Virtual Meetings & Events at UCI

With New Mobile App Feature NEW

Spring quarter is in remote learning mode, which means the rules for meaningful campus engagement have changed. Student Center & Event Services is stepping up to provide the best platform available for bringing the UCI community together. New products and online activities are provided as a service to our community members in support of shared social, recreational, educational and cultural pursuits.

UCI is stronger together—get involved. The free downloads, calendar of events, opportunity drawings, and other activities on this page are interactive ways to stay connected.


Virtual Events at UCI

New online event services keep UCI connected.

Promote Your Online Event for Free

Quickly share your online event with thousands of UCI Now users and website visitors.

Submit Your Virtual Event

To advertise your event on Student Center Facebook and Instagram pages, use the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page.


Calendar of Online Events

Tip: to sort events by category, download the UCI Now app.


How You Can Get Involved This Quarter

Take advantage of these free online activities and events.

Student Center Feedback Forum

Sign Up for a Chance to Earn an eGift Card

You may get an invitation to our online feedback forum. If you are selected to participate, you may be eligible to earn an eGift Card*.

Sign Up Now

Light UCI Blue

Join Us in Lighting UCI Blue

Wear something blue or create some physical distancing art. Post your photo or video using #LightUCIBlue and tag University of California, Irvine (@UCIrvine) and the Student Center (@UCIStudentCenter) on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to be featured on UCI’s social media.

 @UCIStudentCenter on Facebook

 @UCIStudentCenter on Instagram

Cooking with the Professor

UCI Great Big Read

The Office of Inclusive Excellence, UCI Libraries, and Division of Student Affairs invite all UCI students, faculty and staff to register for free reading links to Kindred by Octavia Butler and Afterlife by Julia Alvarez. Registered members are invited to engage with the community by participating in upcoming discussion forums and volunteering for selection readings in forthcoming programs.

UCI Great Big Read

Cooking with the Professor

Cooking With the Professor in the Time of Coronavirus

Annalisa Coliva, Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department, starts a YouTube series on cooking Italian recipes. Brought to you by the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion, Illuminations and the Humanities Center.

 Cooking with the Professor

UCI Podcast Video Series

UCI Launches Video Podcasts

UCI launched a video podcast series featuring experts on issues related to COVID-19. Look for them on the UCI YouTube Channel.

 UCI YouTube Channel

The Humanities Respond

COVID-19: The Humanities Respond

The School of Humanities has launched a weekly video conversation between the school’s dean Tyrus Miller and a UCI Humanities scholar. They will discuss the cultural, creative, and philosophical impact of COVID-19. A new video publishes every Thursday through June.

COVID-19: The Humanities Respond

Swank Digital Campus

UCI Libraries Remote Resources

The Anteater community can access digital resources and streaming media through the UCI Libraries’ remote resources, including more than 500 films, research guides, and downloadable eBooks.

You will need to connect to VPN on “UCIFull” to access this resource. Read more on Connecting from Off-Campus.

Swank Digital Campus

UCI Libraries eBooks

We Want Your Photos

We Want Your Photos

Help UCI chronicle this moment in history. The pandemic has affected us all, and we want to see your experiences. Everyone (students, staff, faculty, alumni and medical center personnel) is encouraged to submit photos of your “new” daily life. We want to see it all: students learning remotely, virtual teaching (pets and children included), Zoom shots, virtual research, rounds at the medical center, PPE drives, surge tents, boxed lunches, moving home, working from home, innovators innovating and more. Your photos need not be extraordinary, they need only capture the everyday moments during the pandemic.

Submit Your Photos

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals on Coronavirus and Inclusivity

Listen to the podcast for more about the call for proposals to promote understanding about equity in the age of COVID-19 with the vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, Douglas Haynes.

Listen on SoundCloud


Help with Web Conferences and Webinars

UCI Tech Prep

Getting Started with Zoom

Follow OIT’s helpful tips on getting started with the remote meeting tool Zoom.

UCI TechPrep

Zoom Background Student Center

Download Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom

Make the right impression with these high quality backgrounds. A green screen is not required and they work on PCs, Macs, and the Zoom mobile app.

Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom

Zoom

Host a Large Zoom Webinar

Let the Student Center host your organization’s or department’s Zoom webinar with a large-meeting Zoom license. Ideal for lecture or speaker formats with Q&A and polling features for up to 1,000 participants (includes hosts, panelists, and attendees).

Request Now

Zoom

How to Prevent Zoombombing

UCI TechPrep provides a new guidance resource to help hosts configure Zoom meetings, events and classes correctly, preventing disruptive content.

More Information


Connect With Us

Keep current on COVID-19 closures, campus events and more.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for news and information on building closures, online events and more.

Contact Us

Let us know how the Student Center can support your online meetings, activities, or events. All feedback and questions are welcome.


The UCI Now app and this web page are products of UCI Student Center & Event Services (SCES). The calendar of virtual meetings and activities is produced from UCI affiliate sources believed to be reliable. SCES and its contributors cannot certify the accuracy or completeness of all items displayed. Information displayed is subject to change at any time without notice.