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What is Anteater Family Weekend?

Anteater Family Weekend offers you and your family the opportunity to come back to campus and share the UCI experience with your Anteater! Together, you will be able to get a snapshot into the life of your student and see how the university continues to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

Together, you will be able to take classes, meet with professors and deans, attend “ZOTpalooza”, take a photo with Peter the Anteater and enjoy refreshments and grub at one of the many social events! Events begin Friday, February 28 at noon and conclude Saturday, February 29 after lunch. You are also encouraged to attend UCI Homecoming in Aldrich Park at 2 p.m.  

What does the schedule look like?

Anteater Family Weekend is a 1 1/2 day event. Please look at our Schedule located on the tab on the top left part of this page for more details.

When is early bird registration? When is regular registration?

Early bird registration costs are $75 per adult family member.  

The UCI students are included at no additional cost. You will be able to register your student when you make your online reservation. 

Why is there a price associated with this event?

UCI Parent Engagement under Student Life & Leadership and University Advancement are self-supporting. Like all other departments on the campus, we pay for staffing, meals, room rental, room set up, audiovisual equipment, tables, chairs, web development and maintenance, and all printed program materials.

Can I bring my UCI student?

Yes!  Please encourage your student to attend the event. 

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

Yes, you can bring your children!  Children 12-years old and under are FREE.  However, 13-years old and over will be the $75 adult price. 

How do I sign up?

Register here!

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), the UCI Student Center (dinner on Day 1), and the UCI Anteater Learning Pavilion (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?

Parking is complimentary for Anteater Family Weekend participants in specified lots for each day. On Friday, February 28, please park in the Student Center Parking Structure on the corner of West Peltason and Pereira Dr.  On Saturday, February 29, please park in Lot #7 located off of West Peltason Drive and Mesa Road. 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 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 online. If you are unable to register during the registration period, you must pay with a check (made out to UC Regents) or with cash and the price will be $110 per person.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact Mel Burgarino at or call (949) 824-0542.

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