Academic Support

Living in the UCLA residential community gives you access to additional resources to ensure your academic success. Learn from your neighbors and take advantage of some of the great academic resources and support available to you, right where you live.

Places to Study

Looking for a place to study on the Hill, on campus, or within walking distance of Westwood? We've got you covered!

All UCLA Spots

Check out our map here!

Map of places to study at UCLA

Study on the Hill

Check out some of our favorite spots to study on the Hill.

  • Reservable via our self-service reservation system:
    • Meeting Rooms in De Neve
    • Group Study Rooms in Rieber and the Study at Hedrick (24/7)
    • Fireside Lounges in Rieber and Hedrick (24/7)
    • Music Rooms in Sproul, Rieber, and Hedrick (24/7)
    • The Movement Studio at Hedrick (24/7)
  • Open study, no reservation needed:
    • Covel 227 (6AM - Midnight)
    • Sproul Landing Living Room (24/7)
    • The Study at Hedrick (24/7)
    • Feast at Rieber (10PM - 2AM), Free coffee!
    • Bruin Plate (Sun-Thu 10PM - 2AM), Free coffee!

We have even more spaces during finals week, follow our Facebook page to stay up to date!

Learning Centers

All of our learning centers have new computers, scanners, and printers ready for our resident’s use.

Learning Center Locations

De Neve Learning Center

Multimedia-focused lab with recording booths and a variety of music and video production equipment.

De Neve Plaza (P333)
(310) 794-7492

  • Mon-Thu: 8AM - 12AM
  • Fri: 8AM - 5PM
  • Sat: 10AM - 6PM
  • Sun: 6PM - 12AM

Sunset Learning Center

Gaming center featuring with both new and old school consoles and games, plus 40 computer workstations.

Sunset Village (RM 150)
(310) 206-0950

  • Mon-Thu: 8AM - 12AM
  • Fri: 8AM - 5PM (6-9PM Gaming Only)
  • Sat: Closed (Reservation Only)
  • Sun: 6PM - 12AM

Rieber Learning Center

Until our improvements are done, we're an open study space with computer workstations!

Rieber 1st Floor
(310) 206-2397

  • 24/7 Unproctored

MakerSpace

Equipped with design and fabrication tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, scanners, and computers to make your projects come to life.

Rieber Hall 145
(310) 825-5454

  • Mon-Thu: 11AM - 7PM
  • Fri: 2PM - 9PM
  • Sat: 11AM - 7PM
  • Sun: Closed

All learning centers are closed on university holidays and summer hours will vary. Email lab@orl.ucla.edu if you have questions.

Printing Locations

Looking to print? We have self-service printing locations all over the Hill. You may even see some on campus!

De Neve Court

  • De Neve Front Desk Lobby (1st floor)
  • De Neve Learning Center (3rd floor)

Sproul & Sunset

  • Covel Commons, next to the Amazon Locker
  • Sunset Learning Center, in Delta Terrace
  • Sproul Hall Front Desk Lobby (1st floor)
  • Sproul Landing Living Room (1st floor)

Rieber & Saxon

  • Rieber Hall-Front Desk Lobby (1st floor)
  • Rieber Learning Center

Hedrick & Hitch

  • Hitch Study Space (1st floor)
  • The Study at Hedrick

Academic Resources on the Hill

College Academic Mentoring

Get academic advice, help with majors/minors, class planning, and grad school preparations.

Mon-Thu: 3PM - 8PM (De Neve Residential Life)

(310) 794-3866

Undergraduate Writing Center

Free and in-person writing assistance for students. Drop in during regular hours or make an appointment.

Sun-Thu: 7PM - 9PM (Rieber Hall 115)

(310) 206-1320

Scholarship Resource Center

Free scholarship info, workshops, resources, and support services regardless of financial aid eligibility.

Mon-Fri: 11AM - 6PM (Covel Commons 233)

(310) 206-2875

Peer Advising

Visit a peer advisor for help with career planning, academic support, financial aid, and writing skills.

5PM - 7PM at tables in front of dining halls:

  • ASK Peer Counselors (De Neve on Mondays, Covel on Tuesdays)
  • Writing Programs (De Neve on Mondays)
  • Career Center (De Neve on Tuesdays)
  • Financial Aid (De Neve on Wednesdays)

Faculty-in-Residence

Living at UCLA gives you unprecedented access to our world class faculty. Get to know your faculty-in-residence on a personal level, outside the classroom, and learn more about the amazing work being done by UCLA professors.

Dr. Charlene Villaseñor Black
Art History & Chicana/o Studies
Sproul Hall
Dr. Christopher Hanscom
Asian Languages and Cultures
De Neve Towers
Dr. David Kim
Germanic Languages
Hedrick Hall
Dr. Genevieve “Gena” Carpio
Chicana/o Studies
Rieber Vista
Dr. Jen Silvers
Psychology
Hedrick Summit
Dr. Jessica Harris
Education & Organizational Change
Rieber Terrace
Dr. Junghoo “John” Cho
Computer Science
Hitch Suites
Dr. Keith Camacho
Asian American Studies
Dykstra Hall
Dr. Michael Rodriguez
Family Medicine
Dykstra Hall
Dr. Michelle Liu Carriger
Theater and Performance Studies
Saxon Suites
Dr. Mike Hill
Mathematics
De Neve East
Dr. Miryung Kim
Computer Science
De Neve West
Dr. Neil Garg
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Sproul Hall
Dr. Robert Teranishi
Education & Asian American Studies
Sproul Cove and Landing
Dr. Scot Brown
African American Studies and History
Rieber Hall
Dr. Sean Metzger
Theater
Courtside
Dr. Suzanne “Seppy” Seplow
Education
Hedrick Hall
Dr. Sri Kosuri
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Delta Terrace
Dr. Tara Prescott
Writing Programs
Canyon Point
Dr. Toby Higbie
History
Rieber Hall

Classes on the Hill

Classes held on the Hill offer students an intimate atmosphere, group activities, and the opportunity to connect with other residents.

Cluster Program

UCLA's Freshman Clusters are yearlong, team-taught, interdisciplinary courses available to entering freshmen students, most of which are taught on the Hill. The Clusters offer first-year students the opportunity to study complex topics in depth, with smaller class sizes and personal access to some of UCLA’s most prestigious faculty members. Students are part of learning communities of fellow students with similar interests, which helps in the transition to college. Clusters focus on big topics of timely importance such as the global environment, or interracial dynamics.

Fiat Lux Seminars

The Fiat Lux program is a collection of one-unit (pass/no-pass) seminars spanning the rich variety of disciplines at UCLA, several of which are taught by Faculty-in-Residence and some are held on the Hill. Designed primarily for first-year students, these seminars provide an opportunity for undergraduates to learn about our world class faculty’s intellectual passions and expertise. Although listed under the Honors program, all students are invited to participate.