"You are responsible for your own learning."
"Nothing at UCI is automatic. You take the initiative, we'll help as much as we can."
"Don't Panic! When the going gets tough, the tough get help."
"Learn to communicate well orally and in writing. It's invaluable."
"The days of nerds is long past. Learn computer science; learn also as much as you can about anything else you can while you're here."
"You can learn much outside the classroom; make time for extracurricular activities."
"Balance work with play."