The University of California, Irvine offers a bounty of campus services to help students succeed in and out of the classroom. Listed below are some popular resources.
The UCI Libraries provide vital leadership in UCI’s quest for increasing distinction as a premier research university. As the intellectual crossroads of the campus, the Libraries are essential to its academic life, and inspire members of UCI’s diverse community to discover, create and contribute knowledge.
Two of UC Irvine’s six libraries — the Langson Library and the Ayala Science Library — feature reading rooms exclusively for faculty and graduate students.
Office of Information Technology (OIT)
OIT is responsible for meeting the information technology needs of UC Irvine faculty, staff and students. Its mission is to support and enhance instruction, research, scholarship, and administration through effective management and use of IT resources. OIT provides a broad range of services including The Help Desk, UCINetID management, the Electronic Educational Environment (EEE), UCI webmail, computer labs, telephones/networking, instructional computing, research computing, administrative computing and much more.
Center for Engaged Instruction (CEI)
The Center for Engaged Instruction's mission is to improve the quality of teaching and learning through pedagogical development for faculty and teaching assistants; to promote the use of innovative teaching techniques, including the use of instructional technology; and to foster campus-wide conversation about enhancing student learning through innovative teaching.
The center offers workshops for teaching assistants, runs an annual Pedagogical Fellows competition, and conducts Teaching Assistant (TA) training among other services.
Child Care Services offers five different centers designed to support, nurture and enhance all areas of children's development. Programs range from infant (starting at 3 months) to after-school care; rates for select centers are subsidized by a grant from the California Department of Education.
Students interested in childcare should contact Child Care Services and apply for enrollment immediately, as the waiting list for each program can be lengthy.
UCI Hospitality & Dining Services is here to help satisfy your cravings with information on places to eat on campus, vending locations, and catering on campus. Food locations and hours of operation are posted on this website. Kosher/Halal dining options are also available.
UC Irvine offers guaranteed on-campus housing to all new Ph.D., M.F.A. and J.D. students who are admitted prior to the housing application deadline. On-campus housing provides students with a community environment while they pursue their studies. Housing offers will be for one of five graduate housing communities and must be accepted prior to the first day of classes. Eligibility for housing extends until a student’s normative time-to-degree for their academic program.
The Graduate Housing Guarantee offers:
- The security of knowing that you will have a place to live on-campus by the start of Fall quarter.
- The convenience of living close to classes and campus resources.
- Rental rates that may be lower than the local housing market.
Parking and Transportation
Need a parking permit, bus pass or information about UC Irvine’s shuttle, rideshare and bike rental options? The Parking and Transportation Services offers a wide range of programs, all with a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles traveling on and around the campus.
Associated Graduate Students (AGS)
AGS is the recognized graduate student government at UC Irvine. The organization fulfills two primary functions:
- Provides programming to improve graduate student life at UCI, including organizing hikes, day trips, etc. If you have an idea for something fun to do, come to a social committee meeting and pitch it.
- Advocate on behalf of graduate students on campus, UC system-wide, Sacramento, and Washington DC.
Disability Services Center
The Disability Services Center serves students with disabilities at UC Irvine. Disabilities include, but are not limited to, orthopedic, visual, hearing, learning, chronic health and psychological disabilities. UCI demonstrates its core values of individual growth and development and civility and diversity by recognizing students with disabilities as an important part of its student body. List of services and accommodations are listed here.
LGBT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally communities.
Gender neutral bathrooms are located throughout campus and available for use by everyone.
Queer Graduate Caucus (QGC) sponsors social events, lectures, discussion groups, and political activism and provides information about the campus and community resources in the Orange County area.
The Veteran Services Office provides veterans, reservists and their dependents assistance in obtaining the educational benefits to which they are entitled, and assists veterans with achieving their educational and career goals through maximizing benefits and funding.
The office provides information about campus and community resources, meetings and events for student veterans. It also is responsible for submitting entitlement requests for new and continuing students to the Veterans Administration (VA), as well as answering any questions veteran students or dependents may have concerning their educational benefits.