UCI Dream Center

Welcome New Anteater! 

We are so happy you are here!

Use this site as a guide to finding out what resources are available to you from the DREAM Center as a first-year student.

Want to stay updated on events over the summer?

Check out our Incoming Student Checklist!

Get Involved:


The DREAM Scholars is a collaborative program in partnership with Student Success Initiatives.

Our main goal is to support students with personalized attention to ultimately help them improve their academic performance and gain a unique educational experience.


  • Improve your academic performance
  • Build community with other undocumented students
  • Network with faculty and staff
  • Gain access to a free textbook loan program, free printing, and more!


  • Be a current undocumented first year (freshman or transfer) student at UCI
  • Attend a weekly group seminar


* Find more information and resources at http://ssi.uci.edu/dreamscholars/  * 

First Year Experience:

Hear from five first-year Anteaters who will highlight their insights as students at UCI. The five student speakers will touch on their journey to UCI, the transition to their first year in college, and some tips and advice for prospective and incoming students.

View the recording here: https://youtu.be/8rLGhTUWUYg


Visit the DREAM Center Self Care Room:

Click on the picture above to be directed to the self care room.

More Resources:

Pro-staff Contact Information & Appointment links

Make an Appointment with Us!

Dr. Angela Chen, Director

Luis Fuentes, Program Coordinator

Summer Programs for First-Years and Transfer Students

How to Find the UCI DREAM Center:

The UCI DREAM Center and UC Immigrant Legal Services have moved!

You can now find us on the 4th floor of the Student Center South building, G458, also known as the RISE - Rooted in Student Empowerment Suite. We are co-located in this RISE Suite with the Latinx Resource Center, Womxn's Center for Success, and Sustainability Resource Center.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

How to Find the UCI DREAM Center: https://youtu.be/cQa4iJl_Iws

How to Find the UCI DREAM Center | Wheel Chair Access: https://youtu.be/HqEnlWrRau0