Nanoscience Lab Summer Institute


The Nanoscience Lab Summer Institute has been cancelled for summer 2021.


Due to the rigorous and intense nature of the program, the residential plan, which includes a meal plan, is mandatory for all participants. For a virtual tour of the UCLA residential halls, click here.

Participants will be housed in one of the UCLA residence halls, comfortably furnished and conveniently located within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities. Since the provision of housing is subject to availability, UCLA Summer Sessions cannot guarantee an assignment to a specific residential hall or room type. Details of the residential hall assignment will be provided prior to the check-in date.

Participants will have breakfast and dinner each day in the UCLA dining halls, recognized nationally for their excellent cuisine. For lunch, which is not included in the residential plan, participants may consider any of the UCLA eating establishments on campus. Lunches usually range from $5-$15.

Participants may attend optional evening or weekend activities organized by the Office of Residential Life at no additional cost.

Examples of evening and weekend activities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Movie Night
  • Santa Monica Trip
  • Karaoke Night
  • Video Game Night
  • Succulent Potting
  • Crayon Art
  • Tie Dye
  • LACMA Trip
  • Westwood Trip
  • Hike to Hollywood Sign
  • Board Game Night
  • Mason Jar Painting


Residential precollege Summer Institute programs may include both curricular and team building extracurricular activities, hereinafter referred to as “required activities”, which allow participants to experience the academic rigor of UCLA, and a mandatory residential plan, which provides participants with an opportunity to experience college residential life. Precollege Summer Institutes are intended for highly motivated, mature high school students. Participants are considered to be maturing adults, capable of making their own decisions, as well as accepting the consequences for those decisions. As such, only limited supervision will be provided. While optional evening and weekend activities offered by the Office of Residential Life may be available at residential halls and curfews will be enforced, the whereabouts of each participant outside of the program’s required activities will not be monitored.

Participants may plan their time and travel on- or off-campus independently or choose to participate in evening or weekend programming activities offered by the Office of Residential Life when there are no required activities so long as they abide by the terms of the Participant Agreement.

Residential Supervision

A highly skilled team of the Office of Residential Life staff, consisting of an Assistant Resident Director (ARD) and twenty Residential Assistants that have undergone an extensive background check and training, will be assigned to residential Precollege Summer Institutes, residing locally in the residence halls. Their duties include:

  • Enforce evening curfews (11:00 PM) and perform morning roll calls
  • Coordinate and facilitate optional ORL evening and weekend activities, which may include excursions to local attractions
  • Respond to incidents and emergencies


We are committed to offering all participants an educational experience of the highest quality, and also maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment. Participants will be entering into a community of students and educators and will be expected to conduct themselves in a manner which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow participants, UCLA’s faculty and staff members, program administrators, and members of the local community.

Participants must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Regents of the University of California on behalf of its Los Angeles campus, including, but not limited to, rules and regulations of the UCLA Office of Summer Sessions, the UCLA Office of Residential Life (, and the UCLA student code of conduct. Participants 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 and teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other University activities, regard for the basic rules of physical safety, compliance with directions of University or other public officials, and cooperation with adult supervision.

Conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person or that poses a threat of causing damage to University or community property will not be tolerated. Furthermore, Summer Sessions has a “Zero Tolerance” policy with regard to alcohol, illegal drugs (including the manufacture, distribution, use, possession, or sale thereof, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, or sale thereof), theft, lewd or indecent behavior, sexual, racial or personal harassment or intolerance, or use of unauthorized transportation. Use of any tobacco product as defined in the UCLA Policy 810, 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. Participants will be expected to arrive to all program activities on time and abide by evening curfew times unless otherwise authorized 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 permission.

Participants are subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal, for conduct in violation of the Participant Agreement.

Roommate Assignment


Participants will be assigned roommates based on age and gender and will be notified of the roommate assignment during residential check-in.

In order to better foster a learning community that exposes students to peers from all over the world, participants may not request a specific roommate.

Safety and Emergencies

Participants will be assigned to residential halls with 24-hour front desk service, surveillance cameras, and key-access entry.

UCLA strives to offer an environment where individuals of all ages can live, learn, and work safely.

The UCLA Police Department's priority is the safety of the UCLA community. UCPD offers a variety of crime prevention and education services, as well as evening escort service (310-794-WALK) that operates throughout campus and local living areas. Participants in UCLA Summer Sessions, UCLA and visiting students alike, can report safety concerns or any suspicious activities/behavior directly to UCPD at 310-825-1491 at any time. For emergencies, always call 911.

A list of safety tips while on campus is available here.

UCLA has developed the Bruins Safe Online website and the Bruins Safe Mobile App to provide access to campus safety resources and up-to-date information during an incident. Bruins Safe is available for download from the UCLA App Store.

Bruin Safe benefits include:

  • Safety notifications: Receive instant notifications and instructions from campus safety when on-campus emergencies occur.
  • Emergency help: contact campus safety staff quickly for help in an emergency.
  • Campus safety resources: access all important safety resources in one convenient app.

For information on instances that require medical attention or medical responsibility, please review the Participant Agreement.

Important Resources and Information


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


Students living in the residence halls for the duration of the program are not recommended to bring your own car 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 during check-in or at the end of the program may do so in the Sunset Village (SV) Parking Structure for a fee.

More information will be included in the Welcome Packet.

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.

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. Summer UC SHIP for incoming UCLA undergraduates is only available to those who are enrolled in the College Summer Institute, Freshman Summer Program, Transfer Summer Program, or the programs through the UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity.  

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.

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. All UCLA students and employees have a right to be free from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, under Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972. UCLA does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and sexual harassment and sexual violence are prohibited under law and University policy.

For information on 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, pleave view UCLA's policy on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response.









Program Dates

JULY 19 - JULY 24, 2020

JULY 26 - JULY 31, 2020

Important Dates

JULY 19-24: Nanoscience Lab (A)

JULY 26-31: Nanoscience Lab (B)

FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students Application Period

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline - Refund Deadline for Summer Institutes

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.