June 2017

Nearly 1,300 students graduated June 16, filling the Bren Events Center for two ceremonies, snapping selfies and celebrating with family and friends. Jermaine Griggs, an alumnus who graduated in 2005 after starting the business "Hear and Play Music," gave a rousing commencement address exhorting students to keep striving for more by asking "What if?"

UCI also celebrated the fact that, for the second consecutive time, the university topped the New York Times' College Access Index, which ranks U.S. colleges and universities based on their commitment to economic diversity.

Find photos of commencement here.