JumpStart Summer Institute

JumpStart Summer Institute: Introduction to Architecture


UCLA Housing Services can accommodate only the programs that coincide with their preset housing periods with the minimum length being six weeks. For that reason, University housing cannot be arranged for only four weeks. Non-commuter students must arrange their own accommodations. For programs that do not coincide with regular summer housing periods, such as JumpStart, students may consider UCLA Summer Hostel Housing (on-campus) or options such as 613 Gayley (off campus), both of which offer shorter-term housing solutions.


You can view general information about transportation to UCLA.

Airport Transportation

UCLA Summer Sessions does not provide transportation to/from the airport. If arriving to UCLA by plane, you will need to arrange your own transportation to campus.

LAX is the closet airport to UCLA, approximately 13 miles away. For a list of ground transportation options to/from LAX and campus, visit the LAX Ground Transportation webpage. Other nearby airports include Bob Hope Airport in Burbank (21 miles away) and Long Beach/Daugherty Field Airport (32 miles away).


The BruinCard is your passport to life at UCLA. It is the primary student identification, library, and gym card. The BruinCard also serves other purposes both on and off campus and the convenience of all the included features makes it a must-have necessity.

Starting June 1, you can pick up your BruinCard at the BruinCard Center in 123 Kerckhoff Hall. The BruinCard Center is open weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM For more information, visit www.bruincard.ucla.edu.


Summer Sessions parking permits will be available beginning June 3 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students have the option to purchase a summer term permit. Depending on the number of days you will be on-campus, a term permit for summer is generally more cost effective and convenient than paying for parking on a daily basis.

Daily permits are also sold on a space-available basis at any of the Parking and Information booths located throughout the UCLA campus. Motorcycles, mopeds and motor scooters do not require parking permits, but may park only in designated areas.

Please review the Transportation and Parking Services webpage for additional information on parking options.

Medical Responsibility and Insurance

In order to participate in Summer Institutes, you are required to maintain sufficient health, accident, disability, and hospitalization insurance while traveling to and from UCLA, as well as through participation in your Summer Institute program.

UCLA does not provide UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) to Summer Institute participants except only for UCLA students who have purchased UC SHIP for Spring 2018.

If you are a continuing UCLA student and have purchased UC SHIP for Spring 2018, your UC SHIP coverage continues through September 23, 2018; if you have purchased BruinCare for Spring 2018, your BruinCare coverage ends on June 15, 2018.

If you attend one of the other UC campuses and have purchased UC SHIP from your home UC campus, please consult your campus health care office for information on your coverage.  

If you are an international student receiving I-20 from UCLA for participation in your Summer Institute program, you will be enrolled in a two-part health insurance plan. Please see Health Insurance in the Visa Information for International Students section for more information.  

Regardless of your insurance status, you may be able to access services at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center at fee-for-service rates as long as you are enrolled and have made a full payment of your summer fees.

Student Conduct

The UCLA Student Code of Conduct has been developed to maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus community that engages students in order to foster their academic success, personal growth and responsible citizenship. Therefore you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner which demonstrates respect for yourself, your fellow Summer Sessions students, UCLA's faculty members, and members of the local community.

Behavior governed by the UCLA Student Code of Conduct includes:

  • Academic honesty
  • Treatment of others
  • Health and safety
  • Use of resources
  • Use of alcohol and controlled substances

UCLA’s reputation for academic excellence and institutional integrity is among the most valued assets; as such, academic integrity is of paramount importance and UCLA does all within its power to maintain its standards.

Please note that while both UCLA and summer-only, non-UCLA students are subject to the same code of conduct policies, different conduct procedures may apply to non-UCLA students and that a Participant Agreement, if applicable, takes precedence.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

UCLA is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of sexual harassment and sexual violence. UCLA does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and sexual harassment and sexual violence are prohibited under law and University policy.

Please review the information below regarding how to report incidents of sexual violence or sexual harassment and where to access confidential resources for those who have experienced such harassment or violence or have been accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Reporting Options

  • All Summer Sessions participants can report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence to the Title IX office. Please remember that under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, employees are obligated to report sexual harassment and sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX coordinator, Mohammed Cato, is responsible for implementing and enforcing the University’s policies and procedures relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Title IX office is located on the second floor of Murphy Hall. Reports can be made in person, via email at titleix@conet.ucla.edu, online at http://www.sexualharassment.ucla.edu, or by phone at (310) 206-3417.
  • Individuals also have the right to report to law enforcement, and can do so at any time regardless of whether they have filed a report with the University. Visit UCPD at 601 Westwood Plaza or contact them at (310) 825-1491.

Confidential Resources for Harmed Individuals

  • UCLA community members, including Summer Sessions participants, who have suffered sexual violence but may not feel ready to report can turn to the confidential Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE) Program. CARE is a free, completely confidential resource dedicated to working with survivors of sexual harassment and sexual violence. CARE advocates can provide confidential support to individuals who have been harmed, make connections to medical care and other resources, explain reporting options and provide accompaniment through the reporting and conduct process. CARE Advocates may also be able to facilitate housing needs, academic adjustments and other accommodations. The CARE Program is located on the first floor of Wooden Center West, and online at www.careprogram.ucla.edu. CARE advocates can be reached at advocate@careprogram.ucla.edu or (310) 206-2465.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) may provide confidential counseling and treatment and a CAPS counselor is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (310) 825-0768. CAPS is located at the Counseling Center on the 2nd floor of Wooden Center West.
  • Anyone who suffers sexual violence can receive confidential services from the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. The RTC provides comprehensive, free treatment for sexual assault victims, including 24-hour emergency medical care and forensic services, counseling and psychotherapy, advocacy and accompaniment services. Clients visiting the RTC can get a free ride from UCPD or get cab fare reimbursed. The RTC is at 1250 Sixteenth Street, Santa Monica, 90404 or (424) 259-6000.
  • In addition, UCLA students can contact Student Legal Services. Any UCLA student can access confidential legal counseling and assistance on a wide range of issues at Student Legal Services located at A239 Murphy Hall, (310) 825-9894. Please note that legal counseling and assistance by Student Legal Services is not available to non-UCLA students.  

Resources for Accused Individuals

  • UCLA Students who have been accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment by the Title IX Office may access free services through the Respondent Services Coordinator. The Respondent Services Coordinator, Jason Zeck, is a trained staff member who can help you understand your rights, explain the investigation and adjudication process, and refer you to campus and community resources that may be beneficial to respondents. You may contact Jason by calling (310) 825-3871 or e-mailing respondents@ucla.edu.

All other Summer Sessions participants who have been accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment by the Title IX Office can contact the UCLA Summer Sessions at lengle@summer.ucla.edu or (310) 825-1875. Summer Sessions can coordinate with appropriate campus units that can help accused individuals understand their rights, campus and community resources that may be beneficial, as well as the investigation and adjudication process. Summer Sessions is located at 1331 Murphy Hall.  

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) may provide confidential counseling and treatment and a CAPS counselor is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (310) 825-0768. CAPS is located at the Counseling Center on the 2nd floor of Wooden Center West.

Program Dates

JULY 8 - AUGUST 2, 2019

Important Dates

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline

JULY 8 - AUGUST 2: Jumpstart Summer Institute

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

APRIL 1-30: Financial Aid Application for Current UCLA Students Available

MAY 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session A)