UCI Orientation

Transfer Orientation

Section 1

Welcome incoming Transfer Students!

It is mandatory for all incoming transfer students to complete a virtual orientation program. There are also several optional, but highly recommended, in-person orientation programs specifically designed for transfer students:

The mandatory 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. All transfer students will be billed the fee for this program.

The optional mini-TSPOP is a 1-day orientation program for transfer students and their families to learn about resources and support available to them at UCI. You will also meet current and incoming UCI students. Students who choose to attend this program will pay the additional fee listed below.

The optional Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (TSPOP) is a 2-day 1-night orientation program specifically for transfer students that runs concurrently to SPOP 9. TSPOP is your opportunity to meet current and other incoming transfer students, learn about the resources available to transfer students, and spend time on campus before starting classes. Students who choose to attend this program will pay the additional fee listed below.

Attending mini-TSPOP or TSPOP is optional, but highly recommended for transfer students. Completing the virtual components of orientation assigned to you on Canvas are mandatory for all students to complete, whether or not you attend orientation in-person.

Transfer students do not receive academic advising at any in-person orientation program. Your academic school will contact you regarding the academic advising and course registration process for transfers. It is mandatory for all students, including transfer students, to complete academic advising before enrolling in classes. If you have any questions regarding academic advising, please contact your academic school.

In order to make a reservation for the optional in-person 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. 

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




Online Transfer Orientation



mini-TSPOP A

Wednesday July 6, 2022

*Student Fee: $50

Guest Fee: $50

mini-TSPOP B

Saturday July 9, 2022

*Student Fee: $50

Guest Fee: $50


Tuesday August 16, 2022 - Wednesday August 17, 2022

*Student Fee: $265

Guest Fee: $57

*mini-TSPOP and TSPOP are optional in-person programs for transfer students. These fees would be charged in addition to the Online Transfer Orientation fee if you choose to attend. 

Program Times


Check-in will begin at 8:15 AM

mini-TSPOP will conclude at 3:00 PM

TSPOP Students:

Check-in on Day 1 begins at 7:30 AM

Check-out on Day 2 is at 5:00 PM

TSPOP Parents/Guardians:

Check-in on Day 2 begins at 8:20 AM

Parent Orientation ends at 5:00 PM