Financial Aid & Scholarships
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is the place to go for student loans, grants, scholarships, workshops and to check your financial aid award status.
Campus Billing Services
Campus Billing Services is your go-to department for ZOT Account Online questions or special payment arrangements, and the place to drop off your signed Authorization to Release Financial Information. Without this release, Campus Billing cannot discuss your account with your parents or anyone except you. The Authorization to Release Financial Information form is available online Campus Billing Services.
The Central Cashier processes your payments for registration, miscellaneous charges and requests and is located at 228 Aldrich Hall.
ZOTBill & ZOT Account Online
View your ZOT Account Online for your amount due. It's very important to pay your fees on time. Missing the fee payment deadline results in a $50 late payment charge and all your classes are dropped.
Consent to Release Financial Aid Information
ATMs & Banking
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) for these banks are located on campus at the Student Center Terrace near the food court:
- Bank of America
- SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
- Wells Fargo
SchoolsFirst FCU and Wells Fargo have branch offices located in the Student Center building G to assist you with your banking needs Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Several banks have locations near campus:
One of the first things every new student at UCI needs to do is to visit their Academic Counselor to plan a course schedule.
Freshmen – you will have the chance to meet with an academic counselor in your school (or the Division of Undergraduate Education if you are Undecided/Undeclared or a Pharmaceutical Sciences major) during orientation (SPOP).
Transfer students – you will be contacted over the summer by the counseling office of your school about new student advising.
Once the academic year begins, Academic Counselors and school Peer Academic Advisors will be your best resources to help navigate the maze of requirements and classes.
The UCI General Catalogue is the guidebook to academic requirements while you are at UCI. Sometimes requirements for classes and/or graduation change. The General Catalogue is your contract with the university.
DegreeWorks makes academic planning more convenient and effective. It is an instrumental tool for choosing coursework to stay on track to graduate by helping you see which requirements you have completed and have yet to fulfill for your major or for GEs.
DegreeWorks also has a feature called "What If" where students can add a major or minor to see what additional requirements are needed.
To access DegreeWorks, log in to StudentAccess.
Registration requires two actions: class enrollment and fee payment.
Enrolling in classes can be a bit tricky the first time, but you'll soon get the hang of it using WebReg to enroll in classes and make schedule changes.
As an incoming freshman, you will register for classes during orientation.
New transfer students will be informed of their enrollment registration time when attending academic advising. The time is usually within 24 hours of advising.
While you are using WebReg, it may be helpful to open WebSoc, the UCI Schedule of Classes, in a separate window to see all your options at once.
If you need to make adjustments after you have registered, you can do so on WebReg between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
In future quarters, enrollment windows begin opening on Monday of week 8 of the preceding quarter. Check StudentAccess for your window’s exact date and time.
View your ZOT Account Online for your amount due. Pay your fees by the fee payment deadline. Missing the deadline results in a $50 late payment charge and all your classes are dropped.
A wide range of programs offering academic assistance for students is provided through the Division of Undergraduate Education’s Learning and Academic Resource Center (LARC) and Student Support Services (SSS) offices.
Final examinations are required for all undergraduate courses except for a few labs and studio courses. A finals schedule is published on the Registrar’s website and on the online Schedule of Classes. If you miss a final, see information about “Incomplete” grades and “NRs” in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section in the UC Irvine General Catalogue.
Your quarterly grades are available online on StudentAccess the Friday night 2 weeks after instruction ends. A complimentary student transcript is available from the Registrar’s Office the following working day.
You may order an official transcript of your academic record through the University Registrar; the fee, paid to the Cashier’s Office, is $13 per copy. Any outstanding debts you have to the university must be paid to the Cashier’s Office in full before your transcript can be released.
As an undergraduate, you will be subject to academic probation if, at the end of any quarter, your GPA for the quarter or your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. If your GPA falls below 1.5 for any quarter, or if you fail to raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 after being on probation for two consecutive quarters, you will be subject to disqualification. You may also be placed on academic probation if you are not making satisfactory progress towards your degree as defined by the school of your major. Contact your Academic Counseling Office if you are having academic difficulties.
If you decide to leave UC Irvine during the quarter and have paid fees, you must complete an official Withdrawal Form available from the Registrar's Office.
If you withdraw from UC Irvine or miss one or more quarters, you will need to contact the dean of your major for readmission.
Principles of Community
UCI is a multicultural community of people from diverse backgrounds. Our activities, programs, classes, workshops, lectures, and everyday interactions are enriched by our acceptance of one another, and we strive to learn from each other in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect.
Our legacy for an increasingly multicultural academic community and for a learning climate free from expressions of bigotry is drawn from the United States and California Constitutions, and from the charter of the University of California which protects diversity and reaffirms our commitment to the protection of lawful free speech. Affirmation of that freedom is an effective way of ensuring that acts of bigotry and abusive behavior will not go unchallenged within the University. Tolerance, civility, and mutual respect for diversity of background, gender, ethnicity, race, and religion are as crucial within our campus community as are tolerance, civility, and mutual respect for diversity of political beliefs, sexual orientation, and physical abilities. Education and clear, rational, and vigorous challenges are positive responses to prejudice and acts of bigotry.
The University's nondiscrimination policy, in compliance with applicable federal and state law, covers treatment in University programs and activities as well as admission and employment. UCI expects all those affiliated with it to adhere to the letter and the spirit of University nondiscrimination policies and related federal and state laws. Information concerning these policies is available on the World Wide Web.
Allegations of physical abuse, threats of violence, or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person on University property or in connection with official University functions will be investigated promptly and, where found to exist, appropriate actions will be taken in accordance with University policy.
All who work, live, study, and teach at UCI are here by choice and, as part of that choice, should be committed to these Principles of Community which are an integral part of the guidelines by which the University community can successfully conduct its affairs.
Getting around UC Irvine
There are many transportation options at UCI including Sustainable Transportation. For all the most up-to-date information, visit parking.uci.edu or call 949-824-PARK (7275).
ASUCI’s shuttle service, Anteater Express, operates year-round on campus and in the surrounding community conveniently arriving and departing every few minutes (service is limited during the summer). For routes, schedules and interactive maps with real time GPS tracking, please go to www.shuttle.uci.edu.
University Pass annual bus pass is available for students enrolled at UCI. It's good for unlimited travel on the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) regular bus routes at any time to any place OCTA services.
Passes are valid from July 1 to June 30 of the next year so buy early to get the most for your money. To purchase a University Pass You must come in to the Transportation and Distribution Services office. Visit parking.uci.edu for office hours and more information.
Medical Center Shuttle
The UCI Medical Center (UCIMC) Shuttle is available to students, faculty and staff on a first come, first served basis. As you board the shuttle, show your UCI ID to the driver to verify that you are part of the UC Irvine community. The UCIMC Shuttle runs Mondays through Fridays, except for holidays, and does not run on weekends. For details visit Commute by Shuttle.
Orange County Transportation Authority bus service
National bus service
National rail service
Local and regional rail service
No car? No worries. University Carshare provided by Zipcar is a great way to rent a car at UCI when you need one. With a low membership fee and inexpensive hourly/daily rates, vehicles are conveniently located around campus.
Parking permits may only be purchased online. Visit parking.uci.edu and log in to myCommute. Zone selection is first come, first served so purchase your permit online early to ensure getting the zone of your choice.
VIP Service Program (VIPS)
VIPS is a motorist and bicyclist assistance program provided on campus at no charge to all UCI affiliates, available 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Visit the VIP Service Program online or call 949-824-VIPS (8477) for service.
ZotWheels is the Anteaters’ own automated bike sharing system. With a membership card, you simply swipe, release and go. Apply for membership online. A reminder: biking on Ring Mall is prohibited 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Biking at UCI
News, classes, safety and services
Orange County Bikeways Map
Bike paths and bikeways - pdf
John Wayne Airport
Flight information with arrivals, departures, parking, news and more
Involvement OpportunitiesThere are many great ways for new student Anteaters to connect at UCI. Get started by exploring these links.
Academics & Mentoring
Career & Community
To be a part of the UCI electronic environment activate your UCInetID, your online electronic ID.
Never reveal your password because your UCInetID is used for all online services including the Electronic Educational Environment, EEE – UCI’s course management system; WebReg, class registration; and ZotPortal, UCI’s campus portal. No one from UCI should ask you for your password, in person or on the phone, and never divulge it to anyone including your family or friends.
If you are living on campus, please be aware that Residential Network Services (ResNet) has requirements for your computer to be given access to the network.
You must meet the following requirements:
- Fully patched with all critical updates.
- Anti-virus software installed with most current updates.
- Automatic updates turned on with automatic download and install option enabled.
Visit ResNet’s Computer Requirements and Setup Guides online for details.
It is important to keep your anti-virus and system software patched and updated to help maintain a secure computing environment. Systems that are not patched or systems that may be involved in commercial activities or illegal activities (e.g. uploading music or movies) will be blocked from the campus Internet and the user could face criminal, civil and academic penalties. Please see the UCI Computer and Network Use Policy for more information.
Academic Counselors are a great resource and you should visit them often (at least once every 2 quarters). They can assist you if you have any questions regarding any course requirements for your major.
DegreeWorks is a tool that makes academic planning more convenient and effective. It helps students see which requirements they have completed and have yet to fulfill for their major or for GEs. DegreeWorks is accessible through StudentAccess and is instrumental in choosing coursework to stay on track to graduate.
The Electronic Educational Environment (EEE) provides a variety of web services, such as: class websites, professor contact information, class schedule, planner tools and additional links to other school resources.
The General Catalogue contains the listing of General Education requirements (GE) and major courses (courses for the completion of your major) that you need to take in order to graduate.
Placement Tests are given in a variety of subjects to place you in the most appropriate class. You can also “test out” of certain requirements.
Using course codes selected from WebSOC, WebReg is used to register for classes.
WebSOC (Schedule of Classes)
The Schedule of Classes is a listing of available classes for the term including dates, times, and locations to help you plan and register. WebSOC can be accessed online through the Registrar’s home page.
The campus web portal. It allows you to view and map your class schedule, access your financial aid, and see what books you need to buy among other functions.
Peter is the name of our mascot, the anteater.
Anteater victory cheer! It’s what Peter the Anteater says when he snaps out his tongue to catch his food.
A small food court located across from the Science Library.
Dining commons located in Middle Earth.
Cyber A Café
A café located in the Claire Trevor School of Arts.
A small coffee shop located in Engineering near Donald Bren Hall.
Dining commons located in Mesa Court.
Food court located between Social Sciences and Engineering near Aldrich Park.
Dining commons located in Middle Earth.
UCI’s very own convenience store has food and drink for every meal and also has basic personal essentials.
Central Cashier’s Office
The Cashier's Office handles all fees, lab payments, and tuition payments. Checks can be made out to UC Regents. They are located on the main lobby of Aldrich Hall (second floor).
FAFSA is an online application that allows you to apply for financial aid. This application helps your school determine the type of financial aid you qualify for. You must re-apply every year to receive financial aid for an upcoming academic year.
The University Registrar provides educational support services, such as academic record management and enrollment.
The University Student Health Insurance Program (UC Ship) is health insurance coverage for students. More information and opt-out information can be found on the Student Health website.
Zot Account Online
You can see your ZotBill, make payments, and see past payments.
Your ZotBill is a monthly statement showing your tuition and other fees that you may owe to the university, including your quarterly eTech fee and possible laboratory fees.
Middle Earth (themed after Lord of the Rings) is one of the two on-campus housing communities for freshmen. It is easily accessible through ring road passages near Social Ecology buildings.
Mesa Court is one of the two on-campus housing communities for freshmen. It is located at the intersection of Campus Dr. and West Peltason.
Arroyo Vista (AV)
Arroyo Vista is an on-campus co-ed themed housing community that mainly serves continuing undergraduate and transfer students. It is located at the intersection of California Ave. and Arroyo Dr.
Camino del Sol (Camino)
Camino del Sol is an off-campus undergraduate housing community located next to Arroyo Vista.
Puerta del Sol (Puerta)
Puerta is an off-campus housing community serving mainly undergraduate and transfer students. It is located next to the police station on Adobe Circle St.
Vista del Campo (VDC)
VDC is an off-campus housing community serving mainly undergraduate and transfer students. It is located at the end of Arroyo Drive.
Vista del Campo Norte (VDC Norte)
VDC Norte is an off-campus housing community serving mainly undergraduate and transfer students. It is located across from the Camino housing community on Arroyo Drive.
Located at the heart of the campus, this circular park features lush landscape, which has become a key feature for which the UCI campus is known. The park has numerous paths connecting many parts of campus, which may save considerable travel time between classes.
The Anteater Recreation Center (ARC) is the student gym. The facility is located on California Ave. Amenities include an indoor track, rock-climbing wall and basketball, volleyball, and racquetball courts. In addition, there is also a pool, a large field that can be reserved and a variety of classes from dance to cooking.
Our campus store, The Hill, has books, course materials, electronics and a variety of other supplies, as well as UCI gear and paraphernalia. Located next to Aldrich Hall in the Student Center.
Bren Events Center
A wide variety of events such as athletic games, concerts, shows, and commencement are hosted at the Bren Events Center.
Encircling the campus and connecting many of the primary buildings around Aldrich Park, Ring Road is one mile in circumference.
University Town Center (UTC)
UTC is a shopping and dining area located across the street from the main campus of UCI.
The Student Center features student services such as two food courts, ATMs, credit union, our campus store The Hill, a gaming zone called Zot Zone, and the Anthill Pub and Grille. There are also expanded classrooms, study rooms and conference rooms, some of which are available for student use.
International Student Orientation (ISO) provides participants with a comprehensive orientation to UCI that has been specifically tailored to the needs to international students who are new to the U.S.
The Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) is a required 2-day, 1-night orientation for all incoming freshmen.
Transfer Success is an optional half-day orientation to life at UCI for new transfer students. Academic advising for many schools can be done the same day.
Disability Services Center (DSC)
DSC provides accommodations, services and aids for students with permanent or temporary disabilities. Registration and current documentation is required.
Office of Equal Opportunity and Development (OEOD)
OEOD works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and excellence through diversity at UCI.
An office offering an alternate channel for confidential, neutral and informal dispute resolution services for the UC Irvine campus and medical center.
The UCI Police Department actively collaborates with the community to create a safe and secure campus through education, problem solving and enforcement. They provide escort services and can be contacted at 949-824-5223. Call 1 (866) 478-6397 (IRV-NEWS) for information following a disaster.
zotALERT is an emergency alert system that uses cell phone text messaging to quickly notify the UCI community with emergency and safety related information.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT & MEDIA
Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine. It is the student Government representation for the general undergraduate student body.
KUCI is UCI’s very own FM radio station. Tune in to 88.9 FM when you’re on campus to sample a highly eclectic music collection.
The NewU or New University, is UCI’s student run newspaper. New editions come out every Tuesday.
CSL (Courtyard Study Lounge)
Located on the first floor of the Student Center next to the Blood Donor Center, CSL consists of study rooms and a computer lab.
Gateway (Humanities Gateway)
Located across from Langson Library, Gateway was originally a dinning hall, but has since been transformed into a study space complete with study rooms and computers.
One of UCI’s two main libraries, Langson Library houses all books related to humanities.
The newer of the two UCI libraries, the Science Library houses all the books related to physical sciences.
The UCI Police Department (UCIPD) provides a safe and secure educational environment for the entire campus, and Irvine is California’s safest city. All UCI Police Officers are state-certified and exercise full law enforcement powers to make arrests, uphold all applicable laws and provide any necessary enforcement services. The UCIPD takes great pride in its community policing efforts and works closely with the UC Irvine community, City of Irvine Police Department and with the Orange County Fire Authority.
In addition to 24-hour police patrol and response services, the UCIPD provides:
- 24-hour 9-1-1 Communications Center to immediately dispatch police, fire and medical services anywhere on campus.
All calls are routed directly to the UCIPD’s Communications Center.
- Emergency Blue Light Phones
Located throughout campus provide 24-7 emergency response. The caller’s location is provided directly to the dispatcher for 9-1-1 and all Blue Light calls.
- zotALERT text and email emergency notification system.
One of several modes of emergency communication used at UCI, zotALERT is an emergency alert system that uses cell phone text messaging to quickly notify the UCI community with emergency and safety related information. zotALERT messages are sent periodically to test the system and to promote emergency preparedness. Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for zotALERT messages at www.oit.uci.edu/zotalert. A text-enabled cell phone is required.
An enhancement has been made to zotALERT that will send email copies of zotALERTs issued in emergency situations to all current faculty, staff and students.
- Campus safety escort program.
Free service available during evening hours, seven days a week. Call 949-824-SAFE (824-7233) to request an escort anywhere on campus. www.police.uci.edu/services/safety_escorts.html.
- Crime prevention flyers and presentations
- Security for special events and student activities
- Free bicycle registration (required) bike.uci.edu/security/security.cfm
UC Irvine Police Departmen (UCIPD) Emergency Services Division helps prepare the university to respond to and recover from emergency situations. The following emergency preparedness and evacuation information is provided in accordance with the federal Clery Act to ensure the UCI community is prepared to respond in the event of a campus emergency.
Encourage your student to prepare for and respond to emergency situations:
- Review the UCI Emergency Procedures Chart
- Students living on campus should have a copy of the chart posted in their dorm/apartment
- Know the location of emergency blue light phones
- Know evacuation routes and the pre-designated assembly areas for commonly used buildings: ehs.uci.edu/em/zonemap.html
- Sign up to receive zotALERT text messages at www.oit.uci.edu/zotalert
- Develop an Emergency Plan with family and roommates
- Keep an emergency kit at home and in the car
For more information contact the UCI Emergency Services Manager at 949-824-5223.
EM Blog: sites.uci.edu/emergencymanagement
Important Phone Numbers & Resources
UCIPID: 9-1-1 or 949-824-5223
Emergency Hotline: 866-IRV-NEWS (478-6397)
ZotRadio: WQTB 1690 AM
Emergency Management: 949-824-7147