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.
I am delighted to share the news that the stretch of Bison Avenue beginning at the intersection of California Avenue and ending at Ring Road, near the center of campus, has been renamed Michael Drake Drive in honor of this campus’s fifth chancellor, Michael V. Drake, M.D., the current president of the University of California. Michael Drake Drive is the southern entrance to UCI and the route from the 73 freeway onto campus.
Brilliant Future: The Campaign for UCI has now surpassed $1 billion toward its $2 billion goal. Brilliant Future is the largest philanthropic and alumni engagement campaign in UCI’s history and on record for Orange County. Gifts and pledgescome from more than 68,000 supporters and we have engaged over 44,000 alumni along the way.
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.