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.
... our women’s soccer team ended its incredible run in the NCAA tournament with a third-round, 3-1 loss to the University of Alabama, the number 3 team in the nation. The 2022 Anteaters join the 2010 squad in making it to the third round, the furthest UCI has ever gone in women's soccer. UCI concludes 2022 with a record of 11-6-7.
It was the first time in three years that we have been able to hold an indoor convocation, and it marks how far we, and the world, have come in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 38,000 students are learning in classrooms, living in dorms and apartments, and enjoying the rich, full campus experience they deserve, thanks to advances in disease prevention and the overwhelming cooperation of everyone on campus. We are stronger than ever and excited to build on the lessons learned during the pandemic period. Here are some highlights of recent weeks.
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.