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Transfer Edge

Build a foundation for success before fall quarter begins!

Session I: June 25 - August 4, 2017

Session II: August 6 - September 14, 2017

Full Summer: June 25 - September 14, 2017

Build a foundation for success before fall quarter begins!

Session I: June 25 - August 4, 2017

Session II: August 6 - September 14, 2017

Full Summer: June 25 - September 14, 2017

Events

Immerse yourself in university life by participating in exclusive activities such as faculty presentations and panels, Transfer mixers and many introductions to campus resources such as a library research tutorial, a Career Center tour and access to the Learning and Academic Resource Center. You will also have the unique opportunity to meet with professors from across UCI, in small group settings, to learn more about life at UCI and the diverse academic offerings of a large research university.

Students experience college life by participating in exclusive academic workshops and seminars. All students will participate in a range of exciting co-curricular activities as part of the required course, Social Sciences 89. Your course syllabus, available on the course website closer to the start of the session, will outline attendance requirements.

In addition, you will enjoy full-access to the Anteater Recreation Center, which in part includes a climbing wall, cardio and weight equipment, basketball and squash courts, and a swimming pool.

By being on campus during the summer with a smaller group of students in a more relaxed atmosphere, and participating in an itinerary of events offered outside of the classroom, you will have the opportunity to develop you university life, both academically and socially.

Search back to June of the previous year to see events held last summer. The 2017 program begins June 25 for Session I and Full Summer, and August 6 for Session II.

Calendar

All events, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Click on individual events for additional details.

INSIDE UCI Series Events

A key part of the Transfer Edge will be presentations known as INSIDE UCI. These presentations by prominent UCI faculty will give you a “front row seat” to the diverse academic paths and current research of UCI faculty. You will be able to ask faculty questions about their academic journey, how they became interested in research, and why they do what they do. View last summer's INSIDE UCI events.

Note: Presentations are subject to change.

Collegiate Life & Study Skills Workshops:

Successful transition to the UCI campus entails both academic and social factors, and spans further to include some life-skills transition factors. UCI Summer Session invites students to begin college during the summer, when the campus is more accessible and relaxed. As students become acquainted with the UCI campus, our programs encourage healthy living and study skills that facilitate a thoughtful and well balanced collegiate life experience. Some workshop topics for 2017 may include:

  • Using UCI Websites
  • Connecting with Faculty
  • Resume Basics, Interview Techniques, Job Search Strategies
  • Time Management, Effective Study Planning, Preparing for Exams
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
  • Library Workshop
  • Fitting in vs. Belonging
  • Major and Career
  • Panel of Successful Students

Social Events

The Transfer Mentors, current UCI undergraduate students, will plan social events for you to meet other new transfer students and to learn about campus life and current student interests. These events will take you behind the scenes to little-known yet intriguing corners of the University and introduce you to resources. Social events have included specially planned lunch activities, mixers, intramural sports games at the Anteater Recreational Center (ARC), and much more! The calendar of optional social events is unique to the interests of the current Mentor team and also depends on the events and happenings which occur around campus each summer.