UCI Dream Center

Campus Partnerships

We have maintained strong relationships with professional UCI staff and faculty, many who have the expertise and experience with assisting undocumented students.

UC Immigrant Legal Services Center

The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center provides free legal on campus assistance directly to undocumented and immigrant students, as well as their immediate family members (spouse, siblings, and parents). The following link is directly associated with the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center.

The UCI DREAM Center does not maintain or manage the information submitted to UC Immigrant Legal Services Center.

FRESH Basic Needs Hub

Due to recent Covid-19 developments, FRESH has some updates to share regarding their hours of operation and procedures for the pantry at the FRESH Hub:

Updated hours of Operation as of 3/16/20 ***Subject to Change***

Finals week:

Wednesday 3/18: 1-5pm

Friday 3/20: 10-3pm

Spring Break:

Wednesday 3/25: 1-5pm


In accordance with social distancing guidelines, please look into utilizing their resources that can be accessed online before considering seeking pantry food support.

Meals Swipe Program: Anyone on campus needing meal support is strongly encouraged to apply for emergency meals swipes (entries into the Dining Commons). Please note the Dining Commons are open for Final's week, closed for Spring break, and planning to be open for Spring quarter.

For more information and to apply:



Housing Resources

If you are struggling financially and cannot afford your housing unit, you may contact a staff member to discuss your options. We encourage students to contact a staff before signing any housing contract. Additionally, we have two themed houses in Arroyo Vista available in specifically for undocumented students. Applications open in spring.

Please email Dr. Laura Enriquez, faculty-in-residence and Assistant Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies (lenriqu1@uci.edu) to learn more.