About Summer Session

Summer Session also offers numerous special programs, including summer programs for incoming freshman and transfer students, a visiting student program for international students, and a leadership development program.

About UCI Summer Session

UCI Summer Session offers more than 800 courses across 70 academic disciplines each summer, including a wide variety of online classes. It is comprised of three different sessions; Session I and the 10 Week session generally begin in late June and typically finish the last week of July and the end of August, respectively. Summer Session II usually begins in early August and ends in early September. Summer Session makes it possible for students to make progress towards their degree year round, often making a difference for those who want to graduate on time or even early. More than 13,000 students attend UC Irvine each summer.

Summer Session also offers numerous special programs, including summer programs for incoming freshman and transfer students, a visiting student program for international students, and a leadership development program.

About UCI

Started in 1965, the University of California, Irvine has been committed not only to academics and research, but to leadership and character development of its students, faculty and staff members, and community. The strengths of a research university combined with its unparalleled location makes UCI a first-choice campus for many students. UCI is ranked among the top 10 universities in the U.S. in the number of undergraduate applications received, continuing to admit students with highly competitive academic profiles. UC Irvine also ranked number one in the U.S. and fourth in the world in a Times Higher Education analysis of the best universities under age 50.

Home to more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty members, and 9,400 staff members, UCI continues to be a lively campus serving the community locally, nationally, and globally.

About the Irvine Community

Irvine, California, situated in the heart of Orange County, offers many advantages for recreational and cultural activities. One of the nation’s largest planned urban communities, Irvine encompasses more than 65 square miles and exhibits a family-oriented environment. Irvine finds its individuality in the 223,000 community-minded citizens that comprise its highly educated and diverse population. For the past nine consecutive years, Irvine has been named the “Safest Big City in America,” passing a warm welcoming to new members of the community. The thousands of U.S. and foreign businesses found in Irvine provide abundant career opportunities that also contribute to the strength of the community atmosphere.

Things to Do

Orange County

Orange County, CA is home to many attractions from its sandy beaches to its iconic shopping malls. Not only is the location serene and beautiful, but it also resides between the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego.

  • Sandy Beaches: Soak up the sun at nearby Newport or Laguna Beach!
  • Shopping: Visit one of the trendy nearby malls- Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza, or The Lab Anti-Mall.
  • Theme Parks: Enjoy a fun-filled day at Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm!
  • Visual and Performing Arts: Get your culture on at the Orange County Performing Arts Center or see the world-renowned Pageant of the Masters! Don’t forget to visit Laguna Beach to view the local artistry as well.
  • Attractions: Visit Mission San Juan Capistrano or spend a day at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
  • Sports: Watch a baseball game at Angels Stadium and enjoy America’s favorite pastime!


  • Aldrich Park: Spend the afternoon with friends in Aldrich Park! Enjoy a lunch-time picnic and game of frisbee. Be sure to take in the 11,050 trees and shrubs that reside in the park.
  • San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh: Come take a tour of the marsh and sightsee around the arboretum.
  • University Town Center: Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants at UTC or gather some items from Trader Joe’s.
  • Anteater Recreation Center (ARC): UCI’s ARC is the biggest gym of all the UCs! Come take a workout class, climb the rock wall, or take a dip in the pool.

Since Orange County is situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, you can easily head out of town for the day to explore Southern California. Go north to Los Angeles for the sights and sounds of Hollywood and Santa Monica, or go south to San Diego to explore rich Spanish and Mexican influences.