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Dear Anteaters,

photo of Vice Chancellor BanksAs we come to the close of an eventful Spring Quarter, I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well and staying healthy. During this time of uncertainty my relationship with my family and friends has helped sustain me and bring me much needed joy and laughter.

We have much to celebrate: more than 12,000 Anteater grads make up UCI’s Class of 2020. We can all take pride in their achievement and send our wishes for continued success.

I hope you will take a few minutes to read on about some of Student Affairs’ recent awards, virtual activities and connections.

All my best,
Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

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Virtual Commencement celebrates UCI’s Class of 2020!

Anteaters, families and friends everywhere are invited to watch UCI’s university-wide Virtual Commencement on June 13, 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT. The program can be streamed from any location. School receptions immediately follow the 10 a.m. ceremony. The link will be posted on the Commencement website in early June.

More info »

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Student Affairs engages

Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion (CSWHP)photo of Pet Therapy sessionWellness & Peer Education Programs Manager Natalie D’Azzo introduces UCI students, staff and faculty to some furry, scaly and feathered friends during CSWHP’s weekly Pet Therapy sessions at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Anteaters so far have been introduced to dogs, cats, bunnies, a turtle, a bird, and over 151 participants during the most recent meeting. Bring your own pet and introduce them! Don’t have a pet? No worries! All are welcome to drop in »

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How you zoomin? Check out our rock wall team taking their #zoom meetings to the next level. Just look at you with all that fitness (#impressed). Who else has team meetings like this?!

photo of Light UCI Blue collage#lightUCIblue – In honor of frontline healthcare professionals and essential workers, UCI’s Student Center is lit up in blue lights as part of the nationwide #lightUCIblue tribute campaign. Thank you to all the medical and essential workers keeping our communities safe and healthy!


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Take a break and enjoy these anteater coloring graphics created by Class of 2020 student artists Emily Young and Danielle Heredia, and Kevin Magic Lam ’14.

Employee Experience Center »
Centralized access point + Get Help Now connections

Contribute to the UCI Emergency Response Fund »
Emergency support to students with food insecurity and housing-related issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Laptops and other technology to help students transition from classroom to remote learning.

Info for UCI staff regarding COVID-19 »
Engagement toolkit with podcasts, videos, articles, resources

OC COVID-19 powered by UCI and UCI Health »
Orange County’s source for all COVID-19 information

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