LIFE ON CAMPUS
UCI students publish the weekly campus newspaper entitled the New University; operate a radio station, KUCI (88.9 FM); produce Anthology, the UCI yearbook; and produce various club and organization communications.
The UCI Bookstore, located in the UCI Student Center, stocks all required and recommended course books for classes taught at UCI. In addition, the Bookstore features an extensive selection of general and technical books, medical books, periodicals, computers, software, school supplies, UCI clothing and insignia items, and gifts and greeting cards. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; telephone (949) 824-BOOK; World Wide Web: http://www.book.uci.edu/. Electronic inquiries and orders may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCI Career Center
Students are strongly encouraged to visit UCI's Career Center early in their academic career. The Center assists undergraduate and graduate students with career decision-making and career planning through individual counseling, workshops, career programs, career fairs, employment opportunities, and graduate and professional school information. Vocational interest inventories are also available on a fee-for-service basis. The Center provides students many opportunities to connect with employers, alumni, and professional and graduate schools. The Center assists students seeking part-time and full-time employment opportunities; teaches job search skills and interviewing techniques; and provides job listings and offers an on-campus interview program (OCI). Students may easily access all job listing using their student ID number via ZotLink on the Career Center's Web site at http://www.career.uci.edu/.
The Center's Internship Program provides UCI students with opportunities to obtain career-related work experience in business, industry, and government. The Center also sponsors the non-academic UCDC and Sacramento Internship Programs which select UCI undergraduate and graduate students for summer internships in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the activities that shape and implement the nation's future course.
Another advantage the Career Center offers is an online letter of recommendation service. This service allows for managing the storage and mailing of letters of recommendation for graduate students who are seeking employment in higher education and undergraduates who are planning to apply to graduate and professional programs. This service is available for a fee. For more information, call (949) 824-6883.
In addition, the Center offers services and programs to meet specialized needs of specific student populations, including disabled, women, culturally diverse, and disadvantaged students. The Career Center is located on Ring Road across from the Student Center and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; telephone (949) 824-6881; World Wide Web: http://www.career.uci.edu/.
Child Care Services
Child Care Services includes six Centers offering programs for children from three months to 12 years of age. The programs are open to children of UCI students, faculty, and staff, with priority enrollment and tuition subsidy available to students at three of the Centers. Information may be obtained by telephoning (949) 824-2100; World Wide Web: http://www.childcare.uci.edu/.
The Counseling Center is the primary counseling and mental health service for the University community. The Center offers a variety of programs through which students can learn cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills which will enable them to function more effectively in an educational environment. Individual, group, couple, and family psychotherapy are available to all students, as well as crisis intervention services when needed. Staff also provide students with a wide range of workshops and academic courses related to learning and interpersonal issues including stress reduction, assertiveness, coping with depression, human sexuality, cross-cultural interaction, and intimacy and friendships. Staff psychologists train student group leaders, student interns, resident assistants, peer academic advisors, and administrative personnel on topics including stress management, communication, listening, leadership, group dynamics, and crisis intervention skills. The Center's services are free of charge to currently enrolled students. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of Student Services I; telephone (949) 824-6457; World Wide Web: http://www.counseling.uci.edu.
Campus Assault Resources and Education
Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) provides direct services and campus education for issues related to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, relationship health, and personal safety. The program provides consultation, individual and group counseling, advocacy through the reporting process, and the Right to KNOW and One in Four peer education programs. CARE also provides awareness and prevention education through annual Web-based training programs for students, campuswide programs, and passive educational campaigns. Annual events include Take Back the Night, Denim Day, and the Clothesline Project. Workshops and class presentations are offered on topics related to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and healthy communication.
CARE offers all services confidential and free of charge. It is located on the second floor of Student Services Building I in Room 208; telephone (949) 824-7273; World Wide Web: http://www.chs.uci.edu/CARE.html.
Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students offers a diversity of student services and programs which complement and enrich the educational and out-of-class life of UCI students. This is achieved through the provision of a comprehensive range of cultural, social, and intellectual opportunities which
promote student learning and development. Additional information is available from the Office; telephone (949) 824-5181; e-mail: email@example.com; World Wide Web: http://www.dos.uci.edu/.
The central office of the Dean of Students houses a number of services. More than 400 clubs and organizations with a combined membership exceeding 16,000 students encompass a wide range of interests including academic, environmental, faculty/staff, multicultural, political, recreational, religious, service, social, and sports. World Wide Web: http://www.students.uci.edu/clubs/.
UCI's Greek community includes 40 sororities and fraternities with over 1,700 members. Programs include membership recruitment, New Member Education Conference, Greek Songfest, Greek Week, and Order of Omega Greek Awards Night. Some of UCI's fraternities and sororities maintain houses in Arroyo Vista, UCI's theme house community. World Wide Web: http://www.dos.uci.edu/greeklife/.
To assist students in becoming more effective leaders, the Office of the Dean of Students offers a variety of leadership programs and opportunities. The All-University Leadership Conference is the cornerstone of UCI's leadership offerings. This annual weekend program occurs off campus and involves more than 240 emerging and established student leaders representing the full diversity of campus interest groups. The Student Regent Recruitment Luncheon is held during the winter quarter, prior to the application deadline. The current Student Regent informs interested candidates of the issues of the day and is available for questions and answers. The application for the Student Regent position is available online at http://universityofcalifornia.edu/regents. Information about leadership development programs is available from the Dean of Students Office and online at http://www.dos.uci.edu/leadership/.
The Administrative Intern Program provides participating students with administrative and leadership experience designed to develop personal and professional skills as well as to increase their knowledge of complex organizational structures. Approximately 25 students annually are assigned to campus administrative departments where they develop programs and projects. Academic credit is earned through participation in a weekly seminar entitled Administrative Internship (Management 198A, B, C; 4 units per quarter for a maximum of 12 units). Information is available from the Office of the Dean of Students; telephone (949) 824-5182.
The University Affairs for Credit Course (1A-B-C) offers students an opportunity to work on campus projects with a University department to enrich their academic growth and development as well as the academic growth and development of UCI. Each student spends a minimum of 30 hours per quarter working on a proposed project under the supervision of a designated faculty or staff member. Students are required to write a five-page paper at the end of the course addressing the following: (1) description of the experience or project; (2) the impact of the experience or project upon the campus; and (3) the effectiveness (personally and externally) of the experience or project. Students may enroll in University Affairs for Credit for a maximum of three times (or 3.9 units), and the course is graded Pass/Not Pass only.
New Student Programs provides assistance and information to students who are in the process of transitioning to UCI from high school or transferring from another college, and coordinates a variety of orientation programs. The New Student Handbook, a handy resource guide to UCI, is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.newstudents.uci.edu/. New Student Programs is located in the Office of the Dean of Students; telephone (949) 824-5182.
The Office of the Dean of Students also is responsible for the campuswide administration of student discipline for both graduate and undergraduate students. Information is provided in the booklet University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, which is available from the Office of the Dean of Students; telephone (949) 824-5590; World Wide Web: http://www.dos.uci.edu/judicial/uci_policy.php.
A variety of other programs including the Welcome Week Anteater Club Fair & BBQ and the Student Organization Recognition Night are coordinated through the Office. Additional information is available from the Office of the Dean of Students; telephone (949) 824-5181; World Wide Web: http://www.dos.uci.edu/.
The Office of the Dean of Students provides support for a number of campus resource centers.
The Cross-Cultural Center (CCC), established at UCI in 1974, was the first multicultural center instituted at any of the UC campuses. CCC offers a friendly atmosphere and supportive environment for UCI's diverse student body. It provides meeting space and serves as "home base" for more than 70 registered multicultural organizations. Center facilities include a conference room for group meetings, a lounge for socializing, a study room, and a computer work station. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium and the Rainbow Festival and Conference, both three-day programs that recognize and reinforce UCI's commitment to ethnic diversity, are major programs administered by CCC. The Center also supports a variety of annual special events such as African Consciousness Quarter, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Mez de la Raza, Native American Heritage Month, and Pilipino American History Month. In addition, CCC sponsors a Faculty-in-Residence Program and Faculty Colloquium designed to support the educational, cultural, and leadership development of UCI's ethnic and culturally diverse students. Involvement opportunities include the Reaffirming Ethnic Awareness and Community Harmony (R.E.A.C.H.) Program, Intern Program, and Volunteer Program. Additional information is available at the Center; telephone (949) 824-7215; World Wide Web: http://www.ccc.uci.edu/.
The Disability Services Center (DSC) provides and coordinates accommodations and programs that enable UCI students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential. Students with varying disabilities, including those with mobility, visual, hearing, and learning disabilities, and chronic health problems, may be eligible for reasonable disability accommodations through this program. Staff assist students from the point of their admission to UCI through graduation. Specialized services may include testing accommodations, priority registration, document conversion, adaptive equipment, readers, notetakers, interpreters, captionists, liaisons with faculty and campus departments, disability parking, and information regarding disability legal rights in the university setting. A Center Computing Lab provides adaptive computer technology and training. There is no cost to the student for the support services or accommodations provided by the Disability Services Center. Students are responsible for fully acquainting themselves with the detailed procedures for use of accommodations. These procedures are available on the Center's Web site at http://www.disability.uci.edu.
Students with disabilities may qualify for reasonable accommodations based on disability-related needs. Students must provide appropriate documentation about their disabilities to the Center. Documentation provided to the Center is confidential. It is the responsibility of the applicant or student to provide this documentation and, if necessary, to cover the cost for such documentation. This includes the cost for professional assess
ments for such disabilities as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and psychiatric disabilities. Contact the Center for more information about disability documentation requirements. In some cases there is need for recent or very detailed documentation about the disability. UCI reserves the right to determine the most effective and timely accommodations after consultation with the student about the disability and previous use of accommodations. The provision or use of a disability accommodation does not guarantee or ensure a certain level of achievement for the student. Students with disabilities must meet the same academic standards as all other students. Some academic accommodations may require approval of the chair or dean of the student's academic unit.
Students with disabilities who need accommodations (in particular, reading assistance, textbook conversion including e-text and Braille, American Sign Language interpreting services, real-time captioning services, and adaptive computing technology in campus laboratories) that must be planned or arranged in advance of the start of classes should contact the Disability Services Center as quickly as possible after admission to UCI. Failure to do so may delay or in some cases preclude the Center's ability to provide certain accommodations. This advance notice also allows the Center to document needs, discuss service procedures and student responsibilities, and determine the appropriate accommodations.
Additional information is available from the Disability Services Center; telephone (949) 824-7494 (voice), 824-6272 (TDD); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; World Wide Web: http://www.disability.uci.edu/.
The International Center promotes and facilitates international education and exchange by providing services and information to the UCI international population, affiliated offices, and the general campus community. Services include immigration advising and workshops for international students and scholars; employment processing for all non-immigrant employees; and immigration advising and consulting for campus departments. The International Center offers a variety of programs to provide support and resource information to the campus including orientation, tutoring, and other outreach programs and workshops.
All UCI international students and scholars must be aware of their responsibility of maintaining non-immigrant visa status. International students and scholars on F-1 and J-1 visas are required to report to the International Center upon arrival on the campus. Additionally, these students and scholars must maintain updated records with the International Center for the entire time of their stay at UCI to be in compliance with immigration regulations. For additional information telephone (949) 824-7249; World Wide Web: http://www.ic.uci.edu/.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC) promotes an open, safe, and inclusive campus environment for UCI's diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally communities. LGBTRC provides programs, resources, and support services to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender lives and topics; to eliminate heterosexism, homophobia, and gender identity oppression; and to support the academic mission of the University. LGBTRC sponsors campuswide events, student activities, student volunteer and leadership opportunities, ally development programs, workshops and seminars for campus courses and organizations, and consultation regarding matters of policy related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located in Gateway Commons facing Aldrich Park; telephone (949) 824-3277; e-mail: email@example.com; World Wide Web: http://www.lgbtrc.uci.edu/.
The UCI Volunteer Center is a resource center for students who are interested in volunteer and community service information. Resources and programs include Volunteer Placements, Volunteer Projects, Alternative Spring Break, Orange County AmeriCorps Alliance, and the Community Service Funding Board. For additional information telephone (949) 824-3500; World Wide Web: http://www.volunteer.uci.edu/.
Veterans Services, located in the UCI Student Center, provides support services to veteran students and eligible dependents of veterans. Assistance includes benefit certification, work-study, orientation, and outreach programs. For additional information, visit http://www.dos.uci.edu/veteran or call (949) 824-6477.
Policies Pertaining to Students Receiving Federal Education Benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs Academic Standing Requirement. All students receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits must be in good academic standing. An undergraduate student with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 or a graduate student with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 for two consecutive academic quarters will have their VA benefits terminated. Benefits will be reinstated if and when the undergraduate student's cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above or the graduate student's cumulative GPA is 3.0 or above. (This policy is separate and distinct from the UCI Normal Progress Requirement and the UCI Academic Standing Requirement. The Veterans Affairs Academic Standing Requirement has to do with the receipt of VA benefits.)
Readmission for Disqualified Graduate Students. Graduate students who are academically disqualified may be readmitted to the University with a recommendation from their academic unit and the Dean of Graduate Studies. See "Academic Disqualification" in the Office of Graduate Studies section of this Catalogue for more information.
Health Education Center
The Health Education Center strives to improve the health of students by reducing risk for injury and illness, and to equip the UCI community with the necessary knowledge and skills to support that goal. Students can consult with experts in sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco cessation, and nutrition. The Center offers a wide array of printed and media-based resources. Students interested in health-related leadership opportunities can serve as Peer Health Educators. The Health Education Center is located in the UCI Student Center; telephone (949) 824-9355 (UCI-WELL); World Wide Web: http://www.health.uci.edu/; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Housing Administrative Services coordinates application procedures and contracts for on-campus housing. Approximately 43 percent of UCI's student body is housed on campus. For more information, including housing rates for the 2007-08 academic year, visit http://www.housing.uci.edu/rates.asp. Rates are subject to change.
Residence Halls. Approximately 3,300 undergraduates live in UCI's two residence hall communities-Mesa Court and Middle Earth-which are within walking distance from the center of campus. Each community houses single undergraduates who are primarily freshmen between 17 and 20 years of age. The communities are composed of clusters of small, mostly coed buildings housing 48-72 residents in suite-style layouts. Student rooms feature cable television connections and Ethernet connections to UCI's campus network, e-mail, and the Internet. Each hall has group study rooms, a living room for meetings or informal gatherings, a small kitchen, and coin-operated laundry facilities. Both communities offer recreation rooms with video games, TV, and game tables; fitness rooms, volleyball, and basketball courts; and staffed computer labs.
Mesa Court and Middle Earth have complete food service and dining commons. Students who live in the residence halls participate in a prepaid meal plan. Meals are served cafeteria-style three times daily on weekdays (brunch and dinner on weekends), and the menu offers a wide selection of food. For information about meal plan options, visit http://www.ucidining.com. The halls close during the winter recess, and although they remain open during the Thanksgiving holiday and the spring recess, no meals are served.
Both Mesa Court and Middle Earth maintain a comprehensive residence life program, designed to help freshmen transition to college. Each hall has a live-in Resident Advisor who provides resources and support to freshmen residents. In each community, special interest halls or hall clusters provide educational programs and informal opportunities to get together with other students who hold similar interests. Community-wide social programs are also offered.
Rates for the 2006-07 academic year (late September through mid-June) were $11,045-$11,330 for a single room, $9,620-$9,905 for a double room, and $8,408-$8,693 for a triple room. (Rates include room and board and vary by the meal plan selected.) Charges are paid in quarterly payments. Rates for 2007-08 will reflect an increase.
Campus Village, an apartment community for transfer and continuing students who are single undergraduates under the age of 25, offers 200 two-bedroom apartments, housing four students each. Most units are furnished; all include a bathroom, carpeting, draperies, a stove, and a refrigerator. All apartments provide cable television connections and Ethernet connections to the campus network, e-mail, and the Internet. The Campus Village Community Center offers a variety of facilities and programs including a fitness center, recreation rooms, study rooms, and a computer lab with Internet access. Rates for the 2006-07 academic year, including utilities, were $4,265 per student for a furnished apartment and $3,815 per student for an unfurnished apartment. Campus Village also offers year-long (12-month) contracts. Rates for this option in 2006-07 were $5,582 per student for a furnished apartment and $4,993 per student for an unfurnished apartment. These rates also include utilities and reservation fees. Rates for 2007-08 will reflect an increase.
Arroyo Vista is a community of 40 academic theme, fraternity, and sorority chapter houses for single undergraduates under the age of 25. Each house accommodates 16, 24, or 32 residents in furnished, double- and triple-occupancy rooms (bed, desk, and wardrobe closet for each resident). Residents share bathroom facilities on each floor, a spacious living room with fireplace, a study room, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwaves, and laundry facilities. All bedrooms in Arroyo Vista feature cable television connections and Ethernet connections to the campus network, e-mail, and the Internet. Students within each house make their own meal arrangements, choosing to cook for themselves or to purchase a voluntary meal plan through UCI Dining (http://www.ucidining.com) to use in the dining commons in Mesa Court and Middle Earth.
More than two-thirds of the houses are designated Academic Theme Houses, which are sponsored by academic programs and offer educational programs that advance both a student's academic interests and overall University experience. The rate for the 2006-07 academic year was $4,473 for a double-occupancy room, and $3,536 for a triple-occupancy room. Rates for 2007-08 will reflect an increase. A meal plan is not provided in the contract, but may be purchased separately through UCI Dining, http://www.ucidining.com.
The remaining houses are available to fraternity and sorority chapter organizations; consult individual Greek chapters for information.
Two on-campus apartment communities serve full-time, registered graduate students, and students who are married, in a domestic partnership, single parents, or who are single and 25 years of age or older. Verano Place offers 862 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. All have carpeting, draperies, a stove, and a refrigerator and provide cable television connections and Ethernet connections to the campus network, e-mail, and the Internet. They are attractive and considerably lower in rent than comparable units in the local communities. Monthly rents for 2006-07 ranged from $308-$491 for single students sharing an apartment and from $785-$982 for families. Rates for 2007-08 will reflect an increase.
Palo Verde apartments are three- and four-story buildings in a setting of landscaped courtyards and pathways. The 652-unit complex is for full-time graduate students (single students, students who are married or in a domestic partnership, and those with families). All apartments have carpeting, draperies, a stove, and a refrigerator and provide cable television connections and Ethernet connections to the campus network, e-mail, and the Internet. Monthly rents for 2006-07 ranged from $490-$675 for single students sharing an apartment and from $685-$1,650 for families. Rates for 2007-08 will reflect an increase.
Housing information and application instructions are available online at http://www.housing.uci.edu. Undergraduates apply for housing online via the Admissions Web site after receiving admissions notification. Graduate applicants can also find housing information and an application online. A $20 nonrefundable processing fee must accompany the housing application when it is submitted.
Two years of on-campus housing are guaranteed to all freshmen, and one year of on-campus housing is guaranteed to transfer undergraduate students who are single, under the age of 25, enrolling for fall quarter, and who meet the housing application and contract deadlines. To qualify for this guarantee, students must apply for housing and submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the stated deadlines: May 1, 2008 for freshmen, and June 1, 2008 for transfer students. Applications received after these dates will be handled in the order received, as space becomes available.
UCI guarantees an offer of on-campus housing to every newly admitted, full-time Ph.D. and M.F.A. student. Ph.D. students will be guaranteed housing for a term of one year less than normal time-to-degree for their academic program. M.F.A. students will be provided with housing for two or three years depending on the length of their program.
Alternative Housing on the UCI Campus
Vista del Campo and Vista del Campo Norte Apartments-a privately owned and managed on-campus community-offers furnished apartments with individual leases for senior, junior, and sophomore students and single graduate students. Visit http://www.vistadelcampo.com or call Vista del Campo at (949) 854-0900 or Vista del Campo Norte at (949) 856-4600 for more information.
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY
Services are available to assist students looking for off-campus housing. The Living Around UCI guide contains a wealth of information about housing options in Irvine and other nearby communities, as well as a local directory for shopping, banking, utility companies, and other services. Students are encouraged to visit the Housing Office, located in 209 Aldrich Hall, where off-campus housing listings and roommate listings are available. For more information, contact a Housing Advisor at (949) 824-7247, send e-mail to email@example.com, or visit http://www.housing.uci.edu/och/.
UCI Dining offers a variety of residential and retail dining opportunities to the UCI community. In Residential Dining facilities, students have different meal plans to choose from. Retail Dining options include Cyber A Café, Phoenix Grille, BC's Cavern on the Green, and more. Each location has food concepts from Einstein Bros. to Mexican, sushi, and Italian cuisines. For more information, visit http://www.ucidining.com or call UCI Dining at (949) 824-4182.
UCI Student Center
Welcome to the newly expanded UCI Student Center, featuring two new food courts, a Starbucks, a pub, and a new convenience store, as well as 35 conference and meeting rooms, expanded study spaces, 16 small-group study rooms, and several new lounges. Additionally, there will be a new computer lab. Outdoor space has increased significantly to include a permanent performance stage on the Terrace and a new garden courtyard on the lower level. The UCI Student Center is one of the largest student centers in California. Access the Web site at http://www.studentcenter.uci.edu to learn about the UCI Student Center and to find your way around this wonderful new facility.
All UCI undergraduate students are members of the Associated Students, better known as ASUCI. ASUCI is the student representative body that advocates to and is liaison between the UCI administration, faculty, and staff.
ASUCI is comprised of three branches of government: the Executive Officers (five elected at-large members), Legislative Council (15 elected members), and the Judicial Board (seven appointed members). Guided by their constitution and bylaws, these student representatives manage the $18 per student quarterly fee that supports student life activities, advocacy programs, publications/communication, and professional support staff as well as essential campus services.
The Student Government offices can be contacted by phone at (949) 824-5547; e-mail: ASUCI@uci.edu; World Wide Web: http://www.asuci.uci.edu/.
ASUCI Student Life Activities include the annual Welcome Week Dance, Octoberfest, Homecoming, and Wayzgoose and Reggae festivals. Weekly events include such programs as noon shows, major concerts, comedy nights, and preview movie screenings. In cooperation with Student Affairs and ASUCI, the award-winning yearbook publication hosts events such as Senior Information Day, Senior Portraits, and Senior Class Picnic.
ASUCI Advocacy programs include Elections (campus and local), External Affairs, College Legal Clinic, Student Recommended Faculty Program, Campus Safety, and the Visions leadership and internship seminar course (1.3 units).
ASUCI Publications/Communication includes the Columbia Press Association Award-winning UCI Yearbook Anthology, and the ASUCI Web site at http://www.asuci.uci.edu/, which is a great source of information about the organization.
ASUCI Services include:
Club and Organization Accounting: The ASUCI Business Office provides banking and accounting services to registered campus organizations.
Express Shuttle: The Express Shuttle program run by Student Government provides alternative transportation service to all students, staff, and affiliated members of the UCI community, with fixed shuttle routes to more than 34 designated stops on and off campus. The Express Shuttle carried more than one million passengers last year and facilitates campuswide efforts to reduce traffic and improve air quality while helping the UCI community access the services available on the expansive campus. For detailed information regarding services, routes, and schedules, visit http://www.asuci.uci.edu/shuttle.
UCItems and UCI Photo ID: UCItems is the campus specialty store featuring UCI and Greek apparel, custom silkscreening, banners, awards, and special promotions that include discount tickets to Edwards/Regal cinema, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Sea World, Knott's Berry Farm, and more. UCItems is also the place where the official UCI Photo ID cards are issued. The store is temporarily located at the Student Center loading dock during renovation construction and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; telephone (949) 824-7555.
ASSOCIATED GRADUATE STUDENTS
All graduate and professional school students are members of the Associated Graduate Students (AGS). AGS promotes and provides for the distinct needs and priorities of graduate students, and functions as a liaison between graduate students and the UCI administration, faculty, and staff by addressing concerns and working to resolve grievances. Call AGS at (949) 824-6351 for information.
AGS provides graduate students with numerous student-operated services including social and cultural events of benefit to the graduate community. It sets aside funds each year to be used specifically for graduate student development, academic unit services, and special projects. These funds are allocated on a rolling basis to petitioning clubs and organizations on campus.
The AGS Council nominates graduate students for positions on UCI administrative, Academic Senate, and ad hoc committees, and UC Office of the President committees. AGS representatives work with the UC Student Association and other campus organizations to advocate policies supportive of students and vital to the social needs of the community at large.
ASSOCIATED MEDICAL STUDENTS
The Associated Medical Students (AMS) Council, along with the AGS Council, represents the medical student body in all matters relating to the UCI campus, the UC Office of the President, and the community. Medical students are members of AGS and have access to those services. In addition, AMS utilizes a portion of the quarterly AGS fee to provide funding for medical student activities that benefit the School of Medicine community.
THE PAUL MERAGE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The School's Council, along with the AGS Council, represents the graduate Business student body in all matters relating to the UCI campus, the UC Office of the President, and the community. Graduate Business students are members of AGS and have access to those services. In addition, the School's Council uses a portion of the quarterly AGS fee to provide funding for student activities that benefit The Paul Merage School of Business community.
Student Health Center
All fully registered students and students approved for part-time study are eligible to access services at the Student Health Center, located at the corner of East Peltason and Pereira Drive. Facilities and services include outpatient clinics staffed by certified, licensed medical professionals; nurses with expertise in college health; a clinical laboratory; radiology; and a pharmacy. General medical clinics are held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year and are available by appointment or on an urgent-care basis. Specialty clinics are held at variously scheduled times by appointment and include optometry, dental, mental health, dermatology, women's health, orthopaedics/sports medicine, ear/nose/throat, and minor surgery. A nurse clinic is available to provide immunizations, health screening, and basic health education. Professional counseling, psychological, and psychiatric services are available through the Student Health's Mental Health Division for a fee; the cost varies based on the level of professional services provided.
Full health care services are available beginning on the first day of Welcome Week in the fall and continuing through the last day of finals week in June. Basic services continue in the summer as well. At Student Health, fees are generally lower than those of comparable services in the community. Students not using the Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Plan (USHIP) may submit a claim to their insurance plans for reimbursement. All students are encouraged to submit an updated physical examination record to Student Health (see Physical Examination and Health Clearance, below). Medical history and physical examination packets are mailed to new and readmitted students as their names become available to the Student Health Center. International students' packets are mailed by the Office of International Services with their initial registration forms.
All undergraduate, graduate, and medical students are required to carry adequate health insurance. Those students who have private insurance which is equal or superior to the policy provided through the University may be eligible to have the mandatory fee waived. Additional information is available in the Expenses and Fees section of this Catalogue and from the Student Health Insurance Coordinator; telephone (949) 824-7748.
Physical Examination and Health Clearance. All new students and students returning to UCI after an absence of two or more quarters are required to file a completed medical history, proof of tuberculosis screening, if indicated, and proof of mandatory immunizations with the Student Health Center. All students are encouraged to have a physical examination to screen for health problems. The examination may be performed by the student's own physician, but should be documented on the form provided by Student Health. The physical examination can also be performed at the Student Health Center for a fee. Students transferring from another UC campus where their medical records are on file should have the records transferred to the UCI Student Health Center.
For the most up-to-date information about the Student Health Center, visit their Web site at http://www.shs.uci.edu.