UCLA: Latest University Cancels  In-Person Classes

UCLA: Latest University Cancels In-Person Classes

UCLA on Wednesday joined the growing number of universities and colleges to limit in-person classes and campus events in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The campus, located in Westwood, California, has about 44,300 students who will move to online instruction at least until early April, when the university will reassess.

UCLA is the biggest school of the 10 in the University of California system and the fourth to shutdown in-person classes due to the coronavirus, following UC Berkley, UC Santa Cruz and UC San Diego. (Los Angeles Times)

Hot Takes:

  • This seems a little premature, since no one on campus has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
  • Better safe than sorry.
  • California State Universities San Jose State and San Francisco State have similar plans. On the East Coast, Harvard, Princeton, Amherst and New York University have also shifted to online-only classes.