Welcome to the University of California, Irvine, one of the nation’s foremost public research universities and an anchoring institution for Orange County. For over 50 years, generations of UCI students, faculty, staff and alumni have helped our community thrive through collaboration, creativity and innovation. I look forward to keeping you informed and connected to the Anteater family.
The weather could have been better, but the spirits of Anteaters of all ages could not have been higher as UCI celebratedhomecomingand Anteater Family Weekend on February 8-9. Thousands of alumni and their families came to campus to connect with friends and classmates, and enjoy the family fun zone, music performances, art and exhibits, UCI alumni-owned food trucks and even a Ferris wheel, as well as a spectacular fireworks show.
The last papers have been written and submitted, final exams are over, Ring Road is virtually empty, and most of our students have left for the holidays, but the campus is not quiet by any means. The work of the university is still going strong. Our dedicated staff is busy closing out the year and preparing for all of the coming year’s initiatives and projects.
University of California, Irvine was founded to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research and dedicated public service. Today, we draw on the unyielding spirit of our pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas. We believe that true progress is made when different perspectives come together to advance our understanding of the world around us. And we enlighten our communities and point the way to a better future. At UCI, we shine brighter.