Lauds & Laurels


Lauds and Laurels

Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

[AV] Irvine
16500 Scientific Way, Irvine, CA 92618

The 2016 Lauds & Laurels gala will be held on Thursday, May 12, with 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner at [AV] Irvine.

Honoring the best of UC Irvine

This year’s 2016 Lauds & Laurels will revel in the glamour of Hollywood, tipping our hat to vANTity Fair with alumnus and well known actor, Bob Gunton as our host. The theme celebrates all 18 honorees in a fitting nod with glamorous Vanity Fair post-Oscar party style. The soiree will be held at the exciting, new state of the art [AV] Irvine venue in the Irvine Spectrum area.

Lauds & Laurels Recipients 2016:

Sponsor packet: OR Register Here

Press Release:

Award Description:

List of past recipients:


Since 1971, the UCI Alumni Association and its board of directors has presented Lauds & Laurels, the association's highest honor, at a formal ceremony each spring. Lauds & Laurels is the university's oldest awards ceremony, a tradition that has recognized more than 750 members of the UCI community for their service to the university, the community or their profession.


In addition to honoring UC Irvine's best, the generous participation of alumni and friends in the Lauds & Laurels program allows the UCIAA to award more than $100,000 annually in scholarships to meritorious undergraduate and graduate students so they may pursue their educational goals at UC Irvine. Learn about UCIAA scholarships >>


**NEW** Lauds & Laurels After Party

Hosted by the Young Alumni Council, the Lauds & Laurels After Party will be an evening affair that you won't want to miss. Join us in celebration of our 18 honorees over desserts, drinks, and dancing at the first ever Lauds & Laurels After Party.

If you are attending the awards ceremony, the After Party is included in your admission. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, you can still enjoy the celebratory night by registering for the After Party separately. More information about After Party registration is coming soon!

Contact Information

UCI Alumni


[AV] Irvine