The Activities team creates a quarterly calendar full of various events, trips, sports, and activities both on and off campus for you to enjoy. At the moment, we are holding a majority of our extra programming through remote ways, please see our current calendar.

Pre-planned activities

Previous pre-planned activities usually included city tours to famous locations, theme parks, museums, beaches, and performances.

Tour major US destinations like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas

Tour major US destinations like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas

Cheer for local teams such as the LA Lakers, LA Clippers, and Anaheim Angels

Cheer for local teams such as the LA Lakers, LA Clippers, and Anaheim Angels

Soak up the sun in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and Santa Monica

Soak up the sun in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and Santa Monica

Explore the Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Bower's Museum

Explore the Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Bower's Museum

Enjoy Broadway shows, Cirque du Soleil, and music concerts from top artists

Enjoy Broadway shows, Cirque du Soleil, and music concerts from top artists

Experience attractions like Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood, and Six Flags Magic Mountain

Experience attractions like Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood, and Six Flags Magic Mountain

When allowed, the Activities team also organizes FREE large quarterly events, such as:

  • Welcome Picnics
  • International Potlucks
  • Beach Bonfire
  • Summer Pool Party
  • Halloween Festival
  • Soccer Tournaments
  • Each week, students are also invited to join Activities team members for lunch series, dance workshops, sports, and social gatherings on campus
  • Our team will also help you with your personal trip planning. We provide assistance with transportation, directions, lodging, and points of interest
  • Some trips and activities require an additional fee for admission and transportation (provided by bus or UC Irvine van)

Campus Resources

  • Self-Access computer labs for individual study are open at various times around campus
  • Campus libraries (which hold over 3.4 million volumes)
  • Lecture series
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Recreation Center membership for a nominal fee
  • Over 600 student clubs and organizations for almost any interest or hobby
  • The Communication Club for language and cultural exchange with UC Irvine students
  • On-campus recreational games such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, and badminton
  • Anteater sports team events
  • UCI campus-wide student events such as Welcome Fair, Shocktoberfest, Celebrate UCI, Reggaefest, and Relay for Life
  • A healthy, smoke-free environment

Local Resources

To help you with cultural adjustment and navigating living in the Irvine area, the Activities team offers information, such as:

  • How to use the OC’s public transportation system and where to buy a bus pass or shuttle pass
  • The application process for getting a California Driver's License
  • Suggestions and directions for finding local banks and cell phone options
  • Direct help with getting to a shopping center, local attraction, or even a doctor
  • Weekly emails that highlight local events, fairs, and seasonal things to do around Irvine

*Current services may be limited or restricted, please see the Activities team

Follow Us on Social Media

Stay up to date with all things Student Life & Activities by following us on social media! We regularly post updates about our programs, staff, students, resources for students, and upcoming activities.

For links to all of our social media visit about.me/activities or check out our individual profiles at:

                        Instagram: instagram.com/dce_activities

                        Facebook: facebook.com/UCIDCEActivities

                        YouTube: DCE Student Life & Activities

                        Twitter: twitter.com/DCE_Activities

 If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our office at (949) 824-8530 or email us at activities@ce.uci.edu

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