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What is Anteater Family Weekend?

Anteater Family Weekend offers families a snapshot into the life of your student and provides an up close look at how the university continues to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Attend classes by professors your student might take, meet other Anteater parents and families at social events, and enjoy dinner with UCI Provost Enrique Lavernia. There will be activities planned for Friday, February 24 - Saturday, February 25 and will conclude right before the Homecoming festivities and our Men's Basketball team.

What does the schedule look like?

Please look at our Schedule located on the tab on the top left part of this page.

When can I sign up?

You will be able to sign up on Monday, December 12, 2016. Please click on Reservations to sign up.

When is early bird registration? When is regular registration?

Early bird registration costs are $50 per adult family member. Early bird registration will be from December 12 - January 15 (at 11:59pm). We encourage you to register early. After January 15, 2017 costs will increase to $60. Registration will close on February 20th. 

UCI Student lunch fees are $15 per person throughout the registration period. You will be able to register your student when you make your online reservation

Why is there a price associated with this event?

Parent programs under Student Life & Leadership are self-supporting. We do not receive any funding from the university. Like all other departments on the campus, we pay for staffing, meals, room rental, room set up, audio visual equipment, tables, chairs, web development and maintenance, and all printed program materials.

What is included in the registration fee?

The parent registration fee includes: staffing, meals, room rental, room set up, audio visual equipment, tables, chairs, web development and maintenance, and all printed program materials. The meals we provide are: dinner on day 1 with UCI Provost Enrique Lavernia, continental breakfast and lunch on day 2. Please note that lunch on day 1 is not provided - but all of our dining facilities on campus will be open for you to purchase lunch on your own. 

Can I bring my UCI student?

Your student may attend the event, but in order for us to provide them lunch on Day 2 you will need to register them online for $15 when you make your reservation.  

Can I bring my children? Do they have to pay?

Yes you may bring your children under 10 without paying for their attendance. However, please note that this event is meant for parents and we have limited space.

How do I sign up?

Please visit our reservations tab and fill out the form online.

Where will Anteater Family Weekend take place? How do we get there?

Anteater Family Weekend will take place on our UCI campus in various lecture halls (Day 1) and the UCI Student Center (dinner on Day 1 and most activities on Day 2). Homecoming festivities will take place in Aldrich Park. Please visit our Directions & Parking tab to find more information. 

Is parking free? Where do we park?

You will need to purchase a parking permit for $10 per day. You may pre-purchase parking passes at a 50% discounted Homecoming rate for Saturday. You must do pre-purchase your pass by this Friday, February 24th through the Park by Plate app or website: The discount does not apply at the gate.

The closest parking structure to Anteater Family Weekend activities is the Student Center Parking Structure on the corner of West Peltason and Pereira Dr. Please visit our Directions & Parking for more information. 

Can I attend only one day?

Yes you can attend only one day, but it will be the same registration fee per person. 

Where can I stay for the weekend if I am not local?

Please visit UCI's list of recommended Hotels

Can I make a reservation for the Anteater Family Weekend if I just show up on the day of instead of pre-registering online?

Yes you can, although we encourage you to sign up by visiting our reservations tab prior. If you are unable to register during the registration period, you must pay with a check (made out to UC Regents) or with cash.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact our Student Life & Leadership office front desk at (949) 824-5181 or email us at

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