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Returning to Campus Guidance

Section 1

Whether you are new to UCI, returning or visiting, UCI is committed to the health and well-being of our Anteater community. UCI’s healthy campus protocols are here to provide information to all who come on campus on what to expect. We ask students, faculty, staff and visitors to follow these campus safety requirements to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We are guided by federal, state and county public health authorities and are prepared to adjust our plans if necessary. Please see the links below to learn more about what is coming up on campus.

Campus Tours

In-person tours will be held Monday through Friday. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. To provide a campus experience to as many students as possible, we are only able to allow 2 guests per registrant. We will be unable to accommodate guests who have not registered in advance. Tour dates are subject to cancellation due to changes in campus health and safety protocols.

Summer Session

Summer Sports Camps

Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP)

COVID-19 Protocols

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The UC COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all UCI students, faculty and staff, with few exceptions, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before physically accessing the university’s locations and programs. All students, faculty and staff must receive the COVID-19 vaccine(s) and booster and upload records to be policy compliant. Compliance is required no later than two weeks before faculty, staff and students are expected to be on campus. 

For information on the UC vaccination policy, exemptions and accommodations, and answers to frequently asked questions, see:

For information on the where and how to get vaccinated, visit our vaccine information page.

For information on boosters, view the booster FAQ.

Vaccine Info

Testing

In accordance with the UC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy, students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated and who are entering or physically present on UCI-controlled property must undergo weekly testing. This requirement also applies to those who have an approved exemption, exception or deferral.

Testing is available on an appointment or drop-in basis for all UCI students and employees. Log into the Student Health Patient Portal to make an appointment or to check your results. View the testing locations and schedule.

Testing Info

Face Coverings

Face coverings will be recommended indoors, but not required, regardless of vaccination status. Therefore, individuals should feel free to continue to wear face coverings if they desire. Face coverings are optional outdoors.

Student Health Center, Counseling Center and UCI Health properties will continue to adhere to face covering guidance for healthcare settings. Face coverings continue to be required on the Anteater Express and other forms of public transportation.

Face coverings may also be required consistent with public health guidance for a limited duration for those who are COVID-19 positive and returning from isolation, and for those recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Face Covering Distribution Locations

Face coverings (KN95s, surgical masks) for students, faculty, and staff are available at the following locations around campus:

  • Anteater Learning Pavilion
    • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Anteater Recreation Center (ARC)
    • Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 12 a.m.
    • Saturday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    • Sunday: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Anteatery Dining Commons
    • Monday - Thursday: 7:15 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:15 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Brandywine Dining Commons
    • Monday - Thursday: 7:15 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:15 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
    • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • FRESH Hub
    • Tuesday & Thursday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Friday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Med Sci C Stack loading dock
    • Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Natural Sciences 1, Room 2112
    • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Student Center Information Desk
    • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Student Center Parking Structure Kiosk
    • Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Student Housing Communities (including American Campus Communities (ACC))
    • Main housing office front desk

Executive Directive: Face Coverings Face Coverings and Voluntary Use Respirators (N95s)

Daily Symptom Check

Reporting on the Daily Symptom Checker will only be required when a yes response is indicated on the symptom checker.

Living Well Program for Students Working Well Program for Staff

Executive Directives

A number of Executive Directives and policies have been enacted that allow the university to authorize certain community practices.

Executive Directives

Visitors and Vendors

General Public and Vendors

If you plan to visit campus, please check with your campus contact for any special considerations or precautions for your visit. Also, take the time to familiarize yourself with the following general guidelines.

Campus Requirements

UCI Self-Attestation

  • UCI will deem visitors/non-affiliates to have self-attested to meeting the face covering exemption, if they enter a UCI building and are not wearing a face covering.

UCI COVID-19 Visitor Guidance

UCI Contractor/Vendor Guidance