UC Irvine Parents eNews
June 2016
Issue No. 745

Countdown to Commencement
The 51st UC Irvine Commencement ceremonies are coming soon. Please visit the Commencement website for schedules and information.
Guest Tickets
Guest tickets are required for all undergraduate and master's school ceremonies at the Bren Events Center. Be sure to get printed guest tickets from your graduate prior to the ceremonies and bring them with you to Commencement.  
Free Commencement Program   
Graduating students' names and degrees are listed in the Commencement Program. Each graduate may pick up a complimentary Commencement Program using the coupon they receive via email the week prior to Commencement. Advance copies are anticipated to be available at The Hill on Wednesday, June 8. Programs will also be available at all Commencement ceremonies at the Bren Events Center. Parents or guests may redeem the coupon for their graduate. Additional programs may be purchased for $5 at all ceremonies.     

Security Check
Please be advised that bag checks may be conducted at the entry doors prior to entering the Bren Events Center. Backpacks, large tote bags, large camera bags and large purses are discouraged.

Commencement FAQs  
Commencement website

Special Ceremonies & Cultural Celebrations

Gifts for Anteater Grads
The Hill, UC Irvine's bookstore, has a great selection of gear and UCI memorabilia including mugs, apparel and license plate frames to celebrate your grad's achievements. Class rings are available to order through The Hill's website.  
The Hill will be open during Commencement weekend and booths will be at the Bren Events Center during all ceremonies. Contact The Hill at 949.824.4455.
The Hills offers many varieties of diploma frames to choose from.  
Graduation sashes, leis, flowers and decorated caps help to make memorable photos of graduation day. Your grad can demonstrate Anteater pride by wearing a graduation sash in UCI colors with the class year. Sashes are available for purchase at  The Hill store and at The Hill booths at Commencement ceremonies.
Commencement Flowers will have booths at all ceremonies to purchase flowerand lei gifts ($10-$40) for your grad. Order ahead of time, pre-orders are accepted through June 7. Once you order online, simply give your name at one of the flower booths at your ceremony to pick up your purchase. Visit Commencement Flowers to see the full selection.   
Parent Coffee Socials bring Anteater families together

On Saturday, May 21, Anteater Parents throughout California and in Beijing gathered in their local neighborhoods for a morning of coffee, story sharing, networking and to receive UCI updates and resources.

This was UCI's second set of Parent and Family Coffee Socials and a great success!

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This is a fun and informal way to meet other UCI families who live in your neighborhood, so we hope to see you at the next get-together!

If you would like to host a social in your hometown, please contact parentprograms@uci.edu. Coffee Socials will be held once in the fall and again in the spring quarter.

Quick Links
2016 Commencement Schedule

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