UCI Orientation

Orientation 2022

Section 1

Welcome New Anteaters!

Welcome to UCI and the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP)! Orientation is your opportunity to learn about how to navigate the campus, access academic and campus resources, meet current students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, and find community here at UCI. SPOP is our first-year orientation program, but we also have Transfer SPOP (TSPOP) and International SPOP (ISPOP) to cater to those specific communities. We’re so excited to have you join our Anteater Family!


This summer all incoming students are required to complete an online orientation program, which will be hosted on Canvas. 

All incoming first-year students are also required to attend an in-person orientation program. In order to make a reservation, please go here: reserve.orientation.uci.edu. Note that you will not be able to make a reservation until your window opens.

For transfer students, it is optional but highly encouraged to  attend an in-person orientation. In order to make a reservation for these programs, please go here: reserve.orientation.uci.edu. Note that you will not be able to make a reservation until your window opens. If you not plan to attend an optional in-person orientation, please continue to check your UCI email for access to your online orientation in the near future. You will receive seperate emails from your school about completing acadmic advising and course registration. 

Orientation staff cannot make a reservation on your behalf. Please do not book travel accommodations to UCI until your reservation is confirmed.

If you are a graduate student, please visit the Graduate Division website for more information.


The UC system has a policy requiring students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before starting courses at UCI. We highly encourage you to receive your vaccines before you attend any of our in-person programs to ensure you're as safe as possible, though it is not required to be vaccinated in order to attend your summer orientation.

We also encourage you to complete the verification or exception process with UCI as soon as possible. You can find information about the policy and there verification/exceptions process here.


Please use the navigation bar at the top of this page to learn more about your orientation program!