UCI Homecoming


UCI Homecoming

Saturday, January 30, 2016 
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Aldrich Park, UC Irvine

UCI Homecoming will be a fun-filled and enlightening day, featuring the Homecoming Festival, the men's basketball game, and 'Anteater Talks'. Don't miss out on the opportunity to reconnect with old Anteater friends and make new ones at this campus-wide celebration!

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Complimentary Parking

Free parking vouchers are available for pick-up on Homecoming day between 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the following locations: Student Center Parking Structure, Social Science Parking Structure, Lot 1, Lot 7, and Lot 16. Must place parking voucher visibly in vehicle. Voucher valid for all-day parking on January 30, 2016 only.

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Homecoming Activities

Homecoming Festival
3 - 6 p.m.  |  Aldrich Park

Homecoming will celebrate with a free festival in Aldrich Park featuring engaging innovation exhibits, live music and dance performances, a Family Fun Zone sponsored by UCI Care-a-thon, an Alumni Entrepreneur Fair, Hotel Irvine Beer Garden, alumni owned and operated food trucks, athletic clinics, fun games, free swag and much, much more! Guest appearances by Peter the Anteater, the UCI Spirit Squad, coaches, players and others.

Take a look at our Homecoming Festival Map and start planning your fun-filled day!

Men's Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara
7 p.m.  |  Bren Events Center
7 p.m. Televised on ESPNU

Join thousands of Anteaters to cheer on our 2015 Big West champion men's basketball team as they host UC Santa Barbara! Our Anteaters were picked as the pre-season favorite to win the conference in 2016.

Registration of complimentary alumni tickets is no longer available. However, tickets are available for purchase at the Bren Events Center box office.

NOTE: If we have a packed house at the Bren Events Center, Anteaters can gather together and catch the game at our Watch Party at the Newkirk Alumni Center starting at 7pm. 

Anteater Talks
7 - 9 p.m.  |  The Cove @ UCI Applied Innovation
Innovation is a product of tackling obstacles and discovering solutions through ingenuity. Art is created through exploration of our perception in mediums that convey our values and emotions with profound authenticity. Join us and several distinguished alumni for a  talk as we explore art, innovation, and the inherent curiosity behind discovery.

Learn more about our alumni speakers:
Tim Kashani '86, M.B.A. '88
Gene Wie, M.F.A. '03

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Additional Events

Chicano/Latino Alumni Luncheon
12 - 1:30 p.m.  |  Student Center, Doheny Beach
Join us for the 2nd annual Chicano/Latino Alumni Homecoming Luncheon and learn about UCI's current and planned initiatives to further support students' success at UCI. This event is hosted by the Chicano/Latino Staff Association and Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs in conjunction with the UCI Alumni Association and the Chicano/Latino Alumni Network. The event will feature a keynote speaker Judge Salvador Sarmiento '73, overview of student demographics, and networking.

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Black Alumni Scholarship Luncheon
12 - 1 p.m. - Reception
1 - 2:30 p.m. - Luncheon
Newkirk Alumni Center
To kick off the homecoming festivities, the UCI Black Alumni Chapter (BAC) will be hosting a luncheon to raise funds for black student scholarships. The program includes remarks from Valerie Sheppard, a UCI lecturer who teaches student development and business courses. Furthermore, the BAC will share their plans for 2016 and host in a silent auction. Your Master of Ceremonies is John Elston '81. All registered luncheon guests will receive a new UCI Black Alumni Chapter t-shirt!

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Men's Volleyball vs. BYU
2 p.m. | Bren Events Center

Cheer on Men's Volleyball against BYU on Homecoming day! The top two teams in this season's pre-season poll will face-off in the Bren Events Center. The Anteaters, who have won four National Titles, are coming off a 2015 campaign that saw the team advance to the NCAA semifinals. Tickets start at $5 youth / $8 adult when purchased online.

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