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Campuswide New Graduate Student Orientation

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

The Campuswide New Graduate Student Orientation helps new students navigate their graduate career at UC Irvine. This event — in addition to school/department-based orientations — covers common aspects of the UCI graduate student experience, including sessions on graduate support services (like programs offered through the Graduate Resource Center), as well as important administrative topics (like health insurance). Moreover, this event will give new students the opportunity to connect with fellow grad students from other disciplines across campus.


Please register here


PARKING: Please park in the Student Center Parking Structure or lot 5. If you do not already have a UCI parking permit, parking will be $10 for the day. The Student Center Parking Structure is located directly across from the UCI Student Center. The UCI Student Center is Building #113 on the UCI Campus Map (

NOTE: The top two levels of the Student Center Parking Structure are closed for maintenance until September 29.

- An alternate parking location is lot 5 near Mesa Court Housing. 

ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN:  Please report to the registration area outside the Pacific Ballroom in the UCI Student Center to check-in between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Information and material packets will be provided. In order to expedite this process, please bring a form of ID with you on the day of the orientation (i.e. driver’s license, student ID card, passport).

MEALS: A light breakfast plus lunch will be provided during the orientation. Following the Campuswide New Graduate Orientation, additional refreshments will be provided at the Meet and Greet hosted by the Associated Graduate Students (AGS).  

DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS: If you need accommodations due to a disability, please send an email to the Graduate Division Orientation Team. The Student Center is fully equipped for physical disability needs, and students are encouraged to proceed to the ramp closest to the Pacific Ballroom for all Orientation access.  

ATTIRE: Please dress comfortably for this event; wearing comfortable shoes is recommended, for walking during the campus tour.  

GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES: Attending orientation will get you free stuff!! In addition there will be a drawing at the end of the day.

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  • Check-in Time: Invited speakers should arrive 15 minutes prior to their session. At this time you will receive your presentation location, nametag, and other materials.
  • Arrival Location: Student Center, Pacific Ballroom Lobby Area (1st floor). Please check-in at the Speaker Registration Table.
  • Moderators: To assist with the presentation, we will have a staff member in the back of the room to greet participants, facilitate Q&A, and keep track of time.


Have a question? Need more information? Send an e-mail to the Graduate Division Orientation Team.