UCI Orientation

Welcome

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Welcome to UC Irvine New Student Orientation!

We are thrilled you are considering UCI as one of your college options. We have different programs for incoming Freshmen and Transfers. If you are a graduate student, please see Graduate Student Orientation.

Please note that you do not yet have access to make an Orientation reservation. You will hear from us about one week after the SIR Deadline (May 1st, 2018).
Timeline.. 5/8 welcome email. May 17 instructions email. Late May Early June reservation windows.

What Program and Information is Right for Me?

2018 Summer Orientation Dates

July 6 mini-TSPOP A (mini-Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program)
July 10 mini-TSPOP B (mini-Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program)
July 16 - 17 SPOP 1
July 20 - 21 SPOP 2
July 24 - 25 SPOP 3
July 30 - 31 SPOP 4
August 3 - 4 SPOP 5 (Additional Parent Spanish Program Offered)
August 8 - 9 SPOP 6
August 13 - 14 SPOP 7
August 18 - 19 SPOP 8 (Additional Parent Spanish Program Offered)
August 22 - 23 SPOP 9
August 27 - 28 SPOP 10
August 27 - 28 Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (TSPOP)
September 18 - 20 International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP)

Freshmen Students

It is MANDATORY for all freshmen students to attend an orientation program. They must attend either the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) or the International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP). 

Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) 
The Student Parent Orientation Program, or SPOP, is a mandatory two-day and one-night program for domestic and international students. Parents and guardians may attend on Day 2 of the program. 

Students who attend SPOP must attend a program at which their academic school is present. Not all academic schools will be present at each SPOP. Academic school participation will be posted in May. 

Two Spanish programs will be offered for parents and guardians on Day 2 of SPOP 5 (Saturday, August 4th) & SPOP 8 (Sunday, August 19). To learn more about Spanish SPOP, please click here

International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP) 
The International Student Parent Orientation Program, or ISPOP, is a mandatory three-day and two-night program for international students who cannot attend a SPOP. ISPOP will take place from September 18 - 20 and is only open to international students. 

Transfer Students

Transfer orientation programs are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, but optional, for transfer students. 

mini-Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (mini-TSPOP) 
The mini-Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program is a one-day program for Transfer students, parents and guardians. mini-TSPOP is an opportunity to connect with essential campus resources, staff, faculty, and current students. Please contact your academic school directly for more information about Academic Advising: HERE 

Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (TSPOP) 
The Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program, or TSPOP, is a two-day and one-night program for transfer students. Parents and guardians may attend on Day 2 of the program. 

Please note that you do not yet have access to make an Orientation reservation. You will be emailed with more information after the SIR deadline. Thank you for your patience. 

2018 Program Fees

SPOP/TSPOP Student (Day 1-Day 2 | Overnight) $305*
SPOP Parent (Day 1-Day 2 | Overnight) $305
SPOP/TSPOP/ISPOP Parent/Guardian (Day 2 only) $57
ISPOP Student (Day 1-Day 3 | Overnight) $400
mini-TSPOP (Student/Parent/Guardian) $45


*Some students will qualify for a reduced scholarship rate for SPOP.