Academic Courses: International Students




UCLA is a great place to be with a multitude of resources. We encourage you to make the most of your time and have fun!  Various social activities & group tours are offered throughout the summer to help you meet new people and explore beyond the campus.



The university offers furnished residence halls and residential suites within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities for summer students who are 15 years of age or older by the first day of summer (i.e., June 22, 2020).

Most students find living on campus to be a convenient and enjoyable option during Summer Sessions. Housing is available for periods of 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 12 weeks.

To find out what it would be like living on campus, take the virtual tour of the residential halls and watch the housing videos.

For students who prefer the independence of living off-campus, UCLA also offers furnished University Apartments near campus. To be eligible for University Apartments, you must be 18 or older.

For more information on summer housing opportunities, please visit UCLA Housing Services.


Student Activities

UCLA Recreation

All students have access to UCLA Recreation but some classes may require a fee. You must show a valid BruinCard to use the services.

DCISS (Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars)

The Dashew Center coordinates many activities during the summer. Be informed by checking their upcoming events. Past activities have included sporting events, concerts at the famous Hollywood Bowl and city bus tours.

The American Culture and Conversation class (AC&C) is a 6-week class (offered during Session A), in which you will learn  about American Culture, idioms, slang, history, humor, as well as improve your conversation skills. This program is free, but due to high demand, you must sign up for it and attend all sessions.

California Tours

California Tours is a private tour agency, not affiliated with UCLA, who has years of experience in serving UCLA students and community. They offer many short trips and LA tours during the summer. You can check the full schedule on the Activities Calendar.

To sign up for tours or for additional information, please go to


Student Resources

BruinCard - The Official UCLA ID

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


The UCLA Library is among the top 15 largest library systems in the United States. There are 13 libraries around the campus. You can check the Map of All Libraries to find their locations.

Several Computer Labs and printing centers are also available throughout the campus. CLICC Computer Lab services include access to laptops, printing, and equipment checkout. A full list of printing and computing labs on campus is available at IT Resourses @ UCLA.


The UCLA Center for Accessible Education (CAE) facilitates academic accommodations for enrolled students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. Accommodations are designed to promote successful engagement in the UCLA academic experience.  The CAE is committed to ensuring all UCLA students can participate fully in the numerous educational opportunities on our campus. 

Central Ticket Office

Students can find discounted tickets for all UCLA cultural events at the Central Ticket  Office (CTO). The CTO also offers discounted student tickets to campus athletic events, theme parks, movies and bus passes.   


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

Students have the option to purchase a summer term permit. 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.

6-week: June 22 - July 31
8-week: June 22 - August 14
10-week: June 22 - August 28

August 3 - September 11

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

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

MAY 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session A)

JUNE 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session C)

JUNE 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session C)

JUNE 5: Full Payment Due (Enrollment before May 17)

JUNE 19: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A)

JUNE 19: Full Payment Due (Enrolled May 18 – June 22)

JUNE 26: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session A)

JULY 3: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 17: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session A, 6wk)

JULY 31: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C)

JULY 31: Full Payment Due (Session C, Enrolled June 21 – August 2)

AUGUST 7: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 14: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 28: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session C)

UCLA Summer Session A Transitions to Remote Instruction. Learn More.