EVENT: UCI will host commencement services for its 54th graduating class over four days in the Bren Events Center. Between Friday, June 14, and Monday, June 17, 11 ceremonies will take place – with UCI awarding 10,323 undergraduate degrees to 9,403 Anteaters – featuring addresses by renowned leaders in business, technology and science.

WHEN/WHERE: June 14-17 at the Bren Events Center (bldg. 901, grid D/E3 on campus map: https://www.parking.uci.edu/maps/documents/UCI-CampusCore_2018.pdf)

INFORMATION: These events are not open to the public. Media planning to attend should contact Sheri Ledbetter at 949-824-0343 or ledbetts@uci.edu. Here is the schedule of ceremonies:

Friday, June 14
9 a.m.                 The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
12:30 p.m.          School of Social Sciences 1
4 p.m.                 School of Social Sciences 2

Saturday, June 15
9 a.m.                Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences
12:30 p.m.         College of Health Sciences
4:30 p.m.           Graduate hooding (M.F.A./Ph.D. candidates)

Sunday, June 16
9 a.m.                 School of Social Ecology 1
12:30 p.m.          School of Social Ecology 2, School of Humanities
4 p.m.                 School of Biological Sciences

Monday, June 17
9:30 a.m.            The Paul Merage School of Business
2:30 p.m.            Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Education, School of Physical Sciences

BACKGROUND: More than half of UCI’s undergraduate degrees this academic year will be awarded to Anteaters who are the first in their families to finish college. This high percentage of traditionally underserved students is one factor behind UCI’s growing collection of national accolades. The New York Times has twice rated UCI No. 1 among U.S. universities doing the most for the American dream. And Forbes magazine just ranked UCI first in the country among public universities for delivering the best value – based on tuition costs, school quality, alumni earnings, student debt and on-time graduation.


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