Monday-Friday, Feb. 24-28

Homecoming Spirit Week

Student Center Terrace, Presented by ASUCI

Homecoming is a long-standing UCI tradition that brings together the UCI community for a week of festivities and fun, all leading up to our huge festival in the park and basketball game on Saturday! ASUCI Homecoming events include:

  • Daily games/activities, raffles and free food on the Student Center Terrace from 11-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Details at
  • Join us at the Bren on Saturday where we will crown our 2019 Homecoming king and queen!

Homecoming Court

Cast your vote for your Homecoming king and queen! Check out the list of candidates at

What does it mean to be on Homecoming Court?

It means you are an Anteater for life. UCI has become a home away from home for you and you want to be able to represent your school in life onward! Being part of Homecoming court and potentially king/queen means you are someone that truly exemplifies what it means to be an Anteater and have spent your time at UCI taking advantage of all this university has to offer.


Saturday, Feb. 29

Homecoming Festival – Party in the ParkUCI Homecoming - students

Aldrich Park  |  2-6 p.m.  |  Free for UCI Students*

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.
  • 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. Also make sure to check out our 2018 League of Legends National Championship trophy!
  • 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.

* Student I.D. required.

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! FREE to all full-time UC Irvine undergraduate students with valid ID. Graduate students, bring your student ID by to the Bren Events Center Box Office for student discounts.

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

undergrad tickets

grad tickets



Thank you to our sponsors:

Interested in being a Homecoming sponsor? Contact Denise Khaw at