UCI Forward

UCI Forward is our commitment to the well-being of our community as we ramp up campus operations. Working together, each of us doing our part, we can move UCI Forward.

July 20 - Fall admissions, Fair Elections and Free Speech Center

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Odyssey Ropes Course, Anteater Recreation Center. Photo by Ian Parker


How employees can upload their COVID-19 vaccine record

The UC policy requires individuals to show proof of vaccination. Employees who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and have not yet submitted verification should upload proof of vaccination at the Occupational Health upload portal.

Please consider these tips to ensure successful verification:

  • If the name on your vaccination record does not match your name as it appears in UCPath (the payroll system), please upload another piece of documentation, e.g., a copy of your driver’s license, with your vaccination documentation so that the team can verify your records.

  • Please do not cross out your name or birthdate on your vaccination card. This information is important for verification of your records. The upload portal is a UCI health record system and all reasonable precautions are taken to protect your information.


UCI Law launches Fair Elections and Free Speech Center

The School of Law is launching the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center. The center is dedicated to advancing an understanding of, and offering means to counter, threats to the stability and legitimacy of democratic governments exacerbated by the unregulated growth of digital media and other technological changes in mass communication. UCI Law professors Rick Hasen and David Kaye will direct the center.

Women’s soccer kicks off Athletics’ 2021 schedule

UCI women's soccer will kick off all UCI athletics for the 2021-22 school year in mid-August with their first competitive matches since 2019 in front of 100% capacity crowds. Women's soccer is stacked up with a 19-match slate, starting with an exhibition at Saint Mary's on Aug. 12, to kick off all athletics for UCI in the 2021-22 school year.


UC admissions reach record highs for California freshmen, underrepresented students and community college transfers

The University of California announced that its campuses made record-breaking admission offers to a new class of undergraduates for fall 2021. Systemwide freshman admissions jumped 11% over 2020. UC campuses also admitted the largest-ever class of California Community College transfer students.

How well do you know your UC Olympians?

The Tokyo Summer Games marks 100 years of UC Olympic history. See how well you know our competitors past and present with this quiz.

Not a fan of needles?

The fear of needles affects 25% of adults, 50% of teens and 63% of kids. Hack the Vax offers strategies for all ages that can reduce stress when getting a vaccine.


EAP Orientation for UCI faculty, staff, retirees and dependents
Thursday at noon, (sponsored by HR Wellness)

Visit today.uci.edu to see and submit event listings. Events of general interest will be shared in UCI Digest two days before they occur.


Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.

New academic center aims to 'strengthen' democracy in U.S.

Cited: law professors Rick Hasen and David Kaye

UCLA's 2021 freshman class is most diverse, academically accomplished in history, school says

City News Service via KABC, July 19 (Video)
UC locations with the greatest annual overall year-over-year freshman admission gains include UC Irvine up 6.9% (31,261 from 29,245).

Segerstrom Center Announces the Return of Indoor Performances in July

Newport Beach Independent, July 19
Cited: UCI infectious disease experts


Dear UCI staff member,

I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate everything you do. Being a student is difficult, but being a faculty member is also challenging. Your work does not go unseen. I’m so thankful for all the effort you put into putting together lectures, planning assignments, taking care of things at home, and still taking the time to support and encourage us. You are more than just a staff member, you are an educational superhero! Thank you.

The All-truism project (@alltruism_uci on Instagram), which is supported through a Barnes & Noble College Scholarship, aims to create connections through community, compassion and the creative arts. In this series, Anteaters write letters to faculty and staff.

#UCIconnected spotlights student, faculty and staff photos, essays, shoutouts, hobbies, artwork, unusual office decorations, activities and more. Send submissions to marketing@uci.edu or post on social media with the #UCIconnected hashtag.


Remember to upload your vaccine record

Vaccination is a critical step toward our campus's fall return. Help our community, by uploading your vaccine record.

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