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Modified: Thu, 26 May 2022 13:51:19 +0000
Published: 26 May 2022

Check-in Location     Location Maps       FSCI Hospitality Suite       Communications         Instructor Information       Lost and Found        Dress Attire

Check-In Location

Housing Check-in is at the front desk of the DeNeve Commons Building (map) and is open 24 hours a day. 

Event check-in and course registration will be in the foyer outside the Palisades Ballroom on the Carnesdale Commons Building (map),  starting 8:00 AM on Monday, August 3rd. 

All Classrooms are located in the two buildings listed above, DeNeve Commons and Carnesale Commons

Location Maps

UCLA Parking Map

Key FSCI2019 Locations in Google Maps

UCLA Interactive Campus Map

FSCI Hospitality Suite

There is a designated FSCI hospitality suite is located in DeNeve Building Birch Building Suite B6 on the 6th Floor.  The hospitality suite is available for the comfort and relaxation of all FSCI participants. Come join your colleagues in casual conversation.


Slack:  Much of the communication among FSCI attendees, both within classes and across the entire institute, happens on Slack and we will set up FSCI2020 slack workspace (information forthcoming).  Please join the channel “fsci20-general” We will be pinning helpful hints to the right side of the #fsci20-general channel during the institute, so check there for tips, updates, and answers to questions.

We will also set up a Slack channel for every FSCI course; all are welcome to self-enroll for the channel of your selected courses. To access your course channel, look for the word 'Channels' (not the (+) symbol) in the sidebar and you'll get a searchable list of available channels.  Select the course you wish to join.  

E-mail: All participants will be subscribed to the ‘’ Google Mailing list, and everyone on the list has permission to post to this list.  If you receive a bounce notice after posting to the list, this means you are sending from an email account that is not subscribed to the list.   If this happens, please send us a note and we will add your additional email to the list.  

Twitter: The FORCE11 Twitter account is @force11rescomm and hashtag is #FSCI.

Instructor Information

Q: I am an instructor, is there information I should know about presenting my class?

Yes, please see the Instructors Portal (Information forthcoming)

Lost and Found

Q:  What do I do if I lose my dorm key?

Lost room key cards can be replaced at the De Neve Housing Desk for a $10.00/fee, paid at the time of replacement.

Q:  Where is the lost and found?

All lost and found items are given to the De Neve housing check-in conference desk which they keep for one week before turning over to UCLA Police.  (If lost item was left in a Carnesale meeting room, please check with Sproul Hall Front Desk.)

UCLA Lost & Found Satellite Locations

Dress Attire

Q:  What is the proper attire/dress code for FSCI?  

The summer institute attire is very casual – please dress comfortably, summer/beach attire.  Shorts, T-shirts and flip flops are perfectly appropriate, but feel free to dress any way that you feel comfortable.

Q: What is the weather like?

For predicted/historical weather conditions in the area please visit this link: Los Angeles Accuweather. Los Angeles has an average temperature of 22°C (72°F) in August, with highs of 28°C (83°F) and lows of 16°C (61°F) after dark. It's usually quite arid, and very rarely rains in the month of August. If you visit at this time of year you will need your summer wardrobe for the daytime, but for evenings out (and for air-conditioned meeting rooms), you may want to bring a warm layer.