Events"I made sure that I went to practically every workshop and event that was offered during the program. Thanks to that, I met good friends and found out which activities I really liked." -Freshman Summer Start Participant
Make friends before you even start class in a special half-day Freshman Summer Start Program Welcome Event. Then, during the program you will have ample opportunities to immerse yourself in college life by participating in exclusive academic workshops and seminars, and in social events such as a talent show, BBQs, and pool and pizza parties. In addition, you will enjoy full-access to the Anteater Recreation Center, which in part includes a climbing wall, cardio and weight equipment, basketball and squash courts, and a swimming pool. See the Event Listing for a complete list of anticipated events.
"For me, starting my UCI experience with Freshman Summer Start meant the difference between a rocky, stressful transition and a smooth, exciting one. In those short five weeks, I've made friends and memories that will last me a lifetime."
Stephanie Cid, Freshman Summer Start Participant
Search back to August of the previous year to see events held last summer. The 2013 program begins August 3rd. Check back soon for an updated events calendar.
All events, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Click on individual events for additional details.
The Freshman Summer Start Program is for all new students who will be entering UCI as freshmen in fall 2013.
There are three pathways within Freshman Summer Start; see which of them is best for you . . .