Preview Days 2016

October 8, 22 or 29

Prospective students and their families are invited to attend a Preview Day to learn more about UC Merced and all we have to offer! 

Get answers to your questions about:

  • Majors
  • Research and Internship Opportunities
  • Housing and Student Life
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Athletics and Recreation
  • Applying to the University of California

Each day will offer guests an opportunity to learn about one of our three academic schools. Attend one, or all three!

October 8 - Closed

School of Engineering
Undeclared majors

October 22 - Closed

School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts (SSHA)
Undeclared majors

October 29 - Register

School of Natural Sciences
Undeclared majors

Not sure which academic school to choose? Take a look at our majors and minor page to get a breakdown of our academic programs by school.


Tentative Preview Day Event Schedule 


9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Welcome/Campus Update

9:45 - 10:40 a.m. School of Natural Sciences Presentation
10:45 -11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:20 - 11:50 a.m. Breakout Sessions 
11:20 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Campus Information Fair
1:30 p.m. Preview Day Ends

Download the Preview Day Agenda!


Campus Information Fair

Booths will line the academic quad, giving you the opportunity to talk with representatives from each academic school, various student services offices and student organizations.


Campus Tours

Campus and Housing tours will launch from the Campus Tours Table at:

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.

Tours of the Kolligian Library will launch from the Library Information Fair Table between 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Helpful Information

Hours of Operation:
Kolligian Library hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lantern Cafe: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fork in the Road: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Campus Bookstore: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Summits Marketplace: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.



Refer to this map for directions to the Le Grand Lot, where you can park for free. You can also follow signage when you approach campus on Lake Road.

Maps and Directions