Student Life

UCI students enjoy a wealth of activities in Orange County and beyond. Local shopping and entertainment opportunities include the world-renowned South Coast Plaza, to restaurants and major attractions, such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Angel Stadium, and the Honda Center. Plus, Southern California features many museums, such as the Getty Center, Discovery Science Center and Griffith Observatory, and is home to the Hollywood Bowl and the Disney Concert Hall. We’re 5 miles from the Newport Coast and 80 miles from the nearest ski lift — with easy access to almost anything you could want in between. Contact us to get in touch with a student ambassador!

Social Ecology Ambassadors

Do you want the inside scoop on all things Social Ecology? Email our Social Ecology Student Ambassadors at to get information on classes, faculty, and firsthand student experiences at UCI.