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Welcome Alumni & Friends!

Each year, close to 5,000 graduate students attend the University of California, Irvine and approximately 1,500 master’s and doctoral degrees are conferred across more than 90 academic programs. UCI alumni and friends share our devotion to excellence and have helped the campus attain distinction in its research, teaching and public service missions. Thanks to your support, UCI ranks among the top public universities in the nation. The links on this page will help you learn more about our vibrant research community, benefits unique to Anteater alum, and ways to boost UC Irvine’s continued success.

If graduate education and the impactful research it produces is important to you, please visit our Give Your Way page. Under certain circumstances the Graduate Division will match your gift. For more information, please see the Graduate Division Gift Matching brochure.

The UCI Graduate Division works hard to enhance the life of its graduate students, even after a degree is earned. If you’re a graduate of a UCI master’s or doctoral program, be sure to keep in touch.  Let us know what you’re up to — we love to hear from our alumni.


"UC Irvine's been great. The graduate neurobiology program is fantastic; the professors are supportive but extremely challenging. I always tell people, 'UCI is a sleeper.' It's a world-class university that can hold its own with anyplace else." (Christopher Lay, 2011 PhD in Biological Sciences)