Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Gillman welcomes alumni back to campus

Feb. 8, 2019

Chancellor Gillman with UCI alumni

The weather could have been better, but the spirits of Anteaters of all ages could not have been higher as UCI celebrated homecoming and 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. A number of classes celebrated their five-year reunions, including our charter class of 1969, the first class whose members had spent all their undergraduate years here at UCI. Most importantly, it was the class of 1969 that gave us the most beloved, revered, and feared mascot in all of higher education, our own Peter the Anteater. The weekend’s festivities were capped off with resounding wins by our women’s basketball team against Cal State Fullerton and our Big West Conference-leading men’s basketball team against Hawaii.