Orientation & Summer Programs

Meet your future classmates and get to know campus resources

We are thrilled to have you join the Anteater family! To help you transition to your college career at UCI, you will take part in one of our two mandatory summer orientation programs, Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) or Transfer Student Parent Orientation (TSPOP). You are also invited to participate in the additional supplemental programs found at the bottom of this page.

First-Year Orientation

Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) – SPOP is a mandatory new student orientation program for all incoming new undergraduate first-year students who have recently graduated from high school. During your Orientation/SPOP session, you will receive academic advising, register for courses, get important information about resources and services, and have plenty of opportunities to make new friends. First-year students who accept their offer of admission by submitting a positive Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by May 15 will receive information in the following few weeks about how they can register for one of ten different orientation sessions throughout summer 2024. 

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (TSPOP) – All incoming transfers are required to complete an online TSPOP orientation. Mini-TSPOP and TSPOP are additional, optional new student orientation programs held in-person on UC Irvine’s campus. Mini-TSPOPs are one-day orientation programs and TSPOP is a 2-day, 1-night overnight program. During these orientation sessions, you will meet current and other new students and learn about campus resources available to you as a UCI student. Academic advising will be hosted separately by your academic school. You will be contacted directly by your school to schedule your advising session and course registration. Transfer students who accept their offer of admission by submitting a positive Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) will receive information in the following few weeks about how they can register for Mini-TSPOP or TSPOP.

Additional Optional Summer Programs

Freshman Summer Success Program

Housed within the UCI Student Success Initiatives (SSI), the Freshman Summer Success Program (FSSP) is crafted to facilitate a seamless academic and social transition for incoming UCI students with four different pathways to meet student’s needs. This initiative offers students a unique opportunity to earn UCI credits, jump start their progress towards their degrees, and forge meaningful connections with peers, staff and faculty members. Moreover, participants will have exclusive access to tailored workshops aimed at fostering academic excellence and authentic relationships with faculty members.

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Transfer Boost

Transfer Boost provides incoming transfer students a series of helpful workshops, social events, and coaching to help support the transition to UCI. It includes weekly workshops, coffee hours with staff and faculty, and access to success coaching with Transfer Student Center counselors, as well as social and mentor events hosted by current transfer students.

Transfer Boost is open to all incoming transfer students. There is no cost to participate.

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Summer Session

Summer is a great time to learn! UCI Summer Session’s Summer FAST PASS makes it possible for students to make progress toward their degree year-round. Choose from several courses that can help you get ahead, explore your interests, and better prepare you for your major.

If you are interested in exploring summer courses, visit the Summer FAST PASS website here.

Pay for Only 8 Incentive Program

For Summer Session 2024, all UC students who enroll in 8 or more units will pay for only 8 units in per unit course fees.