Updates from the President

To UCI Graduate Students,
I hope you’ve enjoyed our many welcome week social events and plan to come out to our many more events this quarter. All of our consistent programming is up and running such as Bagel Day and Travel Grants. We have started to plan our 3rd Annual AGS Symposium and 2nd Career Conference. We’re keeping a close eye on mental health resource allocation. We’re working with UC Office of the President to partner with private companies to alleviate the lack affordable housing at all the UCs. I’m working with other Presidents at the other UCs to improve campus climate for diverse identities and find avenues to foster effective advisor-student mentorship. We are also looking into lowering the normative time to degree to increase financial stability among graduate students as well as exploring the creation of a larger UC alumni network to increase job placement after graduation.



UC Council of Presidents meets with President Napolitano to discuss graduate student issues. 9/29/15

Updates from the Executive Board

  • First Council meeting of the year will be October 13
  • Welcome Week was a great success, thanks to all who pitched in and attended!
  • Pictures from Welcome Week coming soon…

On Campus

We access the administrators; your voices get heard. We advocate for you on issues of housingparking, campus budgeting, and the various student services services on campus.

Social Events

We want to bring you out of your labs, offices, and libraries! In addition to hosting an ever-increasing variety of fabulous events, we fund graduate-student-initiated events and projects!


Currently, we draw some independent income as the primary stakeholder in UCI’s Anthill Pub & Grill, a landmark cultural institution at UCI. We are also open to your on-campus business ideas!

Off Campus

We are deeply involved with lobbying state and national legislatures. Though we advocate on other issues, we are primarily fighting the state of California’s divestment from public higher education.

AGS Symposium

At our annual Symposium, graduate students will present their research in approachable ten-minute non-academic talks. Employers around Orange County will be invited to attend, and we will offer more than $25,000 prizes to be awarded to the best presentations. Applications open in the Fall. Check out the symposium website for additional information.

Travel Grants

In 2013, AGS raised $70,000 of new funding to send graduate students to academic conferences. If you are a graduate student at UCI, you are eligible. Applications are now open. Check out the travel grant website for more details!

You can join AGS.

Want to give back to the community? Have an idea that can change UCI for the better? You don’t need to be elected, and you can contribute as much or as little time as you have. Contact our VP Administrative Ryan Lewis.

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AGS Calendar

Recent AGS Documents