EVENT:  UCI hosts move-in weekend for incoming students Sept. 20-22. On Friday, Sept. 20, campus leadership, including Chancellor Howard Gillman and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Willie Banks, among others, will be on hand to welcome and assist incoming freshman and transfer students who will reside in the various UCI residence halls. UCI will welcome 6,420 freshman students this fall and 3,250 transfer students. Total students moving in over the weekend number 10,828, which includes undergraduate, graduate, transfer and returning students.

WHEN/WHERE:   Friday, Sept. 20 at 10:15 a.m., at UCI’s new Middle Earth Towers in the heart of campus. (bldg. 901, grid E7 on campus map: https://www.parking.uci.edu/maps/documents/UCI-CampusCore_2018.pdf)

INFORMATION:  This event is by invitation only; parking is available in the Anteater Parking Structure, located at the intersection of Anteater Drive and E. Peltason Drive on campus. Media planning to attend should arrive early and contact Sheri Ledbetter at 949-824-0343 or ledbetts@uci.edu to receive both parking and event credentials. 

BACKGROUND:  Move-in day takes place over the course of the weekend of Sept. 20 through Sept. 22. All 10,828 incoming students living on campus for the academic year 2019-2020 will arrive that weekend to move into the various campus housing at UCI. Welcome Week commences Monday, Sept. 23, beginning with opening convocation at 8 a.m. in the Bren Center where Chancellor Gillman delivers an inspirational greeting to the incoming Anteaters, and continues until the first day of instruction on Sept. 26. More than 14,000 students live on campus each year, as many graduate students live in campus housing year-round. This year UCI opens two new residence halls: the Middle Earth Towers, which adds 500 beds, and the Plaza Verde complex, which adds an additional 1,400 beds.


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