A Look at Last Year's 2015 Financial Literacy Summer Residential Program

Sunday, August 2 - Saturday, August 8

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

2015 Program Schedule

Sunday, August 2 | Check in and Introduction to Business Basics and the Stock Market

Students meed each other and participate in their first class together and participate in a "dress for success" event 

Monday, August 3 | Career Exploration: Find the Right Career Path Using Your Strengths, Interests and Skills

Student learn about the relationship between level of education and income potential, how to use LinkedIn and hear from speakers who will discuss careers on Southern California.

Tuesday, August 4 | Personal Financial Planning: Budgeting, Saving, Retirement and Philanthropy

Students take a field trip to Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine, CA, prepare a personal budget and attend a social etiquette dinner.

Wednesday, August 5| College 101: Determining the Right One For You

Students learn how to select the best post-high school option for themselves and tour the University of California’s Irvine Campus.

Thursday, August 6 | 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.

Friday, August 7 | 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 8
| Graduation and picnic lunch

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.