Checking In & Out

Check In & Out Dates

Fall Quarter 2021
Check-in: Monday, September 20, through Friday, September 24, 2021
Check-out: Friday, December 10, 2021

Winter Quarter 2022:

Check-in: Monday, January 3, 2022

Check-out: Friday, March 18, 2022

Checking In & Out FAQs

When and where do I check-in?

You check-in at the office which is just inside the front door at 500 Landfair Avenue (Hardman Hansen Hall). Usually, you would check-in on the official check-in day of each quarter, but earlier may be possible. For these arrangements, it is best to correspond by email: admissions@ucha.coop

See the Contacts web page for office hours and other contact info as well is official check-in and check-out dates.

What if I cannot make it during the check-in hours?

If you are unable to make it during the official check-in times, you would need to check in to a nearby hotel/motel and come in on the next day open for business. We do not have other persons check-in on your behalf. We only check-in the person who has an official reservation. For details on nearby living options, please visit the online UCLA Housing Office Hotel/Motel directory.

Can I change my arrival date?

Yes, once confirmed to move-in, you can change your arrival date, so long as you inform Admissions BY EMAIL prior to the change. There is an additional charge for early arrival. The price will vary depending on the arrival date.

Can I move my admission to a different quarter?

To change the quarter you will move in, EMAIL your request to admissions@ucha.coop. The confirmation will depend on space availability for that quarter. No space can be considered reserved until you receive and email explicitly saying you are confirmed and for what quarter.

What if I want to leave mid-quarter?

If you leave mid-quarter you are still responsible for all contractual obligations, including the entire quarter's room and board payments as well as chore requirements,  regardless of the actual days spent at UCHA. In addition, there will be a $100.00 breach of contract fee.

If you wish to avoid this, you may find a qualified candidate to replace you. The replacement candidate would apply as any regular applicant would, but specify on the application or cover letter, who they intend replacing. If the replacement is accepted and a reservation confirmed by the UCHA, then room and board charges will be pro-rated effective the week of the replacements official check-in. Please note, replacements do not inherit the seniority, room or other priviledges of the person they are replacing. A replacment is only for the purposes of having the quarterly charges pro-rated and release of chore requirements.

Whom do I make payments out to? And how or where do I send it to?

You will be provided payment instructions in the admission process. Sorry, but we do not accept personal checks for new admissions.

What is the membership fee?

At UCHA, residents are members of the organization. This one-time, non-refundable fee, is used for various member related activities such as social events, to fund and maintain the computer lab, movie nights, the member year book, etc. The membership fee is not part of your quarterly room fee. They are additional dues.

Can I use financial aid towards payments?

UCHA does not work with financial aid offices of any college.

How is the student billed that does not attend UCLA?

UCHA operates according to the UCLA undergraduate school schedule. As such, all members, regardless of their school's schedule, are responsible for all payments due for each contracted period, which is the UCLA quarter. In other words, if the non-UCLA member's school schedule should end mid-quarter, that member would still be responsible for room and board payments until the end of the quarter.

When do I make my room and board payments?

The quarterly room and board charge is billed in 3 installments, due on the first business day of each month.
1st installment: $600.00 (the reservation fee will cover this fully)
2nd installment: $600.00
3rd installment: the remaining balance payment, which will depend on the rate for the specific room you are in. See the RATES web page for details.

Can I get parking?

There are a limited number of parking spots for members. Parking may be obtained only after you officially check-in, and not any time before. Members select their spot through the "parking bump" process, resulting in the spots going to the most senior members.  

 

As such, new members should expect to obtain parking on campus or park on the streets around the first few quarters of their residence at the UCHA, until such time as they are able to compete for and obtain a spot. 

Parking is an additional $150/quarter

Do you offer airport pick-ups?

No, unfortunately, we do not. However, there are many options available to passengers at the airport. Please inquire at the airport information booth.

How do I get to the Co-op from LAX airport?

As the Co-op does not provide transportation most people usually hire a cab (approximately $45.00 and around 25 minutes), or take the shuttle van (around 1 hour, depending on traffic) from the airport. Look for the blue "Van Stop" sign outside the baggage claim area and tell the airport employee that you need a shuttle to UCLA or Westwood. There are many van companies with cost ranging from $15 to $35.

Is there a place where I can keep my valuables?

At UCHA, while we provide a closet and writing desk, we do not provide safes, lockers, etc. Students that require such facilities would need to bring their own or seek professional services that may be available in the neighborhood.

Can I send my packages to UCHA before arrival?

UCHA does not take any responsibility for handling packages of prospective residents. As such, you will need to make sure that you are here and officially checked-in prior to the arrival of your package.

Do I need insurance?

Health Insurance: Prospective members should know that as the cost of Health Care in the United States is expensive, it is advised to consider obtaining health insurance as recommended by the institute you are planning to attend. Or if you choose to waive this option, then on the alternative, consider a comprehensive insurance policy that includes (but not limited to), emergency care, doctor's services, inpatient & outpatient hospital care, basic surgical procedures, prescription drug coverage, mental health service, vision care and dental care.

Other Insurance: The UCHA also does not assume responsibily for any personal injury or property damage or loss of property or damage to personal property/items caused by any source. As such, the member is advised to obtain his/her own insurance as necessary, while in residence at the UCHA.

When do I get my deposit back?

Members often leave their deposit at UCHA becuase holding the deposit preserves the member's seniority.  Usually, this happens when members leave for the summer, but sometimes the return date plans are uncertain.  If you did not request to have your deposit returned during the check-out process, send an email to accounting@ucha.coop.  It takes about three weeks from the time you request it.