UCI Orientation

Travel, Parking, & Hotel Information

Section 1

Driving to UCI

For 2 day programs (SPOP, TSPOP, and ISPOP):

Enter the following address to park near the Mesa Court Community Center:

Lot 5 Irvine, CA 92617

Follow the blue signs to SPOP Check-In. 

If you are parking your vehicle for the program, a 2-day 1-night parking permit costs $18. Passenger drop off does not require a permit.

For 1 day programs (mini-TSPOP, Parent Orientation Program):

Enter this address to get close to the Student Center Parking Structure:

Student Center 311 W Peltason Dr Irvine, CA 92697

Follow the blue signs to SPOP Check-In.

If you are parking your vehicle, a parking permit costs $13 per car for a 1-day permit.

Please note: Parking fees are subject to change. Please review the Transportation website for up-to-date parking rates and instructions.


Flying to Southern California

Travel arrangements should not be made until your Orientation reservation is confirmed. 

Please note, Orientation does not provide transportation to or from UCI for anyone attending orientation.

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA)

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) is approximately 4 miles from UCI, about a 15 minute drive to campus. We recommend that you use a rideshare service to travel to campus. 

Check-in for SPOP will begin at 7:30 AM. If you are flying into this airport for SPOP and will not arrive on campus before 8:30 AM, please contact us at orientation@uci.edu so we can note your late arrival.

SPOP check-out will conclude by 5:00 PM. We recommend that you schedule your departure flight after 7:00 PM to provide enough time to travel to the airport and check-in to your flight.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 45 miles from UCI. It takes approximately 1-2 hours to travel by car from LAX to UCI. so please plan accordingly.


Hotel Accomodations

On-campus accommodations are only provided to participants during our overnight programs, which include SPOP, TSPOP, and ISPOP. Participants will receive keys to the residence halls at check-in and will return them upon check-out. 

If you require lodging before or after the program, please visit the UCI Local Hotel Directory for a list of hotels in the area with special UCI rates.