Office of Global Engagement

Festival of Discovery

Section 1

Written by:

Celyn Matienzo, Student

Class of 2017, Major: English

The Festival of Discovery was held early in October as a celebration of UCI’s 50th anniversary. Lasting from the beginning of the Anteater 5K Family Fun Run at 7AM until 3PM on October 3rd, the festival drew approximately 10,000 visitors to the booths beneath the pavilions scattered throughout Aldrich Park set up by various campus departments and groups.

Global Engagement’s booth was located within the Local and Global Pavilion. Visitors were invited to take a photo in front of a world map with a customized message and could take the opportunity to enter a drawing for a gift card from The Hill, UCI’s campus bookstore.