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 Monday, March 4th and Friday, March 22nd.

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.


Monday, March 4th and Friday, March 22nd
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 ISEB lobby
4:00 PM Q&A Panel with Current Graduate Students ISEB 1010
5:00 PM Dinner NS2 1201

Chemistry Facilities


Please contact Bailey Spelman, Graduate Program Coordinator, if you have any questions regarding recruitment visits or the Chemistry Department.