Misty Paig-Tran with high schoolers
Summer at UC Irvine is filled with programs like COSMOS, which lets eighth- through 12th-graders live on campus and work with university researchers for four weeks. This marine biology group prepares to check out aquatic life in Newport Beach's Back Bay with graduate student Misty Paig-Tran, left. Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications

Think it’s quiet at UC Irvine this summer? There may be more empty classrooms and parking spaces, but there’s no lack of activity on campus. Groundbreaking research is being conducted. Enrichment programs and sports camps for kids run full blast. And University Extension’s robust summer session continues apace. Here are a few summertime figures to consider:

  • 51,317,363: Dollar amount of grants and contracts received in June by UCI researchers
  • 133,156: Kilowatts of power generated this June by UCI’s rooftop solar panels
  • 12,400: Students enrolled in summer session
  • 3,200: Children and teens participating in sports camps run by UCI Athletics
  • 1,800: Events planned at the Student Center
  • 957: Elementary, middle and high school students enrolled in programs offered by the Center for Educational Partnerships
  • 888: Minutes of movies screened during the Free Film Series on Thursdays in July and August
  • 875: Pounds lost in June by people in the UCI Weight Management Program – just in time for swimsuit weather
  • 400: Students abroad in travel-study programs
  • 22: Staff teams competing in the intramural volleyball league
  • 1: Staff picnic scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 20, at which volleyball league champions will be decided
  • 1: Law school opening
  • 1: Jamba Juice store under construction at the Student Center