UC Office of the President
May 14, 2021
The University of California is deeply grateful to Gov. Newsom for proposing the largest state investment in UC’s history: more than $807 million, which includes more than $506 million in ongoing funding for core campus operations, student needs and medical training. The budget, with the support of legislative leadership, reflects an earlier agreement to fully restore more than $300 million in budget reductions that were enacted in the 2020 state budget.
A message to the UC community from President Michael V. Drake, M.D.
As Michael V. Drake, M.D., assumes his new role as UC’s 21st president, he sends his greetings and gratitude to the entire university community.
How to answer UC's Personal Insight Questions
About to start the Personal Insight Questions for the UC undergraduate application? Here are some helpful tips on what the questions are about and what they cover.
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President Obama at UC Irvine Commencement 2014
President Barack Obama spoke at UC Irvine's commencement celebration at Angel Stadium.
April 29, 2021
Join student leaders on Monday, May 3, to learn how you can help their grassroots efforts to boost federal financial aid.
April 29, 2021
Vote online for your favorite contestants during UC’s 6th annual Grad Slam contest.
April 22, 2021
UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative student fellow Neda Ibrahim establishes a campus collective focused on community-driven, equity-based climate solutions.
April 20, 2021
The University of California today (April 20) announced its second class of UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows, an extraordinary group of 30 young scientists selected from the 10 UC campuses and three national laboratories to attend invitation-only lectures and small seminars with some 40 Nobel laureates from around the world.
April 13, 2021
University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., issued the following statement today (April 13):
Sunday’s killing of Daunte Wright is yet another senseless tragedy that tears at our hearts and reopens deep wounds. Even as Americans follow the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, this latest horror vividly conjures the trauma and heartbreak of the killing of George Floyd just a few miles away. And so many, too many, others.
February 8, 2021
The University of California announced today (Feb. 8) that it is launching the Double the Pell campaign to urge Congress and the new federal administration to charter a more affordable pathway to higher education for America’s students and families.
January 28, 2021
The University of California announced today (Jan. 28) that the system received for fall 2021 admission the highest number of undergraduate applications in its history, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Highlights among California freshmen include a jump in overall applications and surges among African American and Chicano/Latino students, while California Community College transfer applications also grew by an impressive margin.