LIFE ON CAMPUS
UCI students publish the weekly campus newspaper entitled the New University, which is distributed every Tuesday in over 80 locations on campus, and may also be viewed online at http://www.newuniversity.org; operate a radio station, KUCI (88.9 FM), which is streamed online at http://www.kuci.org; produce Anthology, the UCI yearbook; and produce various alternative media newsletters and magazines.
The UCI Bookstore is owned and operated by the University of California to serve the students, faculty, and staff of UCI. Located in the UCI Student Center, the UCI Bookstore stocks all required or recommended textbooks, supplies, and examination materials. The UCI Bookstore also houses extensive general, technical, and medical book collections to enhance and supplement the educational experience of the UCI community. The UCI Bookstore's "Author Series" attracts authors of local and national stature and supports the academic mission of the University by offering a venue for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty to read and discuss their works.
UCI Anteater clothing and gifts are featured in extensive varieties to boost school spirit and pride. In addition, the UCI Bookstore features a Computerstore which carries a full line of computers, software, and accessories which are competitively priced. AntTech, the Bookstore's technical services center, offers certified technicians for customers' hardware and software support needs.
The UCI Bookstore is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The Web site is http://www.book.uci.edu; telephone: (949) UCI-BOOK (824-2665); e-mail: email@example.com.
UCI Career Center
The UCI Career Center assists undergraduate and graduate students with internships, resume preparation, career knowledge, career decision-making, job search, interviewing, and the process of getting into graduate school. The Career Center staff is available to help students through individual counseling appointments and daily drop-in hours, to identify their skills and interests and learn how to apply them to future careers.
The Career Center provides opportunities for students to connect with employers, alumni, and professionals through workshops, career programs, and career and graduate fairs. UCI students can utilize ZotLink (the Career Center's job listing service) to find internships, part-time or full-time jobs, and campus jobs. The On-Campus Interview (OCI) program provides an opportunity for students to interview for internship and full-time positions in the Career Center interview rooms. Students can access all job listings and OCI listings at http://www.career.uci.edu.
Students are encouraged to get career-related work experience in business, industry, nonprofit, and government fields. The Career Center sponsors the non-academic UCDC and Sacramento Internship Programs, where students can apply to be part of a summer internship experience in Washington, D.C. or Sacramento.
The Career Center is located on the Ring Mall across from the Student Center and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-in hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for career and graduate school questions or resume critiques; (949) 824-6881; 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. For information contact (949) 824-2100; http://www.childcare.uci.edu/.
The Counseling Center is the primary counseling and mental health agency for UC Irvine undergraduate and graduate students. Staff strive to assist students with academic success by developing dimensions of their well being. The Counseling Center provides short-term time-limited individual, couples, group, and family counseling, and also assists students with urgent care and some psychological testing. Psychiatric evaluation and intervention are available on a limited basis for students concurrently seen in therapy. A wide range of workshops related to interpersonal and developmental issues, including cross-cultural interaction, intimacy and friendships, interpersonal communication, and coping and resiliency are offered annually. In addition, the Counseling Center provides support to the University community through crisis intervention, training in mental health issues, and outreach and consultation services. The Center's services are free of charge to currently enrolled students. Students with chronic and severe mental health issues needing long-term and extensive services are referred to other appropriate community providers. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of Student Services I; (949) 824-6457; 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, stalking, and personal safety. The office provides consultation, individual and group counseling, and advocacy through legal and medical processes. CARE staff also provide awareness and prevention education through workshops and trainings, peer education programs, campuswide events, and passive educational campaigns. Annual events include Take Back the Night, Denim Day California, and the Clothesline Project.
CARE is located at G320 Student Center. All services are confidential and free of charge. For more information call (949) 824-7273 or visit http://www.care.uci.edu.
Campus Recreation provides UCI students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to enhance their campus experience by developing and maintaining a physically active lifestyle through fitness and wellness, outdoor adventures, club sports, intramural sports, and activity classes. These programs are offered at the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC), ARC fields, and at other off-campus locations.
The Anteater Recreation Center (ARC) is a complete state-of-the-art sports and fitness facility featuring 20,000 square feet of strength and cardio space with 282 cardiovascular and weight machines, and more than 30 tons of free weights. In addition, there is a three-court gym, a rounded corner multi-use gym, an elevated running track, three racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall, lap and leisure pool, exercise testing, massage, five multipurpose rooms, babysitting, and a demonstration kitchen and classroom. Registered students have access to the facility with current UCI identification, and are not required to pay any additional membership fee. Faculty, staff, alumni, and UCI affiliates are welcome to purchase ARC memberships.
Fitness and Wellness provides an assortment of opportunities for participants to begin or improve their fitness program. The energetic ARC staff will provide assistance with equipment orientation and various program goals in the strength and cardio rooms. Personal training is available, as well as a diverse selection of fitness classes, which include step, body sculpting, and studio cycling. Campus Recreation also offers a variety of non-credit Activity Classes to students and ARC members that are fee based. These high-quality classes range from the classic sports of golf, tennis, and swimming to the dynamic styles of martial arts. A wide array of dance classes, such as hip-hop, salsa, breakdancing, and belly dance, are also available for a small fee. For those who are looking for certifications, the ARC offers open-water scuba diving and CPR/First Aid classes throughout the year.
The ARC Sports Field Complex includes 25 acres of field and court surfaces. The lighted fields include space for four softball fields and six soccer/flag football fields. There are six lighted tennis courts and a recreational-size roller rink that are available for Campus Recreation programs and drop-in use. The two lighted basketball courts add to the basketball opportunities on campus.
Intramural Sports are structured leagues which are designed for the "everyday athlete." All activities feature skill and competitiveness. Sports leagues include basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, volleyball, and many more. Special events and tournaments range from badminton, racquetball, and swimming, to table tennis, tennis, track, and wrestling. Registration begins on the first day of each quarter. Participants may sign up as a team or as individuals.
The UCI Club Sports program presents a wide variety of student-initiated and student-managed sports. Students are able to learn a new sport, or participate in one they have been involved with in the past. Club sports may be competitive or recreational in nature. Many clubs travel to compete against other universities across the southland area, and some travel nationally. There are more than 30 clubs to choose from including badminton, biking, hiking, lacrosse, roller hockey, rugby, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.
The Outdoor Adventure program provides the UCI community with a mixture of outdoor recreational prospects which include sailing, rock climbing, a 50-foot-high Odyssey challenge course, and seasonal trips for hiking and cross-country skiing. The sailing program includes both sailing classes and the sailing club, UCISA. The classes range from beginning to advanced, and are offered quarterly. The sailing club is available for individuals who are interested in sailing on their own, as well as participating in various social activities with other sailors. The rock climbing program includes classes, wall membership, the use of all climbing equipment, and trained supervision. All students and ARC members are entitled to a free, first-time climb session, prior to signing up. Team Up! challenge programs are conducted on the Odyssey course, which is a team-building high ropes course located on the sports field behind the tennis courts. Customized team-building programs are accessible to groups or teams on a reservation basis. Team Up! programs, led by trained facilitators, teach communication, trust, and teamwork skills, while providing participants with the chance to be outside, to test their limits, and to have fun as a team. Team Up! is open to campus and community groups.
All UCI students and ARC members may register and participate in the preceding activities (Intramural Sports and Club Sports do have eligibility requirements). Up-to-date information including hours of operation, membership, and fitness class schedules are available on the Campus Recreation Web site at http://www.campusrec.uci.edu/. Equipment such as basketballs, volleyballs, racquets, gloves, towels, and other items may be rented or purchased from the ARC's Gear Up, (949) 824-6401.
Additional information is available from Campus Recreation Services (second floor, ARC), 680 California Avenue; (949) 824-3738.
Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students offers diverse student services and programs which complement and enrich the educational and out-of-class life of UCI students. This is achieved through a comprehensive range of cultural, social, and intellectual opportunities which promote student learning and development. For additional information contact (949) 824-5181; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.dos.uci.edu/.
The central office of the Dean of Students houses a number of services. More than 550 campus organizations with a combined membership exceeding 16,000 students serve a wide range of interests including academic, environmental, faculty/staff, international, multicultural, political, recreational, religious, service, social, and sports. Web site: http://www.campusorgs.uci.edu.
The Greek community at UC Irvine is a diverse population comprised of over 45 fraternities and sororities that strive to uphold the oaths, values, and principles that they were founded upon. Over 2,200 undergraduate students, 10.75 percent of the undergraduate enrollment, make up the Greek population on campus and are active members in the UC Irvine and Greek communities. Three governing councils, Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Association (PHA), and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), represent the fraternities and sororities to the UCI campus and surrounding community. Fraternity and sorority members strive for high academic achievement and are honored by one of three Greek honor societies, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Rho Lambda, and Order of Omega. Throughout the year fraternity and sorority members raise money for philanthropic organizations and volunteer their time for service organizations. For over 30 years, the largest philanthropic event is Greek Songfest. It is a yearlong fundraising effort that culminates into fraternities and sororities paired together to perform 12-minute renditions of a Broadway musical, complete with sets, costumes, complex choreography, and lighting design. Recent benefactors of Greek Songfest have been the OC Food Bank, UCI Medical Center, and The Africa Project. Greek life is a great way to be involved and engaged on campus, and membership in the fraternity or sorority lasts a lifetime. Web site: 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 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 Office of the Dean 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 Passport to Leadership Program serves the entire student body with one of the most comprehensive leadership experiences on campus. The Passport program is geared toward giving students the one-stop shop for leadership education and experience. The Passport program includes Leadership certificates which are awarded by the Office of the Dean of Students to participants who attend seven workshops. For additional information http://search.dos.uci.edu/leadership/passport/index.php.
The University Affairs for Credit Course (Uni Aff 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 three-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 at http://www.newstudents.uci.edu/. New Student Programs is located in the Office of the Dean of Students, (949) 824-5182.
The Office of the Dean of Students also is responsible for the campuswide administration of student conduct for both graduate and undergraduate students. Information is provided in the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, which is available from the Office of the Dean of Students at http://www.dos.uci.edu/conduct/uci_policy.php; (949) 824-5590.
A variety of other programs including the Welcome Week Anteater Involvement Fair and the Student Organization Recognition Night are coordinated through the Office. Additional information is available from the Office of the Dean of Students; (949) 824-5181; 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" for dozens of registered student organizations. Center facilities include two conference rooms and an executive boardroom for group meetings, lounges for socializing, a study room, and a computer lab. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, the Rainbow Festival and Conference, and Deconstruction Week, all three-day programs that recognize and reinforce UCI's commitment to ethnic diversity and social justice, 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 Alternative Break programs designed to engage students in service-related opportunities, as well as Volunteer Fairs that enable students to find unique opportunities in the community for service and volunteer projects. Involvement opportunities include the Reaffirming Ethnic Awareness and Community Harmony (R.E.A.C.H.) Program, the Intern Program, the Volunteer Program, Umbrella Council, and various multicultural leadership classes. For additional information contact (949) 824-7215 or visit http://www.ccc.uci.edu/.
The International Center contributes to the development of campus diversity and internationalization by providing services and programs to the UCI international population and the campus community. Core functions of the International Center include the following: provide expert immigration services, including visa documentation, interpreting immigration regulations and related advising, and SEVIS and immigration compliance; advising services to academic departments on issues related to the enrollment and visa selection for the employment of international students and scholars; serve as advocates for international student and scholars and as their liaison with institutional, local, state, and federal agencies; and provide pre-arrival advising, orientation, and adjustment assistance for international students and scholars and their families.
International Center programs include welcome and orientation sessions to provide an overview of immigration requirements and UCI resources to international students, scholars, and spouses. In addition, numerous programs, workshops, and information sessions are held throughout the year to assist international students and scholars and bring together internationals with domestic students.
International students and scholars at UCI on F-1 and J-1 visas and UCI-sponsored employment visas are required to report to the International Center upon arrival at UCI. All international students and scholars must be aware of their responsibility of maintain their non-immigrant visa status valid. Immigration regulations require that students and scholars maintain updated records at the International Center. These include submitting copies of visa documents to the International Center; maintaining valid I-20 or DS-2019, passport, and I-94 at all times while in the U.S; reporting changes in name, address, and major to the International Center; and reporting early completion of the program or when the student is planning to withdraw or otherwise no longer will be enrolled at UCI.
For additional information contact the International Center, G302 Student Center, (949) 824-7249 or 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, queer, questioning, intersex, 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 G301 UCI Student Center; (949) 824-3277; e-mail: email@example.com; http://www.lgbtrc.uci.edu/.
The Veteran Services Office, located in G304 UCI Student Center, provides support services to veteran students, reservists, active duty service members, and eligible dependents of veterans. Assistance includes benefit certification, work-study, orientation, transition assistance, and
outreach programs. Specialized services for veterans, reservists (including National Guard), and active duty service members include priority registration and guaranteed/priority housing. Students seeking these benefits must provide appropriate documentation, such as a DD214, contract, or military orders.
Dependents of veterans eligible for the California Veteran Fee Waiver may submit their eligibility letter from a County Veteran Office to the UCI Veteran Services Office. Once the letter is submitted, the student's tuition (including professional school fees) and registration fees will be waived; all remaining UCI fees are the responsibility of the student.
Readmission due to military orders. If a student is called on military orders, the readmission fee will be waived. When readmitting, students should meet with their academic counselor to initiate the process and submit proof of their orders.
The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, visit http://www.veteran.uci.edu or call (949) 824-3500.
Policies Pertaining to Students Receiving Federal Education Benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Students eligible for Federal Education Benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs are required to report to the Veteran Services Office with their Certificate of Eligibility in order to initiate the process to receive those benefits through UCI. All veterans, reservists, active duty service members, and dependents of veterans who receive these education benefits must be aware of their responsibility to register with this office and submit a Quarterly Certification Form. Additionally, these students must communicate any changes of unit, enrollment status, or the receipt of non-punitive grades to the Veteran Services Office in order to be in compliance with VA regulations.
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 the Graduate Division. See "Academic Disqualification" in the Graduate Division section of this Catalogue for more information.
Disability Services Center
The Disability Services Center (DSC) provides and coordinates accommodations and services that enable UCI students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential. Students with varying disabilities, including those with mobility, visual, hearing, learning disabilities, and chronic health problems, may be eligible for reasonable disability-related accommodations through this resource center. 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, assistive technology, note takers, interpreters, captionists, liaisons with faculty and campus departments, and information regarding disability advocacy in the university setting. The DSC 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 assessments for such disabilities as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and psychiatric disabilities. Contact the Center or visit the Web site for more information about disability documentation requirements. In some cases there is need for recent or detailed documentation about the disability and/or periodic documentation updates. 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; (949) 824-7494 (voice), (949) 824-6272 (TTY); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.disability.uci.edu/.
Health Education Center
The UCI Health Education Center (HEC) strives to set the standard in collegiate health education by focusing on the unique and relevant health needs and concerns of UCI students. HEC staff educate students to make informed decisions that support their individual health, as well as a healthy campus environment, in order to uphold the academic mission of the University.
HEC staff promote healthy choices and behaviors by identifying the specific health needs of the campus; utilizing evidence-based education strategies; disseminating current and accurate health information; facilitating student development and leadership; and offering innovative campus programming. The HEC employs student staff and has trained peer educators, students involved in HEC's four student organizations, and other students participating in field study/practicum hours.
HEC staff and students present workshops, conduct trainings and classes, and consult with students on their health needs and concerns. Services also include anonymous HIV testing, a lactation station for nursing mothers, a gender-neutral restroom, and a wellness lounge. Visit http://www.HealthEducation.uci.edu/ for more information.
Housing Administrative Services coordinates application procedures and contracts for on-campus housing. Approximately 48 percent of UCI's student body is housed on campus. For more information, including housing rates for the 2012-13 academic year, visit http://www.housing.uci.edu/.
Residence Halls. Approximately 3,700 undergraduates live in UCI's two residence hall communitiesMesa Court and Middle Earthwhich 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 48-75 residents in suite-style layouts. Student rooms feature cable television and Internet connections. Each hall has group study rooms, a living room for meetings or informal gatherings, a small kitchen, and card-operated laundry facilities. Both communities offer recreation rooms with video games, TV, and game tables; 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 three times daily on weekdays (with limited late night hours) and twice daily (brunch and dinner) on weekends. Menus offer a wide selection of foods, served cafeteria style, at self-serve cereal, deli, and salad bars, and at cook-to-order serving stations featuring cuisines from all over the world. For more 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 2011-12 academic year (late September through mid-June) were $13,286-$13,628 for a single room, $11,573-$11,915 for a double room, and $10,112-$10,454 for a triple room. (Rates include room and board and vary by the meal plan selected.) Charges are paid in quarterly payments. Rates for 2012-13 will reflect an increase.
Campus Village is an apartment community located in the campus core, next to the Ayala Science Library. In 2012, Campus Village begins a four-year transition from undergraduate to graduate housing. One quarter of the apartment units will be converted to graduate housing each year. When completed, Campus Village will serve roughly 400 graduate students. During the transition, Campus Village will also continue to serve undergraduate transfer and continuing students (who are single and under the age of 25) along with graduate students, law students, and medical students (excluding interns and residents) who are single (and without children). Each two-bedroom apartment is shared by either four undergraduate students or two graduate students. Most units are furnished; all include a bathroom, carpeting, draperies, a stove, and a refrigerator. All apartments provide cable television and Internet connections. 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 2011-12 academic year (September-June), including utilities, were $5,210 per student for a furnished apartment and $4,661 per student for an unfurnished apartment. Campus Village also offers year-long (12-month) contracts to continuing students. Rates for this option in 2011-12 were $6,991 per student for a furnished apartment and $6,261 per student for an unfurnished apartment. No meal plan is included in the housing contract, however students may purchase a voluntary meal plan through UCI Dining (http://www.ucidining.com). These rates also include utilities and reservation fees. Official graduate student rates have not yet been determined, and undergraduate student rates for 2012-13 will reflect an increase.
Arroyo Vista is a community of 42 academic theme, fraternity, and sorority chapter houses for single undergraduates under the age of 25. Each house contains 8, 12, or 16 furnished, double-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 and Internet connections. No meal plan is included in the housing contract. Students make their own meal arrangements, choosing to cook for themselves or to purchase a voluntary meal plan through UCI Dining (http://www.ucidining.com).
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 remaining houses are available to fraternity and sorority chapter organizations; consult individual Greek chapters for information. The rate for the 2011-12 academic year was $5,543 for a double-occupancy room. Rates for 2012-13 will reflect an increase.
Two on-campus apartment communities serve full-time graduate and medical students, and students with families (married, in a domestic partnership, and/or with custody of minor children). Both of those communities also serve undergraduates with families or who are single and 25 years of age or older.
Verano Place offers 852 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. In 2012, Verano Place will open 200 new two-bedroom apartments. All have carpeting, draperies, a stove, and a refrigerator and provide cable television and Internet connections. They are attractive and considerably lower in rent than comparable units in the local communities. Monthly rents for 2011-12 ranged from $353-$640 for single students sharing an apartment and from $905-$1,280 for families. Rates for 2012-13 will reflect an increase.
Palo Verde offers 652 apartments 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 and Internet connections. Monthly rents for 2011-12 ranged from $599-$1,006 for single students sharing an apartment and from $764-$1,508 for families. Rates for 2012-13 will reflect an increase.
In 2012, Campus Village begins a four-year transition from undergraduate to graduate housing. One quarter of the apartment units will be converted to graduate housing each year. When completed, Campus Village will serve roughly 400 graduate students. Refer to the Campus Village section above for more details. Rental rates for graduate students living in Campus Village have not yet been determined.
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 and submitting their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Graduate applicants can also find housing information and a link to the online application on the Housing Web site. 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, 2012 for freshmen, and June 1, 2012 for transfer students. Applications received after these dates will be handled in the order received, as space becomes available.
The University of California, Irvine guarantees an offer of on-campus housing to newly admitted fall 2011 Ph.D., M.F.A., and J.D. students. Housing offers will be for one of six graduate housing communities and must be accepted prior to the first day of classes. Guaranteed housing extends until a student's normative time to degree for their academic program. Newly admitted students apply for housing online beginning March 1, 2012. Guaranteed students must apply by 4:30 p.m., May 1, 2012, and will be notified of their housing community assignment by mid-May. Non-guaranteed students can apply at any time to get on the housing wait-list.
Students who are eligible service members, reservists, and veterans are guaranteed an offer of on-campus housing. Contact the UCI Veteran Services Office for information, (949) 824-3500.
Alternative Housing on the UCI Campus
Vista del Campo, Vista del Campo Norte, Camino del Sol, and Puerta del Sol Apartmentsfour on-campus privately owned complexes managed by American Campus Communitiesoffer furnished apartments with individual leases for UCI students who are single or married/domestic partners without children. Vista del Campo, Vista del Campo Norte, and Puerta del Sol house both undergraduate and graduate students. Camino del Sol is an undergraduate community. Find links to each community Web site at http://www.vistadelcampo.com or call for information: Vista del Campo, (949) 854-0900; Vista del Campo Norte, (949) 856-4600; Camino del Sol, (949) 737-7000; or Puerta del Sol, (949) 737-7017.
HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Services are available to assist students during the application and contracting process, as well as those looking for off-campus housing. The Anteater Housing Network, an online housing and roommate finder, provides easy access to listings of local rental properties, as well as message boards to find roommates, sublets, buy/sell furniture, and more. Students must log in with their UCI NetID and password to view listings. 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. 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 Hospitality & Dining
From a quick bite to eat to an elegantly served catered meal, UCI Hospitality & Dining Services is here to serve the campus community's dining needs, offering a variety of residential and retail dining to fit one's palette.
Dining locations are situated throughout the campus. Dining options at the Student Center include Quiznos, Wendy's, Panda Express, Jamba Juice, Bene Pasta, Topio's Pizza, Organic Greens-to-Go, and Wahoo's Fish Tacos. A Starbucks and Zot'n Go convenience store are located just outside the Student Center, and another convenience store is located by Social Sciences Lecture Hall. BC's Cavern Food Court and Subway are located at Biological Sciences, adjacent to Aldrich Park. Cyber A Café is at the Claire Trevor School of Arts, and Café Med and Med Ed Café are located at the School of Medicine. Java City is located at Engineering, and the Espress Yourself coffee cart is located in the Berkeley Place courtyard.
Residential Dining commons include Pippin, Mesa, and Brandywine. All three locations have theme nights, award-winning chefs, made-to-order meals, and vegetarian and vegan options. Both Mesa and Brandywine have a late night menu Monday through Thursday. Also located inside of Pippin and Mesa Commons are PODs, Provisions-On-Demand, which are miniature convenience stores.
UCI Catering provides a comprehensive list of items to choose from or the option to design your own menu. To view the menus, visit http://ucicatering.catertrax.com or call (949) 824-1423.
For more information visit UCI Hospitality & Dining Services in G318 Student Center, at http://www.food.uci.edu, or call (949) 824-4182.
UCI Student Center & Event Services
With its updated games room featuring Xbox and Konnect, state-of-the-art computer lab, two food courts, and a pub, the UCI Student Center has something for everyone. The Center features 16 small-group study rooms, several lounges with designated study areas, a convenience store, the Global View Point Lounge, and an outdoor stage for performances and speakers located in the beautiful Terrace Plaza. The UCI Student Center includes a striking conference center with 31 meeting rooms and houses many campus offices such as Associated Student government, Health Education, Dean of Students, Housing, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, the International Center, UCI Bookstore, and the campus Blood Donor Center, as well as many commercial banking institutions and other services.
Event Services provides conference and event specialists who assist student organizations, campus departments, and off-campus clients with all event planning needs and services in a one-stop-shop environment. Event Services manages the booking of a wide array of campus areas including the Student Center Conference Center, classrooms, and outdoor space.
To learn more about the UCI Student Center & Event Services, visit http://www.studentcenter.uci.edu/.
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 Branch (five elected members and over 60 appointed officer positions), Legislative Council (21 elected members), and the Judicial Board (seven appointed members). Guided by their constitution and by-laws, these student representatives manage the $18 per student quarterly fee that supports student life activities, advocacy programs, academic programs, publications/communication, and professional support staff as well as essential campus services. For more information contact the Student Government offices at (949) 824-5547; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.asuci.uci.edu/.
ASUCI Student Life Activities include annual events such as Shocktoberfest, Homecoming, Wayzgoose, and Reggaefest. On-going events include such programs as "Noon Tunes," major concerts, comedy nights, "Rally Alley" spirit events before athletic games, and weekly movie screenings. In cooperation with Student Affairs and ASUCI, the award-winning Anthology yearbook publication hosts events such as Senior Portraits and Outstanding Professors Night.
ASUCI Advocacy programs include Elections (campus and local), Undergraduate Senate, UTeach, Anteater Mentorship Program, External Affairs, College Legal Clinic, and the Visions Leadership and Lobby core seminar courses (1.3 units).
ASUCI Publications/Communication: The Columbia Press Association Award-winning UCI Yearbook, Anthology, as well as The 'Vine magazine, which gives important information to students about ASUCI projects and initiatives.
ASUCI Services include the following:
Club and Organization Accounting: The ASUCI Business Office provides banking and accounting services to registered campus organizations.
Anteater Express Shuttle: The Anteater 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 60 designated stops on and off campus. The Express Shuttle carried more than 1.8 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 campus. For detailed information regarding services, routes, and schedules, see http://www.shuttle.uci.edu.
Vendor Fair and Farmer's Market: The Vendor Fair program is a student-run and managed program where ASUCI selects local vendors and invites them to the UCI campus for one week approximately five times each year. The Farmer's Market program is a student-run and managed program where ASUCI selects organic and other market-type vendors and invites them to the UCI campus for a full day approximately six times each year.
The Green Initiative Fund (T.G.I.F.): ASUCI manages The Green Initiative Fund (T.G.I.F.), which is a funding board that allocates money toward sustainable projects and educational programs on campus. Students voted to enact a $3.50 per quarter T.G.I.F. fee to support this program in spring 2009.
The Student Programming Funding Board (S.P.F.B): The goal of this Board is to provide funding to campuswide programs coordinated by registered undergraduate organizations that enhance the quality of life, encourage school spirit, and promote social, cultural, and educational development.
Items and UCI Photo ID: Items is the campus specialty store featuring UCI and Greek apparel, custom silk-screening, banners, designer apparel, awards, and special promotions that include discount tickets to AMC theaters, Edwards/Regal cinema, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Sea World, Knott's Berry Farm, and more. Items is also the place where the official UCI Photo ID cards are issued. The store is located in G203 UCI Student Center near the Zot Zone 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 works to improve the graduate student quality of life and functions as a liaison between graduate students and the UCI administration, faculty, and staff by addressing concerns and working to resolve grievances.
AGS also provides graduate students with numerous social and cultural events of benefit to the graduate community. In addition to hosting quarterly social events designed to create a sense of community, the organization allocates funds toward graduate student development and special projects.
The AGS Council nominates graduate students for positions on UCI administrative, Academic Senate, and ad hoc committees and ensures graduate students have a voice in policy and decision-making on the UCI campus. AGS also works on systemwide issues affecting graduate and professional students by membership in the UC Student Association (UCSA).
For more information, visit http://www.ags.uci.edu/.
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.
THE STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION
All UCI Law students are members of the Student Bar Association at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. The Student Bar Association serves as a primary conduit for students to deliver concerns and contribute ideas to the administration. The Student Bar Association distributes funds to student groups to help members pursue their passions within the study of law. As the students, faculty, and
administration work to build the law school of the twenty-first century, the Student Bar Association works to ensure that all students have the support and resources they need to excel.
Student Health Center
All fully registered students and students approved for part-time study are eligible to access services at the Student Health Center (SHC), located at the corner of East Peltason and Pereira Drive. The SHC is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Facilities and services at the Student Health Center include outpatient clinics staffed by certified, licensed medical, nursing, and dental professionals; a clinical laboratory; radiology; pharmacy; and insurance office. The SHC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year. Summer hours are slightly adjusted.
General medical services offered at the SHC include primary care, women's health, and men's health, and can be accessed by appointment or if urgent, on a same-day or walk-in basis. Specialty services, available by appointment, include psychiatry, dermatology, gynecology, orthopaedics, sports medicine, ear/nose/throat, and minor surgery. The Nurse Clinic provides immunizations, health screening, and basic health education. The Dental Clinic offers basic dental examination, routine dental cleaning, and selected specialty services.
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 the Student Health Center, service fees are generally lower than those of comparable services in the community. Students not enrolled in the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) will pay fees for services and may submit a claim to their insurance plans for reimbursement.
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 benefits provided through the University may be eligible to have the mandatory insurance fee waived. Additional information is available in the Expenses, Tuition, and Fees section of this Catalogue and on the SHC Web site. Admission health requirement 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 new students and students returning to UCI after an absence of two or more quarters are required to file proof of tuberculosis screening if indicated and proof of required immunizations with the SHC.
Although not required, all students are encouraged to have an updated 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 (downloadable from the SHC Web site). 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 http://www.shc.uci.edu.