Before You Arrive

Please read through the sections below for tips on what you should do before Orientation begins!

Summer Assignments
Please check back in July for information regarding your summer assignments.
Summer Communication
Student Services and Community Fellows Newsletters are coming soon!
Disability Services

Students who experience all types of disabilities are eligible for support services.  UCI’s Disability Services Center at UCI (DSC) provides a variety of services and accommodations. If you will be requesting accommodations while at UCI Law, please begin the process over the summer so that we can provide you with the proper accommodations from the very beginning of the school year. 

To request services or accommodations for the upcoming academic year, you must register with the Disability Services Center.  To begin this process, please fill out the online intake form. You must also provide documentation verifying your disability. Detailed information about necessary documentation can be found on DSC’s web site.  

After you submit the intake form, a DSC staff member will contact you within 5 business days to make an appointment with Lori Palmerton, the Law School Disability Counselor. If you have any questions, please contact Lori at or 949-824-7494image949-824-7494.

If you have any questions about this process please contact Lori or Jennah Jones, Director of Student Life. 

Health Insurance Waiver DEADLINE

All eligible graduate and undergraduate students at UC Irvine are automatically enrolled in the UC Student Heatlh Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) and charged a health insurance fee as part of registration at UC Irvine. If you are currently covered by major medial health insurance that is comparable to UC SHIP, you may request to waive out of the plan.

To waive out of the UC Irvine sponsored health insurance plan for 2017-2018, you must submit a request online during the open waiver period, for the Fall 2017 semester. 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. Full details and information about waiving UC SHIP is on the UC SHIP web page.

Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees for the Fall 2017 semester will be assessed by the first week of July.  Log in at Zot Account after July 15 to tell us where to send your funds. Once you log in and get to "Welcome to ZOT Account Online," select "Direct Deposit (DEFT)" and provide the requested information. Financial Aid funds will be deposited on Wednesday, August 16. Avoid late fees - Tuition and Fees are due on Tuesday, August 15.

Informal Head Shot

Faculty and staff try hard to get to know everyone by name as quickly as possible. We would greatly appreciate it if you emailed an informal headshot (we’re not looking for something professional!) to Student Services Coordinator Debbie Mondares at We will use your official ID picture for the password-protected Law Student Directory and faculty class rosters.

RSVP for New Student Orientation Picnic

New students, family, partners, and kids are welcome to join faculty, staff and Community Fellows for the New Student Orientation Picnic on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  The picnic is free, but we need a head count for ordering food.  RSVP information will be available this summer. 

Sign up for an SBA Mentor

Please check back later this summer for more details on how to sign up for an SBA mentor.

UCI Parking Permit

Parking permits are available at the Parking Office (building 7 on the campus map), located above the UCI Police Department, across the street from the Law School . If you purchase your parking pass early, you can avoid paying the $10 daily parking fee during Orientation week. Please bring a form of picture identification with you (we recommend your UCI Student ID) to purchase your parking pass. Parking pass rates vary depending on your specific needs. You can learn more about parking rates and passes on the Parking website.