The Google Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a summer experience for first-year students studying computer science and related STEM fields. LMU is one of five partner schools to host the program within the CSSI community. The program is designed for members of groups underrepresented or historically marginalized in computing, as well as first-generation or low-income college students. Learn more directly from Google's site:

Hear more from faculty and students about the Google CSSI Program

The CSSI program includes:

  • Three weeks of technical instructoin and one week on team-based project development
  • Soft-skills development, interviewing and resume writing workshops, and team-building activities
  • Interaction with Google engineers and managers

CSSI Program Dates:

LMU's 2022 CSSI program will take place July 11 - August 5, 2022 and will be fully remote.

Note: Due to the online nature of the program in Summer 2022, Google requires that all participating students must reside physically in the United States, Canada, or Mexico for the duration of CSSI.

Students intending to enroll at LMU as full-time first year students may apply to the Summer 2022 Google CSSI program. Enrollment is limited; interested students should submit an application by May 30, 2022 to be considered. 

For more information, contact the Center for Student Success at

"CSSI introduced me to an amazing community of people, which I'm super grateful to be a part of - it warms my heart to see familiar and friendly faces on campus! I'm so grateful to have been a part of CSSI, and I am very excited to see where CS will take me!"

- Elena Martinez

"The most important benefit that I received from this program was not necessarily the skills that I gained, but rather the people that I met. These outstanding people made adjusting to college life an easy and smooth transition, and they will be my best friends for years to come.”

- Joey Ortiz
Computer Science

Philanthropic Support

Funding for the 2022 Loyola Marymount Google CSSI Program has been generously provided by The Pipkin Family Foundation.

Past donors include:

  • D.K. Kim Foundation
  • The Pipkin Family Foundation