Welcome to University Hills
History of UHills
1965: The UCI campus opens
1982: Completion of Las Lomas rental property
1985: Completion if the first phase
2021: Completion of the last phase
Welcome to the Faculty and Staff Housing at UCI
Irvine Campus Housing Authority (ICHA) was created by the Regents of the University of California to develop and maintain University Hills, the for-sale and rental housing community on the campus of The University of California, Irvine (UCI). In the 35 years of its existence, University Hills has become an innovative model for other university employee housing programs.
University Hills was created as an academic community in residence to provide affordable housing to eligible full-time employees. It is within walking distance of Irvine shopping, restaurants and entertainment, as well as campus academic and athletic activities and neighborhood recreational amenities. The community has four apartment communities, two condominium associations, townhomes, paired homes, single family detached homes and a few custom homes.
What is the HRB?
The Homeowners Representative Board (HRB) is an elected body of volunteer residents. The HRB advises Irvine Campus Housing Authority on community matters and advocates on behalf of fellow residents and helps to build community. https://uhills.org/what-is-the-hrb-2/
Get Involved in Your Community
HOOT (web page is coming soon)
View our interactive recreation map and photos
- 302 Acres
- 1,200+ for-sale homes
- 400+ apartments
- 4 Pools
- 4 Parks
- 4 Playgrounds
- 5 Barbeque and Picnic Areas
- 6 Green Spaces
- 63 Acres of Ecological Preserve
- 2 Basketball Courts,
- 1 Soccer Field
- Community Center University Hills Map
Events Calendar https://uhills.org/events/ Ongoing Adult Activities Children’s Activities
All-Ages Craft Club description and schedule Kids’ Item Exchange description and schedule
You Can Make a Difference Run for the HRB Attend CSD Meetings
Recommend events and volunteer
Start your wond activity based on your interests and talents
Gas & Electric
- Southern California Gas Company
- Southern California Edison — Electric Company [Discount programs]
- Telephone & Internet Access
- Water is billed on the ICHA bill. For questions on the ICHA bill, call 949 824-8708. The providing agency is
Waste Management Residential Services https://www.wm.com/location/california/orange-county/irvine/residential/index.jsp
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (800) 596-7444
- City of Irvine Sports for Adults
- Anteater Recreation Center
- 24-Hour Fitness (University Center)
- Sierra Club conditioning hikes in Turtle Rock (not just for singles)
- OC Hiking & Backpackers Meetup
- org Free activities on the land in OC Parks, City of Irvine, and City of Newport Beach parks. Hosted by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.
Saturday Farmers Market in Mariners Church Parking Lot https://www.ocfarmbureau.org/
University Town Center https://www.shopirvinecompany.com/centers/irvine/university-center
Neighborhood Schools (Lilli has a spreadsheet to insert here)
University Hills Email Lists for Residents
There are two main email list options for residents wishing to stay engaged with community events:
- email@example.com is the primary list, to which any resident may subscribe, and to which any subscriber may post. It is used by its members to advertise giveaways and events, ask for advice, and discuss community-related (It generally yields many posts per day, so many subscribers set up filters in their mail clients. You can also choose to receive posts in “digest” mode.)
- firstname.lastname@example.org is an “announcement-only” list, which does not accept posts, except from authorized ICHA and HRB representatives. Residents who wish to receive announcements about community events, and other official updates from these entities, but do not want to receive posts from
neighbors, can subscribe to this list instead of the primary “uhills” list. This list is a “low-traffic” list, and will typically generate one or two messages per week.
- Official announcements from ICHA and HRB will be sent to BOTH lists, so you do not need to subscribe to both. (Doing so may result in receiving duplicate messages.) Also, please note that if you “reply-all” to announcement messages, your reply will be posted to the “uhills” list (if you are a member), but will be rejected by the “uhills-announcements” list (unless you happen to be an authorized ICHA/HRB representative).
There is also a list for people who want to be alerted to where the Friday Night Social Group is meeting.
You can subscribe, unsubscribe, change preferences, and view list archives for any of these lists by visiting:
Safety in University Hills
Zot alerts https://www.oit.uci.edu/zotalert/ Emergency Info
UCI Police I will ask Sgrt Harding what the Chief would like here
911 (For immediate response)
(949) 824-5223 Poison Control
(800) 222-1222 Animal Services
(949) 724-7092 ICHA
(949) 824-2424 ICHA After Hours
Pets and Wildlife in the Hills
University Hills is a great place for pets. The Indy 500 Dog Park on California is a lovely resource for socializing your dog. A Small Dog Park located adjacent to the existing Indy 500 Dog Park opened for business in February, 2019. The City of Irvine runs a no kill shelter next to the Central Bark, the City-run dog park.
Newport Beach Civic Center Dog Park is located across the street from Newport Beach Civic Center. There is street parking and artificial turf.
If you are looking for something a bit more wild, Laguna Beach has a beautiful dog park located in Laguna Canyon. There is metered parking on the street.
Huntington Beach Dog Beach is a place where you and your canine can enjoy surf and sand. There is metered parking off PCH.
The City of Irvine offers pet licensing and pet care, pet finding and adoption services.
Please note that it is illegal to walk your dog off leash, especially in the ecological preserve, where nesting birds and a fragile ecosystem has developed together.
If you are thinking of getting a pet, please consider adoption. Local pet stores run adoption events on a regular basis. A locally run foster and rescue service, Friends of Orange County Homeless Pets. is a great resource for anyone looking to adopt a pet.
Pet owners should be aware of the presence of coyotes in our neighborhoods. These animals tend to avoid human contact, but have been known, especially under the drought conditions of the past five years to go after domestic animals. All cats and dogs should be kept indoors at night. Here is information from the city of Irvine about avoiding coyote conflicts.
University Hills has been home to a number of bobcats and kittens. These animals avoid human contact and have been under pressure because of the rapid development of open spaces in our area. Mountain lions have all but disappeared from our area. Here is some information about living with wild animals.
Anticoagulant Rodenticide and Your Pets
University Hills is home to the Norwegian roof rat, a large rodent who nests in trees, attics and in the winter months in cars. ICHA is not using anticoagulant rodenticides, but private use of this form of pest control is not regulated. Please be aware of how dangerous these pesticides are for area wildlife and for your pets who might ingest the poison directly or indirectly through the hunting of sickened rodents.
Pest control infographic Pesticides/Herbicides
The City of Irvine has become Southern California’s first non-toxic city by adopting a non-toxic pest management program in 2016. The non-profit organization Non-Toxic Irvine is spearheading these efforts. University Hills tries to mirror this effort to be free from conventional pesticides and herbicides that may be hurting sensitive residents and the planet. Our public spaces have been maintained manually (no glyphosate has been used since June 2016).
For more information please e-mail email@example.com
Community Engagement With the University
Humanities Center https://www.humanities.uci.edu/humanitiescenter/about/message.php