UCEAP Reciprocity and Visa & Immigration Information

International Students and Scholars, International Affairs 
Skye Hall  Suite 321 (3rd floor)
Contact your advisor: Kelly Hinosawa
International Student Resources
New Student Resources

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  • Housing is not guaranteed.
  • Rental agreements last 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. Check all terms and conditions.
  • If you apply for more than one housing option, accept only one. You will be financially responsible for all agreements you accept.

University Housing (UC Housing)

Undergraduate/Graduate Students

On-Campus Apartments/Residence Halls

Explore Campus Housing
Apply for Campus Housing

Application Deadline: Apply as soon as you obtain your Net I.D.

Residence Living (UC Affiliated Housing)

International Village

Explore the Village
Apply to the Village

Application Deadline: Apply as soon as you obtain your Net I.D.

Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)

Housing Services Office (Community Living Listings Services)

Explore Community Listings  Find the place that is the right match for you!

Off-Campus Housing Resources

Off-Campus Housing Resources



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 22, 2021
  • Winter: To be announced

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 21, 2021
  • Winter: December 4, 2021

You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the start date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). Students who do not have pre-arranged housing are advised to arrive as early as possible.

Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019)

  • Fall: September 20, 2021
  • Winter: January 3, 2022
International Students and Scholars, International Affairs Events

Orientation - Register here
Fall: September 13, 2021 - September 22, 2021 (live sessions); Dates to be announced.
Winter: January
Fee: $40 (Subject to change)

Fall: September
Winter: January
Instructions: See the list of items required at check-in.  

Move-In Dates

Campus Housing
International Village: By arrangement

Temporary Accommodation Information
Ground Transport to Campus

Enrollment Resources

About ID numbers at UC Riverside

Students must have an ID to enroll in classes. Learn more about UCR ID numbers.

Registering for Classes

Undergraduate Students

Enrolling in Classes

Contact the academic advisor in your host department or college/school. There is no need to wait until your R'Web enrollment period. Academic advisors will assist you with early enrollment, whenever possible.

Enrollment Resources

Graduate Students

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

Student Account

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


  • Student Technology Course Materials Fee (CMF): $4 per unit for undergraduates and $2 per unit for graduates will be billed to your student account. The fee is non-refundable after the third week of instruction.
  • International Student Orientation Fee: $40 (subject to change) will be billed to your student account; orientation includes refreshments.
  • R'Card (ID card): $30 will be billed to your student account.
  • Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance information.

2021-2022 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: $589.26 each quarter
  • Graduates: $1,321.27 each quarter 
Payment Deadlines

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  • Fall: September 15, 2021
  • Winter: December 15, 2021
  • Spring: March 15, 2022
Effective Dates
  • Fall: September 28, 2021 - January 3, 2022
  • Winter: January 3, 2022 - March 23, 2022
  • Spring/Summer*: March 24, 2022 - September 19, 2022

*Insurance under USHIP for eligible students enrolled for the Spring quarter will extend through the end of Summer.

Immunizations and TB Screening

COVID-19 (Resources and video)

Deadline: August 16, 2021

Health Requirements and Recommendations at UC

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: September 12, 2021
  • Winter: December 12, 2021
  • Spring: March 12, 2022

Note: $50 fee for waiver after the deadline through start of instruction.