Faculty, Staff, Emeriti & Retirees

Saturday, Feb. 29

Homecoming Festival

Aldrich Park  |  2-6 p.m.

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Party in the Park at UCI Homecoming! Bring your Anteater friends and celebrate at our campuswide festival in the heart of UCI at Aldrich Park. The festival will feature the following:

  • Firework Show! – Enjoy an exciting show sponsored by Geico before the men’s basketball game.
  • Ferris Wheel – Take a trip to see Aldrich Park from the sky for free.
  • Courtside Seat Drawing – Enter for a chance to win two courtside seats to the basketball game!
  • Family Fun Zone – Anteater families can enjoy carnival games, face painting, balloon artists and more.
  • Scavenger Hunt – Go on a wilderness adventure and collect prizes the more you discover. Prizes include a two-night stay at AC Hotel Irvine, UCI sweatshirts, bags and more.
  • Live Band –
  • Beer Garden – Walk through the entire party with your craft beer in hand (21+ only).
  • Food Trucks & Carnival Food – Alumni-owned or operated food trucks. PLUS additional carnival food options including kettle corn, funnel cake, shaved ice, hot dogs, hamburgers, burritos, nachos and more!
  • Live Music & Dance Performances – Watch the dance and music skills of our students.
  • Tents – Learn about UCI and participate in interactive activities in our large themed tents, including…
    • Alumni Chapters, UCI Alumni Association travel programs, The Anteater Network
  • Guest Appearances – Meet and snap selfies with Peter the Anteater, the UCI Spirit Squad, the Homecoming court, coaches, players and others.
  • FREE Alumni Gift – The first 1,000 alumni will receive a FREE gift!

Men’s Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara

Bren Events Center  |  7 p.m.

Join thousands of Anteaters as we cheer on our men’s basketball team as they host UCSB in Big West Conference play! Purchase your tickets before they sell out! Homecoming game tickets are currently available via mini plans or ticket packages through the Bren Events Center Box Office. Adult ticket prices range from $11-$26. All children six or older require a game ticket. Children under six are complimentary as long as they are seated in a guardian’s lap.

Reasons why our men’s team is ready to win!

  • Coming off the most successful season in the history of UCI Men’s Basketball – 31 wins including the first ever win in the NCAA Tournament!
  • The Anteaters return 9 student-athletes from last year’s team including 4 starters and 3 all-conference selections
  • The Anteaters are led by four seniors who are all products of southern California public high schools – Evan Leonard, John Edgar Jr., Tommy Rutherford, and Eyassu Worku
  • Picked as preseason favorites to win the Big West Conference
  • Head Coach Russ Turner started the season just 9 wins shy of being the all-time winningest coach in UCI Men’s Basketball history

Box Office

NOTE: Current UCI students can attend the game for free with valid student ID but are restricted to the designated student seating area. Learn more about student seating and tickets here >


Thank you to our sponsors:

Interested in being a Homecoming sponsor? Contact Chris Ruoff at cj.ruoff@uci.edu.