Art Summer Institute

Art Summer Institute


UCLA housing is mandatory for students enrolling in Art (A). The residential plan includes evening and weekend supervision, a meal plan, and a schedule of activities, and allows participants to reside in a college environment for the duration of the program.

Housing is not provided for participants of Art (B). Students enrolling in Session B should have accommodations of their own in the Los Angeles area, and must arrange their own daily transportation to and from UCLA.

Art (A) - Residential Track / Housing Included

Art (A) - Residential Track / Housing Included


Due to the rigorous and intense nature of the program, we strongly encourage mature high school students who can demonstrate the capacity to reside in a college environment to enroll in the optional residential plan (for a virtual tour, click here).

The plan includes supervision, a meal plan, and a schedule of activities. By participating in the plan, students will:

  • Enjoy comfortably furnished residence halls within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, swimming pools and recreational facilities.
  • Spend more time working on your projects or rehearsing your final performance
  • Receive full supervision by an exceptional staff of UCLA students and full-time staff members
  • Have breakfast and dinner each day in the UCLA dining halls, sites nationally recognized for their excellent cuisine. You must, however, purchase your lunch each day at any of the campus eating establishments on campus.

UCLA residence halls provide the following amenities:

  • Rooms wired for Internet Access
  • Gender-specific shared bathrooms on each side of the hall
  • 24-hour front desk service and a secure facility entrance
  • Access to world class recreation facilities
  • Laundry facilities available on the first floor


Students will receive full supervision by trained program counselors and exceptional UCLA full-time staff members throughout the program. All program counselors are required to undergo an extensive background check to ensure top-notch safety. Program counselors will:

  • Reside in the same residence hall with students
  • Plan and provide full supervision during off campus activities
  • Provide wake-up and curfew checks

Additional precautions include 24-hour front desk service, surveillance cameras, key access only, and UC Police Department.

Students will be assigned roommates based on age and gender. You will have the option to indicate a preferred roommate on the registration form. Students will not be assigned as roommates unless both students indicate this preference on their registration form.

Students will:

  • Share a double-occupancy room with a fellow student in the same program
  • Have the opportunity to get to know their classmates and counselors extensively
  • Participate in planned social activities on selected evenings

Students are expected to participate in scheduled evening activities and to be in assigned rooms by 11:00 p.m.


Students with a residential plan for this program will be assigned roommates based on age and gender. Students will receive their roommate assignment during residential check-in.


Requesting a Roommate
If you would like to request to room with another participant in your program, once enrolled in the program you may do so by completing the following steps.

  1. Retrieve your registration using your five-digit registration number.
  2. Select “Update My Registration.”
  3. In the program table, under the “Housing” column, make sure that you have requested optional housing. Those with optional housing will have "Yes, I want to live in residential housing" selected. Enter the full name of the participant you wish to room with in the “Requested Roommate” textbox.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and select “Save Changes.”

Preferred roommate assignment requests received via the online retrieve form can only be accommodated if both participants have indicated the matching preference, both individuals are the same gender, and both summer students are participating in the same Summer Institute and have paid their housing fees prior to the deadline.


Students living in the residence halls for the duration of the program are recommended not to bring their own cars as parking on campus is limited and costly.

Students can be dropped-off or picked up at the Sproul Cove turn-around. Parents wishing to park may do so in the Sunset Village Parking Structure for a fee. More information will be included in the Welcome Packet, sent approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program.


Art (B) - Commuter Track / Housing Not Available

Art (B) - Commuter Track / Housing Not Available

Students who are not enrolled in the residential plan will be supervised only during the instruction and daytime program activities.


On-campus parking is available by daily permit. Permits can be purchased at Parking Kiosks located at selected entrances to the UCLA campus.


We are excited that you will participate in a UCLA summer precollege program for advanced high school students!

We are committed to offering an educational experience of the highest quality, while maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment. You will be entering into a community of students and educators and are expected to conduct yourself in a manner which demonstrates respect for yourself, your fellow program participants, UCLA’s faculty members, program administrators and counselors, as well as members of the local community.

As our program participant, you must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Regents of the University of California, on behalf of UCLA, including, but not limited to, rules and regulations issued by the UCLA Housing Office, UCLA Office of Residential Life, the UCLA Office of the Dean of Students and the UCLA Office of Summer Sessions.

You will be expected to meet the highest standards both academically and behaviorally and will be held fast to a commitment to academic and personal integrity, respect for all members of the community, regard for the basic rules of physical safety, and cooperation with adult supervision. Behavior that poses a threat of causing injury to others or damage to University or community property will not be tolerated.

Summer Sessions has a “Zero Tolerance” policy with regard to alcohol, illegal drugs (including the use, possession, or attempted purchase thereof), theft, lewd or indecent behavior, sexual, racial or personal harassment or intolerance, or use of unauthorized transportation. Using any Tobacco Product, including smoking, chewing, spitting, inhaling, ingesting, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated Tobacco Product is prohibited on any University Owned or Leased Property including residential halls.

If you have selected the optional residential plan, you will be expected to abide by the morning wake-up and evening curfew times set by the program counselor and to sleep in the assigned room each evening. Guests and visitors will not be permitted above the lobby floor of the UCLA Residence Halls without the permission of the program counselor.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

UCLA is committed to maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment and takes an unwavering stand against any act that violates the True Bruin values. As part of UCLA’s ongoing efforts to ensure safety of the True Bruin Community, the following protocol has been established to prevent and respond to sexual violence. This protocol includes information on confidential support services and reporting options for those who have experienced sexual violence, as well as respondent services for those who have been accused of sexual assault or misconduct.



UCLA Sexual Violence Prevention & Response



  • CARE: Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Misconduct is located on the first floor of the John Wooden Center West (CAPS). A confidential advocate is available for survivors who have experienced sexual violence. Contact: 310-206-2465 |
  • Confidential support, guidance and advocacy for students are available from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located at the John Wooden Center West.
  • After-hours support is available by calling the 24-hour hotline at CAPS, 310-825-0768.
  • The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center is also available any time, day or night, to provide confidential support, guidance and advocacy for students, staff, faculty and community members. Contact: 424-259-6000.


  • UCLA police are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 9-1-1 for crimes in progress or crimes that have just occurred, or if you have a need for immediate assistance. For non-emergency assistance, call 310-825-1491 or stop by the Police Department at 601 Westwood Plaza.
  • The Sexual Harassment Prevention/Title IX office takes reports, conduct investigations, and provide information. Contact: 310-206-3417 |


  • For students accused of sexual assault or misconduct: The Office of the Dean of Students provides respondent support services, which include providing appropriate referrals, assisting in navigating campus and external processes, and other relevant services as needed. The office is located at 1206 Murphy Hall. Contact: 310-825-3871 |


You can view general information about transportation to UCLA.

LAX is approximately 13 miles from UCLA, while Bob Hope Airport in Burbank is 21 miles away, and Long Beach/Daugherty Field Airport is 32 miles away. You can also view a listing of options for ground transportation at LAX.


The first day of the program, Program Counselors will walk students to the Bruincard center in order to acquire their student ID card.

BruinCard is your passport to life at UCLA. It serves many purposes and the convenience of all the included features makes it a must-have necessity.

BruinCard features and functions include:

  • 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

Program Dates

JULY 9 - JULY 21, 2017

JULY 24 - AUGUST 4, 2017

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Summer Institutes Registration Opens

MARCH 1 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students application available

MAY 1: Full Payment via MyUCLA due for Precollege Summer Institutes

JUNE 1: Refund Deadline for Precollege Summer Institutes

JULY 9-21: Art Summer Institute (A) - Residential - Housing Provided

JULY 24 - AUGUST 4: Art Summer Institute (B) - For Commuters - Housing Not Provided