Senior Success!


Congratulations Class of 2020!

As a graduate of UCI, you belong to the alumni family of more than 200,000 strong, which spans all ages, backgrounds and continents. Once a Student, Always an Alum! Anteaters Infinitum!

Online cap and gown ordering is now closed. We hope to reopen orders in Fall 2020.

  • Become a Member - Grad Pricing & Gifts Still Available


    What's more, all graduates are automatically general members of the UCI Alumni Association! Take advantage of the endless benefits of becoming a UCIAA paid member. Be the first to hear about our exclusive networking opportunities, invite-only events, member opportunity drawings and special discounts on products and services.



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    You’ve been in clubs your entire college career- now it’s time to join the biggest one of all - the UCI Alumni Association! General membership in UCIAA is *free* to all graduating seniors and gives you access to exclusive benefits like keeping your UCI email.

    Join today -

    “I’m hearing about paid membership, what is it?”
    Great question! Similar to some of your undergraduate clubs which charge dues, UCIAA has paid levels above general membership. While being a general member gets you some benefits, being a paid Annual or Life Member gets you an even longer list of valuable resources and exclusive discounts.

    “What are my membership dues used for?”
    UCIAA keeps alumni connected to the University and each other! We cannot do what we do without some help! When you purchase a membership, your dues go to:

    • Alumni programming like networking receptions and fun social events
    • Career resources like our flash mentorship platform: The Anteater Network
    • Helps create new alumni chapters for you to connect with

    Learn More >

  • Cap & Gown FAQ


    Visit our FAQ Webpage for Answers regarding regalia, diploma plaques, shipping and more >

    If you purchased a membership package, your regalia and gifts will be shipped separately. For diploma plaque delivery information visit our FAQ page >

    NOTE: Due to the effects of COVID-19, please allow a minimum of 5 weeks for processing and shipment of regalia and/or membership items/packages.

    On behalf of everyone at the UCI Alumni Association, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19. As we work to protect our staff and minimize operations for the safety of all, we ask for your understanding with our order processing window. We will work to ship all orders as quickly as we can, but please know that due to additional safety measures, we may experience some small delays. We appreciate your support through this unprecedented time.

    If you plan on walking at commencement in December or June 2021, official UCI cap, gown and tassel is required, which you may purchase at an in-person Fall Grad Expo. Pending public health recommendations.

    Formal Business Master's regalia will be available later for rent for the in-person ceremony.

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Senior Success Resources for You

  • Find a Mentor



    Connect with 2,000+ Alumni Mentors on 6 Continents from Home!

    Alumni want to help you succeed, and The Anteater Network makes it easy to connect with them! It's as simple as sending a few messages, and the platform will even coach you as you reach out.

    • Receive guidance in your job search from alumni who were in your shoes.
    • Get resume critiques and practice interviews tailored to your industry.
    • Browse career opportunities shared by alumni.
    • How it Works:
      • Browse personalized recommendations or use 15+
        filters to find the perfect match.
      • Message any and all alumni you want to connect with. Use our smart templates and feedback to nail that first impression!
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      • Get more advice and grow the relationship virtually using our built-in video chat and phone conferencing.
        Learn more >
  • Career Development Resources

  • Join a Chapter


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    Networking, mentoring, social, professional and community service activities are just a few opportunities available to you by joining one of our 35+ alumni chapters. Find a chapter >
  • Join the Young Alumni Council


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    Be the voice of young alumni! Join the Young Alumni Council and make your mark on our strategic initiatives related to mentorship, adulting, skills and UCI spirit. Strengthen your professional network and make an impact on the community. Apply Today!

  • How to Keep Your UCI Email



    Don't lose your UCI email!

    If you haven't already signed up for UCI Gmail, you must do so within 1 year from your date of graduation. If you miss this deadline, you will not be able to sign up after that time. Learn more >
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20 For 20: Anteater Alumni Advice

"The world is changing at a rapid pace, and you have a unique opportunity to make an impact. Carpe Diem!"

- Nina Ries '97, J.D.

Read more Anteater Advice >

Submit your words of encouragement for the Class of 2020 >

Stay Connected!

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