Campus Perks & Services
Law students can benefit from services at the Law School and on Main Campus. Below you will find a variety of resources that we encourage you to take advantage of. Our Director of Student Life is our liason to each of these offices, so please be in touch if you need any additional assistance! You can also learn more about services on campus by visiting the UCI Graduate Division page or the UCI Student Life and Leadership page.
Anteater Recreation Center (ARC)
Visit the Anteater Recreation Center if you want to work out, join an intramural team, or take a fitness class.
Together with our Counseling Center liaison, Dr. Carolyn O’Keefe, we offer a variety of wellness workshops geared towards law students. All UCI Law students are welcome to use the Counseling Center on campus. It offers scheduled appointments as well as urgent care hours. If you are a GSHIP client and would like to see an off-campus mental health professional, you can follow the instructions on this form; fill it out and turn it into the GSHIP office.
The Cross-Cultural Center on campus is dedicated to social justice, intellectual exchange and community engagement. The staff can help connect you to cultural resources on campus.
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center is a safe place for all Anteaters, regardless of sexual and gender identities. It offers a variety of services, events throughout the year, and supports a number of student organizations. Furthermore, it has a SAFE Zone training that you should consider participating in, especially as rising leaders in the legal community. Look for the Safe Zone placards posted in many of our administrative offices in the law school.
Dining on Campus
Through Hospitality and Dining Services you can opt to purchase a meal plan for the traditional dining halls, invest in the Zot Bucks debit system, or pay out of pocket at restaurants on campus. There is a large variety of food options including Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Wahoos, Panda Express and more. The Law School courtyard hosts a coffee cart that offers drinks, snacks, and lunch-on-the go options. Across Pereira Drive, The Merage School of Business hosts a Starbucks as well as an Au Bon Pain.
The Dreamers’ Resource Office is dedicated to serving the AB540 and undocumented student population through advocacy, guidance, and support. The programs and services are designed for students to achieve academic, personal, and professional excellence. The Dreamers’ Resource Office forms part of the Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) Center.
For Campus Billing services, Central Cashier, or Loan Services information, please contact the Financial Services Office.
In an effort to ensure UCI students are food secure, the Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR) operates a food pantry Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm during the academic year, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on a walk-in basis during the summer. Students can access the pantry using their UCI student ID. All information is kept confidential. For more information about the SOAR Food Pantry operates, please visit their site here.
The International Center promotes and facilitates international education by providing services to advance the university's mission and support the academic goals and objectives of international students, faculty, and researchers.
Sexual Harassment & Assault
If you or a friend are in immediate danger, please call 911. For additional sexual harassment or assault resources on campus, please see the Get Help page and The Sexual Harassment Officer page, or watch this video.
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
The University of California requires all students to have major medical health insurance as a non-academic condition of enrollment. All full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are assessed a USHIP/GSHIP fee and are automatically enrolled in, and charged for, the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). If you are covered by another major medical health insurance policy you may waive out of the SHIP health insurance, by submitting a request online during the open waiver period. If approved, the waiver is in effect for the current term and the remainder of the academic year. A new waiver request must be submitted at the beginning of each academic year. Visit the UCI Student Health Services website for detailed information about the UC Irvine Health Insurance Plan.
Students with Children
Child Care Services wants you to participate in academic and co-curricular life at UCI, while knowing your children are cared for on campus. They offer a variety of different services. Please note that the services correspond with the quarter system calendar and not our semester calendar, so you will want to speak with the director of your child’s program about "banking" days.
The City of Irvine provides additional resources and services through the Irvine Child Care Coordination Office. Visit their site to learn more about child care off-campus.
Students With Disabilities
UCI Law partners with the Disability Services Center (DSC) on main campus to ensure our students with disabilities receive the accommodations they are entitled to. Lori Palmerton, Assistant Director at DSC, serves as a liaison to the School of Law. Any testing or classroom accommodations are carried out by our Director of Student Life. If you have questions please be in touch with Lori or the Director of Student Life.
Veteran Services is an office within Student Life and Leadership, and is dedicated to meeting the needs of all of of veterans, reservists, and their dependents. It provides assistance in obtaining educational benefits, offers numerous resources, and hosts programs like the Veteran Appreciation Dinner. Many of our administrators have participated in the Vet Net Ally training program put on by Veteran Services to better understand the needs of and provide assistance to our veteran students.