The aim of Illuminations is to link programming in arts and culture to the undergraduate academic and cocurricular experience and to foster arts partnerships between UCI and local arts institutions.

About Illuminations

Message from the Director


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All Illuminations events are free to UCI undergraduates. Many require an advance ticket or rsvp. Please click here to review all upcoming events.

Partnerships & Proposals

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Illuminations supports arts and culture programming for undergraduates across campus. We are seeking proposals for faculty-initiated events in 2016-2017. Deadline:  Monday, January 11, 2016

Please feel free to contact Julia Lupton, jrlupton@uci.edu, for information.




Julia Lupton, Director, Illuminations

During winter, spring and summer 2015, Illuminations hosted 13 events, cosponsored 8 events at UCI, and held 5 offsite events.  Our hosts off-campus included the Irvine Barclay Theatre, Pacific Symphony, the Viet Film Festival, Shakespeare Orange County, and the Orange County Museum of Art.  view highlights