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Campus, Housing, and Supervision

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  • The university offers fully furnished residence halls and suites within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities for summer high school students enrolled in Precollege Summer Institutes, SCIP, or Summer Courses. Precollege students who are eligible for housing will stay in the newly built Olympic Hall on campus. Many students find living on campus to be a convenient and enjoyable option during Summer Sessions. To learn more about campus living, take the virtual tour of the residential halls and watch our UCLA housing videos.Please see below for housing details depending on program type:
    • If you are enrolled in a Precollege Summer Institute with mandatory housing, you will automatically be included in housing arrangements and do not need to add it manually. Housing fees should be available to pay on BruinBill and are due by the payment deadline of May 1.
    • If your Precollege Summer Institute offers optional housing, you can indicate housing as a preference on the registration form. Students may change housing preference by accessing your registration through June 10, 2022 with a payment deadline of June 15.
    • If you are enrolled in the Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP), you can indicate housing as a preference on the registration form. Students may change housing preference by accessing your registration through June 10, 2022 with a payment deadline of June 15.
    • If you are enrolling in a Summer Course, you may apply for housing through the UCLA Housing application which opens in mid-May. Please contact UCLA Housing for more information.

    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.

All students that purchase the residential plan will reside in a residence hall with following amenities:

  • Triple occupancy rooms that are furnished, air-conditioned, and have internet access
  • 24-hour front desk service and a secure facility entrance
  • Access to world class recreation facilities
  • Laundry facilities and a lounge located in each building
  • Internet access
  • Gender-specific shared bathrooms on each side of the hall; gender inclusive bathrooms on every other floor
  • Access to laundry facilities
  • One wardrobe, closet, or dresser drawer per student
  • One desk per student
  • Essential bedding: flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow, and blanket

Meals

  • Breakfast and dinner (two meals) are provided each day in the UCLA dining halls, nationally recognized for their excellent cuisine. Lunch, however, may be purchased by the student each day at any of the campus eating establishments on campus
  • For students will dietary restrictions or food allergies, please contact the UCLA Registered Dietitian (RD) at AsktheRD@ha.ucla.edu or 310-206-3193 (Office) / 424-535-4286 (Mobile)

Residential check-in and check-out depends on whether your program has mandatory or optional housing.

  • For mandatory housing programs, please reference the program session dates listed on the program page which include residential check-in and check-out.
  • For optional housing programs, check-in will occur the Sunday before the first day of the program in the late afternoon around 4-6pm. Check out will occur the last Saturday of the program in the morning around 10-11am. For programs that start on Tuesdays, the check-in will be on the Monday before; this applies to the observance of Juneteenth holiday on 6/20 and Fourth of July 7/4.
  • For students in the residential plan for the Summer College Immersion Program, housing check-in will be the first day of the program on Monday, 6/20 from 4-6pm and check out will be on Saturday, 7/30 at 11am.
  • For students in Summer Courses or College/Professional Summer Institutes, please reach out to UCLA Housing for check-in and check-out information.

Please view the Residential Check-in and Check-Out document for specific dates and times.

We do not allow for early arrivals for residential check-in, therefore we recommend exploring the campus or Westwood until the official check-in time. If you need to leave earlier before check-out time, you may do so as long as all mandatory programming and final requirements have been completed.

Summer Institute attendance for academic programming, co-curricular events, and team-building extracurricular activities, unless otherwise specified, is mandatory. You must participate in and be punctual to all required activities, including, but not limited to, orientations, classes, group meetings, and excursions. No make-up activities will be provided.

Program faculty and administrators reserve the right to dismiss a participant for repeated tardiness to and/or unauthorized absences from required activities for reasons other than unforeseen emergencies; program fees will not be refundable in the event of dismissal. Parents/guardians should consult the program administrators concerning any foreseeable absence as soon as possible.

Please visit your program page and note sample schedules are subject to change. The evening and weekend activities offered by residential staff are optional and will not be listed on the program schedule. Information about these optional activities will be provided during the program.

You will be assigned roommates based on age and gender and will be notified of the roommate assignment during check-in. In order to better foster a learning community that exposes students to a broader network of peers, we do not accommodate any specific roommate assignment request. Precollege Summer Institute students will be grouped by their specific programs in the residence hall.

Suggested items to bring:

  • Bathrobe, towel, washcloth, and toiletries
  • A plastic caddy or bag for carrying shower items
  • Swimsuit and a beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hangers (if desired)
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  • Sandals and comfortable shoes
  • Notebook, pens/pencils
  • Water Bottle
  • Extra pillows or blankets (Twin XL sheets, blanket, and pillow are provided)
  • Sweater, sweatshirt, or light jacket
  • Any necessary medication

Before packing, please refer to your specific program page as some programs require or suggest clothing or other items for program activities.

If you choose to bring an electronic device(s), we strongly recommend documenting the serial number to prove ownership in the event of a lost and recovered device. Your sole responsibility is to keep track of all your belongings; we are not responsible for lost items. We do not recommend bringing expensive jewelry or irreplaceable items.

Our residential staff will be planning interactive, optional evening and weekend Residential Activities for all precollege residential students. These may include ice-breakers, scavenger hunts, campus tours, movie nights, game nights, arts and crafts, and more! Please see the calendar of activities below.

These activities are designed to help students make the most of their academic programming at UCLA and connect with their cohort. Some of the areas that may be covered in workshops also include time management, stress relief, and study tips. More details on residential activities will be available as it gets closer to the summer.

Outside of the academic program schedule, 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 residential supervision team so long as they abide by the terms of the Participant Agreement and are back by curfew checks at 11pm.

 

Students may be absent from the program’s required activities due to medical reasons, emergencies, or personal reasons. However, absences may affect successful performance, and full participation in program activities is essential to your success in the program. Any foreseeable absence from a mandatory activity must receive prior approval from the program instructor.

UCLA Precollege Summer Institutes, Summer College Immersion Program, and Summer Courses are NOT youth summer camps. Rather, UCLA Precollege Summer programming is intended for highly motivated, mature high school students who are ready for college-level experiences and capable of making their own decisions, as well as accepting the consequences for those decisions. Participants are expected to manage themselves with a high level of independence and self-sufficiency comparable to matriculated UCLA students.

Outside of the program schedule, 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 residential supervision team so long as they abide by the terms of the Participant Agreement.

Residential Supervision:

A skilled team of UCLA undergraduate students and fulltime staff will be assigned to residential participants and will reside locally in the residence halls. All staff have undergone an extensive background check and training. Their duties include:

  • Enforcing evening curfews
  • Coordinating and facilitating optional evening and weekend activities (see Residential Activities section)
  • Responding to incidents and emergencies in a timely manner

Curfew:

In accordance with the Program Participant Agreement, participants must abide by the evening curfew of 11:00 PM, which is to ensure sufficient rest for successful participation in the program’s activities, and must sleep in the assigned room each evening. Curfew violations without prior approval may result in disciplinary actions.

A parent/guardian may use an online form to request an exception to the evening curfew. Approval will not be granted if forms are incomplete or submitted by someone other than the student’s parent/guardian. After receiving the request, the residential staff will contact the parent/guardian for verification purposes.

Students may be absent from the program’s required activities due to medical reasons, emergencies, or personal reasons. However, absences may affect successful performance, and full participation in program activities is essential to your success in the program. Any foreseeable absence from a mandatory activity must receive prior approval from the program instructor.