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Student Services

Campus Services and Resources

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Here you’ll find links, resources and portals you may need during Summer Sessions.

Housing
& Dining

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With numerous on-campus dining restaurants and quick eateries, UCLA Dining Services is committed to offering students nutritious, sustainable options. We are considerate to food allergies and dietary needs with gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and other options. Additionally, our highly qualified housing staff members are dedicated to providing an excellent residential experience with comfortable, safe, and inclusive living spaces where students can relax, study, and build community together.

The university offers fully furnished residence halls and suites within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities for summer students who are 15 years of age or older by June 20, 2022.

Many 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 learn more about campus living, take the virtual tour of the residential halls and watch our UCLA 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, students must be 18 years of age or older by June 20, 2022.

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

UCLA Summer Hostels offers summer students the comfort of a UCLA residential suite with the added flexibility to customize the dates of your stay at UCLA. For more information, visit the UCLA Summer Hostels website.

Visiting
UCLA

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UCLA’s campus is full of optimism, inspiration, and opportunity for students from a variety of backgrounds during the summer. With over 1,000 clubs and organizations, numerous libraries and research labs, and classrooms with inspirational discoveries and learning, you are sure to have a remarkable experience as a Summer Bruin.

Explore UCLA’s historic campus, a university with a tradition of academic excellence, a vibrant and diverse student body, and a vast array of resources and opportunities. You can easily reserve a tour online!

UCLA’s big and beautiful campus has many buildings to explore and navigate through. This Interactive Map is a useful tool to help you familiarize yourself with campus. If you prefer to learn on the go, carry a copy with you by printing this handy PDF Version.

UCLA’s main campus is bounded by Sunset Boulevard on the north and Le Conte Avenue on the south; the east border is Hilgard Avenue and the west border is Gayley Avenue. You can locate UCLA by Zip code (90095) or by street address (405 Hilgard Avenue). For recorded directions, please call 310-825-4321.

Summer Sessions parking permits will be available beginning May 1 on a first-come, first-served basis. Students have the option to purchase a summer term permit or a daily permit. Generally, summer-term permits are more cost-efficient for long-term courses or programs, while a daily permit may be better suited for students in short-term courses or programs.

Please review the Transportation and Parking Services web page for more information on all permit types, including cost. Note: Motorcycles, mopeds, and motor scooters do not require parking permits, but may only park in designated areas.

If arriving to UCLA by plane, you will need to arrange your own transportation to campus. LAX is the closest 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).

UCLA Facilities
& Resources

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UCLA has allocated several resources for your academic success while you are studying with us over the summer. Plan your research and study sessions in our specialized libraries and computer labs. The Undergraduate Writing Center and Career Center offers individualized support for summer students hoping to improve their written and professional skills. No matter your academic goals, our experienced staff members are here to help!

With a collection of more than eight million volumes, UCLA Library is ranked among the top ten research libraries in the country. The two main collections are housed in Powell Library, geared toward the undergraduate curriculum, and the Young Research Library, which specializes in graduate research. Additionally, there are thirteen special subject libraries with impressive collections in the arts, engineering, science, film and television, law, and medicine. For a full list of libraries on campus, visit the UCLA Library website.

There are many computer labs on campus with differing operating hours, use limitations, and fees. Ask your instructor for specific details about using a computer as an adjunct to your course.

The Career Resources Library and job listings* are available to summer students. You may use these resources for the full twelve-week term. You must have a valid MyUCLA logon and password to sign-in to the job listings website, BruinView.

For more information on the Career Center, please visit the website.

Students can book one-on-one appointments with the UCLA Writing Programs office for a 50 minute review of your paper. If you cannot make the meeting in person, an online meeting is also available. For help with organizing papers, the writing process, citations and research, students can utilize the Writing Program’s handouts and online resources.

You must maintain sufficient health, accident, disability, and hospitalization insurance while traveling to and from UCLA, as well as throughout participation in Summer Sessions.

UCLA does not provide insurance for students enrolled in Summer Sessions unless specified otherwise below.

UC Students Only

The UC Student Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) is available to registered UC students only. If you are a continuing UCLA student and have purchased UC SHIP for Spring 2022, your UC SHIP coverage continues through September 2022 (End date TBD) ; if you have purchased BruinCare for Spring 2022, your BruinCare coverage ends on June 2022 (End date TBD). 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.

Visiting International Students Only

If you are a visiting international student receiving an I-20 from UCLA for participation in Summer Sessions, you will be enrolled in a two-part health insurance plan. Please see the Health Insurance for International Students section of the Summer Sessions website for more information. Prior to your arrival to UCLA, you are expected to have consulted with your healthcare providers with regard to any individual medical, physical, or mental health needs. You are expected to be capable of meeting the fundamental requirements of your courses, with reasonable accommodation if needed.

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 in summer and have made a full payment of your summer fees.

Located in the heart of campus, Ackerman Student Union is the center of student life. Inside Ackerman Union, you can:

  • Check your email
  • Mail your letters
  • Manage your finances
  • Play video games
  • Grab a bite to eat

On the B-level the UCLA Store includes a bookstore, market, computer store, and UCLA gift shop.

Most textbooks can be purchased in Ackerman Union at the textbook store. Before purchasing your books elsewhere, verify course textbook requirements on the UCLA Store Website. If your course requires a reader, your instructor will inform you in class or via email which reader is required and where it is available for purchase.

UCLA Recreation
& Creativity

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UCLA is not only known for its top-ranked academics, but also its state-of-the-art campus resources including a variety of sports and recreation areas. Stay active with our numerous gyms and fitness classes! Spark your curiosity and creativity by visiting our art museums, galleries, and gardens surrounding the beautiful UCLA campus. With hundreds of painted, sculpted, and naturally created works, you are sure to be inspired.

The Wooden Center is the UCLA campus gym. It offers a range of sports facilities, including:

  • Basketball courts
  • Racquetball courts
  • Weight room
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Fitness equipment
  • Classes in yoga, dance, martial arts, and more

Sunset Recreation Center, located on the hill, is a park-like facility that features:

  • Picnic areas
  • Volleyball courts
  • Swimming pools
  • Bonfire pits
  • Tennis courts
  • Challenge course

Throughout campus there are also soccer fields, running tracks, and more.

A tour of all the UCLA museums and art galleries will take you from the corner of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards to the northeast corner of the campus. All of the following museums, galleries, and gardens are free for summer students at UCLA.

The UCLA Hammer Museum

Through its collections, exhibitions, and programs, the Hammer Museum illuminates the depth and diversity of artistic expression through the centuries.

The New Wight Gallery

The New Wright Gallery is coordinated by a Board of Directors made up of students from the Departments of Art, Architecture and Urban Design, and Design | Media Arts.

The Murphy Sculpture Garden

Located alongside Bunche Hall, the Sculpture Garden is a collection of over 70 major works by Rodin, Matisse, Calder, Lachaise, Lipchitz, Moore, Miro, and many more.

The UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History

The Fowler Museum is ranked among the top non-western art museums worldwide. The Fowler’s collections are especially strong in holdings from Africa, the Americas, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

The seven-acre Mathias Botanical Garden is located in the southeast corner of the campus and contains five thousand species of native and exotic plants. This is our recommendation for a beautiful and secluded spot to take a lunch break between classes.

Tickets for all UCLA cultural events are available at the Central Ticket Office (CTO). CTO also offers discounted student tickets to campus athletic events, local movie theaters, theme parks, and public transit options that you can take to explore Los Angeles!

UCLA is full of life and activity during the summer, with events happening throughout your studies. You can view a list of events on the UCLA Happenings webpage.

BruinCard
Your Passport to
Life at UCLA

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The BruinCard is your passport to life at UCLA. It is the primary student identification used at the library, gym, dining halls, campus events, and many more. 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. Note: If this is your first time applying for a BruinCard, you may submit a photo of your choice online. If you lose or need a replacement BruinCard, you must request for it in person and pay a replacement fee.