Game Lab Summer Institute


Protecting the health and safety of our campus community has been and will remain to be UCLA's priority. As such, UCLA Summer Sessions will be offered remotely in 2021 and housing will be unavailable this year to Summer Institute participants.

Important Information


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 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.

Summer Sessions has a “Zero Tolerance” policy with regard to lewd or indecent behavior and sexual, racial, or personal harassment or intolerance.

Participants will be expected to arrive to all program activities on time.

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

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.

Program Dates

JULY 12 - JULY 23, 2021

JULY 26 - AUGUST 6, 2021

Important Dates

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

JULY 12-23: Game Lab (A) - Session A

JULY 26 - AUGUST 6: Game Lab (B) - Session B

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.