UCLA Design Media Arts
Summer Institute 2020
Due to the rigorous and intense nature of the program, the residential plan, which includes a meal plan, is mandatory for all participants. For a virtual tour of the UCLA residential halls, click here.

Participants will be housed in one of the UCLA residence halls, comfortably furnished and conveniently located within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities.

Since the provision of housing is subject to availability, UCLA Summer Sessions cannot guarantee an assignment to a specific residential hall or room type. Details of the residential hall assignment will be provided prior to the check-in date.

Participants will have breakfast and dinner each day in the UCLA dining halls, recognized nationally for their excellent cuisine. For lunch, which is not included in the residential plan, participants may consider any of the UCLA eating establishments on campus. Lunches usually range from $5 to $15.

Participants will be assigned roommates based on age and gender and will be notified of the roommate assignment during residential check-in.
In order to better foster a learning community that exposes students to peers from all over the world, participants may not request a specific roommate.
Check-in will take place on July 5 at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. outside of Sproul Hall.
Students may be dropped off at Sproul Turn-Around or for longer unloading, you may use the Sunset Village Parking Structure for up to 30 minutes.
Students must check-out on the morning of July 17 prior to attending program activities at 10:30 a.m. A room will be reserved to store their luggage during program activities.
When the final exhibition concludes at 12:00 p.m., students may return to the residence halls to retrieve their luggage.
DMA Summer Institute includes the curricular component, hereinafter referred to as “required activities,” which allows participants to experience the academic rigor of UCLA, and the mandatory residential plan, which provides participants with an opportunity to experience college residential life. Required activities are listed in the schedule section and include class time, portfolio night, extended lab night, and the final exhibition.
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.
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.
Residential Supervision Staff
A highly skilled team of the Office of Residential Life staff, consisting of an Assistant Resident Director (ARD) and 20 Residential Assistants that have undergone an extensive background check and training, will be assigned to residential Precollege Summer Institutes, residing locally in the residence halls.
Their duties include:

• Enforce evening curfews (11:00 PM) and perform morning roll calls.
• Coordinate and facilitate optional ORL evening and weekend activities, which may include excursions to local attractions.
• Respond to incidents and emergencies.
Important Resources
To see more information about rules and regulations, medical responsibility and insurance, student conduct, and sexual violence prevention and response, please visit the UCLA Summer Session website.

For questions about the program, please contact Helen Tran, Assistant Director of DMA Summer Institute, at dmainfo@arts.ucla.edu.