Location and Parking

The 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Bren Events Center on UC Irvine's campus. Parking is free for all Commencement ceremonies.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a purse/bag inspection at the door; it is best to leave all backpacks and bags at home or in the car before entering the Bren Events Center.


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Bren Center Seating

The arena is significantly large enough to accomodate all guests. All graduates will be seated with their class on the main floor, and family and friends have their choice of stadium seating surrounding the floor. You can download this general seating and staging map to see which sections are closest to each graduate program.


Looking for Grad Gifts?
Check out the UCI bookstore for Merage School apparel and accessories or visit the FAQ page on this site for flowers and leis at the ceremony.

Gift for Your Grad
Giving from recent graduates and their families is a treasured tradition at all prominent Universities. Today you can pay it forward and pave the way for the next generation by making a donation to the programs that helped shape your experience at the Merage School.

Merage School Alumni Network
Your membership is free; just keep in touch to receive the latest news, benefits and events invitations.

Dean's Leadership Circle
Graduation is just the beginning. Continue to invest in your career, connect with global leaders and grow your network as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle. (Members receive reserved VIP seating for their family and friends at commencement)

UC Irvine Alumni Network
The UC Irvine campus offers additional alumni benefits for a small fee to expand your network even further.