Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. With a commitment to cutting-edge research, teaching, learning and creativity, UCI is a driving force of innovation and discovery that benefits our local, national and global communities in multiple ways. Visit Overview to learn more about the remarkable university UCI has become.
Maps, Directions & Parking
Visit the Campus Maps page for the best way to reach UCI and locate intended campus destinations, as well as nearby parking options. Transportation & Distribution Services offers information on parking rates and timely updates on sustainable commuting options.
The Visitor Center welcomes prospective students and their parents, alumni and all visitors who want to know more about the university. It should be your first stop when you make a trip to the Irvine campus, and it is the starting point for campus tours. Located in the UCI Student Center, across from the Student Center Parking Structure near Campus and West Peltason drives, the Visitor Center is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday.
Some area hotels offer UCI rates and shuttle service. See SNAP’s Local Hotels page for details.
Travel & Transportation
- Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA)
- OCTA Buses
- Rental Cars: Numerous agencies are available in the John Wayne Airport terminal and off site.
- Taxis: The Orange County Transportation Authority offers a list of approved county approved taxicab companies.
- Freeway Conditions