Potential Federal Government Shutdown on October 1

Students walking under the bridge into Aldrich Park

Dear campus community, As many of you are aware, federal lawmakers have until midnight on September 30, 2023, to pass funding legislation. Should they fail to do so, parts of the federal government are expected to shut down on October 1, 2023. Please know that we, along with the UC Office of the President and…

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Updated Strategic Plan

Graphic with the text "Strategic Plan"

Dear colleagues: In 2016, UC Irvine released an ambitious strategic plan designed to build on our strengths and realize our brilliant future. The plan is based on four pillars: We are pleased to report that over the past seven years, many of the plan’s original goals have been accomplished. In addition, some strategies that were relevant then…

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Updates Regarding New Labor Agreements

A cherry blossom tree along near the University Club blooms in the morning sun. Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI photo: Steve Zylius/UCI

Dear colleagues, I write to provide updates related to what the campus is doing regarding the UAW strike and the resulting agreements. At the outset, I should say that we do not yet know the answers to all of your questions. Nonetheless, knowing that you are eager for updates, let me share what we do…

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Campus Financial Update – Winter 2023

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Dear colleagues, I write to provide an update on the campus financial plan. In the fall 2022 campus financial update, deans, vice chancellors, and similar unit leaders were asked to develop multi-year plans to address a $90 million structural deficit in core campus support funds*. I want to thank the faculty and staff who contributed to…

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