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.
We are now several weeks into this historic fall quarter, and all of the incredible work that went into preparing for this term has paid off. Our students have proven that they want to continue to make progress toward their degrees even under these circumstances; in fact, enrollment is roughly comparable to last year’s, with nearly 38,000 students pursuing their education at UCI.
Welcome to the start of fall quarter! You have come to UCI because you want to do great things – to study, learn, create, and explore; to expand your horizons, understand yourself and the world, and grow to be the person you want to be, living the life you want to live.
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.