BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT UC IRVINE

2022-2023

 

UCEAP Reciprocity Information

Study Abroad Center (SAC)
1100 Student Services II
Contact your advisor: Ashley Arvanites
Reciprocity Student Resources

Visa and Immigration Information

International Center
G302 Student Center
Contact International Center (IC)
International Student Resources

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Reminders

  • Housing is not guaranteed.
  • A campus housing rental agreement lasts through the end of the academic year (June). If you leave your housing before the end of the agreement, you may be subject to a cancellation fee. Rental agreements in the community may last through August 31, and may not allow for cancellation.  Check all terms and conditions before making a commitment.
  • If you apply for more than one housing option, accept only one. You will be financially responsible for all agreements you accept.

Campus Housing (UC-Housing)

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

Explore Campus Housing

Application Deadline

Fall: June 1- Apply as soon as you activate your UCNetID and email.
Winter: Join the wait list to receive the next available space.

NOTE: If you are an undergraduate student you do not need to submit the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). The SIR has already been submitted for you. 

Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)

Graduate/Undergraduate Students

 

Dates

We strongly urge you to purchase airline tickets AFTER you have obtained your visa and confirmed travel conditions to the US from your home country. When you do purchase a ticket, purchase a refundable/changeable ticket.

When should I arrive?

No later than

  • Fall: September 19, 2022
  • Winter: To be announced

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 20, 2022
  • Winter: December 5, 2022

You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). 

Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019):

  • Fall: September 21, 2022
  • Winter: January 4, 2023

UCI Study Abroad Center (SAC)

UCEAP Reciprocity Welcome Orientation

Fall:  September 20, 2022 (tentative); Location to be announced
Winter: To be announced.

EAP Exchange Partner Program

Fall:  To be announced
Winter: To be announced.

International Center (IC) 

iNavigate UCI

Visa Check-In
Deadline: Complete within 5 days after the DS-2019 start date.

Campus Housing Move-In Dates

Dates vary with housing assignment.

Temporary Accommodation Information

Ground Transport to Campus

Enrollment Resources

Registering for Classes

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Undergraduate

Enrolling in Classes

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

  • Fall: beginning June 2022
    • View your enrollment window in your WebReg account.
  • Winter: beginning November 7, 2022
    • View your enrollment window in your WebReg account.
  • Open Enrollment: After your enrollment window closes, open enrollment times are 7:00 p.m. start date to 5:00 p.m. end date.
    • Fall: Your start date through September 15, 2022.   
    • Winter: Your start date through December 15, 2022.   
Enrollment Resources

Graduate Students

Graduate students usually register after consultation with the department’s graduate advisor. Check with your host department for registration advising.

Student Account

Check your account regularly to pay your fees and avoid late fees.  

Fees
  • 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 and Services information.

2021-2022 costs and information are listed below. Costs and information for 2022-23 are not yet available.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

You will automatically be enrolled in your host university health insurance plan. No action is required.

Insurance Information

  • Undergraduates: $654.06 each quarter
  • Graduates: $1,560.22 each quarter
Payment Deadlines

Late payment fee $50 is assessed after:

  • Fall: September 15, 2021
  • Winter: December 15, 2021
  • Spring: March 15, 2022

Classes will be dropped for payment after:

  • Fall: October 15, 2021
  • Winter: January 21, 2022
  • Spring: April 15, 2022
Effective Dates
  • Fall: September 13, 2021 - January 2, 2022
  • Winter: January 2, 2022 - March 22, 2022
  • Spring/Summer: March 23, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Immunizations and TB Screening

COVID-19 

Health requirements and recommendations

Deadline

  • Fall: September 6, 2021 for COVID-19 vaccination; October 22, 2021 for TB screening and immunizations
  • Winter: January 3, 2022 for COVID-19 vaccination:  February 4, 2022 for TB screening and immunizations
  • Booster deadline: January 31, 2022 

Waiving SHIP

To waive SHIP, you must apply for waiver by submitting documentation of comparable health insurance. Waiver must be approved by your host UC.

Waiver for international students staying in their home country

  • If you are denied a waiver, submit a waiver appeal explaining that you will remain in your home country and study remotely.
Waiver Deadlines
  • Fall: July 26, 2021 - September 10, 2021
  • Winter: November 8, 2021 - December 13, 2021