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. UCI Chemistry will be hosting two in person visits on March 10th and March 24th and an additional virtual visit on March 17th.

Recruitment Visit Sign-Up

A limited number of students can be accommodated on each day. Thus, reservations are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Only available dates will be displayed on the UCI Chemistry Visit Day RSVP Form. Please follow the instructions below to set up your visit: 

  1. UCI Chemistry Visit Day RSVP Form - You must submit the form at least two weeks prior to your visit for arrangements to be made. 
  2. Hotel Information - The Chemistry Department will arrange for 1-2 nights of lodging (room and tax only) at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa. If you wish to stay additional night(s), you may do so at your own expense.  
  3. Travel Information - You are eligible for reimbursement of your travel expenses up to $400.00. An original receipt, or scan of an original receipt, is required for any travel reimbursement and must follow UCI travel policy.  
  4. Air Travel - Students are encouraged to fly into and out of John Wayne Airport (airport code: SNA). John Wayne Airport is less than a 10 minute drive to and from the Ayres Hotel, and the Los Angeles Airport (airport code: LAX) is roughly 1-2 hours away from UCI, depending on traffic conditions. 
  5. Rental Car or Personal Vehicle - Parking permits will be provided for students driving directly to UCI. Driving directions can be found at:
  6. Recommended Attire - Business casual with comfortable shoes. There will be frequent walking during group visit days, including a tour of the UCI campus.


Friday, March 10th and Friday, March 24th (In Person)
Time Event Location
8:30 AM Breakfast Welcome ISEB lobby
8:45 AM Introduction to UCI Chemistry ISEB 1010
9:30 AM Poster Session ISEB patio
10:30 AM Faculty Meetings see individual schedule
12:00 PM Lunch with Faculty and Graduate Students ISEB patio
1:00 PM Campus Tour meet at ISEB patio
2:00 PM Faculty Meetings see individual schedule
3:30 PM Coffee Break or Nuclear Reactor Facility Tour ISEB terrace
4:00 PM Q&A Panel with Current Graduate Students ISEB 1010
5:00 PM Dinner ISEB lobby
Friday, March 17th (Virtual)
Time (PST) Event
9:00 AM

Introduction to UCI Chemistry

  • Welcome to UCI - Professor Sergey Pronin, Vice Chair for Graduate Studies
  • Living in Irvine - Professor Sarah Finkeldei
10:00 AM Faculty Meetings
12:00 PM Break

1:00 PM

Faculty Meetings

Virtual Campus Tour

If you are unable to visit 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 Bailey Spelman, Graduate Program Coordinator, if you have any questions regarding recruitment visits or the Chemistry Department.