University of California, Irvine


The Buzz

Put heartburn on hiatus

New surgical techniques more effective, less risky, than drugs

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A major innovation

UCI’s new degree program in global Middle East studies is not just interdisciplinary but interschool

Hidden treasures

A guide to cool artifacts and art on campus

Alzheimer’s research ramps up

UCI MIND takes multipronged approach to finding preventions, cures in effort to avert baby-boom crisis


UCI and NASA document accelerated glacier melting in West Antarctica

Study findings will help improve predictions about global sea level rise

Typing while Skyping could compromise privacy

Traditional keyboard sounds can be decoded, UCI and Italian researchers find

Foster care children at much greater risk of physical, mental health problems

Large-scale study co-authored by UCI sociologist is first of its kind

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


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.


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

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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.


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

Oct. 26: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Obama Electoral Coalition and the Future of American Politics

Oct. 26: Student Affairs

Millennials and the 2016 Elections

Oct. 26: Newkirk Center for Science and Society

How Did We Get So Afraid for Our Kids?

Oct. 26: Athletics

Men's Soccer vs. UC Riverside

Arts & Athletics


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.

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

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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.

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All UCI students, regardless of major, should have serious and meaningful exposure to the creative arts. In addition, we seek to strengthen the connections between UCI and our regional arts and culture centers and institutions.

Learn more about the Illuminations initiative


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


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.

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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.

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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.