Life on Campus
On This Page:
- Student Life & Leadership
- Resource Centers
- Campus Recreation
- CARE (Campus Assault Resources & Education)
- UCI Career Center
- Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion
- Child Care Services
- Counseling Center
- Disability Services Center
- The Hill
- UCI Hospitality & Dining
- Student Housing
- UCI Student Center & Event Services
- Student Government
- Student Health Center
- Student-Produced Media
Student Life & Leadership offers diverse programs and services to students which complement and enrich the educational and out-of-class life of UCI students. This is achieved through a comprehensive range of cultural, social, and intellectual opportunities that promote student learning and development. For additional information contact 949-824-5181, email@example.com, or visit the Student Life & Leadership website.
The central office of Student Life & Leadership (G308 Student Center) houses a number of services including the Office of Campus Organizations, Greek Life, Office of Student Conduct, and New Student & Leadership Programs.
The Office of Campus Organizations enriches the involvement of students through outreach, education, support, and providing opportunities for volunteer and community service engagement. Campus Organizations works with over 600 Registered Campus Organizations with a combined membership exceeding 18,000 students. The organizations address a wide range of interests including academic, environmental, faculty/staff, international, multicultural, political, recreational, religious, service, social, performance/entertainment, and sports. In addition, students can create new organizations to fulfill a campus need. Students can learn about organization fundamentals by attending CORE (Campus Organizations Resources and Education) workshops, or visiting the CORE Office at Student Center G306. Campus Organizations also sponsors campuswide traditional events like the Anteater Involvement Fair and the Anteater Awards. Students serve as peer consultants through the CORE Consultant and CORE Intern programs. In addition to providing campus organization support, the Office of Campus Organizations also serves as the hub for student activities related to community service and volunteer projects. The service initiatives include Alternative Break, where students engage in a week of service during their winter and/or spring break, the Community & Public Service Fair, MLK Jr. Day of Service, and the Get Connected volunteer management system for the UCI community. For additional information, follow CORE on Facebook or visit the Campus Organizations website.
The Fraternity/Sorority (Greek) community at UC Irvine is a diverse population comprised of over 48 fraternities and sororities that strive to uphold the oaths, values, and principles they were founded upon. Over 2,300 undergraduate students, 10 percent of the undergraduate enrollment, make up the Greek population on campus and are active members in the UC Irvine and Greek communities. Three governing councils — Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, and Multicultural Greek Council — represent the fraternities and sororities to the UCI campus and surrounding community. Fraternity and sorority members strive for high academic achievement and are honored by one of three Greek honor/leadership societies: Gamma Sigma Alpha, Rho Lambda, and Order of Omega. Students who join fraternities and sororities gain experience and skills in leadership development, communication, project management, and leading change. Throughout the year fraternity and sorority members raise money for philanthropic organizations and volunteer their time for service organizations. For 36 years, the largest philanthropic event is Greek Songfest. It is a yearlong fundraising effort that culminates into fraternities and sororities paired together to perform 12-minute renditions of a Broadway musical complete with sets, costumes, complex choreography, and lighting design. Recent benefactors of Greek Songfest have been the Child Abuse Prevention Center, Make-A-Wish, Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County, and Never Ever Give Up Foundation. Greek life is a great way to be involved, get engaged on campus, and make life-long friends. Membership in the fraternity or sorority lasts a lifetime. For additional information, visit the Greek Life website.
To assist students in becoming more effective leaders, Student Life & Leadership offers a variety of leadership programs and opportunities. The All-University Leadership Conference is the cornerstone of UCI’s leadership offerings bringing together students, faculty, staff, and administrators. This annual weekend conference involves more than 220 emerging and established student leaders representing the full diversity of campus interest groups. The Student Regent Recruitment Luncheon is held during the winter quarter, prior to the application deadline. The current Student Regent informs interested candidates of the issues of the day and is available for questions and answers. The application for the Student Regent position is available at UC Board of Regents website. Information about leadership development programs is available from Student Life & Leadership and at the Leadership Programs website.
The Administrative Intern Program provides participating students with administrative and leadership experience designed to develop personal and professional skills as well as to increase their knowledge of complex organizational structures. Approximately 25 students annually are selected to participate and are assigned to campus departments where they develop programs and projects. Academic credit is earned through participation in a weekly seminar (MGMT 198A-MGMT 198B-MGMT 198C; 4 units per quarter for a maximum of 12 units). For additional information contact 949-824-5182 or visit the Administrative Intern Program website.
The Passport to Leadership Program serves the entire student body with one of the most comprehensive leadership experiences on campus. The Passport program is geared toward giving students the one-stop shop for leadership education and experience. The Passport program includes leadership certificates which are awarded by Student Life & Leadership to participants who attend seven workshops. For additional information visit the Passport to Leadership Program and Leadership Train websites.
The University Affairs for Credit Course (UNI AFF 1A-UNI AFF 1B-UNI AFF 1C) offers students an opportunity to work on campus projects with a University department to enrich their academic growth and development as well as the academic growth and development of UCI. Each student spends a minimum of 30 hours per quarter working on a proposed project under the supervision of a designated faculty or staff member. Students are required to write a three to five page paper at the end of the course addressing the following: (1) description of the experience or project; (2) the impact of the experience or project upon the campus; and (3) the effectiveness (personally and externally) of the experience or project. Students may enroll in University Affairs for Credit for a maximum of three times (or 3.9 units), and the course is graded Pass/Not Pass only.
New Student Programs provides assistance and information to students who are in the process of transitioning to UCI from high school or transferring from another college, and coordinates a variety of orientation programs. The New Student Handbook, a handy online resource guide to UCI, is available at the New Students website. New Student Programs is located in Student Life & Leadership Office, 949-824-5182.
The Office of the Dean of Students also is responsible for the campuswide administration of student conduct for both graduate and undergraduate students. Information is provided in the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, available from the Office of Student Conduct, 949-824-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information contact 949-824-5181 or visit the Student Life & Leadership website.
Student Life & Leadership provides support for a number of campus resource centers.
The Cross-Cultural Center (CCC), established at UCI in 1974, was the first multicultural center instituted at any of the UC campuses. The CCC offers a friendly atmosphere and supportive environment for UCI’s diverse student body. It provides meeting space and serves as a “home” for over 40 registered student organizations. Center facilities include two conference rooms and an executive boardroom for group meetings, lounges for socializing, a study room, and a computer lab. The four programmatic areas of the CCC – Diversity & Social Justice Education, Cultural Wellness & Personal Development, Multicultural & Leadership Programs, and Women & Gender Initiatives – recognize and reinforce UCI’s commitment to cultural diversity and social justice. The CCC also coordinates several series of programs such as its Social Justice in Action Series, its Critical Consciousness Speaker Series, and its Cultural Wellness for Advocates and Allies Series. Other multicultural leadership opportunities include the Reaffirming Ethnic Awareness and Community Harmony (R.E.A.C.H.) Program, the Internship Program, the Volunteer Program, Real Talk, Across the Bridge, the Summer Multicultural Leadership Institute, and various multicultural leadership classes. For additional information contact 949-824-7215 or visit the Cross-Cultural Center website.
The International Center contributes to the development of campus diversity and internationalization by providing services and programs to the UCI international population and the campus community. Core functions of the International Center include the following: provide expert immigration services, including visa documentation, interpreting immigration regulations and related advising, and SEVIS and immigration compliance; advising services to academic departments on issues related to the enrollment and visa selection for the employment of international students and scholars; serve as advocates for international students and scholars and as their liaison with institutional, local, state, and federal agencies; and provide pre-arrival advising, orientation, and adjustment assistance for international students and scholars and their families.
International Center strives to provide all UCI students, scholars, staff, and faculty the opportunity to engage in programs, events, and services surrounding international education and intercultural learning. Throughout the academic year the International Center hosts welcome and orientation sessions to provide an overview of immigration requirements and UCI resources to international students, scholars, and spouses. The International Center offers programs, workshops, and activities to assist international students and scholars, and to bring together international with domestic students.
International students and scholars at UCI on F-1 and J-1 visas and UCI-sponsored employment visas are required to complete the check-in process upon arrival. The check-in process requires the reporting of a valid address of residence in the United States. Failure to complete the check-in process puts the student’s or scholar’s visa status in jeopardy. All international students and scholars must be informed on the specific visa status requirements and responsibility of maintaining valid visa status. Immigration regulations require that students and scholars maintain updated records at the International Center and follow all visa status requirements. These include submitting copies of visa documents to the International Center; maintaining valid I-20 or DS-2019, passport, and I-94 at all times while in the U.S; reporting changes in name, address, and major to the International Center; and reporting early completion of the program or when the student is planning to withdraw or otherwise no longer will be enrolled at UCI.
For additional information contact the International Center, G302 Student Center, 949-824-7249 or visit the International Center website.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
The UCI Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center provides a wide range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster community, wellness, an open and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, ally, and questioning students, faculty, staff, and the larger campus community. We strive to develop an atmosphere of acceptance and wellbeing in which the campus community can support the academic mission of the university.
LGBTRC sponsors campuswide events, student activities, student volunteer and leadership opportunities, ally development programs, workshops and seminars for campus courses and organizations, and consultation regarding matters of policy related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
The LGBTRC is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located in G301 UCI Student Center; 949-824-3277; email: email@example.com; or visit the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center website.
Veteran Services Center
The Veteran Services Center provides support services to veteran students, reservists, active duty service members, and eligible dependents of veterans. Assistance includes benefit certification, work-study, orientation, transition assistance, and outreach programs. Specialized services for veterans, reservists (including National Guard), and active duty service members include priority registration and guaranteed/priority housing. Students seeking these benefits must provide appropriate documentation, such as a DD214, contract, or military orders.
The Veteran Services Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at G304 UCI Student Center; 949-824-3500; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the Veteran Services Center website.
- Readmission due to military orders. If a student is called on military orders, the readmission fee will be waived. When readmitting, students should meet with their academic counselor to initiate the process and submit proof of their orders.
- Procedures and Policies Pertaining to Students Receiving the California Veteran College Fee Waiver for Dependent of Veterans. Dependents of veterans eligible for the California Veteran Fee Waiver may submit their eligibility letter from a County Veteran Service Office to the UCI Veteran Services Center. Once the letter is submitted, the student’s tuition (including professional school fees) and the student services fee will be waived; all remaining UCI fees are the responsibility of the student. This benefit does not apply to self-supporting programs, such as the MAS Criminology, Law & Society and the part-time MBA programs. Eligibility must be re-established for each subsequent academic year. The student must meet California residency requirements of UCI in order to receive these benefits.
- Procedures and Policies Pertaining to Students Receiving Federal Education Benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students eligible for Federal Education Benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs are required to register with the Veteran Services Center, which includes providing their Certificate of Eligibility in order to initiate the process to receive those benefits through UCI. All veterans, reservists, active duty service members, and dependents of veterans who receive these education benefits must be aware of their responsibility to register with this Center and submit a Veteran Intake Form and Quarterly Certification Form. Additionally, these students must communicate any changes of unit, enrollment status, or the receipt of non-punitive grades to the Veteran Services Center in order to be in compliance with VA regulations.
- Veterans Affairs Academic Standing Requirement. All students receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits must be in good academic standing. An undergraduate student with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 or a graduate student with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 for two consecutive academic quarters will have their VA benefits terminated. Benefits will be reinstated if and when the undergraduate student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above or the graduate student’s cumulative GPA is 3.0 or above. (This policy is separate and distinct from the UCI Normal Progress Requirement and the UCI Academic Standing Requirement. The Veterans Affairs Academic Standing Requirement has to do with the receipt of VA benefits.)
- Readmission for Disqualified Graduate Students. Graduate students who are academically disqualified may be readmitted to the University with a recommendation from their academic unit and the Dean of the Graduate Division. See “Academic Disqualification” in the Graduate Division section of this Catalogue for more information.
- Procedures and Policies Specific to Students Receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Students must submit the Quarterly Certification Form prior to the first of the month that tuition and fees are due. Failure to do so may not allow enough time for UCI to place a Financial Aid award for the student’s percent (%) entitlement of benefits while waiting for the VA payment. This is currently a courtesy award and is subject to change at any time. If at any time the VA fails to pay any portion of the estimated amount placed into the student’s account, the student will be held liable for the unpaid portion.
UCI’s Department of Campus Recreation provides programs and facilities for students, faculty, and staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Campus Recreation is comprised of seven department areas including Facilities, Fitness & Wellness, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Recreation Activity Classes, Team Challenge, and Outdoor Adventure & Boating.
The Anteater Recreation Center (ARC) is a 115,000 square foot sports and fitness facility featuring 20,000 square feet of strength and cardio space with 282 cardiovascular and weight machines, and more than 30 tons of free weights. In addition, there is a three-court gym, a rounded corner multi-use gym, an elevated running track, three racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall, lap and leisure pool, exercise testing, five multipurpose rooms, and a demonstration kitchen and classroom. The ARC Sports Field Complex includes 21 acres of lighted fields that accommodate softball, soccer, and flag football. There are six lighted tennis courts, two outdoor lighted basketball courts, and a roller rink available for Campus Recreation programs and drop-in use.
Fitness and Wellness encompasses programs for participants to begin or improve their personal fitness levels including group exercise classes such as yoga and aerobics as well as comprehensive health services such as personal training, fitness testing, and massage therapy. Campus Recreation staff are available to provide assistance with gym equipment and fitness goals in the strength and cardio rooms.
Intramural Sports are structured leagues which are designed for the “everyday athlete.” All activities feature skill and competitiveness. Sports leagues include basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, volleyball, and many more. Special events and tournaments range from badminton, racquetball, and swimming to table tennis, tennis, track, and wrestling.
UCI Club Sports comprise a wide variety of student-managed competitive sports. Clubs travel to compete against other universities across the local area, and some travel nationally. Current UCI Clubs Sports teams include: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Biking, Climbing, Crew, Cricket, Dragon Boat, Fencing, Figure Skating, Lacrosse, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Japanese Karate, Kendo, Taekwondo, Wushu, Powerlifting, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate, Volleyball, Water Polo, and Wrestling.
Recreation Activity Classes consist of non-credit activity classes for students and the UCI community. Classes range from sports clinics to the more unique styles of martial arts like Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. An array of dance classes such as hip hop, salsa, and ballroom are also available. Cooking classes held at the ARC Kitchen classroom are also part of the Recreation Activity Classes department area. Students can also earn their CPR or SCUBA certification.
Team Challenge is a team building and leadership program. Program participants can experience the Odyssey, a high ropes challenge course located at the ARC fields. Customized and facilitated team programs are available on a reservation basis. Team Up! programs led by trained facilitators teach communication, trust, and teamwork while providing students with the chance to test their limits and have fun as a unit.
Outdoor Adventure & Boating includes a mixture of outdoor activities and water sports like sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, and outdoor adventure trips. The sailing program includes both classes and club activities. Classes range from beginner to advanced and are offered quarterly. The sailing club gives members individual access to UCI’s fleet. The rock climbing programs take place on the 35 foot indoor rock climbing wall at the ARC and include classes and climbing memberships. Boating activities take place at UCI’s Crew Base in the Newport Back Bay as well as within Newport Harbor. Annual outdoor adventure trips include a summer Yosemite backpacking trip and the Spring Break Service trip.
UCI CARE provides direct services and campus education for issues related to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, relationship health, stalking, and personal safety. The office provides consultation, individual and group counseling, and advocacy through legal and medical processes. CARE staff also provide awareness and prevention education through workshops and trainings, peer education programs, campuswide events, and passive educational campaigns. Annual events include Take Back the Night, Denim Day California, couples retreats, Yoga for Healing, and the Clothesline Project.
CARE is located at G320 Student Center. All services are confidential and free of charge. For more information call 949-824-7273 or visit the CARE website.
The UCI Career Center assists undergraduate and graduate students with career exploration, internships, job search strategies, and the process of applying for graduate or professional school. Through individual counseling appointments and daily drop-in hours, the Career Center staff helps students to identify skills and interests and learn how to apply them to future careers.
The Career Center provides opportunities for students to connect with employers, alumni, and professionals through workshops, career programs, and career and graduate fairs. UCI students can utilize ZotLink (the Career Center’s job listing service) to find internships, part-time or full-time jobs, and campus jobs. The On-Campus Interview (OCI) program provides an opportunity for students to interview for internship and full-time positions in the Career Center interview rooms. Students can access all job listings and OCI listings at the Career Center website.
Students are encouraged to get career-related work experience to gain new skills, an edge in the job search and, in many cases, income. The Career Center sponsors the non-academic UCDC and Sacramento Internship Programs where students can apply to be part of a summer internship experience in Washington, D.C. or Sacramento.
The Career Center is located on the Ring Mall across from the Student Center and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Typically, drop-in hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., but hours may vary due to campus holidays and Career Center events. For additional information contact 949-824-6881; or visit the Career Center website.
The Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion (CSWHP) strives to be a leader in collegiate health promotion by focusing on the unique and relevant health needs and concerns of UCI students to support their academic success. CSWHP staff educate and empower students to make informed decisions that support their individual health, as well as support and maintain a healthy campus environment.
CSWHP staff promote healthy choices and behaviors by identifying the specific health needs of the campus; utilizing evidence-based wellness and health promotion strategies; disseminating current and accurate health information; facilitating student development and leadership opportunities; and offering innovative campus programming. The CSWHP employs several student staff and has trained peer educators, advises/supports health-related student organizations, and supervises students participating in field study/practicum hours.
CSWHP staff and students present workshops, conduct trainings and classes, and consult with students on their health needs and concerns. Services also include anonymous HIV testing, a lactation station for nursing mothers, a gender-neutral restroom, and a wellness lounge. For additional information visit the CSWHP website .
Child Care Services includes six centers offering programs for children from three months to 12 years of age. The programs are open to children of UCI students, faculty and staff, with priority enrollment and tuition subsidy available to qualifying students at three of the centers. For information contact 949-824-2100; or visit the Child Care Services website.
The Counseling Center is committed to helping students achieve optimal mental health and academic success, personal growth, and increased capacity to cope with the stresses of being a university student. In addition, the Counseling Center strives to contribute to the overall excellence and wellbeing of the UC Irvine community. The services offered by the Counseling Center fall into four categories: time-limited clinical treatment, prevention and outreach programs including workshops and courses; mental health consultation; and mental health and professional training. Services are primarily directed to enrolled UC Irvine students, though our mission includes delivery of services and interaction with faculty and staff in the campus community and students’ family members. In order to optimally serve all of the campus community, our Center operates from a time-limited contemporary counseling model. The Counseling Center is proud to have a multiculturally diverse and interdisciplinary staff which includes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral interns and student volunteers who serve as peer educators and mentors. The Counseling Center’s services are free of charge to currently registered students. Students with chronic and severe mental health issues needing long-term and extensive services are referred to other appropriate community providers. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of Student Services I, and the Counseling Center Annex is located in the Student Center; 949-824-6457; or visit the Counseling Center website.
The Disability Services Center (DSC) determines, provides and coordinates disability related accommodations to ensure access for all UCI students with disabilities. Students with varying disabilities – including those with mobility, visual, hearing, learning, and chronic and mental health conditions – may be eligible for disability-related accommodations, academic adjustments, and auxiliary services through this resource center. Staff assists students from the point of their admission to UCI through graduation. Specialized services may include testing accommodations, priority registration, document conversion, adaptive equipment, assistive technology, notes, interpreters, real time captioning, liaisons with faculty and campus departments, and information regarding disability advocacy in the university setting. The DSC provides assistive/adaptive computer technology and training. There is no cost to the student for the services or accommodations provided by the DSC. Students are responsible for acquainting themselves with the procedures for use of accommodations. These procedures are available on the Disability Services Center website.
Students with disabilities may qualify for reasonable accommodations based on disability-related needs. Students must provide appropriate documentation about their disabilities to the Disability Services Center. Documentation provided to the DSC is confidential. It is the responsibility of the applicant or student to provide this documentation and, if necessary, to cover the cost for such documentation. This includes the cost for learning disability and attention deficit disorder assessments and mental health evaluations. Contact the Disability Services Center or visit the website for more information about disability documentation requirements or to download documentation forms. In most cases there is need for recent documentation about the disability and/or periodic documentation updates. UCI reserves the right to determine the most effective and timely accommodations after consultation with the student about the disability and previous use of accommodations. The provision or use of a disability accommodation does not guarantee or ensure a certain level of achievement for the student. Students with disabilities must meet the same academic standards as all other students. Some academic adjustments or accommodations require approval of the chair or dean of the student’s academic unit.
Students with disabilities who need accommodations (in particular, reading assistance, textbook conversion including e-text and Braille, American Sign Language interpreting services, real-time captioning services, and adaptive computing technology in campus laboratories) that must be planned or arranged in advance of the start of classes should contact the Disability Services Center as quickly as possible after admission to UCI. Failure to do so may delay or in some cases preclude the DSC’s ability to provide certain accommodations. This advance notice also allows the DSC to document needs, discuss service procedures and student responsibilities, and determine the appropriate accommodations.
The Hill, bringing you “books…everything UCI and more,” is UCI’s campus store, owned and operated by the University of California. It has been serving students and the wider UCI community since 1981. Located in the UCI Student Center, The Hill stocks all required and recommended textbooks including new, used, rental and digital options, supplies, and examination materials. The Hill also houses UCI authors and general books of interest. To supplement the educational experience of the UCI community, The Hill hosts an ongoing Author Series. This series attracts authors of local and national stature and supports the academic mission of the University by offering a venue for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty to read and discuss their works.
UCI Anteater apparel and gifts are featured in extensive varieties to boost school spirit and pride. The TechHub, The Hill's computer department, carries an extensive line of computers, software, and accessories. AntTech, The Hill’s technical services center, offers Apple Certified Mac Technicians who service Macs and PCs for customers’ hardware and software support needs.
The Hill is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information contact 949-UCI-Hill (824-4455); email: email@example.com; or visit The Hill website.
From a quick bite to eat to an elegantly served catered meal, UCI Hospitality & Dining Services is here to serve the campus community’s dining needs, offering a variety of locations to fit one’s palette.
Locations are conveniently situated throughout the campus to serve your dining needs. At the Student Center dining options include Subway, Wendy’s, Panda Express, Jamba Juice, Bene Great Pasta, Topio’s Pizza, Organic Greens-to-Go, and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. Starbucks and Zot-N-Go convenience store are located just outside the Student Center, and the C3 Express convenience store is located by Social Sciences Lecture Hall. BC’s Cavern Food Court and Subway are located at Biological Sciences adjacent to Aldrich Park. Cyber A Café can be found in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts neighborhood. Café Med and Med Ed Café are located by the School of Medicine, 20/20 Café at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, and a mini convenience at Gottschalk Medical Plaza. Java City is located at Engineering Quad, and Espress Yourself coffee cart is located in the Berkeley Place courtyard. In the Paul Merage School of Business building, we feature an Au Bon Pain and Starbucks.
Residential Dining commons include Pippin, The Anteatery, and Brandywine. All three locations have theme nights, award-winning chefs, made-to-order meals, and vegetarian and vegan options. The Anteatery and Brandywine offer a late night menu Monday through Thursday. In addition, Pippin Commons features a mini convenience store inside to accommodate students' last minute needs or cravings.
UCI Catering provides a comprehensive list of menu items to choose from or the option to design your own menu; both can be designed to fit your budget or needs. To view the menus, visit the UCI Catering website or call 949-824-1423.
UCI Hospitality & Dining Services is located in G318 Student Center; 949-824-4182; or visit the UCI Hospitality & Dining Services website.
Housing Administrative Services coordinates application procedures and contracts for on-campus housing. Approximately 45 percent of UCI’s student body is housed on campus. For more information, including housing rates for the 2016-17 academic year, visit the Student Housing website.
Residence Halls. In fall 2016, UCI will open three new residence halls, increasing the total number of beds to approximately 4,500 in two residence hall communities – Mesa Court and Middle Earth – which are within walking distance from the center of campus. Each community houses single undergraduates who are primarily freshmen between 17 and 20 years of age. The communities are composed of clusters of small, mostly coed buildings housing roughly 48-95 residents in suite-style layouts. Student rooms feature cable television and Internet connections. Each hall has group study rooms, a living room for meetings or informal gatherings, a small kitchen, and card-operated laundry facilities. Both communities offer recreation rooms with video games, TV, and game tables; volleyball and basketball courts; and staffed computer labs.
Mesa Court and Middle Earth have complete food service and dining commons. Students who live in the residence halls participate in a prepaid meal plan. Meals are served three times daily on weekdays (with limited late night hours) and twice daily (brunch and dinner) on weekends. Menus offer a wide selection of foods served cafeteria style at self-serve cereal, deli, and salad bars, and at cook-to-order serving stations featuring cuisines from all over the world. For more information about meal plan options, visit the UCI Dining website. The halls close during the winter recess, and, although they remain open during the Thanksgiving holiday and the spring recess, no meals are served.
Both Mesa Court and Middle Earth maintain a comprehensive residence life program, designed to help freshmen transition to college. Each hall has a live-in Resident Advisor who provides resources and support to freshmen residents. In each community, special interest halls or hall clusters provide educational programs and informal opportunities to get together with other students who hold similar interests. Community-wide social programs are also offered.
Rates for the 2015-16 academic year (late September through mid-June) were $15,305-$15,710 for a single room; $13,376-$13,781 for a double room; and $11,648-$12,053 for a triple room. (Rates include room and board and vary by the meal plan selected.) Charges are paid in quarterly payments. Rates for 2016-17 will reflect an increase.
Campus Village is an apartment community located in the campus core, next to the Ayala Science Library. Campus Village serves both undergraduate and graduate students, in separate sections of the community. Undergraduate residents must be single under the age of 25, and graduate student residents (including medical and law students, and excluding medical residents and interns) must also be single (and without children). Each two-bedroom apartment is shared by either four undergraduate students or two graduate students. Most units are furnished; all include a bathroom, carpeting, draperies, a stove, and a refrigerator. All apartments provide cable television and Internet connections. The Campus Village Community Center offers a variety of facilities and programs including a fitness center, recreation rooms, study rooms, and a computer lab with Internet access. Rates for the 2015-16 year-round undergraduate contract (June – June), including utilities, were $7,868 per student for a furnished apartment, and $7,022 per student for an unfurnished apartment. Rates for 2016-17 will reflect an increase.
No meal plan is included in the housing contract, however students may purchase a voluntary meal plan through the UCI Dining website. These rates also include utilities and reservation fees.
Arroyo Vista is a community of 42 sponsored academic theme, fraternity and sorority chapter houses for single undergraduates under the age of 25. Each house contains 8, 12, or 16 furnished double-occupancy rooms (bed, desk, and wardrobe closet for each resident). Residents share bathroom facilities on each floor, a spacious living room with fireplace, a study room, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwaves, and laundry facilities. Some houses also offer a two-person suite with a private bathroom. All bedrooms in Arroyo Vista feature cable television and Internet connections. No meal plan is included in the housing contract. Students make their own meal arrangements, choosing to cook for themselves or to purchase a voluntary meal plan through the UCI Dining website.
More than two-thirds of the houses are designated Academic Theme Houses, some of which are sponsored by academic programs. Theme houses offer educational programs that advance both a student’s academic interests and overall University experience. The remaining houses are available to fraternity and sorority chapter organizations; consult individual Greek chapters for information. The rate for the 2015-16 academic year was $6,200 for a double-occupancy room and $7,748 for the two-person suite. Rates for 2016-17 will reflect an increase.
Two on-campus apartment communities serve full-time graduate and medical students, and students with families (married, in a domestic partnership, and/or with custody of minor children). Both of those communities also serve undergraduates with families or who are single and 25 years of age or older. Single graduate students without children may also live in Campus Village apartments. Rental rates in all three communities tend to be lower than for comparable units in the local rental market.
Verano Place offers 852 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. All have carpeting, draperies, a stove and a refrigerator, and provide cable television and Internet connections. They are attractive and considerably lower in rent than comparable units in the local communities. Monthly rents for 2015-16 ranged from $375-$760 for single students sharing an apartment, and from $963-$1,520 for families. Rates for 2016-17 will reflect an increase.
Palo Verde offers 652 apartments for full-time graduate students (single students, students who are married or in a domestic partnership, and those with families). All apartments have carpeting, draperies, a stove and a refrigerator, and provide cable television and Internet connections. Monthly rents for 2015-16 ranged from $644-$1,082 for single students sharing an apartment, and from $821-$1,977 for families. Rates for 2016-17 will reflect an increase.
Campus Village is a mixed community serving both graduate and undergraduate students who are single (and without children). Refer to the Campus Village section above for more details. The 2015-16 monthly rental rate for graduate students living in Campus Village was $745. Rates for 2016-17 will reflect an increase.
Housing information and application instructions are available at the Student Housing website. Undergraduates apply for housing online via the UCI Admissions website after receiving admissions notification and submitting their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Graduate applicants can also find housing information and a link to the online application on the UCI Student Housing website. A $20 nonrefundable processing fee must accompany the housing application when it is submitted.
Two years of on-campus housing are guaranteed to all freshmen, and one year of on-campus housing is guaranteed to transfer undergraduate students who are single, under the age of 25, enrolling for fall quarter, and who meet the housing application and contract deadlines. To qualify for this guarantee, students must apply for housing and submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the stated deadlines: May 1, 2016 for freshmen, and June 1, 2016 for transfer students. Applications received after these dates will be handled in the order received, as space becomes available.
The University of California, Irvine guarantees an offer of on-campus housing to newly admitted fall 2016 Ph.D., M.F.A. and J.D. students. Housing offers will be for one of six graduate housing communities and must be accepted prior to the first day of classes. Guaranteed housing extends until a student’s normative time to degree for their academic program. Newly admitted students must submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) 24 hours before they apply for housing online (beginning March 1, 2016). Guaranteed students must apply by 4:30 p.m., May 1, 2016, and will be notified of their housing community assignment by mid-May. Non-guaranteed students can apply at any time to get on the housing wait-list.
Students who are eligible service members, reservists, and veterans are guaranteed an offer of on-campus housing. Visit the UCI Veteran Services Center website for information or call 949-824-3500.
Vista del Campo, Vista del Campo Norte, Camino del Sol and Puerta del Sol Apartments – four on-campus privately owned complexes managed by American Campus Communities – offer furnished apartments with individual leases for UCI students who are single or married/domestic partners without children. Vista del Campo, Vista del Campo Norte, and Puerta del Sol house both undergraduate and graduate students. Camino del Sol is an undergraduate community. Community information can be found at the Vista del Campo website or call for information: Vista del Campo, 949-854-0900; Vista del Campo Norte, 949-856-4600; Camino del Sol, 949-737-7000; or Puerta del Sol, 949-737-7017.
Services are available to assist students during the application and contracting process, as well as those looking for off-campus housing. The Anteater Housing Network, an online housing and roommate finder, provides easy access to listings of local rental properties as well as message boards to find roommates, sublets, buy/sell furniture, and more. Students must log in with their UCI NetID and password to view listings. The Living Around UCI Guide contains a wealth of information for first-time renters and those new to the area, including a local directory for shopping, banking, utility companies, and other services. For more information, contact a Housing Advisor at 949-824-6811, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Off Campus Housing website.
The UCI Student Center serves as a hub for campus life and community engagement. With over 340,000 square feet of space, the Student Center is home to two food courts, a pub, a games room, a computer lab, a convenience store, study space, The Global Viewpoint Lounge, The Hill (UCI’s bookstore), The UPS Store, UCIMC blood donor center, banking institutions, and a Conference Center with a wide variety of flexible venue spaces and a state of the art audio/visual system. In addition, the Student Center houses campus offices and services including Associated Students (Student Government & Student Media), Student Life & Leadership, Housing Administrative Services, Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Hospitality & Dining Services, the Blackstone LaunchPad Antrepreneur Center, CARE, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, the International Center, and the Veteran Services Center.
The Event Services department, which consists of a team of Certified Meeting Professionals and an experienced operations crew, coordinates approximately 70,000 events each year that are sponsored by student organizations, campus departments and public groups, and are attended by members of the campus and surrounding community. An ACCED-I certified One-Stop-Shop, Event Services assists internal and external clients in coordinating all event production services while having one contract, one contact, and one bill.
For more information visit the Student Center & Event Services website.
All UCI undergraduate students are members of the Associated Students, UC Irvine (ASUCI). ASUCI is the student representative body that advocates to and is liaison between the UCI administration, faculty, and staff.
ASUCI is comprised of three branches of government: the Executive Branch (five elected members and over 60 appointed officer positions), Legislative Council (21 elected members), and the Judicial Board (seven appointed members). Guided by their constitution and by-laws, these student representatives manage the $18 per student quarterly fee (less summer) that supports student life activities, advocacy programs, academic programs, publications/communication, and professional support staff as well as essential campus services. For more information contact the Student Government & Student Media offices at 949-824-2400; email@example.com; or visit the Associated Students, UC Irvine (ASUCI) website.
ASUCI Student Life Activities include annual events such as Shocktoberfest, Homecoming, Wayzgoose, Soulstice, and Summerlands. Ongoing events include such programs as major concerts, “Rally Alley” spirit events before athletic games, Defend the Bren, spirit days, and weekly movie screenings. This organization also sponsors student educational programs such as the Visions Leadership class (1.3 units), Speakers & Debate series, UTeach, and the Anteater Mentorship Program.
ASUCI Advocacy programs include Elections (campus and local), Undergraduate Senate, External Affairs and the Lobby core seminar course (1.3 units), where students travel to Sacramento to represent student issues. The ASUCI Legislative Council nominates undergraduate students for positions on UCI administrative, Academic Senate, and ad hoc committees, and ensures graduate students have a voice in policy and decision-making on the UCI campus.
ASUCI Services include the following:
Club and Organization Accounting: The ASUCI Business Office provides banking and accounting services to registered campus organizations.
Anteater Express: The Anteater Express shuttle program provides alternative transportation service to all students, staff, and affiliated members of the UCI community, with fixed shuttle routes to 60 designated stops on and off campus. The Express Shuttle carried more than two million passengers last year and facilitates campuswide efforts to reduce traffic and improve air quality while helping the UCI community access the services available on campus. For detailed information regarding services, routes, and schedules, visit the Anteater Express website.
Vendor Fair: The Vendor Fair program is a student-run and managed program where students select local vendors and invite them to the UCI campus for one week approximately four times each year.
The Green Initiative Fund (T.G.I.F.): The Green Initiative Fund (T.G.I.F.) is a funding board that allocates money toward sustainable projects and educational programs on campus. Students voted to enact a $3.50 per quarter T.G.I.F. fee to support this program in spring 2009.
The Student Programming Funding Board (S.P.F.B): The goal of this board is to provide funding to campuswide programs coordinated by registered undergraduate organizations that enhance the quality of life, encourage school spirit, and promote social, cultural, and educational development.
Discount Ticket Program: ASUCI offers discount tickets to local attractions which include AMC theaters, Edwards/Regal cinema, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm and more. The program is located in the Student Government & Student Media offices near the Zot Zone and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; telephone 949-824-7555. Tickets can also be purchased online 24-7 at the ASUCI Discount Tickets website, including Disneyland, Legoland, and Universal Studios.
All graduate and professional school students are members of the Associated Graduate Students (AGS). AGS works to improve the graduate student quality of life and functions as a liaison between graduate students and the UCI administration, faculty, and staff by addressing concerns and working to resolve grievances.
AGS also provides graduate students with numerous social and cultural events of benefit to the graduate community. In addition to hosting quarterly social events designed to create a sense of community, the organization allocates funds toward graduate student development and special projects.
The AGS Council nominates graduate students for positions on UCI administrative, Academic Senate, and ad hoc committees, and ensures graduate students have a voice in policy and decision-making on the UCI campus. AGS also works on systemwide issues affecting graduate and professional students by membership in the UC Student Association (UCSA).
For more information, visit the Associated Graduate Students website.
The Associated Medical Students (AMS) Council, along with the AGS Council, represents the medical student body in all matters relating to the UCI campus, the UC Office of the President, and the community. Medical students are members of AGS and have access to those services. In addition, AMS utilizes a portion of the quarterly AGS fee to provide funding for medical student activities that benefit the School of Medicine community.
The School’s Council, along with the AGS Council, represents the graduate Business student body in all matters relating to the UCI campus, the UC Office of the President, and the community. Graduate Business students are members of AGS and have access to those services. In addition, the School’s Council uses a portion of the quarterly AGS fee to provide funding for student activities that benefit The Paul Merage School of Business community.
All UCI Law students are members of the Student Bar Association at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. The Student Bar Association serves as a primary conduit for students to deliver concerns and contribute ideas to the administration. The Student Bar Association distributes funds to student groups to help members pursue their passions within the study of law. As the students, faculty, and administration work to build the law school of the 21st century, the Student Bar Association works to ensure that all students have the support and resources they need to excel.
All students registered in a degree program are eligible to access services at the Student Health Center (SHC), located at the corner of East Peltason and Pereira Drive. The SHC is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). SHC also administers the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP).
Facilities and services at the Student Health Center include outpatient clinics staffed by board certified and/or licensed medical, nursing, and dental professionals; a clinical laboratory; radiology; pharmacy; and insurance office. The SHC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours may be available during the academic year and, if so, they will be posted on the Student Health Center website.
General medical services are offered at the SHC by appointment only and include primary care, women’s health, and men’s health. Urgent conditions are triaged and, if an appointment is available, care is provided immediately. If an appointment is unavailable for an urgent condition, the student would be referred to a local urgent care center. Specialty services are also available by appointment and include psychiatry, dermatology, gynecology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, sports medicine, ear/nose/throat, chiropractic services, nutrition therapy services, and minor surgery. The Nurse Clinic provides immunizations, health screening, travel consultation, and basic health education. The Dental Clinic offers basic dental examination, routine dental cleaning, restorative procedures (fillings and crowns), and selected specialty services.
Full primary health care and ancillary services are available throughout the academic year. Certain specialty care services may be reduced during the summer and, if so, the SHC will provide a referral to a community specialist, if necessary. At the Student Health Center, fees are generally lower than those of comparable services in the community. Students not enrolled in the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) will pay fees for services through their ZotAccount (Campus Billing System) and may submit a claim to their insurance plans for reimbursement. Students who are enrolled in UC SHIP will pay any required co-pays through their ZotAccount (Campus Billing System).
All undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical students are required to carry ACA compliant health insurance. Those students who have private insurance which is ACA compliant may waive enrollment in UC SHIP during established waiver periods that occur prior to the start of each quarter. If approved, the waiver is in effect for the current term and the remainder of the academic year. A new waiver request must be submitted at the beginning of each academic year. Additional information regarding health insurance premiums charged to students who are enrolled in UC SHIP is available in the Expenses, Tuition, and Fees section of this Catalogue and on the Student Health Center website. Information regarding admission health requirements is mailed to new and readmitted students by SHC typically in the month of July prior to the start of the Fall quarter. All new students are required to submit written verification of tuberculosis screening and of required immunizations to the SHC prior to the start of the Fall quarter.
Although not required, all students are encouraged to have an updated physical examination to screen for health problems. The examination may be performed by the student’s own physician or performed at the Student Health Center for a fee. Students enrolled in UC SHIP are covered 100% for this service when performed at the SHC or by a PPO provider. Students transferring from another UC campus where their medical records are on file should have the records transferred to the UCI Student Health Center.
For the most up-to-date information about the Student Health Center and the UC Student Health Insurance Plan, visit www.shs.uci.edu.
UCI students manage five Student Media products on campus, including the weekly campus newspaper entitled the New University, which is distributed every Tuesday in over 80 locations on campus; operate a radio station, KUCI (88.9 FM); produce Anthology, the award-winning UCI yearbook; operate Anteater TV; and produce several Alternative Media newsletters and magazines.