Hey! I just got accepted to UCI and I'm so excited! From what I've seen, the campus is cool and new and awesome. But how's the social life? How is it compared to other UCs like LA, SD, or SB? Does the "fun factor" depend on your dorm situation (ex: living by yourself vs living with 2 roomates, or living in one of those 9 room apartment things)?
I don't know about any 9-room apartment things... all the freshmen entering in Fall 2009 will be housed in Middle Earth or Mesa Court (the residence halls).
There are plenty of activities, but the campus is still pretty quiet on weekends. It seems to me there's a bit of a Catch-22 going on... many of the campus cafes, etc., are closed on weekends because there aren't enough students around, but why should they stick around if... well, you get the idea.
I just don't understand building a great new Student Center, then closing all most of the dining places inside it on weekends. I mean, it's nice that they keep the Game Room open, but it would help to have the Pub and Grille open as well.
^ it happened to me. except high school not college.
this girl posted a chance thread and it said she was a student in irvine so we PMed each other and it turns out she was in my AP lit class. so now facebook surveys its just like "how did you meet person #3" and were just like "-___________- talk college confidential..." LOL