I’m pleased to announce that the University Club will reopen later this year under new management.
As you may know, the University Club is on the south side of campus off East Peltason Drive and has beautiful views of Aldrich Park. Over the last 33 years, it has served as a gathering place for not only UCI, but the surrounding community. In addition to restaurant dining, the facility hosted weddings, happy hours, pancake breakfasts, and other catered corporate and university events.
We now envision a new future for the University Club, one that includes an elevated dining experience for faculty, staff and visitors. The facility closed at the end of December to allow for a renovation project that will soon be underway. We are bringing in a new third-party operator with a background in commercial restaurant management.
Sincere thanks go out to all who have supported the University Club throughout the years. We look forward to the reopening of a revitalized facility and will pass along additional information as it becomes available.
Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering