THEN: Peter the Anteater’s life as a campus mascot began as a furry, counterculture creature. Elected by students in 1965 in a benign rebellion against tradition, his cuddly character sent off a kind “all-you-need-is-love” message.
On June 14, 2014, the campus recognized nearly 8,000 graduates at a commencement ceremony held at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The film “Bright Past, Brilliant Future” celebrates UC Irvine’s 50 years of growth and innovation.
For coverage of the ceremony and other videos, visit our news story “President Obama celebrates class of 2014.”
Join us as the University of California, Irvine celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
To mark this milestone, the University has launched a two year-long series of programs and activities that exhibit our Bright Past, Brilliant Future.
Our (blue &) golden anniversary is the perfect time to discover a number of exciting possibilities to connect with your alma mater. There are many opportunities to interact with other alumni and our alumni relations staff at the Newkirk Alumni Center.
Discover how UCI has transformed ‘from ranch to research institution’ in a mere half century, as well as our vision for future growth and global impact in this 176-page book commemorating our 50th anniversary.
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UCI’s impact on our communities is the result of students, faculty, alumni and friends who want to make a positive difference.
As part of the UCI family, and as we mark our 50th anniversary, we invite you to help us demonstrate the importance of volunteering.
Through generous support from our donors, we are in the home stretch of raising $1 billion to make the world a better place. Find out how you can be a part of this extraordinary effort.