UC Irvine Parents eNews
Anteaters celebrate the grand opening of FRESH Basic Needs Hub.
October 2017
Issue No. 91

Message from  
Vice Chancellor Parham
Vice Chancellor Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.
Welcome to the start of the University of California, Irvine's 2017-2018 academic year.
We begin this year by acknowledging how excited we are to welcome in a new class of Anteaters. Your students are part of a record-setting cohort of young people as 104,000 of their peers applied for admission to UCI and your student earned one of those coveted spots.  
As a top-tier research university, students are admitted because they have already demonstrated an excellence in their academic and personal achievements, and we take pride in all that they have accomplished to this point in their lives.

UCI Parents, 10.02.2017
UCI earns multiple top rankings
  Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  U.S. News & World Report
  Sierra magazine
  The Princeton Review
UCI opens FRESH Basic Needs Hub, goes beyond food pantry
photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, UCI launched the FRESH Basic Needs Hub, a 2,318-square-foot space located in a trailer at the end of Mesa Court's parking lot 5. It features a pantry stocked with dried and canned goods, baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables, refrigerated items and emergency toiletries.

FRESH, which stands for Food Resources Empowering Students with Hope, is a student-initiated venture of the Student Outreach & Retention Center aimed at meeting the basic nutritional needs of Anteaters so that they can achieve their academic goals.

UCI News, 10.02.2017
Parent & Family Coffee Socials

Saturday, November 4   |   10 - 11:30 a.m.
Join fellow Anteater parents and family members in your local neighborhood for a casual gathering to connect with one another and receive UCI updates and resources.  
Coffee Socials will be held simultaneously in multiple locations (coffee shops or private residences) organized by a parent volunteer.  
If you're interested in hosting in your area, please email Kara Ward at
karaaw@uci.edu .


Save the date!
March 2-3, 2018
Anteater Family Weekend
at UCI Homecoming

More information to follow.

Let us know how to reach you!
Welcome to the UCI Anteater Family! By submitting your contact information via the Parent Information Form you will receive campus news and updates as well as information about upcoming events and programs. The information you provide will remain confidential.  
UCI+One Accelerator program

UCI+One's comprehensive career planning program provides free, online information sessions on key topics to help participants accomplish their goals.
UCI+One also offers courses to help students prepare for the rigorous graduate and professional school entrance exams: GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.
Students may attend the following free test strategy sessions to learn more about the exams and resources available.

Leigh Poirier, program director
Anti-Cancer Challenge Celebration Concert with
Sheryl Crow

Saturday, Oct. 21  |  8 p.m.
Bren Events Center

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