Basic Needs

Information for New Students

Info for New Students

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Thank you for your interest in our center and the services we provide to help students meet their basic needs when financial challenges arise!

Our center provides educational resources and direct services to promote basic needs security amongst UCI students. We serve current undergraduate and graduate students, and our services are designed for the specific needs of the students we support.

It only takes 10 minutes to learn more about FRESH! Get started below!

Step 1: Take our FRESH Intake Survey!


All new students must take our FRESH Intake Survey to access our resources. Our survey will match you to the programs and services that can best support your needs during your time at UC Irvine. This form will assess your eligibility for food and financial assistance and point you towards programs that may particularly interest you.

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Step 2: Watch Overview Video

(Optional, but Recommended)

Next, watch our FRESH overview video to learn more about the variety of services and programs we offer!

Bonus: Visit our FRESH 101 Guide to download a comprehensive slide deck of all FRESH resources.

Visit FRESH 101 Guide

Have questions about our resources? Need help getting started?

Book a meeting with one of our FRESH Staff!

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Anne-Marie Krumrei

Basic Needs Coordinator

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Janine Algabre

Assistant Director

Please email 

to book a meeting.

Resources for 2021-22

Educational programs:

Food Access resources available for all:

For parenting students:

Ongoing resources for food security:

Emergency resources for students experiencing financial insecurity:

Direct confidential support with staff:

Remote support for students who cannot access campus resources:

Emergency resources for students experiencing financial crisis:

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