Students and Alumni


  • President Michael Drake portrait

    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.

  • Student next to questions graphic in a screenshot

    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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    Help keep the University of California affordable

    Today's students deserve the same great UC education as previous generations. Let's grow California together.

  • President Obama speaking at the UC Irvine commencement ceremony

    President Obama at UC Irvine Commencement 2014

    President Barack Obama spoke at UC Irvine's commencement celebration at Angel Stadium.

  • Students use alternative spring break to grow


    There are plenty of UCLA students who are spending the week of spring break enhancing their suntans and frolicking at traditional meccas of fun to decompress. But spring break also represents another kind of opportunity for students who have opted to travel to other destinations. Think Detroit.

    At the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, 10 graduate students have chosen to spend the week in the downtrodden Motor City to learn firsthand from city officials and leaders about the pain of insolvency and collapse of urban infrastructure.

  • UC Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye and Obama cutout

    The president's coming to commencement!

    UC Irvine

    Months of petitioning paid off: President Obama will speak at UC Irvine's commencement this spring.
  • students Aaron Minoofar and Guy Dotan

    A winning strategy: Students invent board games that tap into Inca culture, history


    Students in an archaeology class on the Inca Empire devised board games based on the history and culture of what was the largest civilization in pre-Columbian America.


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