UC Irvine Parents eNews
September 2015
Issue No. 66

Message from Chancellor Gillman
Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year at the University of California, Irvine. I speak for all of us on the faculty and staff when I say how pleased I am that you and your student are members of the Anteater family. Admission to UC Irvine is highly sought after, and being a member of our student body is testament to your student's hard work and impressive achievements.

We had a record number (almost 89,000) student applications this year, an increase of 7 percent over the preceding year, which puts us in the top 10 of all universities around the country, and which means that the campus is even more selective at the freshman level, with a 38.7 percent admit rate and higher SAT scores and GPAs for our freshman class.

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Enter your student's classes and the website does the rest. We put our best pricing against Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Half.com, and other top-tier discounters. Select the lowest price and check out, all in one site!

All purchases on this site or in-store go back to improving your student's campus experience through events, scholarships, programs and more.

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September is National Preparedness Month
Whether it's as simple as a power outage or as  challenging as a major earthquake, being prepared can help your college student remain safe and deal calmly with the situation while helping other classmates do the same.
As you plan for your student's practical needs as he or she begins a new school year, be sure to include some items that will help in an emergency. Having a disaster preparedness kit on hand can go a long way toward keeping your student safe and feeling secure in a challenging situation. A kit can be as simple as a backpack containing items like a flashlight, a small radio, extra batteries, a solar-powered or hand-cranked cell phone charger, energy bars, water and first aid supplies.

The UCI Police Department's Emergency Services Unit has developed emergency plans and procedures for the campus. Make sure you and your student take time to familiarize yourselves with this important information.

UCI Parents

UCI #1 "Cool School" - again!

If it's cool you want, look no further than the University of California, Irvine. For the second year in a row, the campus is No. 1 in Sierra magazine's annual "Cool Schools" ranking of the nation's greenest colleges. It's the first time any university has repeated a No. 1 appearance and the sixth year UCI has placed among the top 10.

UCI News brief

Full list of Top Ten Coolest Schools

UCs among best in world rankings

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