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June 2017
Issue No. 87

Countdown to Commencement
The 52nd UCI Commencement ceremonies are coming soon! For schedules and information, please visit the Commencement website.

Guest Tickets
Guest tickets are required for all undergraduate and master's school ceremonies at the Bren Events Center. Be sure to get printed guest tickets from your graduate prior to the ceremonies and bring them with you to Commencement.  

Commencement Programs   
Graduating students' names and degrees are listed in the Commencement Program. Each graduate may pick up a complimentary copy using the coupon they receive via email the week prior to Commencement. Advance copies are anticipated to be available at The Hill by Thursday, June 8.

Programs will also be available at all Commencement ceremonies at the Bren Events Center. Parents or guests may redeem the coupon for their graduate. Additional programs may be purchased for $10 at all ceremonies.   

The Hill
UC Irvine's bookstore, The Hill, is the go-to shop for grads and families. Browse items »

The Hill will also have booths at all Commencement Ceremonies stocked with graduation merchandise available for purchase.

During the school ceremonies, Commencement Flowers will have booths with flower and lei gifts for purchase.

Order ahead, then to pick up your order, give your name at one of the Commencement Flowers booths at your ceremony.   Pre-order »

Security Check
Please be advised that bag checks may  be conducted at the entry doors prior to entering the Bren Events Center.  Backpacks,  large tote bags,  large camera bags and  large purses are discouraged.

Commencement FAQs »
Commencement website »

Email commencement@uci.edu »
First Gen Grad Daniela Estrada - A life transformed
"It wasn't until I transferred to UCI that I realized my dreams were achievable," says Daniela Estrada, who'll graduate next month with a B.A. in political science. Her experience reflects UCI's commitment to the success of first-generation Latino students.

This July, Estrada flies to Colombia to begin her Fulbright project, teaching English in the nation's capital. When she returns, she plans to attend law school and become a public defender to help indigent people accused of crimes. She was the only University of California student - and one of just two Californians - selected last year for the prestigious $30,000 Truman Scholarship, awarded for graduate studies related to public service.

UCI named Hispanic-serving Institution for 2017-18
The U.S. Department of Education has named the University of California, Irvine a Hispanic-serving institution for 2017-18, meaning that fully one-quarter of undergraduates identify as Latino and that half of all students receive financial aid.

The designation builds on UCI's recognition earlier this year as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution, demonstrating the university's dedication to providing a world-class education to every qualified student.

UCI Parent Programs

We need you! If you're interested in volunteering your time this summer at any of the below events as we welcome the incoming class of 2021, please fill out the volunteer interest form.
  • SPOP (Student Parent Orientation Program)
    • Greet new parents or be a Panelist at the parent panel to share advice and spread the Anteater spirit.
  • 2017 Anteater Welcome Receptions
    • Help us give a warm welcome to the newest members of the Anteater family at a welcome reception near you.
  • Move-In Weekend
    • Lend a helping hand, provide directions, or give some parental encouragement (and maybe a tissue or two!) during move-in weekend.
Test Preparation courses newly offered at UCI

With test preparation courses for the GRE ®, GMAT ®, LSAT ®, New SAT® and ACT®, UC Irvine is the leading test prep solution.

Starting this June, the UCI Division of Continuing Education will offer comprehensive test preparation programs in classroom and live-online formats for the three most popular exams for graduate school (GRE), business school (GMAT) and law school (LSAT).

Courses are available to UCI alumni as well as the local community. Discounted rates are offered for all UCI students.

More information »

Leigh Poirier

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