FAQ

  1. What is ucla.in?
  2. Who can use ucla.in?
  3. Which UCLA web pages can I create shortened links to?
  4. Can I customize the shortened links?

What is ucla.in?

ucla.in is a service that allows users to shorten a long link, share it, and then track the resulting usage, while keeping the ucla name as part of the link. While other link-shortening services exist, only ucla.in keeps the ucla name as part of the link.

For example, you can use ucla.in to turn this long link:

http://map.ais.ucla.edu/portal/site/UCLA/
menuitem.b67ecc2ab4bd59c1ae13e110f848344a/
?vgnextoid=38b9f9c37ed01210VgnVCM100000e1d76180RCRD

Into this:

http://ucla.in/92d9Sz

This makes it easier to include the link in an email or Twitter post without it breaking or taking up too much space.

Who can use ucla.in?

Anyone can use ucla.in, but the service only works for links "in" UCLA -- that is, web pages on UCLA sites.

Which UCLA web pages can I create shortened links to?

You can create ucla.in links to any web page within the *.ucla.edu domain and the following websites:

If you have an official UCLA website that is not listed here, please contact us for more information.

Can I customize the shortened links?

Unfortunately, ucla.in does not offer the option to customize links.
For example, http://ucla.in/9HuKUX cannot be customized to http://ucla.in/happenings.