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Freshman Edge

Begin college this summer!

August 5 - September 14, 2017

Begin college this summer!

August 5 - September 14, 2017

Student Parent Orientation Program: SPOP

All new freshmen are required to attend a Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP), offered by UCI New Student & Leadership Programs. SPOP is a required 2-day, 1-night orientation for domestic and international freshmen that includes academic advising, class registration, information on important student resources and services, social activities, and lots of opportunities to make friends. Please visit the Orientation website for more information.

Freshman Edge participants are encouraged to enroll in certain SPOPs based on their Freshman Edge pathway. Please see below for more information:

Freshman Edge

As a Freshman Edge participant, participation in SPOP 5 is strongly recommended. SPOP 5 takes place on August 4 and 5, 2017, in Mesa Court Housing.

At the end of SPOP 5 on Saturday, July 30, residential Freshman Edge students will check into their room in Freshman Edge Program Housing, located in Arroyo Vista. A shuttle will be available for students who do not otherwise have transportation.

Please note: space in SPOP 5 is not guaranteed, so be sure to register as soon as your reservation window opens. Students who are unable to register for SPOP 5 are encouraged to take the following steps:

    1. Add themselves to the SPOP 5 waitlist (if there is no scheduling conflict).
    2. Register for an earlier SPOP or weekend SPOP to avoid conflict with Freshman Edge courses.

Freshman Edge International

Freshman Edge International participants are encouraged to enroll in an orientation program that does not conflict with their summer course schedule. International participants may wish to attend the International Student Orientation (ISO) instead of SPOP to avoid course conflicts.

If you enroll in a program that does conflict with a summer course, you will need to contact your professor(s) in a timely manner in order to alert them that you will miss class. Contact information for your professor(s) can likely be found in your course syllabus.

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge Scholarship recipients will attend SPOP 5. Summer Bridge participants will be required to confirm their participation in SPOP 5 when their orientation reservation windows open in June.

At the end of SPOP 5 on Saturday, August 5, residential Freshman Edge students will check into their room in Freshman Edge Program Housing, located in Arroyo Vista. A shuttle will be available for students who do not otherwise have transportation.

Please note that registration for SPOP is SEPARATE from Freshman Edge enrollment and must be completed with payment in order to reserve your space in SPOP. Instructions on how to register for SPOP will be sent via e-mail in May from orientation@uci.edu. Please see Enrollment for instructions on how to enroll in Freshman Edge.