UCI Orientation

International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP)

Section 1

International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP) Schedule

The International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP) is designed specifically for new international freshmen who have not lived in the U.S. for a significant amount of time.

International freshmen who did not attend high school in the U.S. are required to attend ISPOP.

International freshmen who did attend high school in the U.S. are encouraged to attend SPOP, but can attend ISPOP if they are not available for SPOP.

*Please note, the following is an example schedule. The timing of events may vary.*


International Freshmen

September 18 - Day 1 (of 3)                                                                                    Parent Program Day 1 ONLY                                                           

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ISPOP Program Check-In & Housing Check-In**

Check-in locations will be based on your Fall Academic Year Housing assignment (Mesa Court, Middle Earth, Arroyo Vista, Campus Village).

Students living off-campus for the Fall quarter will check-in at Mesa Court.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

ISPOP Welcome Ceremony

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Resource Fair (Campus Departments, Cellphone Carriers and Banks)
  • Campus Tours 
  • Workshop Sessions*
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Workshops*

September 19 - Day 2 (of 3)

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Academic English Placement Exam 

*ISPOP Participants will be automatically registered for the Academic English Placement Exam at this date and time* 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch 
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Academic Sessions

  • Meet Your Academic Counselors
  • Introduction to U.S. Classroom Culture 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Evening Workshops *
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM ZotFest: Student Center Activities

September 20 - Day 3 (of 3)

 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Workshops*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ISPOP Closing Activities
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Parents/Families Lunch (Optional)

1:00 PM

Parent/Families Check-In

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Parents/Families ISPOP Welcome Ceremony

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Resource Fair (Campus Departments, Cellphone Carriers and Banks)
  • Campus Tours 
  • Workshop Sessions*

5:00 PM

Evening Reception (Co-hosted by Office of Parent Engagement)

Join us for the Welcome Picnic: 

IC Welcome Picnic for International Students

      

**The housing communities will close at 5 PM and it will not be possible to check into ISPOP between 5 PM on Sept. 18th to 8 AM on Sept. 19th. Students who will be living on-campus during the academic year will stay in their academic year room at ISPOP. This includes students living in Mesa Court, Middle Earth, Campus Village, and Arroyo Vista. More information can be found in our FAQ.
Please Note:
If you are living off-campus for the academic year, your check-in location will be at Mesa Court. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation after ISPOP ends. 

*Workshop information will be shared at a later time. This site will be updated with more information as it becomes available. Please check often. See you this summer!