The LMU Seaver Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a summer experience for first-year students studying computer science or related STEM fields. The program is designed for members of underrepresented or historically marginalized groups in computing (including women, first-generation or low-income college students).  No prior programming experience is needed to participate.


Elements of LMU Seaver CSSI

Virtual Summer Programming

  • Three weeks of technical instruction and team-based project development.
  • Soft-skills development, interviewing and resume writing workshops, and team-building activities.
  • Interaction with LMU computer science alumni working in the tech industry.

2023 Program Dates
July 17th - August 4th

Early Move-In
LMU Seaver CSSI students will have the opportunity to move in early to their residences on August 23rd, 2023. The early move in date gives students the opportunity to get together and participate in group activities before the semester begins.

Apply to Join
Applications are being accepted until June 30th. 

Click here to join Seaver CSSI. You will login to the application using your Future Lions credentials. If you need assistance with logging in, reach out to for help.  

Contact Us
If you have any questions about participating in this learning community, contact 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 LMU Seaver CSSI has been generously provided by:

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