UCI Orientation

International Orientation

International Orientation

Welcome incoming International Students!

It is mandatory for all incoming first-year students, including international students, to attend an orientation program:

The International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP) is a 2-day 1-night orientation program designed specifically for international first-year students who did not attend high school in the U.S. Participants will receive important information and resources to help them transition to UCI and will also learn from our student volunteers, staff, and faculty about student life, as well as campus and U.S. culture. Since it is unfair to ask international students to travel to UCI for orientation, we offer ISPOP right before the start of Fall Quarter. Students living on campus will be moving into their academic year spaces during ISPOP. If you will be living off-campus, you will be staying in on-campus housing overnight during ISPOP and can return to your off-campus housing after ISPOP. 

The Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) is a 2-day 1-night orientation program that includes academic advising, course registration, information on important student resources and services, social activities, and lots of opportunities to make friends with incoming and current UCI students! International students are also welcome to attend SPOP. If you are interested in attending SPOP, please see the First-Year Orientation page for more information. You are not required to attend both.

This year, Orientation will be hosted in-person on campus! There will also be several online components to orientation for students to complete at their own pace throughout the summer. 

The in-person portion of ISPOP includes an academic review session, workshops and presentations on UCI resources, and the opportunity to meet current and incoming UCI students!

The online portion of orientation will be hosted on Canvas. This will help you get familiar with Canvas before classes begin. The content assigned to you on Canvas will help you prepare for life at UCI, and you will be able to complete it at your own pace during the summer. 

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.

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

Program Dates and Fees





Tuesday September 13, 2022 - Wednesday September 14, 2022 

Students: $345

The check-in and check-out times for ISPOP will be available later this summer!