BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT UC IRVINE

2024 - 2025

 

UCEAP Reciprocity Information

Study Abroad Center (SAC)
1100 Student Services II
Contact the Study Abroad Center
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). Campus-affiliated housing rental agreements last 11.5 months. 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)

Application Deadline

Fall: June 2 - Apply as soon as you activate your UCNetID and email. Students who apply after June 2 will be placed on the waitlist.
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 24, 2024
  • Winter: TBD

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 24, 2024
  • Winter: December 3, 2024

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 23, 2024
  • Winter: January 2, 2025

UCI Study Abroad Center (SAC)

UCEAP Reciprocity Welcome Orientation

  • Fall: September 25, 2024 (4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Humanities Instruction Building, Room H1B 100)
  • Winter: TBD

EAP Exchange Partner Program

International Center (IC) 

iNavigate UCI

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

New student online training 

Complete required trainings assigned to you.

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: June 10, 2024
    • View your enrollment window in your WebReg account.
  • Winter: November 18, 2024
    • 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 16, 2024
    • Winter: Your start date through December 16, 2024
Enrollment Resources
Enrollment notes

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.
  • UCSA (UC Student Association) fee: $7; this fee is not mandatory, and you may opt-out (choose to not participate) before the deadline.
    • Opt-out deadline: prior to Friday of the third week of the term 
  • Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance and Services information.

2024-2025 costs and information are listed below.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

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

Insurance Information

  • Undergraduates: $884.37 per quarter
  • Graduates: $2,280.80 per quarter
Payment Deadlines

Classes will be dropped for payment made after:

  • Fall: September 16, 2024
  • Winter: December 16, 2024
  • Spring: March 17, 2025
Effective Dates
  • Fall: September 16, 2024 - January 1, 2025
  • Winter: January 2, 2025 - March 25, 2025
  • Spring/Summer: March 26, 2025 - September 21, 2025

Immunizations and TB Screening

COVID-19 

Health requirements and recommendations

Deadline

  • Fall: Before arrival on campus
  • Winter: Before arrival on campus

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 Deadlines
  • Fall: August 15, 2024 - September 13, 2024 (Late waiver request through October 13, 2024 with $50 late fee)
  • Winter: November 4, 2024 - December 9, 2024 (Late waiver request through January 8, 2025 with $50 late fee)
  • Spring: February 3, 2025 - March 3, 2025 (Late waiver request through April 2, 2025 with $50 late fee)