The Research Opportunities Community (ROC) is a residential research
environment committed to exposing undergraduates to the research
process at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Sponsored
by the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) in collaboration
with Student Housing, the ROC will integrate itself into the UCI
To encourage residents to get involved in
undergraduate research & creative activities.
To introduce residents to research and
creative opportunities on and off campus.
To harness residents' interests into a
passion on the road to a successful career.
To become the hub of research activity among undergraduate residents at UCI.
What to Expect at ROC
Complementary to your residential experience,
living in this community will introduce you to the many research
and creative opportunities available to you at UC Irvine under
the guidance of world-renowned faculty. Conducting a research or
creative project has become an integral component of the UC
experience. There are many benefits to participating in the
research process that will prepare you for a successful career.
Join this fun environment, discover your interests and passions,
and interact closely with faculty, student researchers, and members
of the UROP team.
Participating Residential Communities
Hobbiton, Calmindon and Elrond are located in the Middle Earth Housing