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UC Irvine Pre-Arrival Instructions

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Contact Information
UCEAP Reciprocity Information:
Study Abroad Center (SAC)
1100 Student Services II 
University of California
Irvine CA 92697-2475
Phone: (949) 824-6343
Contact: Megan Ostovarpour
Visa & Immigration Information:
International Center
G302 Student Center
University of California
Irvine CA 92697-5255
Phone: (949) 824-7249

Resource: A reference guide for new UC Irvine students

Housing is not guaranteed. The standard rental agreement for some housing options is nine months (or until the end of the academic year for students arriving in spring). Students leaving their housing before the end of the agreement may be subject to a cancellation fee.

Campus Housing (UC-Housing)

  • Undergraduate students under 25 years of age
  • Undergraduate students 25 years of age or older
  • Graduate students all ages

Application Deadline: To increase your chances for on-campus housing, submit your application as soon as possible. All applications are placed on a wait list in the order received and room assignments are made as space becomes available.

NOTE: Undergraduate students should disregard the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) return deadline date on the housing application. The SIR is automatically returned for all UCEAP students.

Other Housing Resources (Non-UC Housing)

Students should be aware that this housing is not UC sponsored or endorsed and that it is not advisable to rent prior to arrival when you can visit the rental in person.
Arrival Information & Orientation


When should I arrive?: No later than January 3, 2019; No earlier than December 3, 2018.
You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). Students who do not have pre-arranged housing are advised to arrive early.
Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019): January 2, 2019

UCI Study Abroad Center (SAC) Events

UCEAP Reciprocity Welcome Orientation 

Date: January 4, 2019
Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced (campus map)

Welcome (Back) Event
Date: To be announced
Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced

International Center (IC) Check-In

iNavigate UCI Visa Check-In
Timeline: Complete after arrival in the U.S. no later than 3 days after the program start date on your DS-2019. (See above.)


Housing Move-In Dates

Dates vary with housing assignment.

Temporary Accommodation Information

 Cost of accommodation is subject to change.

Ground Transport to Campus

Costs and times are subject to change.
Study Abroad Center webpage
Course Enrollment

Department Links
Schedule of Classes
Browse Class Websites
Course Catalog
Enrollment Instructions
UCInetID and Password These must be activated before you can use WebReg.
WebReg Enroll online and check your enrollment time ("window").
Prerequisite Clearance Request Form

Enrollment Dates: Begins November 19, 2018
View your enrollment window in your WebReg account: November 12, 2018.

Enrollment Window:  Each student is assigned a 48-​hour enrollment window.
All times are California time.

Open Enrollment: After your enrollment window closes, open enrollment times are 7:00 p.m. start date to 5:00 p.m. end date. 

Undergraduate Advisor Contact Information ("Academic Counselor Listing")
Graduate students
Graduate students usually register after consultation with the department’s graduate advisor. Check with your host department for registration advising.
Financial Information

​​Student Billing System ZOT: View your student account. Financial information is available online. You are responsible for checking your student account regularly and paying any fees that apply.

eTech Fee: $4 per unit up to 15 unit (maximum of $60 per term). Fee will be billed to your student account in the third week of the term.

Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance & Services information below.  

Academic Resources
Academic English Program
This program offers courses and services to help students succeed at UCI.
Health Insurance & Services

2018-19 costs and information are listed below.

Requirement: Students are automatically enrolled in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan unless they complete a waiver form and provide proof of equivalent coverage, and it is approved.

$584 each Fall and Winter quarters, $583 Spring quarter (undergraduates);
$1,348 Fall quarter, $1,347 each Winter and Spring quarters (graduates)

Payment Deadline:
Late payment fee $50 will be assessed after these dates.
Fall quarter: September 17, 2018
Winter quarter: December 17, 2018
Spring quarter: March 15, 2019 

Classes will be dropped for payment after the following dates:
Fall: October 19, 2018
Winter: January 25, 2019
Spring: April 19, 2019

Effective Dates:
Fall: September 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Winter: January 2, 2019 - March 26, 2019
Spring/Summer: March 27, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Health Requirements and Recommendations
Fall Deadline: October 26, 2018
Winter Deadline: To be announced

Insurance Information
Waiver Information
Waiver Criteria
Waiver Worksheet
Glossary of Insurance Terms

Waiver Window:
Fall: June 25, 2018 - September 10, 2018
Winter: November 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018

Student Health Center
Emergency / Urgent Care Centers