The CHP Staff is here for you

October 16, 2017

As fall quarter picks up, we’d like to remind you that you are encouraged to access the CHP Office (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and/or the UCI Counseling Center if you need support or want to talk about anything.

Free Tickets to Compassion Concert

October 16, 2017

The Compassion Concert Featuring Perla Batalla
Winifred Smith Hall
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm

With ongoing turbulence and struggles around the world, the Compassion Concert offers an opportunity to enjoy an evening of the arts in an intimate setting. Singer-songwriter Perla Batalla will perform Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen, a tribute to her friend and mentor Leonard Cohen. The Concert will also showcase the most recent work of the Blum Center.

CHP students can attend the concert for free, just email CHP alumna Ellen Kern (’11) at

UCI Costa Rica Program | 2018 Application Live!

October 16, 2017

UCI Anteaters!

Make your Spring Break count and earn academic credit! Apply to be a member of the 2018 Costa Rica: Global Sustainability & Cultural Immersion Program. 

Participate in this alternative break and academic program focused on exploring topics of global sustainability and cultural immersion while traveling through the Costa Rica rainforest & rural communities. Stay on an organic farm, learn about sustainable practices, engage in community service, and connect with the local community though homestays.

Travel with other UCI students on a coordinated program engaging in local community life and learning about environmental sustainability in Costa Rica. This is an ideal experience for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, wants an intense yet fun experience abroad, and is looking to earn academic credit and conduct research. Join us for this unique program.

Costa Rica Program Details:

  • Applications:
    • Due Wednesday, Oct. 25th by 12pm, noon
    • Interviews conducted in November
    • Offers sent late November/early December
  • Program commitment: Winter 2018-Spring 2018
    • Quarterly class (winter and spring)
    • Weekend Retreat
    • Individual research project
    • International travel
  • Travel to Costa Rica: March 23rd-March 31th, 2018
  • Cost of Program: $1,500, paid in installments; payment plans & funding options available

Interested to learn more about the program?  

We hope you will apply to be part of the 2018 Costa Rica Program!

Orientation Coordinator Application open NOW

October 16, 2017

Student Life & Leadership is looking for student leaders interested in becoming a Coordinator for the UC Irvine Summer Orientation Programs, comprised of the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP), the Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (T-SPOP), Transfer Success, and the International Student Orientation (ISO).

The Orientation Coordinator position is unlike any other student opportunity on campus. Coordinators are selected from a diverse pool of applicants, including those who have NO direct experience working with UCI’s Orientation programs in the past. Selected in teams of 5, it is the Orientation Coordinator’s responsibility to:

  • Direct a recruitment, interview, and selection process for over 150 volunteer staff positions.
  • Develop and execute a 10+ week training program for Orientation staff.
  • Supervise Orientation staff and coordinate efforts during each Orientation program in the summer.

You’ll develop skills in public speaking, facilitating workshops, marketing, team building, supervision, event planning, recruitment, selection, training, and more! And you’ll be supported by some of the best administrators and educators from across campus.

You can find more information at the website below. If you’re interested in one of the most challenging and rewarding student leadership experiences UCI has to offer, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Applications are open until Friday, October 20 at 11:59 p.m.


  1. If selected, applicants will not be able to be Resident Advisors the following academic year due to work and training conflicts. However, it’s fine if they are currently RA’s this academic year.
  2. Applicants must be registered students until at least Spring 2018.
  3. The Minimum GPA required for consideration is 2.7.

Faculty Coffee Hour Nominations

October 16, 2017

Hi CHPeers! Faculty Coffee Hour is going to be from 9-11am on the Friday of week 7. This is a great opportunity for you to meet UCI faculty in a non-academic setting, as well as get a delicious breakfast. If you want to see one of your professors there, fill out this survey by Monday of week 4. We are also looking for volunteers, so please let us know if you can help when you fill out the survey. We hope to see you there!

CHP Yearbook Meeting

October 16, 2017

If you are very interested in the CHP Yearbook, we hope that you will be able to attend this year’s first staff meeting on Friday, October 20 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Locus. During this time, you’ll get to hear an overview of what the CHP Yearbook is and what the staff does throughout the year. You’ll get to meet our veteran, returning Yearbook staffers who will give you a better sense of what the roles and responsibilities are—and we hope to finalize most positions by the end of the meeting. We’ll also critique last year’s yearbook as we brainstorm this coming year’s. We welcome your input, and we hope that you decide to stay and share your talents as a Yearbooker.

To our veteran Yearbookers, we are so excited that you’ve chosen to return and share your wisdom!

CHP Office Halloween Costume Winner

October 16, 2017

The votes are in, and the winning Halloween costume for the CHP staff is Spice Girls!  If you want to see our costumes in all their glory (or just grab some candy), be sure to stop by the CHP Office on Tuesday, October 31!

UCI’s Test Prep Program Free Events

October 8, 2017

There are three free test prep events offered this week:

NAR Call for Submissions!

October 6, 2017

Be a part of the CHP’s very own creative works journal! Submit original poems, photographs, artwork, short stories, etc., for a chance to be published and showcased in our quarterly issue! Send submissions to by Thursday, November 9th!

Vote for the CHP Office Costume!

October 6, 2017

Halloween is just around the corner, and we are turning over our costume decision to you, the CHP students!  Come to Coffee Hour in the Locus this Friday, October 13 between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. to place your vote for which of the following will be the CHP Office staff’s group costume this Halloween:

A. Crayons

B. Spice Girls

C. Superheroes

D. Stranger Things kids