JumpStart Summer Institute

JumpStart Summer Institute: Introduction to Architecture

PLEASE NOTE: The Jumpstart Summer Institute has been cancelled for 2020. It will be offered again in the summer of 2021.


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. 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 6 - JULY 31, 2020

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

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

JUNE 5: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline

JULY 6-31: Jumpstart Summer Institute

UCLA Summer Sessions Transitions to Remote Instruction. Learn More.