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Student Center & Event Services provides the campus community and its guests with a variety of services and venues for social, recreational, cultural, and educational pursuits and is the primary resource for individuals and groups interested in holding a meeting, seminar, summer conference program or other event at UCI.

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VIP Event Services


On the day of your event, our staff are on call to assist with your needs. Service limitations and additional fees may apply. (Available 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. except University holidays)

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To inspire all of our campus guests through the promise that comes from serving others.


To enrich the student experience by offering an inclusive space designed for interaction, learning, and engagement. Provide exceptional event services and employment opportunities that support the broader educational goals of our campus community.



To go beyond what is necessary and to excel in all of our services.


To create an enjoyable environment through the balance of work and life.


To be a model for best practices through creative solutions.


A commitment to be honest and sincere from the relationships we form to the services we provide.


We will be open and understanding of others in all our actions and deeds. Treat others as we expect to be treated.


Coordinated effort of the group, acting in the best interest of the common cause, selflessly looking to the good of the whole instead of the individual.

 Quality Service Standards


Provide all campus guests a secure venue and genuine sense of well-being.


Serve every guest with a friendly and accommodating disposition.


Facilitate social, cultural, professional and academic growth.


Ensure processes are effective in maximizing SCES resources and operations.


Steal This Idea

Association of College Unions International (ACUI)

Steal This Idea

April 2021

  1. COVID-19 Materials: Staying Social While Physically Apart
  2. T-Shirts: Senior Gift
  3. Video/Animations: Virtual Events App Promo

Concept, design, content, and effectiveness—these have always been the four key criteria judges consider when reviewing entries for ACUI’s annual association-wide Steal this Idea contest that seeks the best marketing and promotional ideas.

The Stevie Awards

The Stevie® Awards – American Business Awards

Startup of the Year – Business Products Industries

April 2021

Student Center Marketing-Dev Team

U.S.A.’s premier business awards program honors organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them.

Case District VII Communications Pivot

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII

Communications Pivot

February 2021

UCI Student Center Virtual Events Mobile App and Website

Appreciate new communications strategies or methods that were developed and deployed specifically because of or relating to COVID-19.

Innovative Achievement in Auxiliary Services

National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS)

Innovative Achievement in Auxiliary Services

August 2020

The Student Center’s Level Up Program

Recognizes imaginative and unique quality of product, service, or program that enhances customer service, generates additional revenue or reduces costs, and provides adaptability for other institutions.

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Steal This Idea

Association of College Unions International (ACUI)

Steal This Idea

July 2020

  1. Digital Campaign: UCI Now Digital Campaign
  2. Miscellaneous: Real-Time Study Lounge Room Reservations

Showcase the marketing skills of students and professionals through an exhibition of their work that was designed to promote campus events, activities, and important announcements over the course of the year.

People's Choice

International Association of Conference Centres (IACC)

Global Innovation Runner Up People’s Choice

May 2020

UCI Now – Wayfinding Beacon Technology

Fast-paced competition focused on innovations. Candidates delivered a four-minute-long elevator pitch for their innovation to a panel of global senior meetings industry press judges.

Excellence in Student Training Programs

Association of College Unions International (ACUI)

Excellence in Student Training Programs

April 2020

The Student Center’s Level Up Program

Acknowledges campuses that have demonstrated leadership in student activities by implementing creative educational programs to prepare students as leaders or employees.

Excellence in Student Training Programs

California Council for Excellence

California Team Excellence Award

January 2020

The Student Center IT Developer Team

Recognizes performance excellence in a team with rigorous assessments with the criteria of the Baldrige Excellence Framework.

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Excellence in Student Training Programs

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII

Circle of Excellence Silver Award

September 2019

The Student Center’s Level Up Program

Recognizes hundreds of institutions whose talented staff members advanced their institutions through innovative, inspiring and creative ideas.

IACC Americas Innovation

International Association of Conference Centres (IACC)

IACC Americas Innovation Award

April 2018

The Student Center’s Real-Time Ops App

Highlights the considerable innovations that IACC members introduce into their own businesses and which help to shape the future of the meetings industry.

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Larry L. Sautter Award

UCOP Sautter Award Program

Larry L. Sautter Award – Honorable Mention

June 2016

The Student Center’s Courtyard Study Lounge Scheduling Automation program

Recognizes information technology projects that advance the university’s mission of teaching, research, public service, and patient care; or that improve the effectiveness of academic, business or administrative processes.

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U.S. Green Building Council

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold

October 2007

UCI Student Center expansion project

Certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health.

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Where Your Money Goes

Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020



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A311 Student Center · Irvine, CA 92697-2050
Phone: 949.824.5252 · Email: