Celebrations for the 50th anniversary
of the University of California, Irvine began in June 2014. Throughout the following year,
several events were centered around the anniversary. One of these events was the UCI Spirit
Rally, held on December 4, 2014 at the Bren Events Center. This collection contains 222
photographs of the UCI Spirit Rally. The event featured games, prizes, performances, and a
commemorative aerial photo. It informed attendees of the 50 for 50 Volunteer Program.
Speakers included Chancellor Howard Gillman and Vice Chancellor Thomas Parham. In addition,
Founders Day was held on September 30, 2015. This event took place primarily in the Student
Center. It honored founding staff, faculty, and alumni who were at UCI during the first five
years of the campus's founding. The collection also includes miscellaneous publications and
objects created for or during the 50th anniversary (June 2014-June 2016).
Property rights reside with the University of California. Rights to Spirit Rally photos
transferred to UCI by photographer. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine
who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to
publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.