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Keeping our cool

How we’re making cities more liveable during heat waves.

It’s not your imagination — things are getting hotter

UCLA professor V. Kelly Turner calls extreme heat “the greatest environmental and equity challenge facing California today.” Here’s how we can address the crisis.

Workers applying cool pavement technology to a street in Pacoima
The science of cool

Urban areas can be significantly hotter than the surrounding regions, but new materials and techniques can cool things down.

See the latest solutions

Older man wiping brow on a sunny day
Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S.

As temperatures rise, so does the risk of serious illness. Here’s how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Identify the signs of heat exhaustion

Breaking news

Helping thousands more Californians earn a degree 

Against the backdrop of record-breaking student applications, UC leaders on July 21 presented a plan to increase enrollment by 23K students over the next eight years — the equivalent of adding another campus to the 10-campus system.

Learn more about the 2030 Capacity Plan

Explore the UC story through data

See detailed metrics on student enrollment, graduation rates, alumni outcomes and more about the University.

Visit the Information Center

83% of undergrads come from California

2 out of 3 California students who applied last year got in.

56% of California undergrads pay no tuition

UC has one of the strongest financial aid programs in the nation. 

86% of undergrads earn a diploma

Most students complete their studies in just over four years.