About UCI University Advancement

In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. Today, UCI continues to inspire change and pioneer new ideas with the support of its generous partners, alumni and friends.

Through the combined efforts of the University Advancement & Alumni Relations team, the university is able to share its amazing achievements, build lasting relationships and generate support for important campus programs and initiatives.

UCI is different from other universities in a powerful way – the campus has grown and matured in tandem with the community and, as a result, shares with Orange County a dynamic relationship. This unique partnership sets UCI apart from all other UC campuses and, indeed, much of American academe. Like the university, Orange County is a center of innovation – and, like the university, it is nimble and unfettered by restraining traditions.

Additionally, Orange County community leaders possess an extraordinary bond with the university that will only get stronger as our ranks of alumni grow and mature. We now have the unique opportunity, together, to rise to the next level – the top 1 percent of universities nationwide – and create the prototype of a new-century university in which world-class excellence is combined with a dedication to public service.

Explore this website to learn more about the people and programs that have helped make the university what it is today, to learn more about UCI’s vital role in the community, and to rediscover the impact philanthropy has on our campus.