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UCLA Consultation & Response

ECR Team is experiencing a high volume of requests and our response will be delayed. If you are a financial aid recipient, we encourage you to contact the Financial Aid Office to explore possible funding options. Please note that the ECR Team does not provide alternative funding options to available financial aid (including federal loans).

ECRT has returned to operations effective January 3, 2023. Inquiries are being reviewed in the order they were received. Our response will be delayed.

Due to overwhelming demand and limited supply in meal donations, the Emergency Meal Program is no longer accepting applications for the Winter 2023 Quarter. If you are in need of resources for food, please explore other campus resources such as Financial Aid (if you are aid eligible) and food security programs such as the CPO Food Closet, Cal Fresh, Cafe 580, Bruin Dine, etc. If you have maximized all options (including Financial Aid) and are experiencing a chronic gap in resources, submit an ECRT self-assessment form for a holistic review of your needs.

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The Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) provides support and guidance to enrolled UCLA students who have self-identified, or are identified by UCLA faculty or staff, as experiencing a financial crisis that impacts their academic success at UCLA. We aim to efficiently, compassionately and discreetly:

  1. Provide a seamless and individualized response to UCLA students in extraordinary financial crisis.
  2. Develop proposals for actions to examine (and revise, when appropriate) university policies and office protocols in order to improve students' ability to manage their financial situations and avoid economic crisis.

ECRT can offer enrolledUCLA students in crisis support with:

  • Emergency Housing
  • Emergency Short Term Loan
  • Emergency Grant
  • Meal Vouchers
  • Support with navigating campus resources

If you are experiencing a financial crisis beyond your already available financial aid resources and want to request an assessment of available resources to assist with your needs, please contact the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) by completing the ECRT Self Assessment Intake Form . ECRT is experiencing a high volume of requests during this time and our response will be delayed. If you are a financial aid recipient we encourage you to contact the financial aid office to explore possible options. Please note that the ECR Team does not provide alternative funding options to available financial aid (including federal loans). Please DO NOT submit this form to request emergency meals. If you are an enrolled UCLA student, experiencing food insecurity and have not received the quarterly maximum meal voucher limit, you can access meal vouchers at the locations and times below. If you have received the maximum meal vouchers, as well as utilized all of your financial aid options, but are still experiencing financial and food insecurity, please complete this form and provide details on your situation, budget and financial needs.

Other ways to contact ECRT:

Please note our response will be delayed during this time. One of our team members will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Emergency Meal Program

NOTICE: Emergency Meals issued for Fall Quarter 2022 will not expire at the end of Fall Quarter. Remaining meals will roll over to the next term with an expiration date of March 17, 2023.

The Emergency Meal Program, developed by the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) in partnership with Swipe Out Hunger UCLA, was created to assist enrolled UCLA students experiencing extremefood insecurity. The emergency meal program is intended for students who do not have access to regular and nutritional meals. The emergency meal program should not be used as an alternative option to other available resources. Students eligible for financial aid should complete the FAFSA or Dream Application to assess their financial aid eligibility. Students with a meal plan are not eligible for the meal voucher program.

The surplus meal donations have been exhausted and the extended Emergency Meal Program limit maximums have ended. Effective November 1, 2022, students experiencing food insecurity, who are eligible to apply for financial aid, can receive up to a maximum of 7 meal swipes per quarter. Students that are not eligible to apply for financial aid can receive up to a maximum of 14 meal swipes per quarter.

The eligibility criteriawill remain as follows:

  1. Indicate food insecurity and lack of a regular source of sufficient nourishment
  2. Be registered and/or enrolled student at UCLA
  3. Not have an alternative source of meal options (i.e., dining hall meal plan) or financial aid options.
  4. Students living on the Hill with a meal plan are not eligible for the Meal Voucher Program.

For questions: please reach out to the ECR Team via Message Center.

Students experiencing extreme food insecurity can submit the Emergency Meal Request Form . Requests will be processed in 1-2 business days and swipes loaded to student's bruin cards. Students will receive an email notification once the request has been processed.

A Bruincard is required to redeem swipes. If you do not have a Bruincard, you will need to access one first. Visit the Bruincard website to learn more.

Electronic Meals (on Bruincard) may be redeemed at any UCLA Dining Facility located on the hill during any meal period EXCEPT food trucks and EPIC at ACKERMAN. For UCLA Dining hours, please visit:

To verify meals on Bruincard, please visit the Meal Tracking Portal.

Printed Meal Vouchers may be redeemed for any meal period at DeNeve Dining, BruinCafe and Rieber Dining or other location printed on the voucher. For UCLA Dining hours, please visit:

Other Resources:

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident you are eligible to apply for the FAFSA:
If you are not a citizen or a permanent resident but qualify for nonresident tuition waiver under AB-540, you are eligible to apply for the Dream Application:

If you have expenses beyond your cost of education, you may be eligible for a budget increase by completing the budget add on for eligible expenses, or a housing adjustment for living expenses.

For more information on financial aid options, please visit

The UCLA Basic Needs Committee provides a variety of resources and services to ensure the UCLA community is food and basic needs secure. For more information, visit them online at

The Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services can assist you in maximizing all of your resources to meet your food needs. Visit their website ( to determine the Social Services benefits for which you may qualify. If you are interested in applying for CalFresh, you can fill out the application at Please email the UCLA CalFresh Initiative at if you have questions about the application and/or the CalFresh Program.


Mental Health and Wellness

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) - CAPS provides short-term, high-quality mental health treatment including assessment, consultation and case management; group and individual therapy and psychiatry services. They can also assist in connecting to community referrals. To get started at CAPS, visit during their Brief Screen hours (Monday - Thursday 9AM - 4PM or Fridays 9AM - 3PM). If you need to speak with a counselor urgently 24/7, please call: 310-825-0768.

  • Resilience In your Student Experience (RISE) Wellness Center -RISE is a new wellness center on-campus (Lu Valle Commons basement) which hosts various workshops and can be a great place to recharge.

  • Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) Program - CARE is committed to the eradication of sexual and gender-based violence through creating and sustaining a safe, healthy, and equitable community for all people. CARE strives to achieve this through provision of comprehensive prevention education, individual support and advocacy, and holistic healing programs for all members of the UCLA community.

  • Screening and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression (STAND) Program - Use the Mental Health Tracker, a 5-10 minute survey, to assess whether you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression. After viewing your results, immediately register for a free treatment option that best fits your needs or continue to use the tracker as often as every two weeks.

  • Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) Free Drop-In Meditations - Check out MARC for mindful meditation drop-ins, events, and even a weekly guided meditation you can download and follow along with.

Peer to Peer Supports

  • WaZo Connect - WaZo Connect offers all students in need with a personal mentor for 6 weeks and 4 Wazo Wellness activities per quarter. All of their mentors are trained and hand-picked to help their mentees feel comforted and connected to campus life.


  • Ashe Student Health Center - Students can schedule appointments online, in person, or by phone and can communicate with their primary care providers via secure electronic messaging. For more immediate concerns, our Same-Day Access Plan (ASAP Clinic) is available during business hours. After hours, students can access our 24/7 Nurseline for advice and information by phone. (Main Line: 310-825-4073; After Hours Nurseline: (310) 825-4073, Option 2)

  • UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) - UC SHIP is a system-wide insurance plan providing enhanced health benefits to all enrolled students.

  • Student Health Education and Promotion (SHEP) - SHEP offers workshops by request on a variety of topics including: alcohol and other substances, body image, communication and relationships, nutrition, sexual health, stress, well-being, and more.

  • UCLA Recreation - Recreation offers programming that encompasses the competitive, passive, social, cultural, and instructional aspects of recreational activity.

Financial & Basic Needs

  • Financial Aid Office - The UCLA Financial Aid Office and website is the source for all your Financial Aid & Scholarship related questions and support.

  • Financial Wellness Program - The UCLA Financial Wellness Program aims to empower students to understand and navigate their finances effectively and with support.

  • Basic Needs Committee - The UCLA Basic Needs Committee has resources and support for those experiencing food insecurity and homelessness.

  • Emergency Loans - Interest-free short-term loans are available to students only through the Loan Services Office (A227 Murphy Hall). To qualify for a short-term loan, you must be a UCLA student, enrolled within the current quarter, have paid student services fees, and have no outstanding short-term loan.

  • Student Accounts - UCLA Student Accounts oversees billing and collections for all student and various non-student accounts for the campus. If you have a HOLD on your account, connect with this office.

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Resource Center - The UGSRC provides scholarship information, support, and other resources to the UCLA student population.


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  • UCPD - Call (310) 825-1491; Anonymous Reporting Line: (310) 794-5824.

  • CSO - The Community Service Officer escorts are available free of charge to walk with students, faculty, staff or visitors 365 days a year from dusk until 1AM between campus buildings, local living areas, or Westwood Village. How it works: 15 minutes before you need to leave, call (310) 794-WALK (9255). For more information visit their website.

  • UCLA Safe Ride Service - This service provides a safe means of transportation around the campus during evening hours. It is free and available to all UCLA students, staff, faculty and visitors. All ride requests should be made using the TapRide app (available in GooglePlay or Apple App store). Users should install the app, select University of California Los Angeles and login using their UCLA Logon ID. Available Monday through Thursday from 7PM to midnight during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters.

  • Bruin Alert - UCLA has developed Bruin Alert to communicate official information during an emergency or crisis that disrupts the normal operation of the UCLA campus or threatens the health and safety of members of the campus community. Click on this link to learn more about this service.

Reporting & Consultation

  • BIT - UCLA is committed to providing a safe work environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors - one that is free of violent behavior and threats of harm. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a multidisciplinary team consisting of representatives from Campus Legal Counsel, Staff & Faculty Counseling, Insurance & Risk Management, UCLA Police Department, and Employee & Labor Relations. Please go here to report a concern about a UCLA employee or an affiliate.

  • Title IX - If you believe you are experiencing sexual harassment or gender discrimination, you may contact the Title IX Director for consultation, advice, or file a report. Under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Reporting, employees are obligatedto report sexual harassment and sexual violence to the Title IX Director.

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDI)- If you've experienced or witnessed acts of discrimination, contact EDI at or call at (310) 825-3935. You can also use this Incident of BIAS form.

  • Office of Student Conduct - There are a number of UCLA and University of California Policies which apply to students. The Code of Conduct include policies about behavioral expectations, due process, student rights, confidentiality and participation in governance. If you have been referred to the Office of Student Conduct, check out their FAQ Page.

Other Student Services

  • Student Legal Services - Provides confidential legal counseling and assistance regarding a wide range of legal issues to all currently registered and enrolled UCLA students. They can help with a variety of concerns including: landlord / tenant relations, accident and injury problems, domestic violence and harassment, criminal matters, immigration, divorces or other family law, automobile purchases, credit, collections, and financial issues, employment matters, health care and consumer problems.

  • Office of the Dean of Students - The Mission of the Dean of Students Office is to serve as a portal to understanding the UCLA experience. The Dean of Students Office is committed to the personal and intellectual growth and development of our students.

  • First Year Experience FAQ Page - The First Year Experience office, located up on the "Hill" among the residence halls, is available as your guide in your first year as a Bruin. They can connect you to campus resources, which will help you succeed at UCLA beyond just your first year.

  • Bruin Resource Center - The UCLA Bruin Resource Center (BRC) can enrich your experience by providing valuable resources, services and learning opportunities and by promoting a supportive and inclusive campus community. The BRC serves all UCLA students, with a particular focus on current and former foster youth, students with dependents, students in recovery, and undocumented students. BRC is located in Student Activities Center B44.

  • LGBTQ Campus Resource Center - The UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center has proudly been serving the UCLA community for 20 years. The center provides a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development as well as fostering unity, wellness, and an open, safe, and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community

  • Black Bruin Resource Center - The Black Bruin Resource Center (BBRC) is a space dedicated to accommodating and supporting Black students and their needs and organizations. BBRC is located in Kerckhoff Hall. Visit their instagram to sign up for their newsletter and be up to date about their events.

  • Office of the Ombuds Services - The Office of Ombuds Services is a place where members of the UCLA community–students, faculty, staff and administrators–can go for assistance in resolving conflicts, disputes or complaints on an informal basis. In order to afford visitors the greatest freedom in using its services, the Office is independent, neutral and confidential.

  • Dashew Center - UCLA is home to more than 12,000 international students and scholars. The Dashew Center serves the international community at UCLA. They provide resources, support and advocacy for international students and scholar.

  • Career Center - The UCLA Career Center offers services and resources to help UCLA students, UC graduates and employers reach their goals. As a UCLA student, from the first day you arrive, we can introduce you to an array of career possibilities and internships and help you explore the link between your major and career choices.

  • Transfer Student Center - The Transfer Student Center is committed to serving the diverse population of transfer students at UCLA and the needs particular to this community. We help students hit the ground running by connecting them to the university system and offering support and the tools they need to achieve their desired goals at UCLA and beyond

  • Veteran Resource Center - The Veteran Resource Center (VRC) provides caring and personalized support for undergraduate and graduate student veterans in their transition from military service to civilian and college life. They help student veterans navigate UCLA and provide them with a welcoming space, mentoring from other student veterans, guidance on educational benefits, and tools to succeed academically and personally.

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