Liability Waivers

The Liability Waivers described in this article have been approved by Office of the President (UCOP)

Types of Waivers

There are several categories of Waivers (listed below). If you're not sure which one to use, contact Insurance and Risk Management (IRM). 

CategoryType of Waiver


For activities or field trips that a student must take in order to pass a required class.


For activities that are part of elective classes. They are also for other voluntary activities, such as summer camps, field trips, outreach, recruitment, sports and many more.

Voluntary mean that the participant participates out of FREE WILL.


Used with the Voluntary Waiver, Required Waiver or Other Waiver when a group of individuals will participate in the facility/Class/Activity.


Same as the Voluntary Waiver; but this waiver is specific to the use of a facility or class.

Performance Agreement

This agreement must be completed if an artist or performer will provide services to the University and payment rendered by UCLA Accounting department. The agreement must be signed by artist/performer and an authorized department representative before sending to IRM for the FINAL signature. The agreement should be sent to IRM at least seven (7) business days prior to the event date.

Important Instructions

  • The size of the type font in the waivers should not be changed, nor should the size of the documents be reduced, nor should the waivers be altered in any other way.
  • Occasionally, someone signs a waiver after crossing out certain portions that they do not like, or they add words to modify the waiver. You should not accept an altered waiver.
  • No one should be allowed to participate in an activity unless he or she submits the signed waiver. A parent or guardian should sign the form if the participant is a minor. (Even though the waiver carries the designation "voluntary," signing it is not voluntary if the person wishes to be allowed to participate in the activity.)
  • You should keep the signed waivers on file for at least two years after the date of the activity. If the participant is a minor, the waiver must be kept until two years after the minor turns age eighteen.