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Best UCI Graduation Photo Spots & Tips

Zot zot zot! As fellow anteaters, we (Alvis + Norbert) would like to congratulate you on finishing your long-awaited journey! This is a major milestone that should be captured beautifully to cherish forever. We offer the highest quality award-winning images! You get unlimited photos and all of which will be edited before being sent in full resolution. This blog will discuss some of the best spots to capture your graduation photos at UCI (University of California, Irvine) along with a few helpful tips at the end!


Our Top Locations for UCI Grad Photos
  • MSTB Green Arches

  • Infinity Fountain

  • Big Tree

  • Bougainvillea on Inner Ring

  • UCI sign

  • Anteater statue at Bren Events Center


📍MSTB Green Arches

The arches are at the Multipurpose Science & Technology Building. This is a very popular spot for graduation photos for UCI students. Try and get there early because it can get very busy during grad season.


📍Infinity Fountain

This iconic fountain is a scenic spot that many ducks call home. The Infinity Fountain is located in front of Aldrich Park. Another popular photo spot for students graduating from UCI. When the water falls it looks like an infinity sign!

Best Top UCI (UC Irvine) Graduation photo spots shot by Paper Birch Collective, Photography team

📍Big Tree

This massive and iconic big tree is found at Aldrich Park. The huge roots and shade from all the leaves make for a great photo backdrop.


📍Bougainvillea on Inner Ring

These vibrant flowers line the inner ring road between Gateway Study Center and Langson Library. The red hue of the flowers contrasts nicely with the blue UC Irvine stole. These flowers bloom beautifully in the spring time!


📍UCI Sign

Located off of Bison Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard is the huge UCI sign. This is a classic and timeless photo spot. You can pose on the long grass or stand on top of the sign if you're up for it (just be careful as it is a bit high up).


📍Anteater Statue at Bren Events Center

Found in front of the Bren Events Center is Peter the Anteater. This large bronze statue of UCI’s mascot is another popular place for students to take grad photos. A great location to show off your anteater pride. Zot zot!

Best Top UCI (UC Irvine) Graduation photo spots shot by Paper Birch Collective, Photography team

Tips for Graduations Photos at UC Irvine
  • Plan extra time

  • Book with a group to save money

  • Be prepared for long lines (if you can, book early to dodge big event and crowds)

  • Bring all grad regalia, costume changes, props


Thanks for reading! We hope this blog is helpful. Still looking for a graduation photographer? Look no further! We offer the highest quality award-winning images, not to mention unlimited photos, all of which will be edited before being sent in full resolution.


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