SIG at UCLA: Activities

Student Activities

There are many student activities which enhance the challenging academic curriculum through additional social and cultural interaction. These activities include:

Day Activities

Monday through Saturday we go, go, go at SIG, so on Sunday it is time to dial it down. We stay on campus, do laundry, hang with our friends, and participate in a variety of athletic or academic activities.

Recreational Hour (All Students)

Each academic day, there is a recreational hour after the last course period. During this hour, students may participate in activities such as swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, chess, and creative arts. Students also may be allowed to relax and hang out with friends. A different activity, supervised by a SIG staff member, may be chosen each day. Activities may vary by campus.

Evening Activities (Residential & Extended Commuter Students Only)

SIG’s evening activities provide students with unique and distinctive cultural, intellectual and recreational opportunities. Evening programs may include movie nights, counselor group activities, student theater performances and dances, as well as:

  • The SIG Talent Show
    You know that thing that you do so well? Here’s your chance to share it with a very appreciative audience! Whether it is singing a pop culture song, playing a Beethoven sonata, delivering a comedic stand up routine or sharing an athletic feat, the Talent Show is sure to be an evening of amazing entertainment and merriment.

  • Brain Bowl
    Channeling shows such as Jeopardy! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, students get a chance to work in a team environment to show off all those interesting facts that they have accumulated in the last decade or so. Brain Bowl is the ultimate SIG challenge, combining speed, intellect and knowledge. Set in a game show environment, contestants answer challenging questions in art, history and government, geography, literature, and science and technology.

  • Casino Night
    Gentlemen, dust off those tuxedos and ladies, don those evening gowns for an evening of chance. (Just kidding, you don’t have to dress up!) Transport yourself to Monte Carlo and tap into the strategist within. In this world of games you can test your skills with regards to the intricacies of probability. Whether you are an avid participant or a casual observer, it is sure to be a night of possibilities.

  • Final Dance
    The culminating experience of your three weeks is upon you. You came in as strangers and you now prepare to part as close friends – but not before you party hearty at the final dance! So put on your dancing shoes and your signature party clothes and boogie on down to the dance floor. There will be a live DJ mixing up your favorite tunes and plenty of snacks and beverages to keep you going into the night.

Saturday Get-Away Days (Residential & Extended Commuter Students Only)

Off-campus trips are planned for the two Saturdays during the SIG session. These trips provide students with a great chance to explore the various attractions in the vicinity of their campus. Some of the previous years’ trips included the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Six Flags, California Science Center, the Leitner Planetarium, and local city tours and attractions.

Sunday Activity Day (Residential Students Only)

On Sundays, students engage in special on-campus Activity Days. The activities involve the entire summer program in social as well as intellectual engagement.