Accessible Timeline

August, 1965

Student health supported from the start

Student Health services and a student insurance plan are offered to the University’s inaugural class, providing first aid, out-patient care, early diagnosis, and immunization services in a facility housing four exam rooms, a clinical lab, X-ray, physical therapy and pharmacy

September, 1965

IM and recreational sports in 1965

Men’s and women’s intramural and recreational programs and intercollegiate teams are initiated in water polo, swimming, basketball, crew, sailing, tennis and golf, sharing facilities with Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education

May, 1968

Student Health Center building opens

June, 1969

Verano Preschool opens

September, 1970

Counseling Center opens

June, 1972

Children's Center opens

June, 1978

Extended Day Care opens

June, 1980

Infant Toddler Center opens

July, 1980

APA accreditation

Counseling Center obtains APA accreditation for pre-doctoral internships

August, 1980

AAAHC accreditation

Student Health Center is first college health center on the west coast to be nationally accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

June, 1982

Recreation for the campus

Recreation program name is changed to Campus Recreation to reflect broad services and population served, and a director is hired

September, 1982

Disabled Student Center opens

June, 1989

Early Childhood Education Center opens

September, 1990

Health Education is formed

Health Education program brings together the AIDS Education, Nutrition UCI'm Aware, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention programs

September, 1994

Health Education Center opens

September, 1996

A new cluster

Student Affairs consolidates four units – Career and Life Planning Center, Counseling Center, Health Education and Student Health Services – as the Counseling & Health Services cluster under Assistant Vice Chancellor Thomas A. Parham

June, 1998

Crew donation

Henry T. Nicholas III donates $1.28 million to the Athletics Department's crew program

January, 2000

ARC opens

The Anteater Recreation Center building opens and most recreation operations are made independent from Athletics

November, 2001

Surgeon General visit

Campus receives visit from U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher

January, 2002

Extended Day Center expands into a new building

September, 2004

CARE program takes on violence

Center for Women and Men shuts their doors and all violence prevention and intervention activities are absorbed into the pre-existing Campus Assault Resource Program, providing educational outreach, consultation and referral services

June, 2005

CARE joins the cluster

CARP expands services and joins Counseling & Health Services cluster. Name is changed to Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE)

June, 2007

Dr. Parham steps down as director of Counseling Center

September, 2007

Campus Recreation is moved under division of Student Affairs

September, 2008

ARC wellness expansion

Wellness Wing expansion is added to the ARC, rated LEED Gold for New Construction. Expansion includes new space for a demonstration kitchen, FitWell services, massage and testing facilities

July, 2011

Expanded services and new name

Campus Recreation and Disability Services Center join cluster and cluster name is changed to Wellness, Health & Counseling Services to reflect expanded mission

August, 2011

Dr. Parham appointed Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

September, 2011

Dodgeball world record

UCI reclaims world record for world’s largest dodgeball game at ARC fields

May, 2012

2012 Wellness Symposium

Black Male Student Success in College Symposium

Keynote by Shaun Haper, Ph.D. about the Black Male Student Success in Higher Education report by the National Black Male College Achievement Study at Penn Graduate School of Education's Center for the Studey of Race and Equity in Education.

Panel on Institutional Responsibility for Black Male Student Success and Development with Darnell Cole, Ph.D. (USC), Frank Harris III, Ph.D. (SDSU), and Tyrone Howard, Ph.D. (UCLA). 

August, 2012

Dr. Hayashida appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor

February, 2013

2013 Wellness Symposium

Character: The Ultimate Survival Tool

Professional soccer player and reality television celebrity Ethan Zohn shared how he decided to invest his Survivor: Africa winnings in a non-profit organization called Grassroot Soccer, promoting HIV and AIDS prevention education to Africa’s youth.

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September, 2013

Water fight world record

UCI sets largest water pistol fight world record at ARC fields

May, 2014

2014 Wellness Symposium

Piece of Mind: Performances Addressing Mental Illness and Its Stigma

Performance pieces created by Department of Drama students based on interviews with UCI community members affected by mental illness, with summary remarks by House Representative Grace Napolitano, 32nd District of California.

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September, 2014

Pillow fight world record

UCI sets largest pillow fight world record at ARC fields

March, 2015

Child Care Services joins cluster

May, 2015

Wellness Symposium

Piece of Mind: Performances addressing mental illness and its stigma

A second production of an innovative collaboration with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department, addressing mental illness and its stigma through performance pieces based on interviews with UCI community members affected by mental illness.

June, 2015

New name for health

Health Education Center changes name to Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion

July, 2015

Dr. Hayashida promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor

August, 2015

Counseling Center annex opens

Counseling Center expands its services by opening Annex in Student Center

September, 2015

Student Health Center II dental clinic opens

October, 2015

Capture the flag world record

UCI sets largest game of capture the flag world record at ARC fields

July, 2016

Faculty, staff and respondents support

Coordinator of Faculty & Staff Mental Health and Respondent Services position created

October, 2017

Division of Career Pathways transitions out of cluster

January, 2019

Wellness Symposium

What the Eyes Don’t See: A Process of Uncovering the Flint Water Crisis

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha discussed her book What the Eyes Don't See about her research and activism exposing the Flint water crisis.