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.
It’s been nearly a month since Anteaters have returned to campus, and UCI has sprung to life with new energy and excitement. Back-to-school is one of my favorite seasons as chancellor of an elite public university, because our students are a sound reminder of why UCI continues to exist and thrive.
Chancellor Gillman stopped by freshmen dorms on move-in weekend to welcome new students and their families to campus. He offered words of encouragement and warm wishes to the Class of 2021 as they settled in to their new homes in Mesa Court and Mesa Court Tower.
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.