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 2019-2020. Deadline:  Friday,  March 1, 2019

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



Authors Series

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Meet the Authors:

2018-2019 Authors Series

The 2018-19 Illuminations Authors series features major writers working in fiction, poetry, memoir, and journalism. These writers speak to the questions confronting our time, including pluralism and democracy in America and abroad; the global challenges of climate change and mass migration; and the first generation college experience.

View 2018-2019 Authors Series