Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the UCI Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP), the SPOP reunion committee is seeking $75,000 to add to the Robert Gentry Endowed Scholarship Fund to ensure all incoming UCI freshmen are able to participate in this meaningful orientation program


The UCI Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP)  is an incredibly impactful experience shared across almost all generations of Anteaters. This comprehensive 2-day, 1-night orientation for freshmen sets incoming students up for success by providing academic advising, class registration, information on important student resources and services, social activities, and many opportunities to make friends prior to the start of the academic year.  The program aims to help students find a home at UCI and to enhance their comfort in being their authentic selves.


While the program is mandatory, it is not always affordable for all of our incoming freshmen. Our effort to raise an additional $75,000 toward the Robert Gentry Endowed Scholarship Fund will increase access to this program for students in need of financial assistance for many years to come. 


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