UCI Student Excellence Center Unveils Dedication Plaque

UCI Student Excellence Center (SEC) recently unveiled a dedication plaque to commemorate the partnership between UCI Libraries and the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) that brought the SEC to life. The plaque memorializes the opening of the...

The Power of Possibility: Overcoming Adversity Through Higher Education for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

In this article, Shawn Khalifa, Communications Coordinator for the UCI Underground Scholars Program, narrates how the power of education helped him discover his potential and changed his life. Told in the third-person, Shawn recounts how he overcame a difficult...

UCI ANTrepreneur Center to Host New Sustainability Challenge

Calling all UCI undergraduate and graduate students: are you interested in applying your unique skills and talents to protect our planet? Do you want the opportunity to work with other student innovators and develop solutions to pressing environmental challenges? Are...

UCI ANTrepreneur Center Concludes its Mental Health Hackathon in Epic Fashion

In May 2022, the UCI ANTrepreneur Center kicked off the multi-part Hacking Student Success: Mental Health Innovation Challenge (Mental Health Hackathon). This event invited student teams to develop original product ideas around the theme of student success and mental...

The OVPTL Celebrates New Appointments for SSI’s Kevin Huie and Joanna Hernandez

As the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) continues to expand its impact on student success on campus, we are excited to announce two new leadership appointments within our organization. On December 1, 2022, we were thrilled to welcome Kevin...

Start-Up Funding for Students by Students: Introducing the Crescent Fund

For students looking to launch their own start-up, funding is essential to transforming an idea into an actual business. Securing funding can mean the difference between a successful venture and a dream that never was.  No one understands the critical role that...

UCI Celebrates First-Gen Day 2022

On November 8, UCI Student Success Initiatives (SSI) partnered with the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), the Center for First-generation Student Success, and other institutions of higher education across the country to celebrate the sixth annual...

Dennin Insights Blog Named CASE 2022 Best of District VII Award Winner

We are excited to announce that UCI Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of Undergraduate Education Michael Dennin’s blog has been selected as a CASE 2022 Best of District VII Award Winner! The blog, titled Dennin Insights, was one of the winning...

First Things First Named CASE 2022 Best of District VII Award Winner

We at the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) are happy to announce that our submission for First Things First: Video Mentorship Project for First-Year, First-Gen Students has been selected as a CASE 2022 Best of CASE District VII Award...

About Us

The Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) is part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL). The mission of the DUE is to support and enrich the academic experiences of undergraduate students so that they succeed and thrive.

DUE provides leadership, advocacy and coordination for campus initiatives that impact undergraduate education and enhance student access and retention. Working with faculty, the Academic Senate, academic support staff and others, DUE units deliver a wide variety of academic programs and services that support undergraduate teaching and learning campuswide.



Become involved in our broad range of experiential learning programs:

  • Conduct research
  • Intern in the Capital
  • Become an ANTrepreneur
  • Teach your own seminar
  • Earn a Fulbright and more
  • Join Campuswide Honors
  • Minor in Civic Engagement


Take a class or participate in a program designed especially for new students:

  • Meet a Mentor from the International Peer Group
  • Take the U/U class
  • Enroll in a Freshman Seminar
  • Visit the Transfer Student Hub
  • Attend Summer Bridge
  • Enroll in Global Sustainability


DUE provides academic support to undergraduates, Faculty and TAs:

  • LARC Tutorials
  • Study Skills Workshops
  • Writing Center Consultations
  • Placement Testing
  • Teaching Workshops
  • Student Learning Assessment
  • TA Training

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