Life on Campus


Whether it is meeting new friends in the residence halls, learning about campus life through student initiated programs, securing an internship, or registering for classes, Student Affairs is dedicated to creating a rich experience for the Anteater community. Comprehensive programs and services attract the best, brightest, and most diverse students, promote learning and development, cultivate leadership, foster engagement, cultivate community service and cultural awareness, support physical and mental health and wellness, and enhance the quality of student life.

Student Life & Leadership, Enrollment Management, and Auxiliary Services – all within the Division of Student Affairs – serve to ensure that UCI’s learning and living environment positively contributes to students attaining their academic goals and being prepared for the next stage in their lives, be it attending graduate school or pursuing a fulfilling career.

Student Life & Leadership

Student Life & Leadership is comprised of a number of services including:

These departments offer diverse programs and services which complement and enrich the educational and out-of-class life of UCI students. This is achieved through a comprehensive range of cultural, social, wellness and intellectual opportunities that promote student learning and development. For additional information, visit the Student Life & Leadership website or contact, 949-824-5181.

Office of the Dean of Students

To assist students in becoming more effective leaders, the Office of the Dean of Students offers leadership programs while engaging student issues and concerns. Additionally, the Dean of Students is responsible for upholding the student conduct process and hears student conduct appeals. The Randy Lewis 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 UC Student Regent Recruitment Luncheon is held during the winter quarter, prior to the application deadline. The current UC Student Regent informs interested candidates of the issues of the day and is available for questions and answers. The application for the UC Student Regent position is available at UC Board of Regents 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 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 UCI department to enrich their academic growth and development. 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.

Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs

The Office of Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs 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 and spiritual, community 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 workshops, or visiting the Office of Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs at the UCI Student Center, G306. 

Campus Organizations also sponsors campuswide traditional events like the Anteater Involvement Fair and the Anteater Awards. Students serve as peer advisors through the Student Life & Leadership internship program. In addition to providing campus organization support, the Office of Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs also serves as the hub for student activities related to community service and volunteer projects. Community service initiatives include Alternative Break, where students engage in a week of service during their winter and/or spring break, the Leadership & Community Service Fair, MLK Jr. Day of Service, Engage UCI, and interfaith and community service councils. For additional information, visit the Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs websites.

Campus Organizations

Volunteer Programs 

Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research

The Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research (CBCRR), newly established at UCI in 2016, is the first cultural center of its kind instituted at the university. The guiding vision of the CBCRR is anchored in the notion of the greatest good for the greatest number of students, faculty and staff of African ancestry as well as the broader campus community. The CBCRR offers a safe, vibrant, inclusive, supportive and communal atmosphere for UCI’s diverse Black student body. Our guiding ethos is Ubuntu (“human-ness”) which speaks to the notion that there is a universal bond that connects all African (Black) people, and that there is a common humanity that unites all peoples everywhere. The center provides a space for students that serves as a “home away from home” – a community. The CBCRR’s facilities include a conference room for group meetings and/or studying and a lounge for socializing, virtual computer lab and host of services including psychological support, tutorial assistance and academic advising. The CBCRR’s four pillars – Vitality, Prosperity, Health and Balance – recognize and reinforce our commitment to social justice, health and wellness, interpersonal growth, talent development, transpersonal awareness, community service, academic success and career development.

For additional information contact the Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research, Student Center Annex, 949-824-7196, or visit the CBCRR website.

Center for Student Leadership

The Center for Student Leadership (CSL) is the central hub of student leadership at UCI and new students’ first stop as the center that runs new student orientation. The CSL has been designed to support student leadership programming across the campus by serving as a connection point between students seeking opportunities to develop and apply leadership skills and faculty and staff who oversee leadership and development opportunities. The CSL is committed to supporting every student in their leadership development from orientation through graduation.

The CSL provides assistance and information to students who are in the process of transitioning to UCI from high school or transferring from another college through a variety of orientation programs. Continuing students can benefit from a wide range of leadership programs offered throughout each academic year. The Center for Student Leadership is located in the Anteater Community Resource Center (ACRC). For additional information contact 949-824-3374 or visit the CSL website.

Cross-Cultural Center

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 an inclusive atmosphere and supportive environment for UCI’s diverse student body. It provides meeting space and serves as a “home” for over 50 affiliated student organizations. Center facilities include two conference rooms and an executive boardroom for group meetings, lounges for studying and socializing and a Wellness Room dedicated to our cultural wellness activities. Our values-based programs fall into the following areas: Activism & Social Justice, Education & Empowerment and Community & Diversity. For upcoming programs, follow us on Instagram (@ucicrossculturalcenter) and Facebook (@ucirvineccc), or visit the Cross-Cultural Center website.

Greek Life

The UCI Fraternity/Sorority (Greek) community is a diverse, ambitious and electrifying student population comprised of over 50 fraternities and sororities that strive to uphold the oaths, values and principles they were founded upon. Over 2,300 undergraduates make up the Greek population on campus and are active members in the UCI and Greek communities. Students who join fraternities and sororities gain experience and skills in leadership development, communication, networking and leading change.  For many students, fraternities/sororities become their home away from home.

Fraternity and sorority members strive for high academic achievement and are honored by Order of Omega, UCI's Greek leadership honor society. Three governing councils – Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association and Multicultural Greek Council – represent the fraternities and sororities to the UCI campus and surrounding community. 

Throughout the year fraternity and sorority members raise money for philanthropic organizations and volunteer their time for service organizations. For almost 40 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 beneficiaries of Greek Songfest have been the Child Abuse Prevention Center, Make-A-Wish, Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County and Jesse Rees Foundation. Greek life is a great way to be involved, get engaged on campus and make lifelong friends. Membership in the fraternity or sorority lasts a lifetime.

For additional information, visit the Greek Life website.

International Center

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; submitting a copy of the most recent I-94 document; and for F-1 and J-1 visa holders, completion of the International Center online immigration orientation. 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 (LGBTRC) 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:, or visit the LGBTRC website.

Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct

The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for the campuswide administration of academic and student conduct for both graduate and undergraduate students. Please visit the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct website. Information is also provided in the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students, available from the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct, 949-824-5181, or

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:, 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.

Womxn’s Hub

The Womxn’s Hub aims to advance equality and access to resources for all women, across lines of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, orientation and social class. We want to accomplish this by promoting community consciousness, social justice initiatives and individual growth for all women at UCI.

The center focuses on women-specific needs and ideas through workshops, trainings and space interaction to assist women in discovering their personal empowerment. The space is open and affirming to all who believe in the strength of women, women identified persons and all allies. Stop in for a piece of chocolate, a cup of tea or respite from our chaotic world. 

The Womxn’s Hub is located at 4079 Mesa Rd, 949-824-6000, email: or visit the Womxn’s Hub website.

Wellness, Health, & Counseling Services

CARE (Campus Assault Resources & Education)

UCI CARE provides free and confidential support services to members of the UCI community impacted by sexual assault, relationship abuse, family violence and/or stalking. UCI CARE aims to end these forms of power-based personal violence by engaging the campus community in education, programming and transformative action. 

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.

Campus Recreation

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, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, volleyball and many more. Special events and tournaments range from badminton, bowling, racquetball and swimming to ping pong, 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, Baseball, Basketball, Biking, Boxing, Climbing, Cricket, Dragon Boat, Fencing, Figure Skating, Lacrosse, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Japanese Karate, Kendo, Taekwondo, Wushu, Powerlifting, Roller Hockey, Rowing, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate, Volleyball, Water Polo, 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 Wilderness First Aid 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 groups the chance to test their limits and have fun.

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 rentals. Classes range from beginner to advanced and are offered quarterly. 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 at the city of Newport Beach’s Marina Park. Annual outdoor adventure trips include a summer Pacific Crest Trail backpacking trip and the Spring Break Service trip.

Campus Social Worker

The UCI Campus Social Worker (CSW) is a member of the Wellness, Health and Counseling Services (WH&CS) team and reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor of WH&CS. The CSW provides private support for individual students to access and manage services during a medical, physical, familial, financial or emotional crisis. This position helps students navigate their relationships and responsibilities with UCI academic and administrative departments and when necessary, with outside community agencies. The CSW serves as the point of contact for students when coordinating and monitoring the delivery of services so that students can meet their academic and personal goals. As a liaison, the CSW interfaces with a full range of academic and student affairs units that are involved in the intervention or care of the student population.

Services and responsibilities of the CSW include: consultation and resource referral, web resources, case management and coordination of resources upon student death.

Referral to the Campus Social Worker can be made by UCI faculty or staff only. Generally, students may not self-refer. Please call 949-824-0101, or visit the CSW website for more information.

Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion

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, 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, distribution of free condoms, smoking cessation services, a lactation station for nursing parents, and a gender-neutral restroom. For additional information visit the CSWHP website.

Child Care Services

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.

Counseling Center

The mission of the Counseling Center is to help students achieve optimal mental health and academic success, personal growth and increased capacity to cope with the stresses of being a university student. The Counseling Center also 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 training. Services are primarily directed to enrolled UCI students, though our delivery of services includes students’ partners and 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 or complex mental health issues needing long-term or 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 on the fourth floor of the Student Center, 949-824-6457, or visit the Counseling Center website.

Disability Services Center

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.

Additional information is available from the Disability Services Center: 949-824-7494 (voice), email:, or visit the Disability Services Center website.

Respondent Services

The UCI Respondent Services office (RS) is part of the Wellness, Health and Counseling Services (WH&CS) team.

Respondent Services provides assistance for students, faculty or staff navigating personal, academic and disciplinary impacts of being alleged respondents in sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and dating/domestic violence cases.

Respondent Services include: helping respondents understand their rights; explaining and helping navigate the investigation and adjudication processes, including accompanying respondents to formal hearings; assisting with securing interpreter/translation services and referring respondents to campus and community resources, such as for psychological counseling, legal services (including help understanding and complying with protection orders), alternative housing, academic changes and other needs.

Please call 949-824-5208, or visit the RS website for more information.

Student Health Center, UC Student Health Insurance Plan & Admission Health Requirements

All matriculated students registered in a degree program and extension students are eligible to access services at the Student Health Center (SHC). Located at the corner of East Peltason and Pereira Drives (building 5 on the campus map), SHC also includes a state-of-the-art dental clinic located in building 6 across the street at the same intersection. The SHC is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). SHC also administers the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP).

Student Health Center

SHC includes outpatient clinics staffed by board certified and/or licensed medical, nursing, and dental professionals; a clinical laboratory; radiology; pharmacy; and insurance services office to assist students in navigating UC SHIP and in obtaining referrals to outside specialists. 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 will be posted on the Student Health Center website. General medical services are offered at the SHC by appointment only and include primary care and women’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 surgical procedures. The Nurse Clinic provides immunizations, health screening/clearances, 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. SHC fees are generally lower than those of comparable services in the community. SHC only submits claims to the UC SHIP insurance plans. SHC does not bill 3rd party insurance plans. Therefore, 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 and/or coinsurance through their ZotAccount (Campus Billing System) after SHC receives payment from the UC SHIP carrier (typically 3-4 weeks following the date of service).

University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)

All undergraduate, graduate, law and medical students are required to carry health insurance that complies with waiver criteria established by UC. All students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP. Those students with other health insurance that meets the waiver criteria 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 and related fees that are 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.

University of California Mandatory TB Screening and Immunization Requirements

UCI is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students, the campus community and beyond. In order to protect the campus from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, ALL incoming undergraduate and graduate students are REQUIRED to obtain four (4) specific vaccines and undergo screening for Tuberculosis or provide documentation demonstrating compliance with these requirements. (Medical students have separate admission health requirements that are established by the School of Medicine.) Students who do not comply with these admission health requirements by the published deadlines will be subject to a Type 2 academic hold. Students must enter their immunization and TB screening information and upload copies of their immunization records directly into their secured SHC electronic health record through the Wellness, Health and Counseling Services Student Portal. Students will be able to access the portal once they have obtained their UCINetID and once their student status has been changed from “applicant” to “student”. (Medical students are not able to submit their health records electronically to SHC at this time.)

Although not mandatory, all students are encouraged to have an updated physical examination to screen for health problems. Students enrolled in UC SHIP are covered 100% for this service when performed at the SHC or by a PPO provider. If the student is enrolled in UC SHIP and has had a recent physical examination or other medical services, they are encouraged to submit copies to SHC for inclusion in your SHC electronic medical record. 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, admission health requirements and the UC Student Health Insurance Plan, visit the Student Health Center website.

Auxiliary Services

Come by and visit The Hill, located in the UCI Student Center next to Starbucks. We carry all required and recommended course materials including new, used, rentals and ebook options. We Price Match textbooks with Amazon and

The Hill offers a wide selection of UCI clothing and school spirit gifts and accessories. We carry popular brands such as Adidas, Champion and Under Armour. We also have a general reading section and showcase a variety of UCI faculty authors.

Within the store, you will find TechHub, an Apple authorized campus dealer. In addition to Apple you will find various other laptop and tablet brands and accessories. AntTech, The Hill’s technical services center, is staffed by Apple Certified Mac Technicians who service Macs for customers’ hardware and software support needs.

The Hill is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 8-5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Store hours may vary during the holiday breaks and extend for the first week of classes.

For additional information contact 949-UCI-Hill (824-4455), or visit

Hospitality & Dining Services

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. 20/20 Café is located at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, and a mini convenience store 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. At the new Division of Continuing Education building, you can grab a cup of coffee at the Bridge Café.

Residential Dining commons include Pippin within Middle Earth Housing and The Anteatery at Mesa Court Towers. Both locations have theme nights, award-winning chefs, made-to-order meals and vegetarian and vegan options. The Anteatery offers 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.

Student Center & Event Services

The UCI Student Center serves as a hub for campus life and community engagement. With over 340,000 square feet of space, The center is home to two food courts, a pub, the Esports Arena, 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, including a 425-seat theater with 7.1 Dolby surround sound. In addition, the Student Center houses campus offices and services including Student Government & Student Media, Student Life & Leadership, Housing Administrative Services, Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Hospitality & Dining Services, CARE (Campus Assault Resources and Education), the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC), the International Center, the Veteran Services Center and a satellite office for Wellness, Health & Counseling Services.

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 attended by members of the campus and surrounding community. Student Center & Event Services is recognized by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) as a certified venue. 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.

Student Government & Student Media

Associated Students (ASUCI)

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), Senate (28 elected members) and the Judicial Board (seven appointed members). Guided by their constitution and by-laws, these student representatives manage the $21.35 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, or visit the ASUCI website.

ASUCI Student Life Activities include annual events such as Welcome Week, Shocktoberfest, Homecoming, 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 and the Anteater Mentorship class (1.3 units).

ASUCI Advocacy programs include Elections (campus and local), Undergraduate Senate and External Affairs, where students travel to Sacramento to represent student issues. The ASUCI Senate nominates undergraduate students for positions on UCI administrative, Academic Senate and ad hoc committees, and ensures undergraduate 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 a “pure electric”, 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 Anteater 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: 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, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm and more. The program is located in the Student Government & Student Media offices near the ATMs and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; telephone 949-824-2400. Tickets can also be purchased online 24-7 at the ASUCI Discount Tickets website, including Legoland and Universal Studios.

Associated Graduate Students

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.

Associated Medical Student Government

The Associated Medical Student Government (AMSG), 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, AMSG utilizes a portion of the quarterly AGS fee to provide funding for medical student activities that benefit the School of Medicine community.

For more information, visit the Associated Medical Student Government website.

The Paul Merage School of Business Student Association

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.

For more information, visit the Merage Student Association website.

The Student Bar Association

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.

Student-Produced Media

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.

Student Housing

On-Campus Housing

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 current academic year, visit the Student Housing website.

Undergraduate Housing

Residence Halls. Mesa Court and Middle Earth are two residence hall communities, housing roughly 4,900 single undergraduates who are primarily freshmen between 17 and 20 years of age. Both communities are within walking distance from the center of campus. Most of the halls (a.k.a., “classic halls”) are co-ed buildings housing roughly 50-118 residents in suite-style layouts. Each hall has group study rooms, a living room for meetings or informal gatherings, a small kitchen, and card-operated laundry facilities. The Mesa Court Towers (opened in fall 2016) each house roughly 350 students on five residential floors, with access to amenities on each floor. Student rooms feature cable television and Internet connections. Both communities offer recreation rooms, a fitness center, staffed computer labs and outdoor recreation space. Middle Earth has begun construction of two residential towers that will open in fall 2019, adding roughly 475 bed spaces to that first-year community.

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 cook-to-order serving stations featuring cuisines from all over the world and self-serve cereal, deli and salad bars. 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 (RA) who provides resources and support to freshmen residents. (Larger “tower” halls have multiple RAs.) 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 classic halls in the 2017-18 academic year (late September through mid-June) were $16,946-$17,396 for a single room; $14,810-$15,260 for a double room; and $12,896-$13,346 for a triple room. Rates for rooms in Mesa Court Towers were $14,063-$14,498 for a triple room and $12,746-$13,196 for a quad room. (Rates include room and board and vary by the meal plan selected.) Charges are paid in quarterly payments. Rates for 2018-19 will reflect an increase.

Campus Village is an apartment community located in the campus core, next to the 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. Each two-bedroom/one-bathroom undergraduate apartment is shared by four students. Undergraduate apartment units are furnished and include carpeting, draperies, a stove, microwave and a refrigerator. All apartments provide cable television and Internet connections. Community facilities include a Wellness Center, study rooms and the Campus Village Community Center, which hosts a fitness center, recreation rooms and a computer lab with Internet access. Rates for the 2017-18 year-round undergraduate contract (June – June), including utilities, were $8,558 per student for a furnished apartment. Rates for 2018-19 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 located on the first floor. 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 departments. 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 2017-18 academic year was $6,731 for a double-occupancy room and $8,405 for the two-person suite. Rates for 2018-19 will reflect an increase.

Graduate/Family Housing

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 1062 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 2017-18 ranged from $395-$802 for single students sharing an apartment, and from $1,016-$1,604 for families. Rates for 2018-19 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 2017-18 ranged from $619-$1,141 for single students sharing an apartment, and from $866-$2,085 for families. Rates for 2018-19 will reflect an increase.

Campus Village is a mixed community of 200 apartments (including 50 graduate units) serving both graduate and undergraduate students who are single (and without children). Refer to the Campus Village section above for more details. The 2017-18 monthly rental rate for graduate students living in Campus Village was $786. Rates for 2018-19 will reflect an increase.

To Apply

Housing information and application instructions are available at the UCI 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 enrolling for fall quarter and who meet eligibility requirements and submit their housing application and contract by stated 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, 2018 for freshmen, and June 1, 2018 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 every newly-admitted, full-time Ph.D., M.F.A., J.D., and Prime-LC M.D. student. Guaranteed housing offers will be made for enrollment in Fall only and cannot be deferred. Ph.D. and Prime-LC M.D. students who accept this housing offer will be guaranteed placement in on-campus housing for one year less than normal time to degree (NTTD-1) for their academic program, and M.F.A. and J.D. students will be provided with housing for their academic programs’ normal times to degree, up to three years (NTTD). Students must maintain good academic standing to continue to qualify for the guarantee. Newly admitted students must submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) 24 hours before they apply for housing online. The housing application for fall opens March 1, and guaranteed students must apply by 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time), May 1 to receive a guaranteed housing offer. Non-guaranteed students can apply at any time after March 1 to get on the housing waitlist.

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.

Alternative Housing on the UCI Campus

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 online (go to for links) 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.

Housing Administrative Services

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. For more information, contact a Housing Advisor at 949-824-6811, send email to, or visit the Off Campus Housing website.

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