Each year, our boarding options fill quickly. Participants enjoy spending the evenings with their peers working on assignments or simply hanging out in the dorms. It is a great way to experience a college dorm while doing something enjoyable. Some of our teachers reside in the dorms as well, and students enjoy having them around. Unlike other debate camps, Harvard-Westlake Summer Debate does not have after dinner classes. Once returning to UCLA, students have the rest of the day to relax, complete assignments, workout, or spend time with new friends.

Boarding students will stay at UCLA De Neve Plaza right on the campus of UCLA. Each day, comfortable buses will shuttle students from UCLA to Harvard-Westlake for the debate program. In the evenings, students will return to UCLA with plenty of time for dinner and relaxing.

Boarding participants will need to complete an additional release form as part of the registration process as well as an information form providing us details about your travel plans to Los Angeles. YOU WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO THE TRAVEL PLANS FORM ON JUNE 1. You will also agree to abide by the rules set by Harvard-Westlake and UCLA. You can see the dorm rules here.

Here are some  frequently asked questions about the boarding program: