UCI Orientation

Parents & Families

Section 1

Welcome Parents, Guardians, & Families!

You've now become part of the UCI family and we’re happy you have joined us. Orientation is an important part of your student’s start at UCI. We want to thank you for being a part of your student’s journey and success. We know that you have played a large part in their life and welcome you to the Anteater family where you will continue playing a part in their success!

We encourage you to participate in a respective Parent Orientation Program, which will provide you with information to help you support your student during their transition to UCI. We offer programs specific to families of first-year, transfer, and international students.


Program Options for Parents & Families

We offer one-day programs for parents and families that run concurrent to all of our student programs. These programs are optional. 

Separate activites for siblings or young children are not provided.


Families of First-Year Students

For parents/guardians whose student is attending SPOP, in addition to the one-day program (Parent Orientation Program), we also offer an overnight program (Overnight Parent & Guardian Orientation Program).

Parent Orientation Program - $57 per guest

  • Includes the one-day program held concurrent to the second day of SPOP and two meals on campus.
  • Available on the second day of every SPOP. Please refer to the First-Year Orientation Program Dates page for more information.

Overnight Parent & Guardian Orientation Program - $305 per guest

  • Includes the two-day program with one overnight on-campus accommodations in the residence halls (separate from students) and four meals on campus.
  • Will only be offered for SPOP 4 (July 27-28) and SPOP 5 (August 2-3).

Orientación en Español - $57 cada persona

  • El programa dura un día completo en el segundo día de SPOP. El programa es ofrecido en español.
  • Fechas de Orientación en Español: SPOP 5 (Agosto 2-3) y SPOP 8 (Agosto 16-17).

Families of Transfer Students

For parents/guardians whose transfer student will be attending TSPOP or mini-TSPOP, we offer a one-day program.

mini-TSPOP Parent Orientation Program - $45 per guest

  • Includes the one-day program and two meals on campus.
  • Program Dates: July 3 and July 6

TSPOP Parent Orientation Program - $57 per guest

  • Includes the one-day program held concurrent to the second day of TSPOP and two meals on campus.
  • Program Date: August 22

Families of International Students

Parent Orientation Program - $57 per guest

  • Includes the one-day program held concurrent to the first day of ISPOP.
  • Program Date: September 17