Frequently Asked Questions


Visitors may not bring outside alcoholic beverages onto campus.

NO barbecues or tailgating in parking areas

NO camping or overnight parking

NO pets (service animals are permitted)

NO smoking (UCI is a smoke and tobacco free community)

NO solicitors

NO weapons permitted


How much does the festival cost?

Tickets cost $7. At no additional cost to you, $5 of each festival ticket will be diverted to the UCI Alumni Association (UCIAA) endowed scholarship program to support future generations of Anteaters. Students with valid UCI ID and children 12 and under are free.

Why should you support student scholarships?

Annual giving directly affects our US News & World Report ranking and helps ensure the continued excellence of the UCI experience. The Alumni Participation Rate is the percentage of alumni who give to UCI, no matter how small or how large the gift. As UCI improves its alumni participation rate, the university attracts even more high-quality students; continues to recruit outstanding faculty; and improves its world-class research, all while increasing the value of your degree. The diversion of $5 of each ticket will increase alumni giving.


Is a parking permit required for UCI Homecoming?

Yes, a UCI parking permit is required at all times. View more parking details.


Are basketball game tickets included with Homecoming Festival – Party in the Park registration?


Are basketball game tickets included with reunion registration?

Yes, a reserved basketball game ticket is included in your reunion registration.

Are basketball game tickets included with Anteater Family Weekend registration?

Reserved basketball game tickets will be available during Anteater Family Weekend registration.

Who can buy discounted basketball tickets?

Pre-registered discounted tickets are available to UCI alumni. For all others, you can purchase game tickets through the Bren Events Center Box Office. Current undergrad students are free with valid UCI ID presented at the door. Current grad students may purchase $5 tickets online or at the Box Office window pending enrollment verification. See Student Ticket Policies here.

How many discounted tickets can I purchase?

Pre-registered alumni can purchase up to 6 basketball game tickets at the discounted rate. Note: Groups who wish to sit together should place a single reserved ticket order (cannot exceed 6 seats) or choose general admission tickets.

I purchased basketball game tickets, where I can pick them up?

Registered alumni will receive their purchased game tickets through the preferred email address provided during registration. Tickets will be emailed at least 48 hours prior to game date. Please print your tickets and provide upon entry to the Bren Events Center. Tickets cannot be presented on mobile device. For questions, contact the Bren Events Center Box Office.


Where are the nearest ATM’s?

Student Center Terrace or in front of the box office of the Bren Events Center.

How do I get my social media posts noticed by UCI?

Simply use #UCIHomecoming in your post.

Where is the nearest medical assistance?

An EMT is stationed by the BC Cavern Volunteer tent and is on staff radio. The Information Booth also has basic first aid supplies.

How can I become a member of the Alumni Association?

You can join the Alumni Association and take advantage of the discounts TODAY!  Please see the UCI Alumni Association booth in the park. Visit our website at alumni.uci.edu/join for more information.

What is the next UCI Alumni event?

For more information about upcoming alumni events, visit alumni.uci.edu/events.

Where is Lost & Found?

The information booth at the festival.

If I don’t see my question, who should I contact?

You can contact the UCI Alumni Association at alumni@uci.edu


For a full list of Reunion FAQs, please visit the Reunion Weekend FAQ website.


What is Anteater Family Weekend?

Anteater Family Weekend offers you and your family the opportunity to come back to campus and share the UCI experience with your Anteater! Together, you will be able to get a snapshot into the university life of your student and see how the UCI continues to achieve excellence in teaching, research and public service. Together, you will be able to take classes, meet with professors and deans, attend “Zotpalooza”, take a photo with Peter the Anteater and enjoy refreshments and grub at one of the many social events!




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