UC Office of the President
January 8, 2021
Gov. Newsom’s budget provides $136.3 million of new ongoing support to the University of California, including $103.9 million to partly restore the $300.8 million in reductions made last year to UC. The proposal also includes $32.4 million for ongoing targeted investments in other areas, such as expanding access for student mental health services and supporting UC Programs in Medical Education (UC PRIME), which combine specialized coursework and training experiences that allow future physicians to better support underserved populations.
In the News
Inside Higher Ed
December 7, 2020
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and otherwise restore the program.
The Washington Post
December 4, 2020
‘Dreamers’ will be allowed to apply for protection after a judge rules that the DHS order was not valid.
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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Today's students deserve the same great UC education as previous generations. Let's grow California together.
President Obama at UC Irvine Commencement 2014
President Barack Obama spoke at UC Irvine's commencement celebration at Angel Stadium.
May 5, 2014After a few life detours, Merced's oldest undergrad earns her degree.
May 1, 2014Public health program aimed at young women opened the door to undergraduate research and potential medical career.
April 30, 2014Law students seek posthumous California Bar admission of Chinese lawyer who was denied license in 1890.
January 7, 2021
The orderly transfer of power has been a hallmark of our American democracy for more than two centuries. The shocking display of lawless violence in the nation’s capital on January 6 was an horrific, and ultimately tragic, affront to our national dignity. The University of California cherishes the free speech right of the people “peaceably to assemble” to share their grievances. But that is not what occurred in Washington, D.C., yesterday. We must stand together — regardless of political party or point of view — to condemn the violence on Wednesday and to uphold, protect and defend our bedrock values.
November 4, 2020
The University of California is disappointed that Proposition 16, the state ballot measure and constitutional amendment that would have repealed Proposition 209, did not pass in this election. Proposition 16 would have helped reverse the detrimental and far-reaching initiative that banned the consideration of race, ethnicity and gender in admissions across public higher education, and other arenas, almost a quarter-century ago.
July 21, 2020
The University of California today (July 21) released results from a new survey of California youth that provides insights into their political and civic engagement as the 2020 general election approaches amid COVID-19 challenges.
July 16, 2020
The University of California announced today (July 16) that it has offered a record number of California freshmen and transfer students admission to at least one of its nine undergraduate campuses for fall 2020.