Graduate Welcome

As the academic year is about to commence, we encourage you to review and complete the Graduate Division Virtual Graduate Welcome and Orientation found here. Each module contains very important information regarding health insurance, financial aid, how to establish residency for our out-of-state and international students, and has important resources from various campus departments. Please be sure you review and complete the New Student Checklist before you begin the quarter.

We will be hosting an ICS Graduate Dean’s Welcome where you will be able to grab a snack, meet fellow students, speak with Madhu Reddy, the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, ICS Graduate Office, and supporting staff. The event will take place on Monday, September 25th from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the quad of the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building (Building #419 on campus map). We will be hosting in an open house fashion, so please feel free to stop by at any time during the above time frame, say hello, and ask questions of any of the staff members at the tables. Please RSVP at the following link so we can ensure your attendance.

If you haven't already, please take a look at the 2023-24 Admission and Registration Information, sent earlier this summer, that gives directions on how to sign up for classes, where to find the academic calendar and more.

Please also be sure to visit the UCI Counseling Center where you will find helpful resources regarding counseling and clinical services, outreach, and prevention.

Additionally, the ICS Office of Outreach, Access, and Inclusion (OAI) also provides access to resources, opportunities, and support for graduate students to foster a culture of inclusive excellence. We encourage you to reach out to Vinh Luong (Assistant Director) to learn more about ICS OAI. 

As a reminder, we will be communicating with you through your UCI email address. More information about UCI email can be found here. Additional information about forwarding your email to another account can be found here as well.

Once you arrive on campus, you will need to set up an ICS computer account, in person or remotely.  With this ICS computer account, you will also receive an ICS email address.  If you want to forward your ICS email to your UCI email, please check out this page.

Please understand that you are responsible for checking these accounts.  You will receive messages to both accounts.

Lastly, please review the 2023-24 Payroll Information PowerPoint if you will be holding an employment position (TA/RA).