Welcome to the UC Irvine info page for new student orientation! We are thrilled you are considering UCI as one of your college options. We have different programs for incoming Freshmen, Transfers, and International Freshmen. There is a fee to attend each of these programs and they will be set by early Spring. See below for more basic information!
The Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) is offered many times each summer in July and August and is mandatory for all freshmen. SPOP offers a comprehensive orientation to UCI. Academic advising, program planning and class registration are part of all the programs for freshmen. Campus tours, social activities, and meeting current and new UCI students are also a part of SPOP. You can attend SPOP with or without your parents/guardian...whatever works for you! (Students participating in CAMP or Summer Bridge do not attend SPOP.)
2014 SPOP Dates
- SPOP1 - 7/16 - 7/17
- SPOP2 - 7/22 - 7/23
- SPOP3 - 7/26- 7/27
- SPOP4 - 7/30 - 7/31
- SPOP5 - 8/5 - 8/6
- SPOP6 - 8/9 - 8/10
- SPOP7 - 8/13 - 8/14
- SPOP8 - 8/18 - 8/19
- SPOP9 - 8/22 - 8/23
ISO provides participants with a comprehensive orientation to UCI that has been specifically tailored to the needs to international students who are new to the U.S. The program includes room and board for students during the program period.*** Because ISO takes place in September, students who attend the program will receive academic advising and enroll in classes earlier in the summer via a special webinar. ISO includes an academic advising review session as well as an opportunity to meet with the international student liaison in the school of your major. Campus tours, social activities, information on getting around Irvine and meeting current and new UCI students are also a part of ISO. ISO is a program for freshmen international students only. There is no parent/guardian component to ISO.
2014 International Student Orientation Date
- September 22 - 24
The transfer experience at UCI should be positive and enriching, both academically and socially. This year we are offering new transfer students two options for orientation - Transfer Success and Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (T-SPOP). Both orientation programs are optional. Academic advising is NOT included in either of these programs, but is mandatory. Please contact the school of your major for academic advising information.
Transfer Success is a half-day orientation that will provide you with information about UCI resources, the opportunity to meet current UCI students and other new transfers, and a chance to ask all your questions before classes begin!
Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (T-SPOP) is a 2-day-1-night orientation program that includes all the elements of Transfer Success, plus social activities and a second day of workshops on a range of helpful topics.
2014 Transfer Success Dates
- July 1
- July 11
2014 Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program Date
- August 22 - 23
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