Student Life

* Housing and activity information is provided by UCI Summer Session (


To fully experience everything that UC Irvine has to offer, nothing compares to living on campus. Our on-campus housing at Arroyo Vista offers a convenient living environment as well as the opportunity to meet, study, and interact with full-time UC Irvine students and other students visiting from around the world.

Services and benefits provided by on-campus housing:

  • Live-in Resident Advisor available seven days a week
  • International student roommate
  • Group style housing/co-ed building with same gender bedroom and bathrooms
  • Fully furnished bedroom, including bed, desk, standing closet with drawers, bed linens, pillow, light blanket, and towels
  • Free wired internet in your bedroom (Ethernet cord not provided)
  • Cable TV and DVD player provided in the common living room
  • Large group kitchen fully equipped with all the supplies necessary for cooking. You may also purchase your own meals on campus for $6.00-$11.00 per meal (see for more information)
  • A few steps away from the Anteater Recreation Center, which includes pool table, table tennis, foosball, large screen TV, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, and game equipment
  • Community Center computer lab available
  • 10-15 minutes walking distance to campus classrooms


Health & Recreation

Area Attractions

  • Sandy Beaches: Surf or sunbathe at nearby Newport Beach and Laguna Beach
  • Attractions and Theme Parks: Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Visual and Performing Arts: Visit the Sawdust Festival featuring local artisans or attend a performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, featuring world-class theater, ballet, and dance
  • Shopping: Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza, Irvine Spectrum
  • Aquarium of the Pacific: Explore the world’s largest ocean in Long Beach
  • Sports: Enjoy America’s favorite pastime at an Anaheim Angels baseball game
  • Cuisine: Whether it’s Indian, Japanese, or Italian, Irvine is home to an array of global fare
  • Los Angeles: Discover Hollywood, the Santa Monica pier, and Rodeo Drive—just an hour away
  • Nature: At the heart of campus is lush Aldrich Park. UC Irvine is also home to the San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve. We even have an arboretum and planetarium!
  • San Diego: A picturesque city just over an hour south of Irvine where you may catch the seals and sealions sunbathing on the rocks.