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Campuswide New Graduate Student Orientation

STAY TUNED - 2016 Campuswide New Graduate Orientation informaiton coming soon....

Here are a few reminders so you can make this most of the day.

REGISTRATION - Time is running out....

Register for orientation here. We strongly encourage you to attend this event in addition to your school/department-based orientation as it will cover topics that apply to all incoming graduate students.


PARKING: Recommended parking is the Mesa Court Parking Structure off of Mesa Road and University Drive.

  • Pick-up your academic year parking permit with your student ID card at the Lower Mesa Court Parking Structure Kiosk. Beat the rush and pick-up your permit Monday - Friday between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
  • If you do not have an academic year parking permit, you can purchase a daily permit for $10.

ARRIVE & CHECK-IN: Registration opens at 8:15 AM at the Bren Events Center. Arrive early! Not only will you beat the rush, there are special early bird door prizes.

  • REMINDER: If you print your confirmation email, you can take advantage of our Express Check-In.

MEALS: Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

ATTIRE: Dress comfortably and wear comfy shoes as you will be walking in between sessions. Expect warm & sunny southern California weather.

DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS: If you need accommodations due to a disability, please send an email to the Graduate Division Orientation Team. The Bren Events Center is fully equipped for physical disability needs.  

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

SOCIAL MEDIA: Get all the latest information about Orientation and interact with your fellow students through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram #UCIGradWelcome

Stick around after the event for the Closing Networking Reception co-sponsored by the Alumni Association...



We strongly encourage you to use the new student checklist prior to your arrival at Orientation.


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