11 of UCI's 14 first graduating students

UC Irvine announces 2015 commencement schedule

This year’s commencement for UCI’s 50th graduating class will stretch over four days in the Bren Events Center, and 7,057 Anteaters will participate. Ten school-based events will be held, featuring addresses by renowned leaders in business, technology, athletics and law.

Ahead of the curve

President Obama’s commencement appearance highlights pivotal year for UC Irvine

President Obama celebrates class of 2014

He punctuates speech on climate change with hearty “Zot! Zot! Zot!”

A blue & golden anniversary

As UC Irvine turns 50, the campus community celebrates a ‘bright past’ while anticipating a ‘brilliant future’

President Obama to speak at UC Irvine commencement celebration

A student-produced video invitation including a challenge to “play ball” with UC Irvine’s seven-feet-six-inch center Mamadou Ndiaye, and 10,000 postcards signed by Anteaters of all stripes involved the entire campus in the effort to woo the president.

Commencement 2013: By the numbers

Figures offer sneak peek at circumstances behind pomp

The day they became doctors

Graduating medical students learn where they’ll serve their residencies

47th commencement is season of firsts

Undergraduate business majors, Cal Teach grads and new traditions are highlights.

Breanna Downey

From cradle to commencement, graduate comes full circle

When Breanna Downey dons a cap and gown and walks across the stage to collect her diploma at UCI’s commencement, she will have come full circle. Downey has made the trip before – when she was a towheaded toddler and her mother graduated with the class of 1991.

Commencement 2010: By the numbers

Commencement is appropriate time to do a by-the-numbers review of the academic year at UC Irvine.