwing, and any two- or three-wheeled vehicle riding is not permitted in the hallways, walkways, common areas, alleys, parking structures, parking lots or garages. This is a violation of California Vehicle Code 2146(a). Tricycles and wagons are permitted in designated playground areas only. No water guns, water toys, etc., are to be used on the premises.
  3. Residents must print their name, address, and apartment number on all toys that are used in common areas. These toys must be brought inside the apartment when not being used. Toys left in public areas will be taken into custody and held under applicable University regulations.
  4. Residents must not use emergency doors for routine building access and egress. Hallways, stairways, and other common passage ways are for entry and exit only.
  5. Residents’ flowerpots and planter boxes are not permitted in common areas, windowsills, balcony railings, and building courtyards.
  6. Courtyard furnishings are not to be moved to any other location.
  7. No electric vehicles, except wheelchairs, are to be used on the premises.
  8. Do not leave any raw food or food items unattended in common areas. Deposit trash in a rubbish container. Absolutely no household trash is to be placed in courtyard rubbish bins or recycling bins.

The playground and courtyard areas have the fol­lowing specific rules and regulations.

  1. Courtyard hours are 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily.
  2. Children under the age of 13 must be super­vised by at least one adult while playing in the courtyard.
  3. Children are to play only in the areas provided within the playground and not in landscaped areas, halls, parking areas, laundry rooms, or on stairs in and around building entrances.
  4. Children will honor and respect the residential area by playing quietly and not disrupting other residents.
  5. Plastic wading pools, inflatable play areas such as, but not limited to, moon bounces, jumpers, bounce houses, inflatable slides, and installation of privately-owned playground equipment are prohibited.

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Elevators

Please report any malfunctioning elevator to UA Facilities Management at (310) 391-0686. You should be aware of the easiest entrances into your building in the event one of the elevators is out of order.

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Laundry Services (University Village, please see information that follows)

Each University Apartments South complex provides laundry rooms for residents’ use. Please do your share to keep these areas clean and debris free. It is your responsibility to promptly remove your clothes from the machines. Items remaining in the laundry room for more than twenty-four hours will be removed and disposed of by the Facilities staff.

No personal washers or dryers are permitted in individual apartments unless already provided in the unit.

Laundry room hours for all buildings are 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily.

Machine Service and Repair

The University contracts with a private firm (WASH Service Company) for the maintenance of washers and dryers. Residents should call WASH Service Company at (800) 342-5932 in the event of equipment failure.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

  1. The WASH machine number located on the silver WASH identification plate mounted to the front panel of the washer and the dryer.
  2. The building address. For University Village, the address will be located on the front door and inside the laundry room.

WASH needs both the building address and the WASH machine number in order to locate the exact laundry room and machine that is in need of repair.

During the hours of 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., the “800” number connects you directly to WASH Service Company. If you call the “800” number between 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m., you will be connected with an answering service that records all WASH’s after-hour service calls. Since these night-shift operators are not at WASH’s office, they do not have computers to display details about the laundry rooms or machines. They rely entirely on the information you provide to them over the phone. In order to pass the informa­tion on to WASH the next morning, they need exactly the same information for the same reasons.

Dryer Instructions

For best results, use the following steps:

  1. Clean the lint screen. Just inside the door at the bottom of the dryer opening, you will find a lint screen. It draws in and traps lint from the clothes as they dry. The lint screen is removable and should be cleaned after each load. If it remains full, the machine will take much longer to finish drying the clothes and may involve paying for additional time. Simply pull up on the screen to remove it. Then sweep your fingers across the lint to lift it off the screen. Once it is lint-free, slide the screen back into the dryer. For maximum drying efficiency, it is important to always check, clean and replace the lint screen before starting a new load.
  2. When loading the dryer, remember that one washer load equals one dryer load.
  3. Place clothes loosely so they can tumble freely. Overloading the dryer will prevent clothes from drying completely.
  4. Once loaded, insert the appropriate coins or use your BruinCard where available and press the desired fabric setting. The dryer will automatically start its drying cycle. Every time you open the dryer during its drying cycle, the dryer will stop. To restart the dryer, close the door and press the fabric setting again.

To avoid wrinkling, remove delicate and permanent press articles promptly. Never dry articles containing plastic, rubber or flammable fumes.

Top Load Washer Instructions

Your Maytag top load washer has operating instructions listed on the “under-side” of the lid.

  1. Add detergent.
  2. Load clothes to the top row of tub holes.
  3. Close the lid. It is very important that you close the lid because the machine will not operate if the lid is left open.
  4. Insert the appropriate coins and select the setting.

Front Load Washer Instructions

  1. Load clothes.
  2. Close the door securely.
  3. Add detergent to the dispenser compartment located on top of the washer.
  4. Insert the appropriate coins. If card operated, insert card into the card reader. Leave card in reader until instructed to remove.
  5. The machine will automatically start once you select the desired fabric setting button. The door will lock one (1) minute after pressing the fabric-setting button, and will remain locked until the cycle is finished.
  6. Add liquid bleach and fabric softener when prompted by display. Times vary according to the cycle selected. You will be prompted to add liquid bleach when approximately 31 - 27 minutes are left on the display. Fabric softener can be added when approximately 13 minutes remain on the display.

For top loads and front loads, all settings include a cold water rinse. However, the setting you choose determines the water temperature of the wash cycle. If you choose the WHITES setting, the wash water will be hot. For COLORS, PERMANENT PRESS and DELICATES, the wash water is warm. Finally, choosing BRIGHT COLORS and WOOLENS provides a cold water wash.

  1. Do not unplug or stop the washer in mid-cycle. This may cause damage to the machine or laundry room floor.
  2. Never reach into the washer until the tub has stopped spinning.
  3. Never wash articles containing flammable fumes.
  4. Finally, never allow children to operate or to play in, with or around the washer or dryer.

If the washers or dryers damage your clothes, immediately report the loss to WASH Service.

University Village

Laundry rooms at University Village are programmed to work with your BruinCard. A guest BruinCard issued for a fee to the spouse listed on the rental agreement can also be used for laundry as long as money is added to the card at one of the campus kiosks. The online system is not available for guest BruinCards. The guest BruinCard will be valid for 3 years. Money can be added to your BruinCard account online at http://www.bruincard.ucla.edu

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Mailboxes and Packages

University Apartments mailboxes are controlled by the U.S. Postal Service and maintained by University Apartments. It is a crime to force open someone else’s mailbox or for anyone other than a postal service employee to deposit anything there­in. The University will not permit access to mail­boxes by former residents. University Apartments is not responsible for any outgoing mail or outgoing mail slots that have been covered to prevent use by the U.S. Postal Service. Residents must report any damage to a University Apartments mailbox to the U.S. Postal Service.

University Apartments will not take responsibility for keys or other items placed in mailboxes. The University Apartments Administration Office will not accept packages for any residents. If you are expecting a package, please make arrangements with the courier service (U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, etc.). If you are unavailable to accept your package, please make alternate arrangements with the courier service for delivery or send it to an address you know someone can accept it or require a signature. Requiring a signature will force the courier company to make several attempts to deliver. The carrier will not leave a package that requires a signature in an open air area.

It is important that you provide the office with your land line telephone number so that the courier may access the building entry system.

All residents are responsible to notify the U.S. Postal Service directly if they have an address change. This includes any resident transferring from one University Apartments unit to another University Apartments unit. Shuch notification should be made as usps.com or (800) 275-8777 in advance of your move to ensure uninterrupted delivery.

If your package is missing or stolen, you must contact the carrier directly and contact UCPD to file a report.

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Parking

Parking is pre-assigned to each apartment and is released at move in when proper documentation is provided. Only one parking space per apartment is guaranteed. A copy of your valid vehicle registration form must be provided to obtain a parking permit. In addition, if you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, we need an authorization letter from the owner. The University reserves the right to issue, revoke and change parking assignments and spac­ing. Contact the Resident Services Coordinator if you have any questions. Unauthorized transfers or sublet­ting may result in termination of parking privileges. See UCLA University Apartments Regulations & Policies for additional information.

University Apartments is not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles parked in the garages. Residents are responsible for their property, including their vehicles. Residents are strongly encouraged to purchase a renters insurance policy covering any losses.

University Apartments assumes no responsibility for citations issued by Parking Enforcement due to illegal parking.

Garage

  1. Park only in your assigned garage or parking space.
  2. Do not park in anyone else’s space, garage, or in front of a garage, as your car is subject to fines and/or towing at your expense.
  3. When parking on the street or visitor section, observe the parking signs.
  4. Vehicles that are leaking oil and pose a threat to health and safety may result in the resident’s being assessed clean-up charges.
  5. All vehicles must have current registration and be in working order.
  6. Vehicle washing, waxing, detailing, etc., is prohibited on University property. Performing mechanical work on vehicles is not permitted on University property. Inoperable vehicles may not be stored on University property. Boats and trailers are not permitted on the property. Garage doors must be closed and locked at all times unless resident is present.

At University Village, the garage doors are equipped with a hasp. You will need to provide your own pad­lock for your garage. Automatic openers for individual garages may not be installed without prior UAS Management approval. UA Facilities Management must be able to access your garage to make any repairs to shared plumbing and electrical systems. If University staff request access to your garage to address repair issues, you are expected to pro­vide access with 24-hours-notice from UA Facilities Management or the Administration Office. 

Converting a garage door to an auto­matic opener requires prior written permission from UAS management. It is the resident’s responsibility to convert the garage door back to the original con­figuration upon move-out. Garage doors converted for use with an automatic opener and not converted back to their original condition upon move-out will result in additional miscellaneous charges submitted to the resident’s housing account to pay for the cost of conversion.

Garage Openers

There are no garage door openers at UAS. Auto and pedestrian gates are accessed using the resident key card. Garage door openers are not permitted for use in individual garages without prior management approval.

Tandem Spaces or Stacked Parking

Some residents have tandem spaces or stacked parking. In such cases, when both spaces are assigned, the first one to arrive at any given time should pull all the way up so that the tandem partner can use the back space. Both residents must display the appropriate permits for the tandem spaces. If you are assigned a tandem parking space, you will be given the authorized information on the person with whom you will share the space. This person may not always be the resident’s roommate. Please take some time to discuss a suitable parking arrangement with him/her.

The University of California Police Department (UCPD) will ticket or tow any vehicle that encroaches upon a sidewalk, entryway, or hangs over into the street. Enforcement of this rule is now stringently in effect.

University Parking Regulations for All Motor Vehicles Including Mopeds and Motorcycles

These parking regulations are adopted pursuant to the authority vested in the University of California Vehicle Code Section 21113(a). The provisions of the California Vehicle Code shall be applicable upon the driveways, paths, parking facilities or grounds of the University. Citations for violation of the California Vehicle Code, or these regulations, are processed through the Los Angeles Municipal Court and bail is payable to the Clerk, Municipal Court.

  1. Authority - Under the authority delegated to the Campus Parking Service by the Chancellor, University Apartments may grant parking privi­leges in the apartment complexes owned or operated by the University. All parking hangtags and keys issued to users of the parking sys­tem remain the property of the University. It is emphasized that the University Apartments park­ing hangtag is valid only in the apartment com­plex and space assigned, and is not a permit to park on any other University-operated property. Persons using these parking privileges do so at their own risk. University Apartments reserves the right:
    a. To refuse issuance of parking privileges.
    b. To change parking assignments as deemed necessary.
    c. To restrict the use of any parking space, structure or lot at any time.
    d. To cause any vehicle/moped/motorcycle to be cited and/or towed which blocks ingress or egress to any parking stall, parking space, parking lot or structure, and/or related drive­way.
  2. Parking is assigned. Resident’s vehicle must be registered with the rental office and a valid vehi­cle registration form must be provided to obtain a parking permit.
  3. Hangtags Required - A hangtag is required at all times. Except as noted below, every vehicle, motorcycle, and moped, including those with spe­cialized license plates, which occupy a num­bered or otherwise marked space designated for an automobile, motorcycle, and moped, must dis­play a valid hangtag. Parking hangtags are not required for University vehicles, commercially licensed vehicles engaged in the act of loading or unloading, or government licensed vehicles when on official business.
  4. Hangtag Not Valid - A hangtag is not valid when:
    a. The hangtag has expired.
    b. It is not hung from the rear view mirror (auto/truck).
    c. It is not completely legible or has been altered.
    d. It has been canceled or reported lost or sto­len.
    e. It is used at a stall or space not matching the hangtag number.
    f. It is used at a complex other than the one it was issued for.
  5. Hangtag Issuance
    a. Where hangtags are issued individually to build­ing residents for specific parking space: Only the resident to whom the hangtag was issued is authorized to park in the assigned space and a current hangtag for the space must be properly displayed at all times.
    b. Hangtags are not transferable. Resale is prohibited and may subject both buyer and seller to administrative action. Any use by an individual not authorized or a vehicle not reg­istered with University Apartments may result in cancellation of parking privileges or other administrative action.
    c. Possession and/or use of a lost, stolen, or voided parking hangtag may subject the holder to administrative action.
    d. Counterfeiting or altering of hangtag or keycards is prohibited and may subject the holder to administrative action.
  6. Guest Parking - Guests are to park only outside of the building or access gates. All inside parking is reserved for the exclusive use of the assigned residents, except in Village Terrace and Faculty Wilkins where lim­ited guest parking is available.
  7. Towing
    a. Residents are to park only in their assigned spaces. A resident has exclusive claim on, and the right to have unauthorized vehicles towed from his/her assigned parking space.
    b. Motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, bicycles, cars and other vehicles may be parked only in areas specifically designated for that pur­pose.
    c. Unauthorized vehicles parked in designated staff parking spaces may be subject to towing.
    d. Any unauthorized vehicle may be subject to towing.
  8. Vehicle washing, waxing, detailing, etc., is pro­hibited on University property. The internal apart­ment water usage of University resources is to be used only for internal usage such as bathing, cooking, washing dishes, etc., and is prohibited for any exterior use including, but not limited to vehicle washing.
  9. Performing mechanical work on automobiles, including vehicle washing, is not permitted on University property. Inoperable vehicles may not be stored on University property. Boats and trail­ers are not permitted on the property.
  10. Garage doors must be closed and locked at all times unless resident is present.
  11. Speed limits shall be observed and cars must be parked legally consistent with signage. The city speed limit for the alleys is 15 mph. The excep­tion is University Village, where the speed limit must be observed as posted. The speed limit for all parking structures is 10 mph.
  12. Violations of parking regulations for vehicles, motorcycles, and mopeds may subject an indi­vidual to University administrative action includ­ing but not limited to revocation of parking privi­leges.
  13. Commercial moving vans, or any vehicle with more than two axles, must park on the street. These vehicles are expressly prohibited from parking on University property.
  14. Vehicles parked in unassigned parking areas are permitted to park there for only up to 48 hours
  15. Assigned parking spaces, garages, etc., are for the expressed use of the resident only. Any leas­ing, renting, subleasing, or trading of parking assignments is prohibited. Violators are subject to administrative actions that may result in their removal from housing.
  16. Management is not responsible for theft or dam­age to vehicles or contents.
  17. Questions regarding parking enforcement should be referred to University Apartments Management or Resident Services Coordinator.

University Village Parking Assignment Guidelines

  1. Those residents with vehicles will be required to submit proof of vehicle registration for a garage or parking assignment. The vehicle registration must be valid and issued in the name of the resident of record or his/her spouse.
  2. Staff will assign parking spaces to ensure an even distribution of permitted parking throughout the site.
  3. On the Sawtelle site, staff will ensure an effective and efficient use of the park­ing structure. This will necessitate that sec­ond vehicles of current residents be assigned to within walking distance of their current apartment unit.
  4. Residents who are assigned parking in closed garages will not be allowed to utilize the garage for storage in lieu of vehicle parking.
  5. Administrative staff will inspect closed garag­es periodically to ensure that closed garages are not utilized for alternative uses.
  6. Administrative staff will routinely inspect vehicles in non-closed parking spaces to ensure that a valid parking permit is affixed on the vehicle. Violators will be ticketed or towed.
  7. Parking will be assigned in the following order on a space-available basis: resident’s first vehicle, and when available, resident’s sec­ond vehicle.
  8. Second vehicle parking assignments will be made by date of request.
  9. With the exception of the Blue Permit, all parking permits will have a specific number that correlates to the parking space/garage.
  10. Any resident tampering with the number on the parking permit(s) may be subject to administrative actions up to and including ter­mination of his/her rental agreement.

Vehicle Access System at UAS

All University Apartments residents may access the vehicle gates as well as pedestrian gates with their current apartment key card. No other cards or devic­es are necessary to access the gates.

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Pools, Sauna, and Weight Room

There are swimming pools at University Village and Venice/Barry for residents’ use only. In addition, Venice/Barry has a sauna and small exercise room. Guests at the University Village swimming pool are restricted to two unless authorized by Management. Pool, sauna, and exercise room hours are daily, 8:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m. There is no lifeguard on duty.

All residents are expected to adhere to the follow­ing rules when using the pool at any University Apartments complex:

  1. Persons using the pool do so at their own risk.
  2. Use of the pool is limited to residents and guests.
  3. Residents may have up to two (2) guests use the pool provided they are accompanied by a resident at all times.
  4. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  5. Glass containers are not allowed in the pool area.
  6. No running or rough play in the pool area.
  7. Babies with diapers are NOT allowed in the pool. Infants and children that are not “potty trained” must wear swim diapers.
  8. No pets are allowed in the pool area.
  9. No oils, lotions, clips, or pins are allowed in the pool.
  10. Wear proper bathing attire only -- no cut-offs or other clothing allowed.
  11. No scuba gear or floating objects allowed.
  12. Portable audio equipment permitted only with the use of earphones.
  13. Management reserves the right to deny use of the pool to anyone at any time.
  14. No diving is allowed.
  15. No alcoholic beverages or containers are per­mitted in the pool area.

The pool area at University Village is limited to 35 people total including in the pool and on the pool deck. In order to stay in compliance, when the occupancy limit of 35 is exceeded, University Apartments staff will ask guests to leave the pool area first, then residents who have used the pool the longest. Failure to maintain the level at 35 may result in the closure of the pool area.

Pool Closure Regulations

A public pool will be closed immediately if the fol­lowing violations are observed during an inspec­tion. The pool will reopen only after all violations are corrected. Swimming Pool Service Technicians observing any of these conditions should close the pool until violations can be cor­rected:

  1. Cloudy water or algae where the main drain is not clearly visible from the pool deck.
  2. Lack of a disinfectant residual in the pool water and the likelihood that the disinfectant residual cannot be brought up to minimum requirements in a timely manner.
  3. Chemical quality of pool water, including pH, which may have a detrimental effect on pool users.
  4. A broken or missing suction drain cover.
  5. A known or reported fecal accident.
  6. An electrical hazard that is an immediate threat to the health or safety of pool users.

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Posting Policy

See University Apartments Regulations and Policies for information on posting, advertising and distribution of materials.

All materials for posting, advertising, or distribution within the University Apartments communities must comply with UCLA Regulations on Activities, Registered Campus Organizations, and must be submitted to the University Apartments Administration Office for verification of compliance with the following guidelines at least 5 working days prior to the desired posting date. The materials will remain posted for a period of no longer than one week.

The following restrictions apply to all posted materials:

  • Any material posted under the glass-enclosed bulletin boards must be for official University or University Residents Association business only.
  • Any materials posted on the open bulletin boards must be from a University Apartments resident and must include his/her name and phone number on the back of the posting.
  • Any materials posted on the open bulletin boards with reference to any commercial services or personal business (i.e., baby-sitting, sale of furniture, etc.) must be verified by University Apartments Administration Office prior to posting.
  • No materials posted will be returned at the end of the posting date. They will be removed and discarded.
  • Messages may not contain direct references to selling alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or illegal drugs.
  • Any materials announcing any event or program that convey information in a language other than English must include full translation in English. Posted materials may include only date, time, location and description of the event.
  • Materials should be single-sided, not smaller than 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches, and may not exceed 8 ½ inches by 11 inches in size.
  • Materials not posted on designated spaces will be removed.

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Recycling

The University Apartments co-mingled recycling program permits you to recycle many of the items you use in your home. Recycling bins can be found at all UA complexes next to the trash room. Please drop off your recyclables in one of our available containers.

  • Examples of recyclable materials include: alu­minum foil and cans, cardboard, cereal boxes (without lining), drink boxes, juice cartons, junk mail, laundry boxes, newspapers, plastic bottles, and phone books.
  • Materials that are not recyclable include: waxed and carbon paper, food and liquid waste, and bathroom and kitchen waste. If any of these materials is found in the recycling containers, the entire contents are contaminated and will be disposed of as trash.

Please do not remove anything from the recycling containers. Removing recycled materials from a desig­nated recycling container is a serious health and safety concern, and a violation of the UCLA University Apartments Regulations & Policies.

Composting bins are available for use out­side each community garden area throughout University Village. Composting is used to dispose of food waste only. After disposing of your food waste in the compost container, you are asked to close the lid and mix by using the handle attached to the bin. 

You can recycle your old batteries by dropping them in the brown battery recycling bins located in each laundry room. 

The Campus provides e-waste resources. For details, please contact the following:

  • Recycling Line - (310) 825-3971
  • Recycling Coordinator - (310) 825-1527
  • U.C.L.A. SAFE CENTER, 550 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles, 90095

Trash must be disposed of in the dumpsters or trash chutes only. Household trash may not be placed out­side the apartment door, in common area recep­tacles or recycling bins, on the balcony, or in the laundry rooms. All trash should be bagged to minimize odors and insects. No boxes of any kind should be deposited in the trash chutes.

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Sanctions and Warnings

The University Apartments Regulations and Policies provide for the assessment of sanctions for violations or incidents involving inappropriate behavior within the University Apartments community. See the UCLA University Apartments Conduct Process online at https://ucla.app.box.com/hhs-ua-handbook-conduct.

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Solicitors

No solicitors or salesmen (vendors canvassing apartments without prior invitation) are allowed on University property. This includes Los Angeles Times solicitation. Residents are requested to notify the UC Police Department (UCPD) at (310) 825-1491 and the UAS Administration Office if solicitors knock at your door or are seen on or inside University property.

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Storage

There are no additional storage areas.

  1. All items must be stored inside your apartment.
  2. Items may not be stored in hallways, balconies, open garages, parking stalls, and carport areas, underneath stairways, or in common areas. There are self-storage companies in the area that you may contact if you require additional storage.
  3. Any illegally stored items will be tagged for removal and removed by UA Facilities Management. Items tagged and removed will be stored for up to 90 days before being disposed of at the resident’s expense. Residents may be charged $25 per item to retrieve tagged items from UA storage.
  4. Storage or use of ammunition, kerosene, pro­pane, paint thinner, charcoal starter, gasoline, naphtha, benzene, or other flammable or explo­sive materials is strictly prohibited. Storage of oily rags, boxes, or excessive amounts of newspa­pers or magazines is not permitted. This includes storage in apartments, patio, garage, carport, or any common area. The Fire Marshal or his designee will make inspections. Residents will be given 24-hour notice and asked to provide access for these inspections.
  5. Storage violations may result in an official warn­ing and/or sanctions.

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Tobacco-Free Environment

Smoking of any kind is not permitted within all University housing communities or within 25 feet of any University property. This includes but is not limited to: residential space, balconies, common areas, all outdoor areas, parking areas, etc. In accordance with the UCLA Tobacco Free Policy, the use of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco, as well as electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on campus and at properties owned or leased by UCLA. There are no designated smoking areas. We ask that tobacco users be respectful of our neighbors and not congregate or litter on their property.

Hookah smoking falls under all of the rules and regulations for smoking within University Apartments and is not permitted

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Trash Disposal and Trash Chutes

Trash is regularly collected at all facilities. Trash and recycling bins are located in the garages. There is also a dumpster in the garage for bigger items.

  1. It is the responsibility of the resident to dispose of all apartment trash by putting it in the appropriate receptacles.
  2. Residents must use plastic or paper bags for their trash to eliminate odors and attraction to insects.
  3. Any trash left in hallways or common areas presents a health hazard to the community and the offending party will be charged a fine.
  4. No boxes or oversized bags are to be placed in the trash chutes

At University Village, trash bins are located in back of the garages. Common area or BBQ area trash recep­tacles are not to be used for household trash disposal.

At Venice/Barry, Keystone/Mentone and Rose Avenue, trash chutes are located on each floor. There is a dumpster in the garage for bigger items.

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University Equipment

On occasion, residents may need to check out University equipment (e.g., vacuum, plunger, heater, moving cart, etc.). When residents do so, they are required to leave a photo ID with the appropriate staff member. Except for heaters (see below), residents must return the borrowed item within one hour or by 10:00 p.m., whichever is earlier.

Residents must also return the equipment in clean condition. Vacuum bags must be emptied, plungers cleaned, etc. Residents who do not return items on time and/or not cleaned will be assessed $20 for each item. In the event that the resident has dam­aged or lost an item, the resident will be charged the cost of replacement or service.

In the case of portable heaters, residents may keep the heaters until 24 hours after the repair of the apart­ment heater. If not returned by this time, there is a $20 charge. If the heater is not returned or is broken, the resident(s) will be charged the cost of replace­ment or service.

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