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UC Irvine Pre-Arrival Instructions


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
E-mail
Website
Visa & Immigration Information:
International Center
G302 Student Center
University of California
Irvine CA 92697-5255
Phone: (949) 824-7249
E-mail
Website

 
Resource: A reference guide for new UC Irvine students

Housing
Housing is not guaranteed. 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
Website

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. 
Application Notes: Use your application ID number (obtained from your home university international office) and your student ID number (located in your UCI acceptance letter) to login.
  
Notification of Housing Assignments: Successful applicants will receive notification by e-mail. Check your e-mail every day if you are traveling over the holidays. The housing contract must be returned with the reservation fee by the deadline on the contract. See special instruction on deadlines and contracts.

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

Dates

When should I arrive?: No later than January 5, 2017
 
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 4, 2017
 

UCI Study Abroad Center (SAC) Events


UCEAP Reciprocity Welcome Orientation (Mandatory)

Date: January 6, 2017
Time: 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Student Services II, Room 1010AB (#105 on campus map)
Notes: Get answers to your questions about course enrollment, health insurance, obtaining a UCI student identification card and much more. There will be a campus tour so wear comfortable shoes.
 
Welcome (Back) Breakfast
Date: January 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Student Services II patio
Notes: Meet other reciprocity students and UCI study abroad returnees at a free breakfast. You may join the breakfast at any time.
 

International Center (IC) Check-In

iNavigate UCI Visa Check-In (Mandatory)
Timeline: Complete after arrival in the U.S. no later than 3 days after the program start date on your DS-2019.  (See above)
 
Instructions: See the list of iNavigateUCI modules and the documents you must upload.
 
iNavigateUCI is the International Center’s electronic visa check-in process. This process is required for all new international students and used to report your arrival to the Department of Homeland Security and to "activate" your SEVIS record.
 

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: Read all instructions carefully before attempting to enroll.
UCInetID and Password These must be activated before you can use WebReg.
WebReg Enroll online and check your enrollment time ("window").
Enrollment Tutorial
Calendar
Prerequisite Clearance Request Form

Enrollment Dates: Begins November 14, 2016; View your enrollment window in your WebReg account starting November 7, 2016.

Enrollment Widow:  Each student is assigned a 48-​hour enrollment window.
All times are California time. You must convert the listed times to your local time zone.

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

You will receive your UCI student ID number from the UCI campus by e-mail. Your UC application ID number can be obtained from your home university international office.
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

2016-17 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.

Cost: $559 per quarter in Fall, $558 per quarter in Winter, Spring (undergraduates); $1,307 per quarter (graduates)

Billing: Each quarter

Payment Deadline:
Students arriving fall
Fall quarter: October 3, 2016
Winter quarter: December 15, 2016
Spring quarter: March 15, 2017

Students arriving winter
Winter quarter: January 17, 2017
Spring quarter: March 15, 2017

Payment may be made at the Central Cashier's Office upon arrival at UCI. Wait until the first day of the quarter to make payment. Payment cannot be made by credit card. See detailed payment information.

Classes will be dropped and a late payment fee of $50 will be assessed after the following dates:
Fall: October 3, 2016
Winter: December 15, 2016
Spring: March 15, 2017

Effective Dates:
Fall: September 19, 2016 - January 3, 2017
Winter: January 4, 2017 - March 28, 2017
Spring/Summer: March 29, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Insurance Information

Health Requirements and Recommendations (Mandatory)​
Submit documents by end of January.

Waiver Information
Waiver Criteria
Waiver Worksheet
Glossary of Insurance Terms

Waiver Window:
Fall: June 20, 2016 - September 9, 2016
Winter: November 7, 2016 - December 9, 2016
Spring: February 6, 2017 - March 10, 2017