Financial Literacy Summer Residential Program


How to Build a Meaningful Life Plan by Creating Lasting Financial and Educational Goals

Sunday, August 10 | Check in and Introduction to Business Basics and the Stock Market

Students meet each other and participate in their first class together.

Monday, August 11 | Career Exploration: Find the Right Career Path Using Your Strengths, Interests and Skills

Students take a field trip to Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine, CA. They also attend a session about networking, learn how to use LinkedIn, and hear from speakers who will discuss careers in Southern California.

Tuesday, August 12 | Personal Financial Planning: Budgeting, Saving, Retirement and Philanthropy

Students prepare a personal budget, take a “dress for success” field trip at Men 2 Work, and attend a social etiquette dinner hosted by Payden and Rygel.

Wednesday, August 13 | College 101: Determining the Right One For You

Students learn how to select the best post-high school option and tour the University of California’s Irvine Campus. A special dinner speaker with Mr. Ryan Bailey, UCI Alum, Silver Olympic Medalist Water Polo will inspire them!

Thursday, August 14 | Preparing for High School: How to Set the Foundation for Life Goals

Students prepare for success in high school and have fun during a team-building, confidence-gaining ropes course at UC Irvine. The day ends with a special dinner speaker, Mr. Chris Rudolph, UCI Alum and Vice President, Operations and Quality, Boeing.

Friday, August 15 | Portfolios and Life Plan Presentations
Students visit Pacific Investment Management Company’s (PIMCO) trading floor in Newport Beach, CA. Next, they prepare and give a winning presentation, and finally celebrate the week at Boomers amusement park with their new friends!

Saturday, August 16 
| Graduation

 2014 Program Schedule

UCI Irvine Accommodations


Middle Earth is a residential housing community located on the UC Irvine campus that provides quality housing for incoming undergraduate students.

Middle Earth houses approximately 1,690 students in 24 residence halls. The names of the halls and other facilities were selected from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The halls are divided into six clusters or theme areas of four halls and offer classes associated with their names.  Each hall contains a main living room with a TV, a small kitchen, and laundry facilities. A Resident Advisor (RA) is assigned to each hall. The RA is responsible for overseeing the hall and is available to assist and guide residents in their transition to university life. Telephone service is available in each room. Residents can contact AT&T to have a phone line activated. Internet and cable TV connections are available in all rooms. Residents can use the ResNet network to access e-mail, connect to UCInet (the campus backbone), and use the Internet.