Sci | Art Lab + Studio Summer Institute


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

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.


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

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.


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.


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.

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.

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, online at, 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 CARE advocates can be reached at 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.

Resources for Accused Individuals

  • 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 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 26 - AUGUST 7, 2020

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline

JULY 26 - AUGUST 7: Sci|Art Lab + Studio