DMA Summer Institute includes the curricular component, hereinafter referred to as “required activities”, which allow participants to experience the academic rigor of UCLA, and a mandatory residential plan, which provides participants with an opportunity to experience college residential life. Required activities are listed in the Schedule section which include class time, portfolio night, extended lab night, and the final exhibition. Precollege Summer Institutes are intended for highly motivated, mature high school students.
Participants are considered to be maturing adults, capable of making their own decisions, as well as accepting the consequences for those decisions. As such, only limited supervision will be provided. While optional evening and weekend activities offered by the Office of Residential Life may be available at residential halls and curfews will be enforced, the whereabouts of each participant outside of the program’s required activities will not be monitored.
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 Office of Residential Life when there are no required activities so long as they abide by the terms of the Participant Agreement.