UC Irvine to open campus partially in July; full return slated for September

It’s been more than a year since UC Irvine closed last March and both students and professors swiftly transitioned to online courses, but they’ll be able to return to the university as early as July in a phased back-to-campus plan. “Our next chapter will focus on the needs of our community, utilizing innovative solutions to create a UCI experience that is more satisfying, productive and supportive,” said Chancellor Howard Gillman in a statement released Tuesday announcing the return.