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 2018-2019. Deadline:  Tuesday, January 31, 2018

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




Julia Lupton, Director, Illuminations

During 2015-2016, Illuminations hosted 112 events, served 10,000+ students and represented 28 academic departments.  Our hosts off-campus included the Irvine Barclay Theatre, Pacific Symphony, Laguna Art Museum, the Viet Film Festival, Shakespeare Orange County, and the Orange County Museum of Art.  view highlights