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Planning a BIG Welcome Week

UCI opens its classrooms to the largest-ever incoming class of freshmen, transfer students

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Democracy in action

UCI’s Louis DeSipio and David Meyer put presidential politics into perspective

Meet the mentors

UCI professors who were also first-generation students form support system

New day, new digs

Mesa Court Towers offers fresh look in freshman dorms

News

Soil will absorb less atmospheric carbon than expected this century, UCI-led study finds

Improved Earth system models paint bleak climate change picture

UCI ranked 9th among nation’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report

Campus also receives high marks for low student debt, serving veterans

UCI study links selfies, happiness

Taking and sharing smartphone photos boosts positive feelings

Who We Are

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy.

About UCI

Academics

UCI is a center for quality education that fosters passionate, enthusiastic and ongoing expansion of knowledge and approaches to scholarship.

Research Programs

UCI is improving lives through the investigation, discovery and dissemination of knowledge in numerous forms to all levels of society.

Our Community

UCI students, faculty and staff reach beyond the classrooms and laboratories to address social issues and improve the human condition.

Visit

UCI combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location.

Learn more about visiting our campus

Campus Maps

Visit the Campus Maps page for the best way to reach UCI and locate intended campus destinations, as well as nearby parking options.

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center welcomes prospective students and their parents, alumni and all visitors who want to know more about the university.

Parking & Transportation

Transportation & Distribution Services offers information on parking rates and timely updates on sustainable commuting options.

Events

There’s always something interesting going on at UCI. Enlightening classes, engaging public lectures, captivating performances and exciting athletic events take place year-round.

UCI campus Calendar

Sept. 27: Biological Sciences

The Fly Room (USA, 2014)

Sept. 29: Athletics

Men's Soccer vs. Sacramento State

Arts & Athletics

Arts

Claire Trevor School of the Arts is UCI's center for innovative, creative engagement in art in all of its facets: production, critique, appreciation, and development.

Learn more about the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Get Tickets to an arts event

Athletics

Our mission is to facilitate and enrich the education and personal growth of students through their participation in competitive NCAA Division I athletics.

Learn more about UCI Athletics Get Tickets to an athletic event

Initiatives

Innovation

UCI Applied Innovation brings together bright minds from the campus community and industry. This collaboration delivers promising innovations to the market and strengthens invaluable connections to the business world.

Learn more about Applied Innovation

Sustainability

A platform for interdisciplinary scholarship on critical climate, environment and resource issues, this initiative aims to infuse sustainability across campus, empowering students and faculty with the rich institutional history of impactful research.

Learn more about the sustainability initiative

Health

UC Irvine Health provides the highest quality healthcare to Orange County and surrounding communities through its world-class physicians, surgeons and clinical staff.

UC Irvine Health

Delivering world-class healthcare – and hope

Alumni & Giving

Alumni

Founded in 1968, the UCI Alumni Association offers an enriching and supportive hub for graduates, fosters lifelong Anteater pride and welcomes non-alumni community participation.

Learn more about the UCI Alumni Association Join the UCI Alumni Association

Giving

Dual UC alumnus Lawrence Benveniste ’75 establishes a $5 million planned gift to ensure that today’s students, regardless of background, receive the same world-class education he received.

Learn more about scholarship support Donate to UCI

Resources

Work at UCI

UCI is a great place to work. Start your job search here.

Emergency Preparedness

Learn simple steps to be better prepared for an emergency – at work and at home.

Disability Services Center

Resources for students, parents and faculty members.