Welcome to UCLA
Everything you could possibly need to have an interesting and fun-filled summer is available on the UCLA campus. Beginning with its lush landscaping, multiple gardens, and impressive architecture, the campus is simply a wonderful place to walk around. When you add to it the thoroughly modern residential halls, libraries, athletic facilities, entertainment opportunities, and other amenities, you realize that a summer at UCLA is not only academically rewarding but also a great place to spend your vacation.
We are happy that you are joining the talented UCLA student body for study this summer. As a UCLA student, you will be held to the same standards as fully matriculated students. Please consult the guidelines for student conduct on the Dean of Students site. We ask that you pay close attention to the drug and alcohol policies.
- Official university ID used to gain admission to campus events and verify identification for health care at the Ashe center and school examinations
- Pre-paid debit feature can be used for purchases at campus stores and restaurants and at select local merchants
- Library card to check out materials and pay for copies and printing
- Campus gym and recreational facilities pass
- Access card for On Campus Housing residential buildings
- Meal card for meal swipes at any of the residential restaurants in On Campus housing
- Laundry card for all University housing facilities
- Transportation card for discounted fares
The Career Resources Library and job listings (except for certain part-time and internship opportunities) are available to summer students. You may use these resources for the full twelve-week term. You must have a valid Student ID number to log on to the job listings Web site, BruinView.
The UCLA General Catalog is available online in both viewing and PDF-printable formats.
Some of our Summer Institutes offer mandatory or optional housing. For all other Summer programs, students are eligible for UCLA housing and may purchase housing and meal plans directly from UCLA Housing Services. Most students find living on campus to be a convenient and enjoyable option during Summer Sessions. Not only does UCLA residence halls offer convenient access to classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities, but they also provide award-winning dining options. Please take a virtual tour to experience what it is like living on campus.
For students who prefer the independence of living off campus, UCLA also offers University Apartments near campus. Please visit UCLA Housing Services for more information.
Tickets for all UCLA cultural events are available at the Central Ticket Office (CTO) located in the James West Alumni Center. The CTO also offers discounted student tickets to campus athletic events and local motion picture theaters. Tickets to off-campus events through Ticketmaster, student discount tickets for MTA buses and tokens for the Santa Monica and Culver City Municipal Bus Lines are also available.
There are many computer laboratories on campus with differing operating hours, use limitations and fees. Ask your instructor for specific details about using a computer as an adjunct to your course.
Emergency assistance may be summoned immediately by touching a button at one of the blue-hooded "Emergency UCLA Police" reporting stations (ERS) located throughout the campus and the yellow emergency phones in parking structures. The ERS will dispatch police and activate a tape recording of all sounds in the area.
Emergency Phone Numbers
UCLA Police Department: (310) 825-1491 for non-emergency calls.
Crime Prevention Officer and Information: (310) 794-6084
CSO Escort Service:(310) 794-WALK (9255)
UCLA Emergency Medical Center:(310) 825-2111 or (310) 267-0532. The Emergency Medical Center entrance is located just north of the Le Conte/Tiverton intersection. Dial 911 from any campus phone for an ambulance.
A tour of all the UCLA museums and art galleries will take you from the corner of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards to the northeast corner of the campus.
The UCLA Hammer Museum
The Hammer Museum explores the capacity of art to enhance the full range of human experience. Through its collections, exhibitions, and programs, the Hammer illuminates the depth and diversity of artistic expression through the centuries.
The New Wight Gallery
The gallery is coordinated by a Board of Directors made up of students from the Departments of Art, Architecture and Urban Design, and Design | Media Arts.
The Murphy Sculpture Garden
Located along side Bunche Hall, the Sculpture Garden is a collection of over 70 major works by Rodin, Matisse, Calder, Lachaise, Lipchitz, Moore, Miro, and many more.
The UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
The Fowler Museum is ranked among the top non-western art museums worldwide. The Fowler's collections are especially strong in holdings from Africa, the Americas, Southeast Asia and Oceania.
The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
The seven-acre Mathias Botanical Garden is located in the southeast corner of the campus and contains some five thousand species of native and exotic plants.
For an interactive map of the UCLA campus, please visit the main UCLA Web site.
The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides a wide range of academic support services to regularly enrolled students with documented permanent or temporary disabilities. To receive services, students must register with the OSD. Free support services include: readers, notetakers, Sign Language interpreters, Learning Disabilities Program, special parking, registration assistance, fee deferments authorized by the California Department of Rehabilitation, on-campus transportation, campus orientation and accessibility, proctor and test-taking arrangements, tutorial referral, housing assistance, support groups, workshops, special materials, adaptive technology, and referral to the Disabilities and Computing Program. Academic support services are determined for each student based on specific disability-based requirements. All contacts and assistance are handled confidentially.
The Disabilities and Computing Program (DCP) provides adaptive technology and information access support and services for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. The program provides voice input and output, Braille print, large print, scanning services, and learning disability programs in a seven-seat lab.
The ombudsperson is responsible for listening and responding to complaints or concerns from any member of the campus community (i.e., students, faculty, and staff). Acting impartially, the ombudsperson may investigate unresolved complaints or facilitate the resolution of problems for which there are no established guidelines. When requested, the ombudsperson may also assist in resolving an issue through mediation. The Ombuds Office supplies information, gives referrals and is a designated Sexual Harassment Information Center for the entire campus community. The Ombuds Office operates independently of the administration and is authorized to recommend changes to University policies and procedures. All matters are handled confidentially.
Summer Sessions parking permits will be available beginning May 13 on a first-come, first-served basis. You may apply for a parking permit on the Transportation Services Web site.
You may purchase a permit for the summer term, or pay for parking on a daily basis. A term permit is generally more cost effective and convenient. Please contact Parking Services for permit fee information. Daily permits are sold on a space-available basis at Parking and Information booths located throughout the UCLA campus. Motorcycles, mopeds and motorscooters do not require parking permits, but may park only in designated areas.
As a student in Summer Sessions you will have access to hundreds of fitness and sports programs and top-notch recreation facilities, including the John Wooden Center and the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Your options stretch from individual use of workout equipment and swimming pools to participation in intramural sports and fitness classes. For access to UCLA Recreation Services, you will need a valid BruinCard. To learn more, visit www.recreation.ucla.edu/summersessions To see what types of events are offered, check out the current edition of Recreation Quarterly
In order to carry on its work of teaching, research, and public service, the University has an obligation to maintain conditions under which the work of the University can go forward freely, in accordance with the highest standards of quality, institutional integrity, and freedom of expression, with full recognition by all concerned of the rights and privileges, as well as the responsibilities, of those who comprise the University community.
Students are members of both society and the academic community with attendant rights and responsibilities. Students are expected to make themselves aware of and comply with the law, University policies, and campus regulations.
Summer sessions students are members of the campus community and will be afforded the same rights and priviledges as regularly matriculated students and will be held to the same standards of conduct.
If you have questions or concerns about the rules and regulations that students are expected to adhere to please refer to the UCLA Student Conduct Code and consult either the Office of the Dean of Students or Summer Sessions. Prospective students should also review the campus drug policy.
All Summer Sessions students are strongly advised to obtain adequate health insurance. International students with F-1 visas must purchase a health insurance policy from UCLA Summer Sessions.
All Summer Sessions students are eligible for Ashe Center services on a fee-for-service basis for the summer term. Generally, Ashe Center fees are comparable to or lower than corresponding fees in the community. International students who have purchased a health insurance policy, including BruinCare, from UCLA Summer Sessions have access to services at the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.
BRC provides general information to all UCLA students to help them better manage their UCLA experience. BRC also provides specialized services and programs to address the concerns of Bruins who are transfers, veterans, former foster youth, parenting students, or AB 540 students. BRC offers a wide array of academic courses, programs, volunteer opportunities, and paid internships to help students develop practical life skills and develop to their full potential.
Student Psychological Services (SPS) provides both individual and group psychotherapy and counseling. Psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatrists offer assistance in dealing with stressful situations and emotional problems, from mild to severe. Students are welcome to seek help in clarifying feelings and issues, exploring alternatives, making difficult decisions, and in better understanding and dealing with relationships. SPS staff can also assist in handling intense emotional experiences such as separation, loss, anxiety or depression. The service is confidential and offered at a minimal fee to any summer student with a valid BruinCard.
The Veterans Affairs coordinator, located in 1113 Murphy Hall, provides information for veterans and eligible dependents about veterans' educational benefits, tutorial assistance, and the work-study program; issues fee waivers to dependents of California veterans who are deceased or disabled because of service-connected injuries and who meet the income restrictions in Education Code Section 10652; and certifies student status for recipients of Social Security benefits.