2016 Webinar Series

The Office of Admissions will host a variety of online webinars this spring, where you can learn more about our campus.

To learn more about the sessions, read the descriptions below.

Can't make the listed days and times?  All of these sessions will be recorded and available 24 hours after the live session.

If this is your first time attending a webinar, we encourage you to visit the webinar setup and troubleshooting page.


Upcoming Webinars and Recordings:

Date Title



April 20

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Fiat Lux Scholars Program

The Fiat Lux Scholars Program is designed specifically to assist first-generation, income-eligible students transition from high school to UC Merced. Students participating in the program are able to enhance their development (academic, career, personal/social), and professional growth with the assistance of the Fiat Lux professional staff and student staff. 

April 5 

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Undocumented and Admitted to UC Merced

The presentation will go over students’ next steps for securing financial aid, registering for housing, getting health care coverage and more. You also can learn how to access the services available to undocumented students at UC Merced. A Q&A with current undocumented students will take place after the presentation.

March 30Play Webinar

Pathway to Career Success

Come see the vision and competitive strategies that the UC Merced Center for Career and Professional Advancement has for you! Interested in internships?  Want to know about career pathways?  What is an MBTI? Join this webinar to find out how UC Merced is training the next generation of leaders, scientists, engineers, and business professionals!

March 23

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Understanding Your Financial Aid (Spanish) 

Learn about the varying types of aid (grants, scholarships, work study, and loans), the estimated costs to attend UC Merced, and how to compare different offers. Additionally, a Financial Aid advisor will be available to answer your questions.

March 22Play Webinar

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award

Learn about the varying types of aid (grants, scholarships, work study, and loans), the estimated costs to attend UC Merced, and how to compare different offers. Additionally, a Financial Aid advisor will be available to answer your questions.

Feb. 23

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AB5-40 Webinar

This workshop will provide information on resources available to assist AB-540 students in attending UC Merced. Hear from current AB-540 students and ask them about their experience.

Feb. 18Play Webinar

Applying for Financial Aid (Español) - Solicitar Ayuda Financiera

El 2 de Marzo es el plazo de prioridad para solicitar ayuda financiera! Aprende como completir la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA ) o el aplicación Dream Act de California. Infórmese sobre las oportunidades de ayuda financiera disponibles en UC Merced. Un representante de Ayuda Financiera será desponible para una sesión de preguntas y respuestas después de la presentación.

Feb. 17

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Applying for Financial Aid

March 2 is the priority deadline to apply for financial aid! Learn hints and tips for completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application. Find out about financial aid opportunities available at UC Merced. A Financial Aid representative will host a Q&A session after the presentation.



Nov. 24

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UC Personal Statement

Ruben Lubers, assistant director of admissions, will discuss the UC Personal Statement. Learn more about how the UC reviews the personal statement in the application process and tips to effectively use the personal statement in your application.

Nov. 10

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Affording UC Merced Webinar
Jodi Gerber, assistant director in the Office of Financial Aid, will conduct a workshop that covers the cost of attending UC Merced as well as the financial support available to students and parents. This workshop will also cover some of our unique programs such as the UC Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, which covers your systemwide fees if you are a California resident whose family makes under $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid.
Nov. 4

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UC Application Webinar

Alejandro Delgadillo, the associate director of the Bright Success Center at UC Merced, will conduct a workshop on applying to the University of California. During this time he will explain how to effectively represent yourself on the UC application.

Oct. 13

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Applying to the UC as an international student

Learn how you can study at the University of California, Merced! We will discuss majors offered, admission requirements, needed documentation, campus life, housing and the student resources and services available to international students at UC Merced. An Admissions advisor will be available to answer your questions when the presentation is over.

Sep. 8

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UC Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG)

This workshop will discuss how to qualify for the TAG program at UC Merced, and the procedure to submit a TAG. UC Merced Transfer Admissions staff will be available to answer questions after the presentations.


Need help getting a webinar to work?  Visit our webinar setup and troubleshooting page.

Additional questions? Please contact Dustin Noji at dnoji@ucmerced.edu.