Jerry points at a window with names of colleges on it

Credit: Twitter/MrsGarciaK

Jerry, from West Covina Unified School District, was accepted to UC Riverside. Celebration captured by Katarina Garcia (@MrsGarciaK).

Tens of thousands of California students got the news they’d been hoping for in March: They have been admitted to UC.

And as it does every year, social media spilled over with happy GIFs, photos and exclamations of joy as teens turned to the internet to share their good news.

Their unadulterated happiness is infectious, and in the best way. Here are a few of the posts that put big smiles on our faces:

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UC Irvine


UC Merced

UC Riverside

UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz