Physical Hershey Hall Address

612 Charles E. Young Drive East
Box 957246
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7246

The Hershey Hall building is located just east of the Terasaki Life Sciences Building, which is between Tiverton Avenue and Manning Avenue, off of Charles E. Young Drive East.  Please note that when Hershey Hall was reopened in 2012, the main entrance was relocated.  Main entrance can be found behind the Terasaki Life Sciences Building, in the Terasaki Life Sciences Courtyard.

There is NO ACCESS from Hilgard Avenue.  There is no access, as well, from any other doors except from the Terasaki Life Sciences Building Courtyard. The two entrances/exits are found in this courtyard.

Hershey Hall was originally opened in 1931 as a women’s dormitory.  When it reopened in 2012, it became the home of the BioAdmin (previously known as Life Science Administration) staff.   If your event occurs during normal business hours, please keep in mind that there are business offices and classrooms located in the building so please do not disturb them.

Hershey Hall does not have a loading dock.  All packages/deliveries should be made to the Terasaki Life Sciences Building Loading dock (610 Charles E. Young Drive East) during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm).  If you require delivery outside of these hours, please contact BioAdmin staff as to the next best arrangement for your event/meeting.

General Building Hours for Hershey Hall are 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday.  If you require access outside of these hours, please submit a Facilities Service Request for the building opening/unlocking; closing/locking service.  Please note that this service will incur a fee at the cost of the requester.

If any keys are checked out for your event, please understand that it is your responsibility to return them immediately after your event.  Any lost keys will incur a fee.  Please contact BioAdmin Loading Dock Staff for replacement key fee, 1005 TLSB, Mon-Fri, (x53598).


There are two female (154 and 104 HH) and two male restrooms (152 and 106 HH) located on the first floor.

There is one female (237 HH) and one male (213 HH) restroom located on the second floor.

There is one female  (303 HH) and one male (307 HH) restroom located on the third floor.

Fire Extinguishers

There is one located just atop the stairwell of 158 HH, next to the women’s restroom.  Another one is located by 148 HH and north entrance of 150 HH.  Fire extinguishers are located throughout the building and are enclosed within the wall.  THEY ARE NOT LOCKED.  In case of an emergency, simply pull on the handle and the cabinet door encasing the extinguisher will open.

Building Lights

Outside of normal building hours, lights in the hallways may not turn on automatically.  There are light switches that activate lights in the hallway in case the lights are not turned on automatically. Please contact LSSA staff for additional information on hallway lighting.

Light Switches:

  • One located by elevator on the first floor.
  • One located behind north-side wooden door at the top of the steps leading to G level of first floor.
  • One by the main entrance.
  • One by stairwell, next to 164 HH.
  • One by the Hilgard Avenue Emergency Exit.

Foyer Electrical Sockets

There are a total of seven electrical dual electrical sockets in the foyer: one on the south wall, two on the west wall (Except ONE is not accessible due to historical furniture in front of it), one on the north wall, two on the east wall, and one by the men’s restroom.

Cortile Information

Access to the Cortile:

To access the Hershey Hall Cortile, there are two entrances/exits.  One is located next to 133 HH (stairwell leads down to Cortile) and one is by the Elevator (Floor G) which is a ground entrance to the Cortile.  Double doors on the South and East side of the cortile are locked.


There is limited lighting in the cortile area.  Light Switch to turn on these lights can be found near the Cortile entrance/exit near 133 HH.  There is a hallway leading to the Dickey Collection.  At the beginning of this hallway is a light switch on the wall, across from 121B HH.  This switch powers on/off the wall lights in the cortile only.

There are seven wall lights total: three on the north wall, one on the east wall, three on the south wall, and zero on the west wall.

Electrical Outlets in the Cortile: 

There are limited electrical sockets located in the cortile.  There are three in total: one on the north wall, one on the east wall, and one on the south wall.  All sockets are in working condition.

Courtyard Information

There are no electrical outlets located in the courtyard.

There are only two lights (one on the West Wall of the building and one on the North Wall of the building).  There are no lights in the general vicinity of the courtyard.

The courtyard sprinklers are on a timer.  They may be scheduled during your event so please make note of this on your form.


There is only ONE elevator located in Hershey Hall.  It is located on the West end of the building.  It travels to floors G, 1, 2, and 3.  G Floor is actually still part of the first floor, however it allows direct ground access to the cortile, as well as the foyer, 150 HH, 158 HH, 164 HH, and 168 HH.  The elevator doors measure 3 feet across and about seven feet in height.  The elevator opens on the west on floors 1, 2, and 3.  The elevator opens to the east on the G level.  Please keep in mind that most of the historical aspects of Hershey Hall have been kept when planning for your event as some doorways and hallways are narrow.  Case in point, upon exiting the elevator on the G level, the hallway is three feet across and seven feet in height.  If using the cortile, the door leading to the ground direct access is 3 feet across and about seven feet and nine inches in height.  There is a side panel to this door that can be opened, if needed.  It will give you an additional 14 inches across.

There is a handicap lift in 158 HH.  Please note that this lift is only for disabled/handicap use and should not be used for freight or the like.

If you require freight access to 158 HH, metal portable ramps are provided to use on the steps of the room.

Wi-Fi Access:  Guests of external events may utilize free UCLA WIFI, accessible by connecting laptops or other devices to the wireless network “UCLA_WEB”.