Student Life


IMSURE students will receive free housing at Arroyo Vista, a unique on-campus housing facility. One house will accommodate all 16 students in the program. Bedrooms are designed for double occupancy, and rooms will be shared with another student of the same gender. Each room is fully furnished with a bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, wardrobe, and drawer space. Rooms also feature Ethernet connections, and allow for internet access, including Web and E-mail. The house is complete with all major kitchen appliances, a spacious living room with cable TV, a study room, and coin-operated laundry facilities. 

The studentsí house has a fully equipped kitchen, including refrigerator, stove, oven, sinks, microwave, pantry, cupboard space, and a toaster. Students may purchase food and prepare their meals at the house, or they may purchase a meal plan from UCI Residential Dining. Several meal plans are available, and can be purchased in advance online at
Arroyo Vista Recreation Room

Students will have full use of Arroyo Vistaís Recreation Room, which is open 7 nights a week until 11:00 p.m. and hosts a computer lab, pool table, foos ball table, ping pong table, television, and soda vending machines. The facilities also have two outdoor basketball courts, and a sand volleyball court. 


Living in Southern California

Southern California is known for its perpetually sunny and spring-like weather. Remember to bring clothes for warm weather and something warmer for the cool evenings by the beach. 
Campus Location
UC Irvine is located in Irvine, California, and recognized as one of the safest cities in the nation. UCIís Orange County location offers students an unlimited number of local spots and activities to enjoy. The campus is five miles from the Pacific Ocean, so students are moments away from swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing and sunning. Local deserts and mountain resorts are all within driving distance, as are local museums, sports venues, concert halls, zoos, and theme parks, including Disneyland, Knottís Berry Farm, Sea World, Magic Mountain, and Wild Rivers. Beautiful Catalina Island is just offshore and a short boatride away. The IMSURE programís weekend activities will include some of these attractions. 
Around Campus
The UCI campus itself is also designed to provide a dynamic environment for students. The circular campus design integrates natural open space with the modern architecture of the academic, research and administrative structures. Buildings encircle the 21-acre Aldrich Park, and the campus itself is a natural arboretum planted with trees and shrubs from all over the world. Ring Road, a mile in circumference walkway circling Aldrich Park, is the pedestrian thoroughfare that connects the classrooms, eateries, libraries, laboratories, and housing. The Ring also serves as the outdoor staging for a full calendar of cultural and social activities. Bike trails connect UCI to student housing and to the beach, and pedestrian bridges connect students to local movie theaters, restaurants, shops and businesses.


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