Congratulations on being accepted into the Chemistry Graduate Program at the University of California, Irvine!

We are delighted that you are planning to visit with us. Due to the recent public health developments concerning COVID-19, UCI Chemistry will be shifting its February 25 and March 4 visits to a virtual format. The March 11 visit will remain virtual, and there will be an additional virtual visit on Thursday, February 24.

Virtual Visit Format

This year, our recruitment visits will be conducted virtually, with one large group day open to all admitted applicants, and three smaller "visits" for virtual meetings with faculty and graduate students. Prospective students can attend either the large group visit, one of the smaller meeting days, or both. An itinerary for both types of visits can be found below.

For the smaller meeting days, only a limited number of students can be accommodated. Thus, meetings will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Only available dates will be displayed on the UCI Chemistry Recruitment RSVP Form. Please follow the instructions below to set up your visit.

Virtual Visit Sign-Up

To RSVP for a virtual visit, please complete the UCI Chemistry Recruitment Visit RSVP Form.


Virtual Group Visit - Thursday, February 24

Time (PST) Event
8:30 AM

Introduction to UCI Chemistry

  • Welcome to UCI - Professor Craig Martens, Vice Chair for Graduate Studies
  • Living in Irvine - Professor Sarah Finkeldei

View recording of this event here

9:30 AM Virtual Poster Session
11:00 AM Break
11:30 AM

Virtual Facilities Tour

View recording of this event here

12:00 PM

Closing Remarks - Professor Douglas Tobias, Chair



Virtual Meeting Visit - Friday, February 25, March 4 & 11

Time (PST) Event
11:00 AM Faculty Meeting Slot
11:30 AM Faculty Meeting Slot
12:00 PM Break
1:00 PM Faculty Meeting Slot
1:30 PM Faculty Meeting Slot
2:00 PM Faculty Meeting Slot
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Graduate Student Panel
4:00 PM Virtual Happy Hour


Virtual Campus Tour

While you may not be visiting the campus in-person, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has created a virtual walking tour of our beautiful campus here at UCI. Please refer to their website for virtual tour instructions.


Chemistry Facilities


Please contact Morgan Sibley, Student Affairs Manager, if you have any questions regarding recruitment visits or the Chemistry Department as whole.

NOTE: UCI is taking precautions to minimize the spread of UCOP SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) including requiring vaccination of all UCI affiliates. Visitors/non-affiliates must follow UCI’s Face Covering Executive Directive and must wear a face covering when required under Section A.2 of the Executive Directive unless an exception applies (i.e.: medical, under 2 years of age, etc.).