Student Alumni Association


Dinners with Anteaters

Dinners with Anteaters is a program that brings students, alumni and faculty together for an evening of food, fun and engagement throughout Orange County. Each fall, undergraduates are invited to a dinner hosted by volunteer alumni.

Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, in cooperation with the UC Irvine Alumni Association, the event began in 2003 and has become an Anteater tradition. Last year, the event brought more than 400 participants together to share stories, learn about the university, and strengthen the university community.

Gracious alumni open their homes and not only provide appreciative students with a free dinner meal, but also advice and mentorship. Given the small, comfortable settings of this event, alumni get the rare opportunity to engage with students and faculty on a personal level in a casual setting and students to get the rare opportunity to interact with alumni to hear their stories and advice about life at UCI and life after graduation. Over the years, the event has connected thousands of Anteaters together to share stories, learn about the university, and strengthen the UCI community.

Rides will be organized by the Student Alumni Association. Time and location of dinners will depend on the host.

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Register for Dinner!

19-20 Quarterly Dates:
November 16, 2019
February 22, 2020
May 16, 2020

Interested in hosting or attending a future Dinners with Anteaters? Submit our interest form below and we will contact you once registration opens

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