UCI Forward

UCI Forward is our commitment to the well-being of our community as we ramp up campus operations. Working together, each of us doing our part, we can move UCI Forward.

Campus Guidance and Protocols

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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 Office of the President has issued an updated UC Vaccine Policy covering COVID-19 and flu vaccine requirements. 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 where and how to get vaccinated, visit our vaccine information page.

For information on boosters, view the booster FAQ.

Vaccine Info


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 are recommended indoors, but not required, regardless of vaccination status consistent with current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance. Individuals should feel free to continue to wear face coverings if they desire.

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

Face Coverings FAQs 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