Announcements for August 8: Weekly Sports Day, Mentor Program Today: Study Skills for Day One Anteaters, #myUCIsummer Instagram Photo Contest

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Starting today, gather up some friends and play some casual soccer, tennis, or basketball at the Anteater Recreation Fields every Wednesday, 5:00PM-8:00PM!

Our staff from Activities will be organizing and playing with you. We will match you with others of the same skill level or we will teach you how to play. Sign up here:


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Our mentors will be hosting a workshop to talk about study skills for UC Irvine courses! Bring your roommate and friends; we look forward to seeing you today at 5:00PM at the Arroyo Vista Community Center!


2018 Photo Contest - SII

Love taking photos? This summer is a great time to take photos because we are hosting the #myUCIsummer photo contest🌞.

Enter to win a Peter the Anteater plush and Polaroid camera!

Snap photos of how you spend your summer as an Anteater: There is no limit to how many photos you can submit, so be creative and have fun with it!

  1. Upload your photos onto Instagram and tag it with #myUCISummer. Make sure your Instagram profile is public so our team can find your photo.
  2. You will automatically be entered to the photo contest! One random winner at the end of each session will be chosen, so the more photos you upload this summer, the more chances you have to win!

Deadline to submit photos for Session II: September 9, 2018

See full rules here:

Good luck!


Announcements for August 7: Orientation Part II Today, Laguna Beach This Friday, West LA Tour, Paddleboard Party, Priority Deadline for Acitvity Sign-Ups


If you were unable to attend Orientation Part II yesterday, we are having another session today to help you set up your email, student log-in, and more!

Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM

Location: SBSG G240/G241

Feel free to meet us at our office at 12:30 PM to walk over together.

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Southern California is known for its beaches, so what better way to end your first week at UC Irvine than with a trip to Laguna Beach?

Date: Friday, August 10th, 2018

Time: 12:00PM – 6:00PM*

Location: Meet at our office so we can arrange our vanpool to Laguna Beach

*We recommend visiting our office at 11:30AM for our lemonade and cookies event first!

Be sure to sign up at our office today to reserve your spot!


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One of the benefits of living on the west coast is getting the opportunity to visit various parts of sunny California, including Los Angeles! If you would like to visit the city of angels this Saturday, August 11, 9AM-10:30PM, be sure to sign up at our office!

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Since UC Irvine is located right next to the beautiful ocean, a popular activity is standup paddleboarding and kayaking! UC Irvine Campus Recreation will be hosting a Paddleboard Party this Saturday, August 11 at 3:00PM – 7:00PM.

Click here to register on the Campus Recreation website.

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We have a lot of wonderful activities planned for you this summer, some in California and some beyond California (Las Vegas anyone?)! To you reserve your spots in these activities, make sure to sign up at our office by tomorrow, Wednesday, August 8.  You can view the full activity calendar here:

Announcements for August 6: Orientation Part II, Tours and UCI ID Cards, Monday RUNday, Conversation Hour Tomorrow

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Now that you are at UC Irvine, we would love to help you set up your email, student log-in, and more at orientation part 2!

We will have Orientation Part II today at 11:00AM at SBSG G240/G241. Feel free to meet us at our office at 10:30 AM to walk over together.

If you cannot attend the one today, you can attend the one tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7th, starting at 1:00PM (same location, SBSG G240/G241, meet at the office at 12:30PM to walk over)!

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Take a tour of UCI’s official bookstore, The Hill, and get your UCI Student ID card. The Hill is located here:

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In the mood for a jog? Bring a buddy and join the Activities staff for an evening jog every Monday evening!

You will be running at your own pace, so do not worry if you are a beginner. Please meet in front of the student lounge in CE6.

Each mile you run, you will receive a raffle ticket that might win you a prize! There will also be an optional 5k race this summer, which makes Monday RUNdays the perfect opportunity for practice!

All levels welcome. Sign up here:

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We hope you have been enjoying getting to know fellow students and staff these past few days! We will be holding conversation hour tomorrow, August 7th, from 11:00AM to 12:00PM at our office, so be sure to stop by to chat over a cup of coffee!


Announcement for August 2: Thank You!

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Thank you for all the memories this summer, and we hope you all had an amazing time here at UC Irvine! It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know each and every one of you. We hope you all had as much fun as we did, and we wish you safe travels!

Please feel free to email us any time at We would love to hear from you!

Session I Final Recap

Take a look at what our students have been up to since Week 3 at UCI Summer Session!


Night Market

During Week 4, our Summer Session Marketing team hosted their annual Night Market. Students were able to enjoy food, games, and win prizes through competitions! Shout out to our student Ismail Hassan who won four free Luna Grill meals and to our student Ha Won Bae who sang “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana!

To check out Ha Won Bae’s performance, please check out our YouTube channel. If you cannot access our YouTube channel, please view it through web-files!

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Las Vegas

Next, our students packed their bags for the second overnight trip of the Session: Las Vegas/ Grand Canyon. They enjoyed a sightseeing tour of the Strip, the Fremont Street Laser Light Show, and the many casinos and clubs the Las Vegas Strip has to offer. Some of our students were also able to enjoy the optional Grand Canyon tour and see one of our national landmarks! On their way home, they stopped at the Las Vegas Outlets to do some more shopping.


Major League Soccer: Manchester vs AC Milan

Next, our students enjoyed their last weeks at Summer Session by watching an international soccer match between Manchester United and AC Milan at the Stubhub Center in Carson, California.

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Laguna Beach Night Trip

Then, they spent their Thursday evening at Laguna Beach where they saw the perfect sunset, rode the trolley, and visited Laguna Beach’s best kept secret spots, ate at international restaurants, and much more.

Major League Baseball: Angels Game

Next our students went to the Angels Stadium and were able to watch America’s past time. We hope they enjoyed watching the Angels take on the Seattle Mariners!

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Hollywood LA Tour and Outlet Shopping

Lastly, our students were able to take a tour of LA and Hollywood to take a break from studying for their final exams! They visited the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Griffith Observatory and were also able to do some last minute shopping at the outlets!

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We, at International Summer Session, hope you all enjoyed your stay at UCI and made some wonderful memories!