Travel & Lodging

Special note!

  • Dinner will be available in the dining court on the check-in day, July 14 at 5-7pm. We plan to guide you on a walk from the Mesa Court housing to the workshop location (College of Health Sciences building) either before or after dinner. This will be a great opportunity for you to get familiar with the everyday walking route and meet fellow participants. Please plan your arrival time accordingly if you don't want to miss out these activities. We recommend arriving earlier in the day to comfortably settle in.
  • Upon your arrival at Irvine on July 14, you should first visit the Mesa Court housing office for check-in  if you select to stay at the provided university housing. For those who will arrange their own accommodations and want to participate in the afternoon event, we will send out the event time and location as the workshop approaches. The workshop officially starts on July 15 at 8am, on the 3rd floor of the Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences building.

Accommodations

Housing (double-occupancy rooms) and meals are covered for the duration of the workshop – 12 nights (check-in on July 14, check-out on July 26). Housing is provided exclusively for workshop participants at the Mesa Court on UCI Campus. We have a limited number of single occupancy rooms (with shared bathroom) available, which can be secured on a first-come, first-served basis with an additional fee per night. Participants who do not wish to stay in the university dorms will be responsible for arranging separate accommodations and the corresponding cost. 

The cost of double occupancy rooms is covered for the duration of the workshop. Participants can request to share a room with another participant they know. Both participants should email us with their requests at bigcare@uci.edu as early as possible. The roommate requests should include the requested roommate’s name and email. We will confirm the pairing after we receive requests from both participants. Participants who don’t have a requested roommate will be assigned with another participant of the same gender.

Participants can request a single room (with shared bathroom) at an additional cost of $15/night for 12 nights = $180 in total (no tax).  (We don’t cover the additional cost for single rooms.)

Payment of single rooms must be mailed by check and received by us before April 16, 2024 to secure the single room. Details for sending payments will be emailed to you once we get your room choice.

 

Mesa Court Check-in

  • Location: (TBD)
  • Check-in hours: Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 8am-8pm.
We recommend arriving earlier in the day to comfortably settle in and participant in the afternoon events.

Travel & Parking

Transportation

Air Travel

  • Orange County Airport (SNA)  (Recommended)
    • This is the closest airport to UC Irvine at only about 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) away.
    • Orange County Airport is also referred to as John Wayne Airport.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    • 43 miles (about 69.2 kilometers) from UC Irvine
    • About a one-to-two-hour drive from the UC Irvine campus.
    • Leaving this airport at any time between 3 pm and 8 pm on a weekday can potentially inflate this drive time to nearly 2 hours. While this is the largest airport in Southern California, it is also the busiest, with long security lines, and long baggage wait times.
    • Taxis, shuttles, and rental cars are all available.
    • This airport is only recommended for international flyers.
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB)
    • 24 miles away from UC Irvine.
    • About a 30-45 minute drive from UCI (barring heavy traffic).
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT)
    • 46 miles from UCI.
    • At least an hour drive to campus.

Airport shuttles: Southern California airports offer rental cars, taxis, Uber, Lyft and Door-to-door van shuttle services Prime Time Shuttle and Super Shuttle.

Rail Travel

  • Irvine (IRV) station: Amtrak + metrolink
  • Tustin station: Metrolink
    • Transfer to UCI via OCTA bus 473

 

Parking

A valid parking permit is required at all times when parking on campus. Permits may be purchased by using ParkbyPlate in designated areas, or by utilizing a permit dispenser or visiting one of the staffed information kiosks for cash purchases. Please visit the interactive campus map for purchase locations. Affiliates may also log into myCommute to purchase their permit. Detailed prices can be found on Visitor Parking page.

  • Parking near Mesa Court: Lot 14, Lot 14A, Lot 5 and Mesa Parking Structure.
  • Parking near College of Health Sciences building: Lot 70 and Health Sciences Parking Structure

Travel Scholarship Reimbursement

If you have been awarded a Travel Scholarship, please be sure to keep itemized receipts to be reimbursed up to $500. Paperwork and instructions will be emailed to you during or after the workshop for you to receive the reimbursement.

Notice: Travel Scholarship is intended exclusively to cover your travel expenses to and from the workshop. It doesn't cover additional costs such as parking or upgrades to single rooms. We encourage participants to plan their budget accordingly for any extra expenses they may incur outside of travel.

Workshop Venue

The UCI Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, 3rd floor

856 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92697-3950

Still Have Questions?

Please email us at bigcare@uci.edu for any additional questions.