Welcome to CalArts Extended Studies!

We are so excited to have you join us for the 2023 Extended Studies Summer Animation Residency. This page is designed to be a catch-all of information that you may need to make the most of your time here at CalArts. We look forward to welcoming you in-person on May 20th!


Before You Arrive

To ensure that your arrival to our CalArts campus goes smoothly, we have provided you a checklist of...



Your SSO, or Single-Sign On, is your key to accessing multiple CalArts and Extended Studies applications. This includes Canvas, Pyramed, Accommodate, and more. Visit this link to read more about accessing your SSO.

Once enrolled in our program, you will receive a CalArts Extended Studies email address. This will be our primary method of communication throughout your time in our program. If you have not received your CalArts email address information, please contact CAIT or Extended Studies.


  • Move-In Date: May 18th

  • Classes Start: May 20th

  • Classes End: June 20th

  • Move-Out Date: June 22nd

If you are planning to reside on-campus, you will need to complete the Housing Registration and pay our Housing Fee. Please visit our Housing page for more information about on-campus housing. For further questions, please contact Res Life at reslife@calarts.edu

California Institute of the Arts requires that students submit the following proof of immunizations:

  • Two (2) doses of MMR
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • One (1) dose of Meningitis

If you have any questions or concerns surrounding our proof of immunizations, please contact Health and Wellness.

For information about health insurance at CalArts, please contact healthinsurance@calarts.edu

Students attending any on-campus programs are welcome to bring their car to campus. Please visit our Campus Safety office when you arrive to campus to register your vehicle. For more information regarding parking on CalArts campus, please visit our CalArts Parking page.

Students attending any on-campus programs will be issued a Student ID Badge. CalArts IT will reach out to you to provide a photo to be used on your ID. Your badges will be given to you upon check-in.

Packages can be sent and received from our CalArts Mailroom, located on the first floor of the main building across from Campus Safety. Students will be asked to show photo identification to receive any mail. Summer hours for the mailroom are Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-4:30pm, and are closed from 12:30pm-01:30pm for lunch.
Any packages sent to students should be addressed as follows:

Student Name
California Institute of the Arts
In Care Of Extended Studies
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355


There is not a meal plan associated with this program. Students living on campus have access to grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance of campus. Residential students are encouraged to plan meals with their apartment suite mates. < On-campus Steve's Cafe will be open for limited services Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-2:00pm. This is place where students have access to a selection of grab-and-go food options.

Check out this packing list supplied by our Res Life team for what to bring to campus! If you are unsure if something is provided, please reach out to us.
The Ahmanson suites are apartment style living where each student has their own room with a communal kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink, and basic cookware, dishes, and cutlery. All art supplies and materials needed for the program will be provided for you. You are welcome to bring your personal art supplies to draw on your own time.

Click on the image below for a fun and detailed look at our CalArts campus!

CalArts shuttle transportation is now closed.

Santa Clarita Tip Sheet

Student Experience
phone: 661-253-7874


Disability Services
phone: 661-253-7830


Facilities Management
phone: 661-255-1050


Local Hospital
phone: 661-200-2000
Local Police
phone: 661-260-4000
Poison Control
phone: 800-222-1222