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Venue Information – Outdoor Plazas

Venue Information – Outdoor Plazas

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Outdoor Plazas

Outdoor plazas provide an open-air venue for your next reception or information fair.

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General Venue Information

Operating Hours

Events on plazas are usually scheduled between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., with some occasional special events outside these hours, excluding finals week, campus holidays, and closures.

Sound

  • The quiet hours for the UCI campus and nearby Irvine community are in effect Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
    • Quiet hours does not mean that all noise levels are acceptable outside of these hours
  • Outdoor events must comply with campus sound policies, which limit when sound may be used outdoors

Electrical and Equipment

  • Lighting and other resources may be required based on event times
  • Electricity availability may be limited in outdoor venues
  • All equipment and supplies must be rented and brought to the venue for the event (e.g., lighting, portable restrooms, hand-washing stations, etc.)
  • The main client planning the event will need to contact UCI Transportation & Distribution Services to coordinate appropriate parking locations for vendors’ and service providers’ vehicles for load-in and load-out

Plaza Information

See detailed information and diagrams for each plaza.

Plaza Locations on Campus

Biological Sciences Plaza

Biological Sciences Plaza Information

  • Located in front of the Science Library
  • On Ring Mall with a lot of foot traffic
  • Large open space ideal for fairs, receptions, large programs, or customizable events
  • Fire lane bisects this plaza

Biological Sciences Plaza Diagram

Engineering Plaza

Engineering Plaza – Upper Information

  • Located in the Engineering hub of the campus
  • Bordered by the McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium, the Engineering Gateway building, and Engineering Hall
  • Large, open space ideal for fairs, receptions, large programs, or customizable events
  • Some picnic tables with umbrellas
  • Three electrical outlets available (must be tested for use at events)
  • Split-level plaza with an ADA ramp and some stairs
  • Fire lane bisects this plaza

Engineering Plaza – Upper Diagram

Gateway Plaza

Gateway Plaza – Lower Information

  • Nested below Langson Library and Gateway Commons, along outer ring of Aldrich Park, with a lot of foot traffic
  • Accessible by stairs
  • Large, open space ideal for fairs, receptions, large programs, or customizable events
  • With close proximity to the library, amplified sound is usually directed toward Aldrich Park
  • Solar charging station available

Gateway Plaza – Lower Diagram

Gateway Plaza

Gateway Plaza – Upper Information

  • Nested between Langson Library and Gateway Commons, along Ring Mall, with a lot of foot traffic
  • Accessible by stairs or ADA ramp
  • Rows of trees provide shade and create a backdrop for intimate or smaller events
  • With close proximity to the library, amplified or loud sound is not recommended in this event location

Gateway Plaza – Upper Diagram

Humanities Plaza

Humanities Plaza Information

  • Located along Ring Mall with views of Aldrich Park
  • Fixed picnic tables create a nice courtyard ambience
  • Large, open space accommodates information fairs and receptions

Humanities Plaza Diagram

Physical Sciences Plaza

Physical Sciences Plaza Information

  • Located along Ring Mall with views of Aldrich Park, with a lot of foot traffic
  • Accessible by stairs or ADA ramp
  • Infinity fountain centerpieces the location
  • Ideal for pictures and receptions
  • Provides plenty of tree shade
Social Sciences Plaza

Social Sciences Plaza – Lower Information

  • Located along Ring Mall near Phoenix Food Court, with views of Aldrich Park
  • Plenty of shade from trees and buildings
  • Planters offer a nice place to sit, read, or relax
  • Shaded picnic tables overlook Aldrich Park

Social Sciences Plaza – Lower Diagram

Social Sciences Plaza

Social Sciences Plaza – Upper Information

  • Nested in the School of Social Sciences, near Ring Mall, with a lot of foot traffic
  • Accessible by stairs or ADA ramp
  • Comfortable seating and umbrellas to create a nice and relaxing outdoor ambience
  • Plenty of shade from trees and buildings

Social Sciences Plaza – Upper Diagram


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