UCI Orientation

UCI Orientation

Section 1

Welcome Incoming Students!

Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) is UCI's summer orientation program for incoming undergraduate students! This summer, all SPOPs will be hosted remotely.

SPOP will consist of online modules, opportunities to meet with current and other incoming students virtually, and more!

Select either First-Year, Transfer, Fees, or Parents to learn more information.

A blue button with white text that says First-Year  A blue button with white text that says Transfer  A blue button with white text that says Fees.  A blue button with white text that says Parents.


First-Year (Freshman) Students

Program Information

All first-year students are required to complete their SPOP.

Orientation will consist of two parts:

  1. SPOP Canvas
  2. Academic Advising and Course Registration with the school of your major

SPOP Canvas

You will have access to SPOP Canvas starting July 15. We will be releasing content on Canvas for you to complete on your own time! 

We will also be hosting Zoom calls to meet other current and incoming students! This schedule will be available on Canvas.

Canvas Module Schedule

Date Range Module
July 15 - 20 Welcome & Orientation Overview
July 29 - August 3 Health, Wellness, & Safety
August 12 - 17 Campus Life, Resources, & Community
August 26 - 31 Academic Life, Opportunities, & Resources
September 9 - 14 What to Expect in the Fall

Academic Advising

Visit our Academic Advising Overview page for more information.



Transfer Students

Program Information

Orientation will consist of two parts:

  1. Academic Advising and Course Registration with the school of your major (mandatory)
  2. TSPOP Canvas (optional but highly recommended!)

Academic Advising

Your academic school will contact you with more information. If you have questions, please reach out to your advisors directly.

TSPOP Canvas

All transfer students will be assigned to a TSPOP Canvas. Completion is optional but highly recommended!

You will have access to TSPOP Canvas in mid-July. Modules will be released throughout the summer which you can complete on your own time!

We will also be hosting Zoom calls to meet other current and incoming students! 



Reservations & Fees

Program Fees

There will be no fees for SPOP or TSPOP for summer 2020.

Program Assignment

You will not need to make a reservation for SPOP. Check your Orientation Dashboard to find your assigned SPOP.

For First-Year Students:

First-Year students will be assigned to SPOP 1 through SPOP 10.

For domestic first-years, your SPOP will determine when you will receive academic advising and sign up for classes for Fall Quarter. View the schedule on our Academic Advising page.

For international first-years, your academic advisors will contact you directly with instructions on how to sign-up for classes.

For Transfer Students:

All transfer students have been assigned to TSPOP A through TSPOP F. 




Parent/Guardian Website

This website, which will launch in August, will have information relevant to parents, guardians, and family members in both English and Spanish.

You can sign-up parents or guardians for notifications of new content and special events using the Parent/Guardian tab on your Orientation Dashboard.

Para auyda en Español, escribir un correro electronica a Andrea M. Reyes: andreamr@uci.edu.