The CHP PAAs are here for you!

November 6, 2017

It’s officially week 6!  We hope your midterms have been going well and we wish you good luck for any remaining midterms you have this quarter.  We know the end of the quarter can be stressful but we are here to help; we’ve got your back!  If you have any enrollment questions as the schedule of classes has now been released for winter quarter, feel free to email us (, give us a call (949-824-8409), or stop by our office.  We’d love to see all our fellow CHP students so come on by if you have questions, if you need someone to talk to, or just want to say hi! Please see our office hours below.  Good luck for the rest of the quarter! Thanksgiving and Winter Break are just around the corner!


Our Office Hours:


Monday 11:30-3:30 PM

Friday 12-2 PM


Tuesday 10-2 PM

Thursday 10-1 PM


Monday 9-11 AM

Tuesday 2-4 PM

Wednesday 1-3 PM


Wednesday 10-1 PM

Thursday 1-4 PM

CHP Office Closure

November 6, 2017

Please note that the CHP Office will be closed this Friday, November 10, in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday.  Have a great long weekend!

Vigil for Mira

November 6, 2017

Celebration of Mira’s Life

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Natural Sciences I, Room 1114

The UCI campus community, along with some of Mira’s closest friends, have planned this event to honor her beautiful spirit and to celebrate her life.

Please help us spread the word about the vigil by sharing the event with others on our campus community. For questions regarding the vigil, please email


Enrolling in CHP Courses for Winter 2018

November 2, 2017

The Winter 2018 schedule of classes will be posted this Saturday, November 4 at In preparation, we have compiled the following information for you regarding enrollment in CHP courses for the upcoming quarter. For more information on when to enroll, be sure to visit the Registrar’s Calendar. The CHP staff will be available next week to answer your enrollment questions. 

Pizza Wednesday: Drop-in Advising is being offered on Wednesday, November 8, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Locus so you can get help from the CHP advisors all while enjoying some yummy pizza!


  • Who should enroll: All CHP freshmen
  • Make sure to enroll in both parts of Honors Humanities Core: HUMAN 1B Lecture and a linked HUMAN H1BS Seminar
  • If you are an NCAA athlete or a declared Drama, Dance, or Music major who has scheduling difficulties due to your practice/rehearsal schedule, or if you are an Anteater Leadership Academy participant, you need to email requests for specific sections to by November 13th.


  • Who should enroll: All students currently enrolled in Chemistry H2A/LA and who need to continue with general chemistry
  • Make sure to enroll in all four parts of Honors Chemistry:
  1. CHEM H2B Lecture
  2. CHEM H2B Discussion
  3. CHEM H2LB Lecture
  4. CHEM H2LB Lab
  • In the unlikely event that you will be unable to continue with Honors Chemistry, we will address this schedule change with you in early January (grades will be posted on Friday, December 22nd). Until then, you should enroll in Honors Chem H2B/LB as normal.


  • Who should enroll: CHP sophomores and juniors have been pre-authorized for Honors Social Science Core.
  • What is Social Science H1F all about?  Click here to get a brief description from former PAA and CHP alumnus, Malcolm Su (’17).
  • If Social Science H1F is full before you enroll and you need to take the course winter 2018, then add yourself to the waitlist. Showing demonstrated need (via students putting themselves on the waitlist) will allow us to secure a larger room for the course.  Alternatives to Social Science H1F include taking Physics H90 or one of the designated honors seminars.  Please note that HUMAN H82 and LPS H125 are the only honors seminars for winter 2018 that can replace a quarter of Honors Social Science Core.


  • Who should enroll: This class has been specially designed for CHP non-science majorsCHP sophomores and juniors have been pre-authorized for Honors Science Core.
  • Enrollment in lecture and discussion is required, though discussion attendance is optional. If you have a verifiable conflict with the discussion for this course, email to be authorized to enroll despite the course conflict.
  • This quarter’s course is entitled, “Making Sense of our Senses: The Physics of Sound and Light,” and will be taught by Professor Jonathan Feng.  This class will cover topics including the science of waves, sound, music, light, and color, and will include applications to everyday life, cool science demos, and brief bios of people whose discoveries help define the modern world.

The CHP offers specially designed honors seminars that can be used to substitute for one quarter of a CHP core course as designated by the CHP. Please visit the Honors Seminars webpage for course descriptions and for more information about how these seminars may help you fulfill your CHP core course requirements. You may use ONE total seminar to substitute for ONE QUARTER of a CHP core course as designated by the CHP.  Only ONE total substitution is permitted per student throughout their entire time at UCI, although you may take as many seminars as you wish for GE or elective credit.  Please note that not all seminars provide GE credit.  CHP sophomores, juniors, seniors and transfer students have been pre-authorized to enroll in these courses.  Seminars offered for winter 2018 include:

  • HUMAN H82 – “Sanctuary: Medieval and Beyond” with Professor Elizabeth Allen
    Credit: GE Categories III or IV, may substitute for one quarter of Social Science Core.
  • LPS H125 – “What is Time?” with Professor Jim Weatherall
    Credit: GE Category III, may substitute for one quarter of Social Science Core.
  • LPS H141 – “Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics” with Professor Jeffrey Barrett
    Credit: No GE credit, may substitute for one quarter of Science Core.


  • Who should enroll: CHP sophomores who are on the Sustainable Societies Track and are currently enrolled in CHEM H30A.
  • All students currently enrolled in CHEM H30 have been pre-authorized to enroll in EARTHSS H30B for winter 2018.
  • CHP students on the Sustainable Societies Track are required to take all 6 classes of this track in order to complete this part of their CHP curriculum requirements.


  • New students, please note that you will be assigned an enrollment window which you can view in Webreg during Week 7.  All CHP students will enroll for Winter 2018 on Monday of Week 8.
  • All CHP courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • CHP students are expected to be enrolled in 12 graded units each quarter.
  • Honors to Honors transfer students, please note that you are required to take one CHP research seminar or one course toward completion of your school/major honors program during your first year at UCI.
  • If you have unexpected or unusual scheduling difficulties, you must submit a petition (to postpone, etc.) by the end of week 8. Petitions are not guaranteed to be approved.
  • Please note that you do not need to take CHP Social Science Core and Science Core in order. You just need to take at least one course a quarter until both cores are completed.
  • Seniors who need to enroll in Science Core or Social Science Core, please email by November 13th to be authorized to enroll.

Attn: Students Studying Abroad

October 30, 2017

Congratulations and happy travels! The CHP staff and community would like to send you some love while you are away from UCI, so please e-mail your new address to We miss you but wish you the best of luck in your journey and studies!

NAR’s Food-ography Contest

October 24, 2017
Love food? Love taking pictures of your food? Then NAR’s Food-ography Contest is for you! Submit photos of tantalizing cuisine (or even an apple) now until November 9th at midnight to One lucky winner will be featured in NAR’s Fall issue!

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.

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!

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