The 2015 Special Olympics World Games

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games is coming to Los Angeles this summer. The eight-day competition will offer many festive, engaging and educational programs for athletes, their families, guests and fans. Thousands of athletes will be competing in 25 different sporting events at venues throughout Los Angeles, including UCLA.

The 2015 Special Olympics is the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world this year and the single largest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games, with 7,000 athletes, 3,000 coaches and an anticipated 500,000 spectators. Of those athletes, 3,500 of them and their delegates will reside at UCLA Housing while competing on campus from July 25 through August 1.


UCLA is seeking volunteers to welcome our guests and help support this exciting and worthwhile event.

Register to volunteer at the UCLA Volunteer Center website.


Staff and volunteers for the 2015 Games may park in Parking Structure 3.

Spectators are recommended to park in Parking Structures 4 and 7.

Click on this map for more information. 

Public Transit

Get to the 2015 World Games at UCLA by taking one of six public transit providers, and find out which routes stop at the UCLA campus by clicking here. Use Metro’s Online Trip Planner to receive detailed maps, fares, schedules and travel instructions. You can also use Google Transit or the trip planner at Go 511.

Want to know what you can do without a car while you are visiting UCLA? From shopping and dining to museums, culture and entertainment venues, you can get from campus to many locations using public transit. Use this guide to navigate your way to popular destinations.

Construction and Traffic Impacts

For information about UCLA’s summer construction projects and traffic impacts, click here

Torch Run Traffic Impacts

Thursday, July 23, the Special Olympics Torch Run will make its way through Westwood Village from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Torch Run will begin just west of the corner of Westwood Blvd and Le Conte Avenue and proceed south on Westwood Blvd, turn right onto Kinross Avenue and another right onto Broxton Avenue, and arrive at the Torch Run Ceremony location at 1000 Broxton Avenue. For those who need to travel through the Village during this time, it is advised to avoid the area around Westwood Blvd and instead take Gayley Avenue as an alternate route.

The Torch Run will create a number of traffic impacts and possible delays in the Westwood Village area, including impacts to public transit service. During the event, southbound Westwood Blvd will be reduced to one lane from Le Conte to Kinross (with both northbound lanes remaining open). Kinross Avenue (between Westwood Blvd and Gayley Avenue) and Broxton Avenue (between Le Conte and Kinross) may also experience some delays during the event.