Move-In Weekend is September 20 - 22. Find Move-In Day scheduling and instructions in your Housing Assignment email (coming early September).

Greetings, Anteaters! We look forward to welcoming you to campus, and we want to help make your transition to college as smooth and comfortable as possible. Below are some steps you can take to get ready for move-in. The move-in day schedule for your housing community will be sent with your housing assignment in early September. See you soon!

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UCI Student Housing works in partnership with the campus’ Disability Services Center. Housing accommodation and placement where physical, medical, psychological, developmental, or learning needs are to be taken into consideration are based on written recommendation to Student Housing from that office. We encourage you to contact the Disability Services Center at 949-824-7494 or go to for information regarding registration and documentation requirements. In the event written recommendation is provided from the Disability Services Center, Student Housing will work with that office and with you regarding your accommodation needs.

Prior to Move-In Day

  • Shopping for Your Room

    Furnished bedrooms include: bed and mattress (extra long twin beds, 38 x 80 inches), mattress cover, desk (some with bookcase) and chair, and wardrobe. For details, check the floor plan for your community.

  • Preparing Your Computer and Mobile Devices

    All undergraduate housing communities have Wi-Fi installed! The OIT Help Desk offers computer networking assistance to the residential communities. Connecting your computer or mobile device to the wireless network is easy! When you move in, simply:

    1. Connect your device to the "ResNet Mobile Access" network.
    2. Open a web browser, and you should be automatically redirected to our Express Registration system.
    3. If you are not automatically redirected, please visit
    4. Sign into the registration system with your UCInetID and password, and then wait two minutes.
    5. You are now connected!

    The OIT Help Desk is available 24/7 at 949-824-2222 for any issues you may have. In addition, our walk-in help desk is open from 9-5, Monday to Friday and is located at Aldrich Hall, Room 115. (Here we are on the Campus Map).

    Answers to many of your frequently-asked questions can be found in the OIT Help Center at

  • Protect Your Laptop

    All UCI students are encouraged to download and install the FrontDoor Laptop Loss and Recovery Software on their laptops before they arrive on campus.

    • Prevent computer theft and increase your chances of recovery in the event that your computer is stolen
    • FREE 4-year license for UCI students! (Windows and Apple versions available.)
    • Download and register with your UCI email address at:
  • Meal Plans

    Mesa Court and Middle Earth residents may change their meal plan selection up until 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 31st, by logging into the Housing Gateway and editing their PI forms.

    Residents in Arroyo Vista, Campus Village, or American Campus Communities may purchase a voluntary meal plan online.

  • Resident Parking Permit

    If you were planning to bring a car to campus, learn about new resident parking regulations here. Information also available on Surviving UCI Without a Car

  • Getting Around Campus

    UC Irvine's Anteater Express Shuttle Service, with stops near each of the housing communities, provides transportation around the campus.

    The University Pass is a discounted bus pass which gives you unlimited use of all regular OCTA routes for one year.

    ZotWheels is an automated bike sharing system.

    Zipcar is a University Carshare program that offers vehicles for rent by the hour or day.

  • Connecting with your Roommate(s)

    Living successfully with roommates requires flexibility and the willingness to communicate in an honest, yet tactful, manner. Check out some suggested topics of discussion to break the ice.

  • Disaster Preparedness

    In the event a disaster, do you have a communication plan with your family? See the Health and Safety page for information about safety, security, disaster preparedness, and health. Student Housing has a limited amount of disaster supplies, and we encourage residents to gather their own personal supplies and to make their own plans in case of an earthquake (e.g. Personal Disaster Prep Kit). Sign up to receive ZotAlerts on your phone.

Move-In Day

Your Assignment Email, sent to your UCI email by September 4th, will include all the information you will need to get to where you need to be on Move-In Weekend.

  • Check-in

    Your assigned move-in date & time will be included in your Assignment Email. Check-in locations in each community have yet to be determined.

    Mesa Court Fri, Sat & Sun., Sept. 20, 21, 22, 2019
    Middle Earth Fri, Sat & Sun., Sept. 20, 21, 22, 2019
    Arroyo Vista Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
    American Campus Communities Sat & Sun., Sept. 21, 22, 2019
    Check with your community

    Staff and volunteers will be able to direct you to the check-in location and to your room. A limited number of carts will be available, but it is recommended that you bring your own dollies or carts.

  • Parking

    Please follow the 20-minute limit in the unloading areas. Cars left in the unloading zone for longer than 20 minutes are subject to citation.

    Free Parking in campus lots on move-in day

  • Recycling

    Please recycle your moving boxes and other recyclables in designated bins. Thank you!

Did you know?

University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)

All UCI undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP as part of registration at UCI. For more information about the plan, see the UCI Student Health Center's Insurance Page. If you are currently covered by major medical health insurance, you have the option of waiving out of the plan — declining the service — and not paying this fee by filling out the online waiver. The waiver deadline is September 8, 2017. 

Renters Insurance is available through GradGuardTM

Students are encouraged to purchase renters insurance to protect their personal belongings and to provide liability coverage. Coverage is available through GradGuardTM or another provider of your choice.