Student Services/Campus Resources
A variety of student services and resources are here for you to take advantage of as an undergraduate. Support is available to you through programs and activities offered in multiple centers on the UC Irvine campus for just about any academic, personal, social, or career interest.
Establish educational and experiential paths that will jumpstart your future! Whether deciding to pursue an advanced degree after graduation or immediately begin a professional career, UCI's Career Center can help. You can meet with trained professionals to obtain the tools necessary to evaluate majors, providing the best academic preparation for potential career interests; research occupations; and select and apply to graduate, law, or other professional schools.
The optimal university experience is created when you are able to maintain the crucial balance between challenge and support. If needed, UCI’s Counseling Center provides support to both undergraduate and graduate students through crisis intervention; time limited psychotherapy and psychiatric services; outreach; and referral services. We also provide a wide range of workshops and courses related to interpersonal and developmental issues including cross-cultural interaction, intimacy and friendships, interpersonal communication, and coping and resiliency.
The Cross-Cultural Center provides a network of support services promoting the personal, social, cultural, and academic well-being of UCI’s ethnically and culturally diverse student body. The CCC was the first multicultural center at a campus of the University of California. As it has since its establishment in 1974, the CCC continues to provide many students a home away from home.
A campuswide responsibility and commitment is to provide equal opportunities for students with disabilities. The Disability Services Center assists students whose disabilities include, but are not limited to, orthopedic, visual, hearing, learning, chronic health and psychological disabilities. Our mission is to empower students to reach their potential in every aspect of their lives by moving beyond success to significance through education, service, and support.
The UCI Health Education Center is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of students by promoting principles of wellness, prevention, and healthy life-style choices. We provide comprehensive information, educational programming, consultation, and timely referrals for students and the campus community about sexual health, alcohol and drugs, tobacco cessation, nutrition and physical exercise, eating disorders and body image, stress management, and emotional health.
The UCI International Center offers a variety of services and programs for international students. We are responsible for the issuance of a variety of visa documents as well as complying with Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) requirements. In addition, we host multiple activities and programs to assist you in adjusting to UCI and southern California.
Learning and Academic Resource Center (LARC)
The Learning and Academic Resource Center (LARC) is an academic support unit within the Division of Undergraduate Education. LARC provides assistance to UCI students through both small groups and individual conferences. The scope of LARC's assistance includes small group tutoring in a wide variety of courses, writing and oral communication workshops, individual conferences in writing and study skills, and individual assistance in several subject areas. All LARC staff work collaboratively with the faculty, staff, and administrators of the courses they support. LARC staff engage in research and evaluation to identify academic needs, develop programs, and assess their effectiveness in order to help students develop the strategies necessary to become successful, independent learners.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBT)
The LGBT Resource Center is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for UCI's diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) communities. We raise awareness, increase visibility, and engage in advocacy regarding LGBTQQIA issues. In addition, we provide opportunities for leadership and personal development, serve as a resource for LGBTQQIA students, and create programs and services that work to eliminate heterosexism, homophobia, and gender identity oppression.
The UCI Student Center is the destination for music, billiards, video games, coffee, computer labs, a pub — and is an amazing location for gathering with friends and enjoying a meal from one of the many food courts. One can walk through the Center and purchase books, make travel arrangements or visit the bank. Study spaces and lounges, from quiet spaces to recreation television lounges, can be found throughout the building. It’s also a campus location for almost any size event.
All fully registered students and students approved for part-time study are eligible to access services at the Student Health Center. Our 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. We house multiple clinics – general, specialty, and nurse – that are available by appointment to assist you with your medical needs.
Student Support Services is a comprehensive support program that assists first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities with making a successful transition to the university and earning their baccalaureate degree. Our staff is committed to helping you achieve your educational and personal goals. By participating in SSS, you will receive individual counseling sessions with well-trained and knowledgeable counselors, peer mentoring from upper division students who have learned to be successful in college, information on campus and community resources, an invitation to a series of workshops aimed at transition to the university and college success, and the opportunity to participate in a summer bridge program for incoming freshmen and transfers.
The Transfer Student Center assists transfer students with their transition to UC Irvine from their previous institution. Transfer students have access to resources such as private study rooms, computers, orientation workshops, counselors, and transfer mentors.
The UCI Libraries bring people together to facilitate the creation and sharing of new knowledge in all disciplines across campus. Our libraries support the research information needs of students, faculty, staff, and community members through the Libraries’ Web site and at six library locations: the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Libraries Gateway Study Center, Law Library, School of the Arts Media Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library in Orange. The UCI Libraries hold more than over 3.4 million volumes and provide access to approximately 74,000 print and online journals and scholarly resources.
The Veteran Services office provides Veterans, Reservists, and their dependents assistance in obtaining the educational benefits to which they are entitled. Our office is responsible for submitting entitlement requests for new and continuing students to the V.A. as well as answering any questions you may have concerning your educational benefits.