Lauds & Laurels

Lauds & Laurels

The 2016 Lauds & Laurels gala will be held on Thursday, May 12, with 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner. at the Pacific Ballroom in the UCI Student Center.

Honoring the best of UC Irvine:

Lauds & Laurels event, which honors outstanding members of the UC Irvine community for their service to the university, the community or their profession.


The 46th annual Lauds & Laurels awards nomination process is upon us. We invite you to be an integral part of this time-honored tradition by nominating a deserving Anteater. Nominations from campus and community friends are an essential component to the significance of these awards. Please take the time to nominate as many individuals as you feel should be celebrated for their accompishments. Below is a link to the nomination packed which includes instructions and category details. Complete submissions must be received no later than Friday, January 1, 2016.

Lauds & Laurels Nomination Packet >

Award Categories and Descriptions >

View list of past Lauds & Laurels recipients >


Since 1971, the UCI Alumni Association and its board of directors has presented Lauds & Laurels, the association's highest honor, at a formal ceremony each spring. Lauds & Laurels is the university's oldest awards ceremony, a tradition that has recognized more than 750 members of the UCI community for their service to the university, the community or their profession.


In addition to honoring UC Irvine's best, the generous participation of alumni and friends in the Lauds & Laurels program allows the UCIAA to award more than $100,000 annually in scholarships to meritorious undergraduate and graduate students so they may pursue their educational goals at UC Irvine. Learn about UCIAA scholarships >