Features Popular Performer Tone Loc, Petting Zoo, Magic Shows and More
Irvine, Calif., April 4, 2002 -- "Celebrate UCI 2002," UC Irvine's annual open house, will feature Earth Day festivities, games and rides for children, the Wayzgoose Medieval Faire, food booths, campus tours, a car show and several bands--including popular pop-rap artist Tone Loc, who will perform at 4 p.m. at the music stage in Aldrich Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
Each year, UCI throws its doors open to familiarize the community, prospective students and their families with the university--and to have fun along the way. The heart of the celebration is the Wayzgoose Medieval Faire, which features costumed knights and ladies in Aldrich Park in the center of the campus, where they mingle with visitors. Marionettes, musicians, dancers and more than 100 food booths add to the merriment.
Earth Day activities will include interactive exhibits and displays by conservation groups designed to highlight what environmental organizations are concerned with today and how to make the planet a safer and cleaner place. "Car Show on the Green" also returns to the celebration's lineup, featuring classic, antique, kit and muscle cars and electric and hybrid vehicles. A reunion brunch for alumni of the classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997 also will be held.
Highlights of "Celebrate UCI 2002" include the following:
Campus tram tours and guided walking tours will be held throughout the day and will include visits to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the College of Medicine, UCI's housing communities, the main library, the science library and the Anteater Recreation Center.
Academic information sessions for each school will be held from 11:15 a.m. to noon; counselors and student advisors will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This year, the "Ask a Student" booth will feature current students who can provide first-hand knowledge about campus life from 10 a.m. to
For little Anteaters
Children's activities, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., include marionettes, music and magicians, jugglers, carnival rides, a petting zoo and a chance to meet UCI's mascot, Peter the Anteater.
For new and prospective Anteaters
Information sessions will be offered on the Campuswide Honors Program, Graduate School of Management, transferring to UCI, pre-college parent/student orientation and fraternities and sororities. In addition, admissions, financial aid and housing offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission and parking for "Celebrate UCI 2002" are free. For more information, call (949) 824-5182 or visit the Web site at www.dos.uci.edu/celebrate.