Parents

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 28-29

​​Anteater Family Weekend

Registration for Anteater Family Weekend coming soon.

Calling all UCI parents! 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 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! Note: Festival tickets are included in the cost of your Anteater Family Weekend registration. You do not need to register for Homecoming Weekend separately.

Parents, guardians and other family members of current UCI students are welcome to attend!

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Saturday, Feb. 29

 

Homecoming Festival – Party in the Park

Aldrich Park  |  2-6 p.m.

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.
  • Trailblazer Scavenger Hunt – Go on a wilderness adventure and collect prizes the more you discover.
  • Live Band –
  • eSports Free Gaming – Bring out your competitive side at our free gaming station.
  • Fortnite Dance Competition – Show off your dance moves to win prizes and the title of UCI Fortnite Dance Champion.
  • 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, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, hamburgers, burritos, nachos and more!
  • Live Music & Dance Performances – Watch the dance skills of our student dance crews and see the powerful performance of our Japanese drummers, Jodaiko.
  • Themed Tents – Learn about UCI and participate in interactive activities in our large themed tents, including…
    • Advance the American Dream
    • Transform Healthcare and Wellness
    • Accelerate World-Changing Research
    • Explore the Human Experience
    • 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 UCI Alumni gift.

NOTE: Your ticket to the Anteater Family Weekend covers registration for the Party in the Park festival.

Registration for the Party in the Park Festival is coming soon.

 


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

If you are registered for Anteater Family Weekend, your festival entry is included in the cost of your program registration.

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NOTE: Current UCI students can attend the game for free with valid student ID but are restricted to the designated student seating area.

 


Thank you to our sponsors:

Interested in being a Homecoming sponsor? Contact Denise Khaw at dkhaw@uci.edu.